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Suite 100
Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
(651) 330-9312
Minnesota Genealogical Society
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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 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

Spring Workshop

Minnesota Genealogy Center
Pilgrims to Patriots: Researching Colonial America to the United States Revolution, A celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower.
For more details visit our Events 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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January 29
Breaking Down Irish Stone Walls with Michael, Kathy, Ann, Tom, Pat and Mary!
Bricks in your family tree driving you up the wall? This free workshop is intended to help break down your wall…or at least provide you with some tools to begin chipping away. The morning will begin by viewing Michael John ...

February 1
Legacy Users Group
Bring your Legacy Questions to discuss.

February 1
All Kinds of Loyalists
Join the Yankee Genealogical Society and the Candian Interest Group for their first-ever co-hosted meeting.   Kathryn Lake Hogan, United Empire Loyalist, will present "All Kinds of Loyalists," (In the aftermath of the American Revolution, many of those who remained ...

February 2
DNA Interest Group Meeting
The program by Lois Abromitis Mackin will be a Brief Introduction to Leeds Method a manual tool for sorting your matches. For those familiar with this program feel free to share your experiences.

February 5
Skeletons in the Family Closet: Dealing with the Unexpected
We all find scandals, scalawags, and other surprises in the course of our genealogical research, whether through traditional research methods or DNA. Do you share this information if it is potentially traumatic to certain family members? If you do, ...