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Minnesota Genealogical Society


Welcome to the Minnesota Genealogical Society, Minnesota's largest and most comprehensive family history research organization. Whether you have Minnesota connections or not, we invite you to join us in pursuit of your family history. 
We are a 100% Volunteer organization. Delays may occur when sending requests. For LibraryHours, please see our Library Page.

Spring Workshop

The MGS Spring Workshop on Saturday, April 28, features some basic resources for research. The sessions will be great for beginners as well as those who want a comprehensive review.
Registration is now open!
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2018 Writing Contest is Open

Writing Contest logoYou are invited to enter the Minnesota Genealogical Society Family History Writing Competition.
Entries are due July 1, 2018.
Winners announced at the North Star Conference.

MGS Dues Have Increased

Membership dues for the Society have remained the same for many years! The Board voted to increase our dues effective Jan 1, 2018. 
Individual 1-year membership USD 40.00 (was USD 35.00).

Family 1-year membership USD 60.00 (was USD 45.00).
Young Adult 1-year membership USD 20.00 (was USD 18.00).
A 1-year Subscription to the MGS journal, "Minnesota Genealogist" (no other membership benefits are included) USD 25.00 (was USD 20.00, 35.00 option was eliminated)

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March 24
Using Family Tree Maker Software
Description: Come and learn some tips and tricks for using Family Tree Maker genealogy software program. See how it interfaces with Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.  See the new color coding feature. Find out what’s new in Family Tree Maker 2017.   ...

March 26
What Shall I Do With Old Family Photographs?
Genealogists play a key role in preserving family history, which includes the preservation and sharing of old family photos. Speaker Linda Heen will discuss this topic and how photos may help in uncovering and solving family mysteries. For more ...

April 4
Signs of the Times: Timelines in Genealogy
Description: Timelines are very visual. Creating a timeline helps you focus on gaps, contradictory information, invisible relationships, and more. Timelines are multi-column matrices that can summarize complex information in an easy-to-see format. They are “living” summaries too. As you acquire new ...

April 7
Legacy Users Group Meeting
Bring your Legacy question so that we all can learn something new.

April 8
DNA Interest Group Meeting
The program will be on basic DNA understanding and applications. It will be presented  by Tyson Williams. All are invited.