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. 

Annual Writing Competition

Need an incentive to begin writing family history?
Enter the Seventh Annual
Minnesota Genealogical Society
Family History Writing Competition!
Entries are due June 28, 2015
See Contest Rules and Entry Form [.doc format] for complete instructions.
Entry Form in PDF format for Chrome users.

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March 14
MHS Topics on Family History: Sisters, Aunts, Mothers, Daughters--Adding Women to the Family Tree
Instructor: Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., CG   While it may be more challenging to add our female ancestors to our family tree, the challenge also offers opportunity. The whole family becomes the focus of the research. This workshop will focus on ...
April 1
Find Your American Ancestor Using Canadian Records
Instructor: Kathryn Lake Hogan   When you can't find your ancestor's birth, marriage or death registration, or their name on a ship list or immigration record at Ellis Island, then it's time to consider your ancestor may have been in ...
April 18
MHS Topics on Family History: Inheritance, Estate Settlements, and Wills--Who Got What, and Why?
Instructor: Tom Rice, CG   The records created around inheritance and the settlement of an estate can be a treasure trove of information for the family historian. The laws of inheritance are unique to each time and place. It is important ...
April 24
MGS spring conference
The 2015 MGS spring conference features Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA. Craig is the President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc. A professional genealogical and historical researcher for more than twenty-nine years, he specializes in the records of the National ...
May 6
Researching Your Swedish Ancestry in the 21st Century
Instructor: Ginny Sharp Sommarstrom   Researching your Swedish-American ancestors has become much easier in the last ten years, thanks to the availability of numerous Swedish and American resources in digital format, all accessible from the comforts of your home. This ...