Minnesota Genealogical Society Logo 1385 Mendota Heights Road
Suite 100
Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
(651) 330-9312
Minnesota Genealogical Society


Welcome to the Minnesota Genealogical Society!  MGS invites you to join us in pursuing your family history whether in our classes, webinars, or in research at our William J Hoffman Library and Research Center. 
The Society, Library, and meeting rooms all reside in our new home known as the Minnesota Genealogy Center!
MGS is an all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  Please browse our website for volunteer opportunities, meetings, membership, and hours we are open.  We look forward to having you visit us at the address above.
For information about MGS research assistance, go to the "Research Services" page or send an email to research@mngs.org.
Researchers can find our hours of service on our Library Page

North Star LogoPlan to attend the 2019 version of Minnesota's premier genealogy event on October 4-5. Registration opens June 15 for the North Star Genealogy Conference at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West Hotel in Plymouth, Minnesota. For more information, visit the North Star 2019 page.

Call for MGS Award Nominations

The MGS Awards Committee invites nominations for MGS service and achievement awards that will be presented at the MGS 50th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Banquet the evening of Friday, October 5. Anyone – both MGS members and non-members – may submit nominations. Nominations are due August 3.

2019 Writing Contest is Open

Writing Contest logoYou are invited to enter the Minnesota Genealogical Society Family History Writing Competition.
Entries are due July 1, 2019.
Winners announced at the North Star Conference.

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June 22
Beyond Beginning Genealogy
This class is for persons who have some genealogy research experience.  It covers the most useful and important strategies and sources available. Attendees will learn how to focus their research, find useful records and evaluate their findings to answer their ...

June 23
Genealogy Travels in Canada
Three speakers will discuss their experiences doing genealogy research while travelling through Canada. Mark Labine - family reunion in Nova Scotia Barb Fisette – Family History trip to Quebec Bob Rowe - Research Trip to Ontario

July 6
Legacy Users Group Meeting
NOTE: This meeting has been cancelled to celebrate the long weekend.

July 7
DNA Interest Group
Lois Abromitis Mackin will present "Cousin John'?". All are welcome to attend.

July 11
Online Source for Scottish Genealogy Research
Presenter: Christine Woodcock Description:There comes a time when you have done all of the online researching you can do using the standard databases. In this talk you will learn of databases that aren't as well know but that can ...