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.

2017 North Star Genealogy Conference

Set your compass to the Tenth Annual North Star Genealogy Conference, October 6-7, 2017. Meet at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota to enjoy featured speakers Paula Stuart-Warren and Cyndi Ingle, 20 topical breakout presentations, door prizes, exhibitors, the annual Awards Banquet and more!
Also, learn the value of adding DNA to your genealogy toolbox at the North Star DNA Day pre-conference on October 5th.
Find complete conference information on the North Star 2017 page. See you in October!

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September 2
Legacy Users Group
Discussion topic to be determined

September 6
Getting Started in Genealogy- What I Wish I Would Have Known When I Started
  Description: How do you get started in genealogy? How do you organize what you know? Learn tools for success such as pedigree charts and family history software, where to go, and how to avoid common assumptions that can lead you ...

September 16
Romanian Genealogy Society Quarterly Meeting

September 23
English-Welsh Interest Group Meeting
Finding English Places of Origin before 1850, Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D., location TBD. Because libraries do not allow us to reserve rooms more than a month in advance, we cannot announce all locations. For updated meeting information, go to our ...

October 4
Get Your Story Out There!
  Description: Have you been writing your family’s history and wanted to share it with the world? Or perhaps you just want to give it as a gift to your grandchildren?  This presentation will cover the many options available for self-publishing. ...