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Suite 100
Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
(651) 330-9312
Minnesota Genealogical Society
Due to the accelerated community transmission of Covid-19 in the Twin Cities, the Minnesota Genealogy Center and the Hoffman Research Library will be closed to patrons Sunday, November 22 through at least Friday, January 8. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you.


Welcome to the Minnesota Genealogical Society! 
The society 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

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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December 2
Cautions and Unexpected Revelations Using DNA to Grow Your Family Tree
Description: Tammy Priolo will discuss cautions while using DNA to build your family tree including privacy, trustworthiness, making contact with others, the ever-changing field, as well as unexpected revelations including half siblings, adoption, community connections, etc.  Knowing the pitfalls and ...

December 7
Danishfamilysearch.com is an amazing website for accessing Danish vital records, maps, military rolls, images of original documents and much more but many people aren't familiar with it. (Not to be confused with the LDS FamilySearch.com; these are completely different websites) ...

December 12
Naturalization Records for Genealogists
Did your immigrant ancestor become an American citizen? Learn about clues to find these valuable records.   About the Presenter: Cathi Weber has been a genealogical researcher for more than 30 years. She has researched in more than 10 states, as ...