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Friday, September 30 through Saturday, October 1
2016 North Star Conference  (Conferences)
Colonial Church, Edina, MN
Blaine Bettinger and Mike Lacopo are the primary speakers. Get all the info



Saturday, October 1
Legacy Users Group Meeting  (Meetings)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
MGS Library Classroom
Bring your questions about using Legacy Family Tree software. We usually have no problem filling our time talking about our favorite software.


Bring 'Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile
Wednesday, October 5
Bring 'Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
GoToWebinar
 
Description: Organizing information we collect into a chronological, biographical profile can help us more carefully analyze details and demolish brick walls. This timeline of evidence places our ancestor into geographical, historical, and social logical context. It also creates an outline for a written biography. This session presents a structured methodology for organizing and analyzing evidence and producing timelines for research and writing family history.
 
Instructor: George G. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and an internationally recognized genealogy expert who presents at all levels. He is the prolific author of hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, newsletters, and an online sites in the US, Canada, the UK, Singapore, and elsewhere. The fourth edition of his book, How to Do Everything: Genealogy, published by McGraw-Hill, was released in January 2015. He is cohost of The Genealogy Guys Podcast.
 
Cost: Free!
If you're new to webinars, check out this link: http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/how-it-works.html


Saturday, October 8
Using Military Records  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Minnesota History Center
Learn how to navigate 19th and 20th century military records! Military personnel received bonuses, tombstones, land, and other benefits. There are also other types of records for military personnel and their survivors: applications, rejected files, correspondence, finding aids, indexes, organizational applications, and more. You will be surprised at what family details available in these records at state archives, historical societies, and other repositories and these records can be goldmines of family details.

This course is taught by genealogist Paula Stuart-Warren CG, FMGS, FUGA, who works internationally in genealogical and historical research, lecturing, consulting and writing.
For more information and tickets please vist the event on the MNHS website. There is a code needed to get the discounted price for MGS members. You may email education@mngs.org requesting the code.
 

 


Sunday, October 9 through Sunday, October 23
Publishing your Genealogy  (Classes)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogical Society Classroom
Are you realizing the clock is ticking and that you have a lot of material, data, info, photos and they all need to be organized and passed on to the next generation? This is the class for you.
The class will cover how to take all the research you have and organize it into a publishable form. If you have multiple surnames, old letters, recipes, family stories and lots of photos, this class is for you!
You CAN publish a book! Sign up for the class and learn how to do it!
Class: from 2 pm to 4 pm Sunday October 9, 16 and 23. It is a 6 hour, 3 part class. $50 per person.
 
Bergetta F Monroe became interested in genealogy when she was 14 years old. Since then she has gone on to write not one buy three family history books on her own family. She has served the MGS Family since the mid 1980’s in various positions including serving on the board, arranging tours and volunteering in the library. Bergetta arranged a three and a half day Griswold Family Association reunion in the Twins Cities which included 2 days of bus tours and a banquet. She also indexed the Phelps Family Newsletter for 3 years.


Saturday, October 15
Introduction To Genealogy  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogical Society Classroom
Introduction to Genealogy – Answers the question, I’m new at this, how do I get started? Beginner – Two-hour presentation explaining the basic elements and steps to begin research.  Includes demonstrations of Family Search and MHS People Finder websites.
 
Instructor: Shirleen Hoffman is a professional genealogical researcher, speaker and consultant specializing in Minnesota and the 19th Century. A MGS and Germanic Genealogical Society member and speaker. Published author in the Minnesota Genealogist and the Germanic Genealogy Journal. Association of Professional Genealogists Northland Chapter Liaison. She loves teaching and studying pioneer medicine.


Sunday, October 23
Cemetery Records Workshop  (Classes)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Lakewood Cemetery, Garden Mausoleum Reception Room
As keepers of the community’s heritage, cemeteries are wonderful resources for those interested in learning more about their family history. Whether you have family interred at Lakewood or just want to learn more about how to research your family’s history at any cemetery, we encourage you to join us for this free workshop at Lakewood Cemetery. This workshop is for beginning to intermediate researchers.  Space is limited, so register today to reserve your seat.
Instructor: Shirleen Hoffman is a professional genealogical researcher, speaker and consultant specializing in Minnesota and the 19th Century. A MGS and Germanic Genealogical Society member and speaker.  Published author in the Minnesota Genealogist and the Germanic Genealogy Journal. Association of Professional Genealogists Northland Chapter Liaison. She loves teaching and studying pioneer medicine.
Cost: Free!
See details and register for the event on Lakewood’s website:


Saturday, October 29
Beyond Names, Dates, & Photos: Inspiration to Create a Family Legacy  (Classes)
St John’s Lutheran Church, 4842 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

2016 CGSI 9th Biennial Symposium

The program will help attendees learn more about the possibilities and process of taking data and turning it into shareable items. A full agenda and registration will be available the first week of August. Check back later or visit the CGSI website



Saturday, October 29
English-Welsh Interest Group Meeting  (Meetings)
10:00 am
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, Minnesota 55113
Our topic will be Genealogy Problem-Solving. Check out our blog post on how to boil down the information you have about a research problem at https://uk2mngenie.wordpress.com/2016/03/20/submitting-a-genealogical-problem/



Using the Non-Population Schedules for Context and Evidence
Wednesday, November 2
Using the Non-Population Schedules for Context and Evidence  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: We know about the federal population schedules -- the decennial censuses are a mainstay for genealogists researching in the United States.  But, did you know, that concurrent with the federal population schedules, the government also collected other types of data that are useful for today's genealogist to provide context of our ancestor's lives and for evidence?  Five different non-population schedules -- agriculture, mortality, industry/manufacturing, community information and dependent, delinquent and deficient schedules -- will be reviewed illustrating how the information they contain can be used to answer genealogical questions. We will explore why these records were generated and why the extant records are so limited. And, finally, because it can be challenging, we will review the step-by-step methodology for accessing these records. Irrespective of its genealogical importance, some of the information found in these records is just fun! How many pounds of butter did your ancestor make in 1879?
 
Instructor: Jill Morelli is a "Roots Generation" genealogist who pursues her passion for genealogy through lecturing, writing and research on topics inspired by her family. She blends scholarship, with skill building and story-telling to convey information that can be used immediately to answer the genealogical questions of attendees whatever their skill level.
 
Cost: Free!
If you're new to webinars, check out this link: http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/how-it-works.html


Saturday, November 12
Genealogy 101  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Minnesota History Center
A class to get started in the basics of genealogy research. Learn basic forms, computer software options, what types of information to look for, where to search and more.

This class is taught by Cathi Weber, owner of NorthStar Genealogy and president of the Anoka County Genealogical Society.
 
For more information and tickets please vist the event on the MNHS website. There is a code needed to get the discounted price for MGS members. You may email education@mngs.org requesting the code.
 

 


Saturday, November 19
Church and Cemetery Records: Problem Solving  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogical Society Classroom
Before civil governments kept records of births, marriages, and deaths, churches recorded these and other life events. Learn about the records kept by various denominations, how to locate them, and how they can help you find the solutions to your family history problems.
Learn how to find your ancestor’s cemetery, how to locate records, and how you can use cemetery research to solve genealogical problems.
 
Instructor: Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D., is a professional genealogist focusing on American and English research. Lois has bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in history, and has studied at major genealogical institutes. She writes for Minnesota Genealogist and The Septs, teaches about genealogical records and methods, and serves as President of the Northland chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
Instructor: Shirleen Hoffman is a professional genealogical researcher, speaker and consultant specializing in Minnesota and the 19th Century. A MGS and Germanic Genealogical Society member and speaker. Published author in the Minnesota Genealogist and the Germanic Genealogy Journal. Association of Professional Genealogists Northland Chapter Liaison. She loves teaching and studying pioneer medicine.



Wisconsin Research in a Nutshell
Wednesday, December 7
Wisconsin Research in a Nutshell  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: The webinar will explore both the standard -- and some not so standard -- resources for Wisconsin genealogical research, including:
• Vital records & their restrictions
• Local records—land, probate, courts
• The Wisconsin Historical Society & its collections
• The Area Research Center Network
• Digital Collections -- Wisconsin Digital Collections, the Recollection Wisconsin Project and the Found in Wisconsin Collection
• The Wisconsin State Genealogical Society
• Other repositories of local or ethnic information: Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, and The Norwegian American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library
• Church record availability
 
Instructor: Anne Kasuboski, MLIS,  is an APG member with 35 years of experience in academic libraries and a Genealogical Research Certificate from Boston University. She has conducted genealogical research for others for over fifteen years, specializing in Wisconsin's Fox River Valley area, but also researches Polish, German, and Irish genealogy. 
 
Cost: Free!
If you're new to webinars, check out this link: http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/how-it-works.html



Saturday, January 21, 2017
Using Census Records  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogical Society Classroom
Census Records From 1790-1940 the U. S. Census records hold lots of genealogical clues.  Find out where to access census records, what is in each census and how to use that information to find other records.
 
Instructor: Cathi Weber has been researching her family for over 35 years and started her business, NorthStar Genealogy to help others with their research and to teach classes. She is President of the Anoka County Genealogical Society, is on the board of the Minnesota Genealogical Society and the chair of the MGS Education Committee.  In her genealogy quest she has traveled to Libraries, Archives and Cemeteries in 10 states as she has researched and compiled a number of charts and books for family, friends and clients. 



Saturday, February 18, 2017
Learning by Example - Case Studies Using Indirect Evidence  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Often the answers to our genealogical questions are not presented to us in a straight forward way. Then we have to search further afield and analyze the information we find to ferret out the answer. This presentation will look at several examples of using indirect evidence to find an answer and in two cases to disprove a direct incorrect answer.
 
Instructor: Tom Rice, CG, is a full time professional genealogy researcher, lecturer and writer. He is a director and past officer of the Irish Genealogy Society International and editor of their quarterly journal, The Septs. He is a past director of the Minnesota Genealogy Society. He serves as a genealogy help desk volunteer at the Minnesota Historical Society library. He has attended 11 week long genealogy workshops. www.heritagehunters.com



Saturday, March 18, 2017
Tracing Immigrant Ancestors   (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogical Society Classroom
Tracing Immigrant Ancestors Don’t Cross the Pond Till You’re Ready 
Researching overseas without learning all you can from sources on this side of the ocean sets you up for frustration! This session helps you work smarter by identifying the clues in records of your ancestors and their family/friends, associates, and neighbors and using DNA to find your immigrant ancestor’s place of origin so you can target your searches overseas.
 
Instructor: Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D., is a professional genealogist focusing on American and English research. Lois has bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in history, and has studied at major genealogical institutes. She writes for Minnesota Genealogist and The Septs, teaches about genealogical records and methods, and serves as President of the Northland chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.