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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 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.

Request For Proposals - 2019 Webinars

The Minnesota Genealogical Society’s Education Committee announces its Request for Proposals for its 2019 Webinars. This request pertains to the webinars only. Please visit our Proposal Page for all the information and the submission form.

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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October 20
German Language Study Group Meeting
Bring your German language documents on flash drives to translate.

October 21
Canadian Interest Group Meeting
Scotland The Great Exodus (Webinars) Description: We will have a half hour business meeting. Then we will stream the Great Exodus webinar One of Scotland’s greatest exports has to be its people. Scots have been emigrating to the Americas since ...

October 22
Slesvig-Holsten: Danish and German
The southern region of Slesvig-Holsten can be quite a genealogical challenge. Without even moving location, your ancestors may have been considered alternately Danish or German depending on time period and political landscape. Speaker Nancy Martin will help us sort out ...

November 3
Yankee Genealogical Society
Kelly Frost speaking on "Personal Archives: Preparing to Pass on Your Papers"

November 4
"Finding Hygge" Movie (and snacks!)
Join us in watching "Finding Hygge," a documentary exploring Denmark's secret to happiness. The uniquely Danish concept of hygge has exploded in popularity but the Danish word and its definition are more  complicated than it seems. For those who seek happiness, this exploratory ...