to the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS), Minnesotas 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 have classes at all levels, from beginners to experts, an educational journal,
and fun social events. Together with our nationality and ethnic affiliates, we
offer a 30,000-volume library with North American and European genealogy resources.
the Dates for the 2013 FGS
the MGS bus to the FGS Conference in Fort Wayne!
Federation of Genealogical Societies is holding its annual conference in Fort
Wayne, Indiana-home of the Allen County Public Library's Genealogy Center-August
21 to 24, 2013.
Genealogists from all over the country will gather for four
days of workshops, special activities, and presentations by leading family history
for conference details.
here for information on the ACPL Genealogy Center.
here for genealogist Harold Hendersons free unofficial guide to the
can be expensive, so MGS has arranged to charter a bus to the conference.
bus leaves MGS at 6:30 or 7 am Tuesday, August 20 and returns Sunday, August 25.
The bus will pick up and drop off Wisconsin riders near Madison. Lunch on board
the bus is available on the outbound and return trips. Here's the best part: bus
tickets cost only $175 round trip ($210 after August 1).
whittle your costs further, MGS has arranged for a special rate from the Days
Inn, 1181 West Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne - $59 per night. For the five
nights of the conference, your total will be $341.95, including tax. The MGS bus
will provide occasional trips between the Days Inn and the conference site. You
can take advantage of the special Days Inn rate even if you don't ride the MGS
bus to Fort Wayne. Be sure to mention either MGS or WSGS.
not ride the bus with fellow genealogists? Instead of fighting summer traffic
or negotiating airport hassles, kick back, go green, and share the ride to Fort
Wayne. Your seatmate might be just the person who can help with your brick wall
your bus tickets and lunch from Minnesota, click
If you are in Wisconsin, click
are responsible for making your own conference and hotel reservations.
for the FGS conference, click
To reserve a room at the Days Inn, call 260-489-6556 and mention
the MGS block of rooms.
the event of insufficient registration, MGS reserves the right to cancel the bus
trip. If the trip is cancelled, those who have registered will be notified before
August 1 and will receive a full refund.
St. Cloud Area Genealogists
Cloud Genealogy Conference
June 22, 2013
9 am-4 pm
Registration opens at 8:30
1000 N 44th Avenue, St. Cloud
keynote sessions from Jay Fonkert, CG, and Tom Rice, CG4
breakout sessions - 2 tracks!|
North Star Conference
October 4-5, 2013
to many genealogists as the author of Annie's Ghosts: A Journey into a Family
Story, Steve Luxenberg is an associate editor at The Washington Post. He used
his investigative reporting skills to uncover a long-held family secret: the tragic
institutionalization of his mother's sister.
more than a dozen breakout sessions with the Upper Midwest's leading genealogy
Family History Writing Competition
can be one of this year's winners of the MGS Writing Competition! This 5th annual
competition is sponsored by the Yankee Genealogical Society, a branch of MGS in
memory of Michael Clark.
are due by July 15, 2013.
Award winners will be announced at an event in 2013 which will be announced later.
The winning entries will be published in Minnesota Genealogist. All entries
will receive judges' comments.
Form for Competition
send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
MGS Family History Writing Competition
1185 Concord Street North, Suite 218
South Saint Paul MN 55075.
past winning entries in these issues of the Minnesota Genealogist:
Fall 2009, Ruth Gundale, "A Family Divided: the World War
II Olsen Family of Norway"
Fall 2010, Janet Savelkoul Mitchell, "Every
Family Member Has Value"
Winter 2011, Georgetta Hickey, "The Cottage
on Lake Minnetonka"