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Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
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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.  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.

North Star Genealogy Conference

Registration Opened June 9
Make your plans to attend the 2018 version of Minnesota's premier genealogy event. Registration is now open for the 11th Annual North Star Genealogy Conference 5-6 October at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West Hotel in Plymouth, Minnesota. For detailed conference information, visit the North Star 2018 page.

Call for Awards Nominations

MGS invites nominations for six awards to be presented at the North Star Conference banquet on the evening of October 5th.

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July 23
Using Family Tree Maker Software
As you collect genealogical data, it is essential to keep it in an organized and secure place.  Come and learn some tips and tricks  for using the Family Tree Maker genealogy software program. See how it  interfaces with Ancestry.com and ...

July 28
Yankee Genealogical Society Meeting
Using a webinar from the New England Historic Genealogical Society, we’ll explore resources, many available in the Minnesota Genealogy Center, for locating ancestors in the 1620-1700 time period. The presenter is David Dearborn, FASG, a senior genealogist at the NEHGS. ...

August 1
FamilySearch: The Other 70%
Description: Are you only conducting surname searches at FamilySearch.org (FS)? Over 70% of the digital images of FS are NOT found using a surname search and indexing is not keeping up with the aggressive program of digitization. Learn how to find ...

August 5
DNA Interest Group
Lois Mackin will present "X-Chromosome DNA, what it is and how we work with it." All interested are invited to attend. 

August 25
Discover & Document Memories using Lyfmap
Have you ever thought "If only the walls could talk."? Or wondered about the memories of a specific place? With Lyfmap, memories can be preserved for a certain location by pinning to a map for others to discover. Lyfmap ...