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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 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

Spring Conference

Minnesota Genealogy Center
Pilgrims to Patriots: Researching Colonial America to the United States Revolution, A celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower.
For more details visit our Events Page

North Star 2020 RFP Requests

North Star Conference Seeks Breakout Session Proposals
Speakers take note!  The North Star Conference Committee is looking for breakout session proposals for the 2020 North Star Genealogy Conference, 9-10 October.  Find the Request for Proposals (RFP) at http://bit.ly/ns2020-rfp and submit up to 6 proposals by March 8, 2020.  


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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March 1
DNA Interest Group Meeting
The program will be a presentation of the News from RootsTech by Lois Mackin.

March 4
Copyright Mythconceptions
Copyright is extremely important for everyone in the genealogy world!    What we don't know about copyright law can hurt us – right in the pocketbook! Here's a guide to the most common mistakes and misunderstandings about copyright and what ...

March 7
Legacy Users Group
Bring your Legacy Questions to discuss.

March 7
Polish Genealogy: America & Poland
Join PGS-MN’s own Genealogist, Bob Kraska, as he talks about researching your Polish family, in both the US and Poland. He’ll provide tips and tricks for all levels of family history researchers.  Bob has assisted countless PGS-MN members in ...

March 7
Pommern Regional Group Meeting
We start gathering about 1:00pm