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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. 
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.

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

December 16
MNCIG Meeting
Caroline Meilleur - French-Canadian Catholic Church Records Part I : Baptism records - how to read and understand them. You have French-Canadian Ancestors, that's great! You have found or want to find them BUT you don't speak French? Not a ...

January 5
Legacy Users Group
Number 7 in the Unlocked series will be viewed by the group. As always, bring your Legacy questions to get answers.

January 6
DNA Interest Group
John Vanek will present a case study “A Complicated Family: Solving Multiple Paternity Questions Using DNA.” Close relationships can usually be determined unambiguously based on total shared centiMorgans. Usually, but not always. In this presentation, professional genealogist John Vanek will ...

January 19
How to Use the MGS Library
Description:  Join MGS Library Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Frost as she discusses exciting discoveries awaiting you when you come to research in the William J. Hoffman Library and Research Center.  The session will cover how to use the new and improved catalog, ...