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


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

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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December 7
Legacy Users Group
One item to cover is the "Sentence Override" option. Will likely watch a webinar as well.

December 14
Nordic Patronyms and Surnames
Class Description: Many aspects of Nordic vs American name understanding will be presented with examples from 40 years of Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian research, regarding given names, patronyms, matronyms, surnames including farm names, soldier names, spelling, and how our ...

December 14
Canadian Interest Group Meeting
"Before Ontario: Researching in Upper Canada and Canada West" Description: Researching your ancestor in Upper Canada before 1850 is frustrating. It's so hard to find any records. But is it really? Discover the best places to find records in this ...

January 5
DNA Interest Group
What are your 2020 goals for working with your DNA? Lois Abromitis Mackin will lead a short discussion about setting goals, while we share our thoughts and support each other.

January 11
Roots Magic Users Meeting
Calling all users of Roots Magic! Are you interested in learning new tricks with the program? Do you want to share a feature you enjoy? Join us as we meet to discuss all things Roots Magic. All are welcome ...