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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 William J Hoffman Library and Research Center. 
The Society, Library, and meeting rooms all reside in our new home known as the 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

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Plan to attend the 2019 version of Minnesota's premier genealogy event on October 4-5. Register NOW for the North Star Genealogy Conference at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West Hotel in Plymouth, Minnesota. For more information, visit the North Star 2019 page.

Call for MGS Award Nominations

The MGS Awards Committee invites nominations for MGS service and achievement awards that will be presented at the MGS 50th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Banquet the evening of Friday, October 4. Anyone – both MGS members and non-members – may submit nominations. Nominations are due August 3.

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August 3
Yankee Meeting
Sharing meeting: Genealogical Travel, Past, Present, Future Have you had a great research trip, traveled to homes of ancestors, or are planning a trip? Share your travel story and a memento. 

August 4
DNA Interest Group Meeting
The discussion will be on GedMatch and its changes and uses.

August 7
Building a Research Plan
Presenter: Janice Lovelace, Ph.D. Description: You must have a plan before you start researching. What is your research goal? What is your specific research question to answer? Careful planning can lead to greater success. Janice Lovelace, Ph.D. will give step-by-step instructions to demonstrate ...

August 10
Potluck & Pedigree — Member Only Social Event
MGS is sponsoring a brand new, fun member event – Potlucks and Pedigrees! This is a combined social event and research time. Bring a dish to share. We’d especially love ethnic foods or an old family favorite. MGS will provide coffee, ...

August 18
Canadian Interest Group Meeting
Indian Adoptees - Tracking Tribal Affiliation