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Suite 100
Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
(651) 330-9312
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.

Yes, MGS has moved!

MGS has completed the move to the new space at 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN 55120.     Now we are faced with all the unpacking and set up
The new phone number is 651-330-9312
The WJH Library and Research Center is closed through Nov 28. We will open our doors again on Nov 29.  There are a lot of boxes which have to be unpacked.  If you can spare some time to help with unpacking, please email libvolunteers@mngs.org and we will get details to you.
Although the WJH Library and Research Center will be closed, there will still be many meetings going on in the Conference Rooms, so please check the Event Calendar on the MGS website for where and when those will be held.

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November 27
Danish Potluck and Frikadellar Making Demo
The National Danish American Genealogical Society invites you to join us for our annual holiday potluck. This year we will be treated to a frikadellar (Danish meatballs) making demonstration! We will also be voting on 2018 NDAGS Officer Elections. ...

November 29
Ideas for Younger Generation Engagement
Speaker:  Anna Oksnevad is the creator of KeepingKoselig.com a Norwegian American Lifestyle blog and also currently works as a Marketing Manager in the corporate world. Anna is from Decorah, IA originally and now resides in Minneapolis, MN with her husband ...

December 2
Legacy Users Group Meeting
Program to be determined.

December 6
The Family Tapestry: Integrating Proof Arguments into the Genealogical Narrative
  Description: As family researchers we often encounter problems. There can be conflicting information about identity, dates, and places. We encounter situations where no one document clearly shows a parent-child relationship. We need to use multiple documents that, after thoughtful analysis, ...

December 9
English-Welsh Interest Group Meeting
Our group is at a crossroads--we need volunteers to plan and host meetings, maintain our website and Facebook page, and organize communications with our members. Please come and help us decide whether we will be able to continue as a ...