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Saturday, February 25
English-Welsh Interest Group Meeting  (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Roseville Library, 2180 North Hamline Ave, Roseville, MN 55113
Family History Videos and problem-solving, Julia Mosman, location TBD. Because libraries do not allow us to reserve rooms more than a month in advance, we cannot announce all locations. For updated meeting information, go to our website at https://uk2mngenie.wordpress.com/ or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mgsenglishwelsh/.



Misbegotten Children: Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate
Wednesday, March 1
Misbegotten Children: Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: Nearly all families have children with seemingly missing fathers. Yet, there may be clues and resources to help us determine their ancestry. Illegitimacy can be both a surprise and an embarrassment as we discover more and more about our family’s history. Treated with care and sensitivity, we can use many available resources to help us in our research.
 
Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, was involved in genealogy before her birth. She was the daughter of avid genealogists. Serving as a Family History Director, she has recently completed several Legacy QuickGuides on Appalachia, and is an instructor at Ancestry Academy.
 
Cost: Free!
If you're new to webinars, check out this link: http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/how-it-works.html
 


Sunday, March 5
DNA Interest Group Meeting  (Meetings)
1:00 pm
Ramsey County Library 3025 Southlawn Drive Maplewood MN


Finding Female Relatives
Saturday, March 11
Finding Female Relatives  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Minnesota Historical Society, Gale Family Library Classroom, 345 W Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul
The patriarchal nature of recordkeeping can make researching women in family history a challenge. Explore ways to uncover the stories of sisters, aunts, mothers and daughters using traditional family research methods as well as new methods like DNA testing. Bring a research problem or join others to think through their research problems in this working session.
 
This class is taught by Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., CG. Eicholz is a professional genealogist, author and professor at Walden University. It is presented in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society.
Preregistration is highly recommended, but if there is remaining space on the morning of the class, walk-up registrations will be accepted.
 
Cost: $32 ($28 MNHS/MGS members) To get the member price use the code that can be found on your 'Members Login' page.  To preregister, visit the event's ticketing page or call the box office (651-259-3015)


Tracing Immigrant Ancestors
Saturday, March 18
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.
Register online  To get the member price use the code that can be found on your 'Members Login' page.


Saturday, March 25
English-Welsh Interest Group Meeting  (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location To Be Determined
Ancestors for Grandmother Pearl, Linda Therkelson, location TBD. Grandmother Pearl was adopted, but the family knew a few things. Years of research in U.S., Canadian, and English records advanced her ancestry only a little. Can DNA confirm the research? Because libraries do not allow us to reserve rooms more than a month in advance, we cannot announce all locations. For updated meeting information, go to our website at https://uk2mngenie.wordpress.com/ or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mgsenglishwelsh/.



Documenting Your Family Heirlooms
Wednesday, April 5
Documenting Your Family Heirlooms  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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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 challenging to know much about where these items originated.
We'll discuss techie and non-techie ways to document your family’s heirlooms through apps, websites, and programs you can install on your own computer. By scanning photographs and documents, taking photos of your other items, and documenting the stories associated, we can share those items with our family throughout the world and to generations to come."
 
Presenter: Jennifer Alford is a Professional Engineer by day and a genealogy professional by night. Her business, Jenealogy, creates engaging family history treasures. The highlight of her days is her work as Publisher of The In-Depth Genealogist’s magazine, Going In-Depth.
 
Cost: Free!
If you're new to webinars, check out this link: http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/how-it-works.html
 


Naturalization Records
Saturday, April 8
Naturalization Records  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Minnesota Historical Society, Gale Family Library Classroom, 345 W Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul
Learning whether, when and how immigrant ancestors became American citizens can provide big clues for family history researchers. The laws governing citizenship have changed over time as did the records created during the process. Learn about citizenship laws and records.
 
This class is taught by Tom Rice, CGSM, a professional genealogical researcher, lecturer and writer. He is the past director of the Minnesota Genealogy Society and past officer and current director of the Irish Genealogy Society International. It is presented in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society.
Preregistration is highly recommended, but if there is remaining space on the morning of the class, walk-up registrations will be accepted.
 
Cost: $32 ($28 MNHS/MGS members) To get the member price use the code that can be found on your 'Members Login' page. To preregister, visit the event's ticketing page or call the box office (651-259-3015)


Saturday, April 22
English-Welsh Interest Group Meeting  (Meetings)
MGS spring conference, no meeting.


Spring Conference - Minnesota Melting Pot
Saturday, April 22
Spring Conference - Minnesota Melting Pot  (Conferences)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Bunker Hills Activity Center, 550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW, Andover MN
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 MGS members.  Registration will open February 3.



What Is Social History and Why Should a Genealogist Care?
Wednesday, May 3
What Is Social History and Why Should a Genealogist Care?  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: Social history is the history of ordinary people and how they lived their daily lives. It seeks to fill in the rich details of the past. Learn how social history can both improve your research skills and help you better understand and tell the stories of your ancestors’ lives.
 
Presenter: Annette Burke Lyttle speaks at the national, state, and local levels. She loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. Annette is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild, in addition to national, state, and local societies.
 
Cost: Free!
If you're new to webinars, check out this link: http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/how-it-works.html
 


Saturday, May 13
English-Welsh Interest Group Meeting  (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location To Be Determined
Demo of New GRO Index Searching, Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D., location TBD. Because libraries do not allow us to reserve rooms more than a month in advance, we cannot announce all locations. For updated meeting information, go to our website at https://uk2mngenie.wordpress.com/ or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mgsenglishwelsh/.


What Did Your Ancestor Do in the War?
Saturday, May 20
What Did Your Ancestor Do in the War?  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogical Society Classroom
What did your ancestor do in the war? Using Genealogy Records for Genealogical Research: The records created during and around military service are often filled with information about our ancestors and their lives. These include: Military service records, unit histories, pension applications, draft records, bounty land warrants, bonus records, military cemetery records and veterans home records. Questions answered: What is in a military record? Where are these records, and how can I get them?
 
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, May 20
Romanian Genealogy Society Quarterly Meeting  (Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Library Classroom



Using Google's My Maps as a Research and Analysis Tool
Wednesday, June 7
Using Google's My Maps as a Research and Analysis Tool  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: Did you know you can create your own maps using Google's My Maps? Many of us use Google Maps for travel or locating a place. My Maps allows users to create custom maps which makes it a fantastic and easy-to-use research and analysis tool. Maps can be shared with others making it a great way to present your research to family and friends.
This webinar will give an overview of My Maps, examples for why and how it can be useful for genealogy, and will demonstrate how to create custom maps, including inserting lines, shapes, images, text, and more.
 
Presenter: Cari Taplin, CG is related to Roy Rogers. Or at least the stories her grandparents told her as a child said so. As a result, she has been working on finding her true heritage since the year 2000. She is a regional and national speaker. Cari is a native of Wood County, Ohio now living near Austin, Texas.
 
Cost: Free!
If you're new to webinars, check out this link: http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/how-it-works.html
 



Saturday, September 16
Romanian Genealogy Society Quarterly Meeting  (Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Library Classroom


Saturday, September 23
English-Welsh Interest Group Meeting  (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location To Be Determined
Finding English Places of Origin before 1850, Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D., location TBD. Because libraries do not allow us to reserve rooms more than a month in advance, we cannot announce all locations. For updated meeting information, go to our website at https://uk2mngenie.wordpress.com/ or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mgsenglishwelsh/.
 



Friday, October 6 through Saturday, October 7
Tenth Annual North Star Genealogy Conference  (Conferences)
Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center
Featuring:
  • Paula Stuart-Warren – one of America's most popular genealogy educators
  • Cyndi Ingle – the creator of the genealogist's best friend: Cyndi's List
Plus: More than 20 breakout sessions on a wide range of cutting edge family history research topics.
 
Proposals for breakout sessions are invited from individual speakers or multi-person presentation teams. Organizations are encouraged to sponsor sessions. A request for presentation proposals is available on our Proposals page
Full program information will be available in May. Registration will open in early summer.


Saturday, October 28
English-Welsh Interest Group Meeting  (Meetings)
Depending on the date for the 2017 Hennepin County Library Family History Fair, our meeting may consist of providing a table at the fair—please volunteer to help at the table!



Saturday, November 18
Romanian Genealogy Society Annual Meeting  (Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Board Room Ste 416



Saturday, December 9
English-Welsh Interest Group Meeting  (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location To Be Determined
Reading Old Handwriting, Julia Mosman, location TBD. Because libraries do not allow us to reserve rooms more than a month in advance, we cannot announce all locations. For updated meeting information, go to our website at https://uk2mngenie.wordpress.com/ or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mgsenglishwelsh/.