2013 Fall Classes
are MGS' class offerings for fall 2013. We appreciate your registering in advance
for the classes you are interested in-this allows us to make sure that we have
enough seats and handout materials for everyone.
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December 14, 10-12:30, Genealogy Topics at MHS -- Sharing Family History
Sharing Family Stories during
Family holiday gatherings are one of the best times for people
to collect the stories of their ancestors and immediate family members. This session
will offer suggestions for integrating story-telling into your family celebrations.
The instructor will describe a variety of scenarios and suggest activities to
encourage story-telling. Participants will have the opportunity to share ideas
that have worked in their own families.
Getting Grandma to
Sometimes relatives are reluctant to talk about their lives.
"You've already heard about that" or "it's not very exciting"
are two common responses. This session will offer tips for engaging your relatives
in story-telling, bringing out stories of their lives and the lives of your ancestors.
The instructor will provide suggestions for "triggers" to get people
talking and we will do some very short interviews with each other to see how easy
it can be.
Cost: $28 MGS and MHS members/$32 non-members
Bergetta F. Monroe has published three volumes of family history.
An avid photographer, she began taking photos after winning a camera in 8th grade
in a school fundraising contest. Bergetta is a long-time member of MGS' Board
Rowe was born in St. Cloud but raised in the Twin Cities. He started his family
tree in 1999 when his daughter asked him to write down what he knew about the
family. Bob loves computers and the Internet. He has worked with Find-A-Grave
for more than five years and leads the Twin Cities Legacy Users Group.
Suddarth is a St. Paul-based genealogy researcher and educator. He has studied
at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University and
is an instructor for the MGS Genealogy 101 course. His research interests include
18th and 19th Century Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana.
Buchheim is a storyteller and personal historian. The child of Holocaust
survivors, Hella lives in the Minneapolis area. Her first published book, Erinnerung,
Gedanken, Memories...Survival of the human spirit is her mother's life story.
It was followed by A Plate Full of Memories, Remembering, and other books.
H. (Jay) Fonkert, CGSM, has published more than 30 research and writing articles
in genealogy magazines and peer?reviewed journals. He has lectured in a dozen
states and provinces. A past? president of MGS, he was on the faculty of the 2013
Salt Lake Institute for Genealogy.
Schade has more than 30 years experience researching Canadian French and Native
American genealogy, and has special interest in fur trade history. He is librarian
for the MGS Library and Research Center, and has held offices in MGS and the Northwest
Territory Canadian and French Heritage Center.
Coffin is a personal historian and owner of HistoryCrafters. Since 2004, she
has produced more than 30 memoirs, family histories, and community histories.
Linda also serves as Executive Director of the Association of Personal Historians.
Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D., focuses on Midwest, Pennsylvania, and English research
and methodology. Lois writes the beginning genealogy column for Minnesota Genealogist
and is the 2011 winner of the MGS North Star Award.
Larson is an experienced genealogical researcher. She serves on the board
of the Polish Genealogical Society of Minnesota and edits the PGS-MN newsletter.
Her passions are genealogy, organizing, and quilting.
Rice, CGSM, is a full-time genealogy researcher, lecturer and writer and Managing
Editor of The Septs, the journal of the Irish Genealogical Society. He
has taught for several years in the MGS Intermediate Genealogy Course and is a
past winner of the MGS North Star Award. His genealogy business is Heritage Hunters
in White Bear Lake.