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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

2019 MGS Election is Now Open!

Voting will continue through Thursday, October 31 at 11:50 p.m. CDT.  
In this, the 50th Anniversary year for MGS, we are pleased that so many people indicated an interest in a Board position – thank you!
To vote, you must first be logged in as a member of MGS.  Voting Instructions. Candidate Bios. Or go straight to the Election Ballot
The results of the election will be announced at the MGS Annual meeting on Saturday, November 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the Minnesota Genealogy Center.

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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October 19
Irish Census Alternatives
The Information Was Not All Destroyed! with Audrey Leonard.   For more information and a registration link, visit the IGSI Store. IGSI members get a $5 discount when they log on to the site.

October 19
SGSM Fall Conference
Speaker: Geoffrey Fröberg Morris from FamilySearch. Topics: Probate Laws and Record Mantalslangder Court Records: Dombocker and Smaprotokol Figure out Swedish place names Visit the SGSM website to register and for conference details:  sgsmn.org

October 26
Lesser-Known Data + Norwegian for Genealogists
Find what’s tucked away in the corners of census, church, and property records that you haven’t explored yet. At this seminar, you’ll also get a primer on Norwegian vocabulary to help you understand the information you find. $15 REGISTER [scroll down ...

October 27
Canadian Interest Group
Caroline Meilleur, MNCIG Research Chair - French-Canadian Catholic Church Records Part II: Burial records - how to read and understand them. You have French-Canadian Ancestors or ancestors who were members of a French-Canadian church, that's great! You have found ...

October 28
Danish Military Records
Since the creation of the Royal Danish Navy on August 10,  1510 and a standing army of front line troops on November 17, 1614 the  Danish armed forces have seen action in many  a military campaign. NDAGS  member Ed Steenberg ...