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.

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October 10
Topics on Family History: Land Records
MGS/Minnesota Historical Society Class Discover where your family lived, who owned the property and what the terms S 1/2, NE 1/4, S5, R6, T 83 mean. Learn how to research land records including how to read property descriptions and find ...

October 11
DNA Interest Group, October Meeting
Questions? Contact Susan Crowley, 651-201-5511, susan_crowley@state.mn.us  

October 17
Scanning for Genealogists
Description: Learn the right way to create digital images of records, photographs, negatives, newspaper articles and even artifacts using your scanner. Learn what file type, resolution setting, and color adjustments to use. See demo of different scanning software and learn ...

October 18
Ruth Charest Surname Collection Workshop Day
Ruth Charest was a genealogy research for over 40 years for French Canadian families who settled in the Upper Midwest region of the United States.  Her seven file cabinets have been donated to the Canadian Interest Group.  The files are ...

October 31
Family History Fair 2015
Connect with expert genealogists and learn about state, local and library resources; learn to identify clues to your family history; find out how to use and evaluate DNA for family connections and more. Visit resource tables, attend presentations and learn ...