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Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
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Minnesota Genealogical Society


Welcome to the Minnesota Genealogical Society, Minnesota's largest and most comprehensive family history research organization. Whether you have Minnesota connections or not, we invite you to join us in pursuit of your family history. 
We are a 100% Volunteer organization. Delays may occur when sending requests. For LibraryHours, please see our Library Page.

2018 Writing Contest is Open

Writing Contest logoYou are invited to enter the Minnesota Genealogical Society Family History Writing Competition.
Entries are due July 1, 2018.
Winners announced at the North Star Conference.

North Star Genealogy Conference

Registration Opening June 9
Make your plans to attend the 2018 version of Minnesota's premier genealogy event. Registration is scheduled to open June 9 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.

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June 25
Cemeteries, Obituaries, and Death Records
There are many records of great genealogical value associated with death.  Finding these records will greatly enhance your family history research and move you forward to new discoveries.  This treasure trove of information can often be surprisingly easy to locate ...

July 1
DNA Interest Group
Alice Eichholz will present "DNA Painter", tool for chromosome mapping, plus other tools for that site.

July 7
Legacy Users Group
We will watch the next Webinar in the Unlocked Series. Bring your Legacy and Find A Grave questions.

July 11
Honoring the Stories Behind the Stuff
Description:  We all have "The Box" of photos and memorabilia. In this class we will teach you a process for sorting through your box, while still honoring the memories they represent; and provide creative and space-saving tips to preserve them for ...

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 ...