Minnesota Genealogical Society


Welcome to the Minnesota Genealogical Society, Minnesota's largest and most comprehensive family history research organization. Whether you have Minnesota connections or not, we invite you to join us in pursuit of your family history. 
We are a 100% Volunteer organization. Delays may occur when sending requests. For LibraryHours, please see our Library Page.

Award Nominations Sought!

The Minnesota Genealogical Society has six official awards for service to the Society and achievement in genealogy. Please see all the categories and submission instructions in our Awards Document. The deadline is JULY 15th - don't delay!

MGS Family History Writing Competition

You are invited to enter the eighth annual Writing Competition. The winning entry will be awarded the Michael Clark Family History Writing Award: a $100 cash prize and publication in the Minnesota Genealogist. See the rules for complete information. Entry deadline is July 15.


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August 3
The Third Coast: How the Great Lakes Shaped America
  Description: This session will examine the rich history of the Great Lakes region, particularly its role in U.S. expansion through transportation, economic growth and defense. We will look at the geography of the Great Lakes and regional influences such ...

August 5
Celtic Roots Across America
You can find more information on their dedicated website: www.celtic-connections.org

August 7
DNA Meeting
The next meeting of the DNA Interest Group will be at RCL in Roseville.

September 7
7 Ways to Use the Cloud for Your Genealogy Research
  Description: This presentation will include explanations of what the cloud can do for you and ways to protect your privacy.  I will share the 7 ways that you can use the cloud to make your personal research more effective ...

September 24
2016 Family History Workshop
The 41st Annual Heritage Education Commission Family History Workshop features D. Joshua Taylor a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher and a frequent speaker at family history events across the globe. Joshua can be seen taking America through ...