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North Star 2015

photo of David Rencher
The 8th Annual North Star Family History Conference will take place September 25 and 26, 2015.
The featured speaker will be David E. Rencher, AG, CG. David is one of the best known and liked genealogists in America.  Chief Genealogical Officer at Family Search, Rencher has been accredited in Ireland genealogical research since 1981 and has been a board-certified genealogist since 2006. He is uniquely qualified to share the latest developments at FamilySearch, a service of the Family History Department of the LDS Church. A past president of the Utah Genealogical Association and past president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, he comes prepared to discuss the challenges facing genealogical societies.
The 2015 North Star Conference will offer the usual mix of learning opportunities and a chance to get better acquainted with friends and neighbors who share your enthusiasm for family history.  Mark your calendar today.
For session descriptions and speaker biographies, visit our Events page.
Download the brochure.
MGS Banquet
David Rencher, Keynote speaker "Family Search Future & Vision"
 Clarion Hotel 701 Concord St. S. South St Paul, MN 55075
$30.00
Ask a Genealogist 5:00 pm
Banquet, Awards & Speaker 6:30 pm
Register for your menu choice on the North Star Conference registration page.
 
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September 2
Genealogical Research Using Facebook's 4,000+ Genealogical Pages & Groups
Instructor: Katherine R. Willson   Facebook is quickly becoming a favorite resource among genealogical researchers for its vast networking capabilities.  With many thousands of regional and surname-specific genealogy groups, researchers are discovering relatives, sharing photos, finding obituaries and breaking down ...
September 13
DAR Workshop for Prospective Members
Have you ever been curious about the Daughters of the American Revolution? Perhaps you have family members or friends who have joined this women’s lineage society, founded in 1890? Perhaps you have an ancestor who fought in the Revolutionary ...
September 19
Topics on Family History: Find Your Family Using Vital Records
MGS/Minnesota Historical Society Class Vital records are original civil records that can reveal details of a person's birth, marriage, divorce or death. They are often the most important group of records for a genealogist. Learn how to find, evaluate and ...
September 25
8th Annual North Star Family History Conference
The 8th Annual North Star Family History Conference will take place September 25 and 26, 2015. The featured speaker will be David E. Rencher, AG, CG. David is one of the best known and liked genealogists in America.  Chief ...
October 7
Engaging the Next Generation
Instructor: Shannon Combs-Bennett   That youth are our future is stated many times through different organizations.  Genealogy is no different. Today there are children and young adults you know who want to learn more.  Most people, however, do not know ...