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Minnesota Genealogical Society

Library Closing February 20

The William J. Hoffman Library and Research Center will be closed Wednesday, February 20th, due to expected snow storm. The library will be open normal hours on Thursday, February 21.


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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February 23
Genealogical Problem-Solving
In this five-part course, students will learn to evaluate sources, plan reasonably exhaustive searches, merge and consolidate identities, and write a genealogical proof. Each class will feature short lectures, skill-building exercises, and class discussion. This class is best suited to ...

February 25
Denmark: The Plague and Other Pestilence
Our ancestors led difficult lives just making a daily existence, but illnesses like plague, smallpox and more brought difficulty to an entirely new level. Learn how these contagious hardships affected Danes of years ago and learn how to incorporate this ...

March 2
Legacy Users Group
Agenda to be determined

March 3
DNA Interest Group
Speaker will be Alice Eichholz. Topic is "A Tale of Two Grandfathers: using the Full Potential of DNA". Help will be available following the presentation.  All are welcome.

March 6
Organize Like an Archivist
Presenter: Nancy E. Loe, MA, MLS Description: This webinar helps you put your genealogy research records in order, using the same techniques as professional archivists who manage vast collections.   Discover effective step-by-step strategies to manage your genealogy research, ...