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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 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

Give to the Max Day is just around the corner!

This year, celebrate Give to the Max Day by contributing to Minnesota Genealogical Society’s “20/20 Vision for the Next 50” campaign at GiveMN.org. Your tax-deductible gift could help us add another $10,000 towards the campaign goal of $50,000.
Through November 14, EVERY gift to MGS at GiveMN.org will be entered into drawings to win GiveMN Golden Tickets. Your gift of any amount could result in an additional $500, $1,000, or even $10,000 for MGS! (Last year MGS won a $500 Golden Ticket due to one of your donations!) Imagine what MGS could accomplish with an additional $10,000!
Help MGS continue to fulfill its mission to provide genealogical education and resources to our community. Donate at the MGS GiveMN.org page.
You can also track the progress toward the “20/20 Vision” campaign goal at our GiveMN page. And if you Like the MGS Facebook page, you can enjoy hourly video updates and fun facts about MGS all day on November 14. We thank you for your support!

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 Link in the sidebar on the left.

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November 14
Finding Gabriel
Using genealogy and DNA analysis and the historical record to identify 1688 human remains from the first European settlement on the Gulf Coast, the presenter, David Trudeau, tells his story of discovery. Participants will learn about applying “deep” genetics using ...

November 16
Though They Were Poor, They May Have Been Rich in Records
Class Description: Records related to poor ancestors or with temporary problems exist all over the Midwest. Record details include place of origin, birthdate, religion, residence, infirmity, death dates, burial, and family members. Learn about the institutions, records, where they ...

November 16
Romanian Meeting - Clues for Finding Your Immigrant
What clues are you overlooking? Are you sure you've looked everywhere for your immigrant's records? This presentation will explore how looking closer at all evidence can lead to a more complete story. Please bring: Name of family member researching- ...

November 25
Winter Potluck and Learning About Viking Food
Many of us have perused assorted  Danish or other Nordic recipe books. At our November meeting, NDAGS  member Ed Steenberg will share with us a culinary journey through time  and space. Learn about the traditional meal, as we take a culinary  journey ...

December 4
Pins and Needles: Adding Social Media to Your Genealogical Repertoire
Presenter: Tina Beaird Description: Many of us have used Facebook to find distant cousins and former high school friends. When it comes to genealogy, lots of social media sites are seeing the advantages of making searching for ancestors fun. Join ...