Minnesota Genealogical Society Logo 1385 Mendota Heights Road
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

North Star LogoPlan to attend the 2019 version of Minnesota's premier genealogy event on October 4-5. Registration opens June 15 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.



2019 Writing Contest is Open

Writing Contest logoYou are invited to enter the Minnesota Genealogical Society Family History Writing Competition.
Entries are due July 1, 2019.
Winners announced at the North Star Conference.

Affiliate Status Attained

The Minnesota Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that the William J Hoffman Library and Research Center is now a Family Search Affiliate Library. 
As you are researching and looking for the images of the documents you need, you will be able to view it if it says "Access the site at a FamilySearch affiliate library." Please be sure to bring your personal account User Name and Password. Enjoy the additional resources this gives us!

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June 1
Legacy Users Group Meeting

June 2
DNA Interest Group meeting
The program will feature Dixie Hansen discussing WATO: What Are The Odds tool and demonstrating building a WATO tree.  Others may share their examples. All are welcome.

June 5
Blogging for Family History
Presenter: Laura Hedgecock Description: Join the more than 3,300 genealogists already blogging their family history; it has never been easier to get started! The president of GeneaBloggersTRIBE discusses the most popular, free, and easy blogging platforms, as well as where ...

June 22
Beyond Beginning Genealogy
This class is for persons who have some genealogy research experience.  It covers the most useful and important strategies and sources available. Attendees will learn how to focus their research, find useful records and evaluate their findings to answer their ...

June 23
Genealogy Travels in Canada
Three speakers will discuss their experiences doing genealogy research while travelling through Canada. Mark Labine - family reunion in Nova Scotia Barb Fisette – Family History trip to Quebec Bob Rowe - Research Trip to Ontario