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Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
(651) 330-9312
Minnesota Genealogical Society
The Minnesota Genealogy Center and the Hoffman Research Library will be closed March 15 through April 18 to protect the health of our members and guests during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The scheduled March 28-29 MGC Open House and the April 18 MGS Spring Conference have been canceled; these events will possibly be rescheduled at a later date. Paid Spring Conference registrations will be fully refunded.


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

2020 Writing Contest is Open

You are invited to enter the Minnesota Genealogical Society Family History Writing Competition. Entries are due July 1, 2020. Winners are announced at the North Star Conference. 2020 RulesFAQs


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 page.

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April 1
The Professor Was a Revolutionary: A Case Study Focusing on Thorough Analysis and Correlation
In this presentation, Kate Eakman will discuss the importance of the Genealogical Proof Standard's “thorough analysis and correlation” of the information we collect. Using the case study of Professor Craven, we learn how paying close attention to a single ...

April 18
MGS Spring Conference: Pilgrims to Patriots
The Spring Conference has been   CANCELLED      

April 25
How to Get Ready to Search Irish Records
  This presentation details what researchers must do before they can expect to have success in Irish records. It can not be stressed enough that researchers must turn every stone in their North American records set to discover three things: ...

April 26
Level Two Genealogy Research Course
Level Two is a 3-session course of progressive classes designed to teach important genealogy skills.  Sunday, April 26, 2020, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Sunday, May 3, 2020, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Sunday, May 17, 2020, 1:00 PM ...

May 2
The Polish National Catholic Church and the Immigrant Community
Many Polish immigrants were members of the Roman Catholic Church but a minority belonged to other churches, one of these being the Polish National Catholic Church.  Mr. Kevin Tuma, a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Polish National Catholic Church ...