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

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April 17
MGS Spring 2021 All Star Conference
Fee: Full Day of Four Lectures: Members $50, Non-Members $65 (Discount code can be found in the Members Logon page.) Single Lectures: $20 per   Click the Learn More button to find the Schedule and Presenter Bios   REGISTER  

April 24
O Canada: Census and Beyond Research Resources
Discover how to locate your Canadian ancestors through online research. Learn about early census records in 1666 to the latest released in 1921, 1906, and 1916 for the Western regions. Religious records served as vital records as late as ...

May 5
Using atDNA to Identify an Immigrant’s Place of Origin
  Audience Level – Intermediate to Advance   Description:  While Ute will always be a researcher of old records and handwritings, DNA has in recent years become a powerful addition to her research toolbox. Genetic genealogy can seem intimidating. However, ...

May 15
Why Were They There? Merging Evidence Explains Why Ancestors Settled Where They Did
Finding where your ancestors came from is one thing. Figuring out why they settled where they did is another. Your ancestors might have traveled in a group, followed friends, or set out for a hot job location. This Geo-Geography ...

June 19
Unlocking Notation Codes on Alien Passenger Lists
Late 19th and early 20th-century alien passenger manifests often contain cryptic number and letter codes. Most genealogists simply look past them. Learn how to interpret these codes and what significant details they can reveal about your ancestor’s immigration and ...