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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.

North Star Genealogy Conference

Advance Registration Rates Good Through October 1!
Register now for the 2018 North Star Genealogy Conference and take advantage of advance registration rates. Find the member code for registration on the Members Only page to get these rates.
The Pre-Conference event is sold out.

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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September 26
How to Use the MGS Library
Description:  Join MGS Library Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Frost as she discusses exciting discoveries awaiting you when you come to research in the William J. Hoffman Library and Research Center.  The session will cover how to use the new and improved ...

September 30
Documenting Your Way to Norway: Researching Your Family On Site and Online
Your ancestors came from Norway, but where in Norway? Which region? Which farm? In this class, you'll learn how to use a wide range of U.S. records about your family and how to glean clues from those records that can ...

October 3
Using Mitochondrial DNA Testing for Genealogical Problem Solving
Description: Utilizing mitochondrial DNA testing in genealogy garners a lot of naysayers and negative advice. Learn how vitally important this kind of testing can be when you use DNA as an active tool in the genealogical toolbox. This case study will ...

October 4
Pre-Conference Advanced Topics Workshop
The 2018 North Star Genealogy Conference is offering an advanced topics afternoon workshop by Thomas W. Jones as part of the annual conference.  The limited enrollment workshop will be held at the Minnesota Genealogy Center in Eagan, MN and requires ...

October 5
Enjoy two full days of conference sessions and activities including plenary sessions by nationally known featured speakers Thomas W. Jones and Karen Mauer Jones, 25 breakout sessions presented by 14 regional and national genealogy experts, the annual MGS Awards Banquet, ...