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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.

Affiliate Status Attained

The Minnesota Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that the William J Hoffman Library and Research Center is now a Family Search Affiliate Library. 
As you are researching and looking for the images of the documents you need, you will be able to view it if it says "Access the site at a FamilySearch affiliate library." Please be sure to bring your personal account User Name and Password. Enjoy the additional resources this gives us!

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January 19
How to Use the MGS Library
Description:  Join MGS Library Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Frost as she discusses exciting discoveries awaiting you when you come to research in the William J. Hoffman Library and Research Center.  The session will cover how to use the new and improved catalog, ...

January 24
Genealogy 101
The holidays are over with the gatherings of family and friends.  You may have heard some stories that you would like to work on and find out what did happen – what are the facts?  Or, this is the year ...

January 26
Yankee Meeting
Topic: Sharing Meeting: Swap Meet and Book Exchange Bring your books and journals, and do some trading! If you have a helpful book not in our library that you’d like to mention, bring that too. We’ll have time to ...

January 27
Pinpointing the Location of Your Family’s Farm in Norway
Plan now to take part in NAGA’s next genealogy seminar. Our topic will be how to move beyond U.S. records and use online resources that are from and about Norway. We will look especially at:    • digitalarkivet.no, Norway’s digitized ...

February 2
Legacy Users Group
Number 8 in the Unlocked series will be viewed by the group. Bring your Legacy questions.