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.

Updated Library Catalog

We are pleased to announce that our updated Library Catalog is available for use!


MGS Spring Conference - Melting Pot

The Spring Conference will showcase Minnesota Genealogical Society interest groups, branches and affiliates. Whether you're looking for ethnic-specific or general research techniques you will find topics of interest. Visit the Events page for more detail and a link to Registration.

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Tenth Annual North Star Genealogy Conference:
Family History Connections, sponsored by MGS
6-7 October 2017, Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center
For some early details see our Events page.
Proposals for breakout sessions are invited from individual speakers or multi-person presentation teams. Organizations are encouraged to sponsor sessions. Please submit your request for presentation proposals

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April 1
Legacy Users Group Meeting
The next meeting is Saturday. Bring your Legacy questions and ideas for future teaching as well.

April 5
Documenting Your Family Heirlooms
  Description: "Do you know who made that quilt that your mother passed on to you? Are there family photos you received when your grandparents passed? These and other heirlooms are sometimes spread out among multiple family households, which makes it ...

April 8
Immigration and Naturalization Records
April 8 MHS 10:00 am  Immigration and Naturalization records - Looking for records of your immigrant ancestor's arrival in America. Did your immigrant ancestor become an American citizen? Learn about clues to find the records.   Cathi Weber has ...

April 22
English-Welsh Interest Group Meeting
MGS spring conference, no meeting.

April 22
Spring Conference - Minnesota Melting Pot
MGS Spring Conference showcasing MGS Branches, Affiliates and Interest Groups:  Yankee, Romanian, German, Danish, Pommern, Swedish, Norwegian, Canadian, DNA, and Writers Group!  See Registration page for session details. 5 classes and Lunch for only $50 for MGS Members!  $60 for non ...