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Suite 100
Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
(651) 330-9312
Minnesota Genealogical Society

Welcome!

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.


MGS 50th ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATION

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Minnesota Genealogical Society at a fun-filled Open House at the Minnesota Genealogical Center. This free event features exhibits, library tours, mini-classes, door prizes, Ask-a-Pro mini consultations, time to network with ethnic and interest groups, eat delicious snacks, and more! This event is free and open to the public.


MGS Spring Workshop “Online Goldmine

Getting the Most from FamilySearch.org, Ancestry.com, and FindAGrave.com
 
Saturday, 13 April 2019, 9:00 am  –  4:00 pm
At the Minnesota Genealogy Center in Mendota Heights. 
Workshop-style classes will feature hands-on learning exercises. Attendees are encouraged to bring laptops or tablets. You will leave the conference with both the knowledge and experience to get the most from these three important websites. The conference features three back-to-back classes. 
Find our more or register on our events 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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March 23
Pinpointing Your Farm
Plan now to take part in NAGA’s next genealogy seminar. Our topic will be how to move beyond U.S. records and use online resources that are from and about Norway. We will look especially at:    • digitalarkivet.no, Norway’s digitized ...

March 25
Using Social Media in Your Genealogy
Using social media for genealogy is a newer trend – it’s not just for posting pictures of your cat and catching up with old friends. See how you might use social media to discover family, research techniques, and connect with ...

March 30
MGS 50th Anniversary Open House
Join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Minnesota Genealogical Society at a fun-filled Open House at the Minnesota Genealogical Center. This free event features exhibits, library tours, mini-classes, door prizes, Ask-a-Pro mini consultations, time to network with ethnic ...

April 3
Getting the Most Out of DNA Ethnicity Reports
Presenter: John Vanek Description: The most frequent complaint about DNA tests is that ethnicity reports don't match people's expectations. John Vanek will help us look at how these reports are calculated and explore some of the challenges that stand ...

April 6
Legacy Users Group
Possible subjects could include the Publishing Center, Charting, and/or Picture Center.