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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.


Annual Meeting

The MGS Annual meeting will be on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the Mississippi Room at the Minnesota Genealogy Center.  The agenda will include updates of our finances, newly elected officers for 2019-2020 and a thank you to all the volunteers who contribute to this society. The quorum to hold this meeting is 25 members.  Please come and have coffee and cookies and enjoy the meeting!


Request For Proposals - 2019 Webinars

The Minnesota Genealogical Society’s Education Committee announces its Request for Proposals for its 2019 Webinars. This request pertains to the webinars only. Please visit our Proposal Page for all the information and the submission form.


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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Minnesota Families is the name of our monthly newsletter. An expanded explanation is available on our Publications page. If you would like to sign up to receive a copy please click the button below.


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December 1
Legacy Users Group
This group will NOT meet in December. All members are encouraged to attend the MGS Annual Meeting at 10:30 in the Mississippi Room

December 1
Annual Meeting of MGS
The agenda will include updates of our finances, newly elected officers for 2019-2020 and a thank you to all the volunteers who contribute to this society. The quorum to hold this meeting is 25 members.  Please come and have coffee ...

December 2
DNA Interest Group
Lois Abromitis Mackin will present “Are These Mackins Brothers?” a case that used DNA to confirm documentary research suggesting that two 19th century Irish immigrants were brothers.

December 5
PERSIbilities: Better Research with ACPL's Periodical Source Index
Description: This presentation will look into PERSI, discuss its partnership with Find My Past (FMP), and provide tips and techniques for getting the most out of this valuable genealogical resource. The presenter will demonstrate a variety of search tips and examine ...

December 15
German Language Study Group
Bring your German language documents on flash drives to translate.