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.

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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May 1
DNA Interest Group Meeting
Join us for the next meeting of the DNA Interest Group.

May 4
Manuscript Collections: A Hidden Resource for Genealogists
  Description: Manuscript collections are a great resource for all genealogists.  But knowing what they are and where to find them can be a challenge. This presentation will give the you the knowledge you need to find manuscript collections housed ...

May 7
Legacy Users Group Meeting
The Agenda is not set yet but Janice and Barb will help those attending to learn more about the ins and outs of the program.

May 14
Church & Cemetery Records
Before civil governments kept records of births, marriages, and deaths, these life events were recorded in churches and cemeteries. Learn about these records, how to locate them, and how they can help solve your family history problems. This class ...

May 15
Canadian Interest Group Meeting
We will have a short meeting and then John Vanek will present: Maids in Minnesota: The Garceau Family and Henry Hastings Sibley, 1846-1850