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Suite 100
Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
(651) 330-9312
Minnesota Genealogical Society
The Hoffman Research Library is open Thursdays  from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members of MGS, its branches, and its library partners may reserve time slots at the Hoffman Research Library reservation signup page.


Welcome to the Minnesota Genealogical Society! 
The society invites you to join us in pursuing your family history whether in our classes, webinars, or in research at our 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

20/20 Vision for the Next 50 Campaign

MGS is launching the 20/20 Vision for the Next 50 campaign, with a first-year goal of $50,000. Can we do it?  Absolutely – if you help!

This campaign is an ideal opportunity for you to make a real difference in the future of MGS. Your tax-deductible contribution of $50 or more will enable MGS to maintain and upgrade our new facility, support the library and its new staff, and expand learning opportunities.

Please help. Give generously to celebrate MGS’s past – but even more for the sake of its future.  On behalf of the MGS Board of Directors and our fantastic volunteers, “Thank you!”

Find out more information on our 20/20 Vision Campaign page.

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September 13
"Levels” Genealogy Research Courses
Level Three completes the Levels Courses.    There are four online class sessions. Sunday, September 13, 2020, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Sunday, September 27, 2020, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Sunday, October 18, 2020, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM ...

November 4
Road to Publication
Description: Nancy Lee Waters says:  “The road to publication is peppered with obstacles.” Congestion, pot holes, detours, bad directions, forks in the road are a few blocks to publishing your family history. Similar to planning a road trip, planning ...

November 14
Finding Your Overseas Irish Ancestors: A Case Study
Most of our ancestors came here from overseas, and often we don’t know their place of origin. This talk, featuring a Wisconsin Irishman, shows how to find his Irish place of origin using the American records he and his family ...

November 21
Swedish Historical Maps and Online Map Collections
This is an introduction to the digitized historic map collections covering most farms and villages from the 1600s to the 1900s available at the Swedish National Archives and the Swedish Land Registry. We will also look at the millions of ...

November 21
Romanian Holiday Customs, Traditions & Superstitions & Annual Membership Meeting
Due to concerns over COVID, this presentation will be ONLINE,* and will follow our Annual Business Meeting. This presentation is open to RGS members and the public. Registration is not required.  *Details for joining the online presentation can be found ...