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.
Researchers can find our hours of service on our Library Page
Award Nominations Deadline EXTENDED!
The MGS Awards Committee has extended the deadline for nominations of MGS service and achievement awards to SEPTEMBER 15!
Making a nomination is easy. Using the online form
, simply write a few sentences telling the Committee why your nominee should be honored. If you have trouble with the form, just send an email to the Awards Committee (email@example.com
Anyone – both MGS members and non-members – may submit nominations.
2020 North Star Goes Virtual!
Join us October 8-10, 2020 for our first ever Virtual North Star Genealogy Conference. Featured speakers Judy Russell and Rev. David McDonald will start things off with plenary sessions Thursday evening, Oct. 8 followed by more plenaries and 12 breakout sessions on Oct. 9-10. We’ll give out awards, select a winning photo in the Minnesota Genealogist cover photo contest, “see” vendors, and “Ask a Genealogist”. You can even “host your own home banquet” on Friday evening while listening to Judy Russell’s banquet talk. Find more conference details on the 2020 North Star Conference page.
Minnesota Genealogist 2020 Cover Photo Contest
Your favorite family history photo could appear on the cover of Minnesota Genealogist in 2021!
- Family or ancestral photos taken before 1950, and
- Photos of ancestral homes your ancestors lived in before 1920.
Send a digital copy of your photo by September 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a 5x7 or larger print to Minnesota Genealogist, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights, MN 55120-1367. Voting will take place online during the virtual 2020 North Star Genealogy Conference.
Both color and B&W photos are eligible, but photos should have a landscape (horizontal) layout suitable for the cover of this journal.
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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