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Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
(651) 330-9312
Minnesota Genealogical Society
The Hoffman Research Library is now open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday evenings from 4 to 8 p.m. Members of MGS, its branches, and its library partners may reserve time slots, here at the Hoffman Research Library reservation signup page.  


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.
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April 24
O Canada: Census and Beyond Research Resources
Discover how to locate your Canadian ancestors through online research. Learn about early census records in 1666 to the latest released in 1921, 1906, and 1916 for the Western regions. Religious records served as vital records as late as ...

April 26
Even if we can't meet in person, that won't stop us from having a potluck...a virtual one that is! Join us on Zoom to share your favorite Danish and Danish-American recipes, food memories, show off pictures of your Danish ...

May 5
Using atDNA to Identify an Immigrant’s Place of Origin
  Audience Level – Intermediate to Advance   Description:  While Ute will always be a researcher of old records and handwritings, DNA has in recent years become a powerful addition to her research toolbox. Genetic genealogy can seem intimidating. However, ...

May 15
Why Were They There? Merging Evidence Explains Why Ancestors Settled Where They Did
Finding where your ancestors came from is one thing. Figuring out why they settled where they did is another. Your ancestors might have traveled in a group, followed friends, or set out for a hot job location. This Geo-Geography ...

May 17
Learn about the Danish probate process and the types of records to better understand how best to use them. We will look at the sometimes-difficult issue of finding our ancestors in probate records, get tricks to read and understand the ...