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Minnesota Genealogical Society

Welcome!

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.
 



Volunteer Appreciation!

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month.  Volunteers are what – or who - keep our genealogical societies thriving and growing.  THANK YOU to all of you who are committee members, board members, teach classes, help other researchers, help staff the WJH LRC, make coffee and bring treats to our meetings.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!


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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April 20
GGS Spring Conference
Timo Kracke - International Speaker Two Full Days Registration will begin at 8:30 each day Presentations by Timo Kracke: Start Your Research for German Ancestors with genealogy.net Research Former German Territories Ortsfamilienbücher, User Family Trees and Meta Search of genealogy.net ...

April 22
Who Is In That Photo?
Join us for this special meeting of Romanian Genealogy Society to share and identify old photos of the Romanian community of St. Paul and South St. Paul. Bring your old photos and documents; we will have scanners and copiers available ...

April 23
NDAGS Spring Potluck and Recipe Share
The National Danish-American Genealogical Society invites you to join us for our annual Spring Potluck. There will be lots of treats to enjoy and it is a great chance to meet our group and network with others interested in Danish ...

April 28
MGS 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!    

May 2
What's Been Done: Using Someone Else's Genealogy Research
  Description: Many of us as genealogists have inherited research from a relative and we are not always sure whether the content is reliable. What's the best way to incorporate the research of others into your own research without leading to ...