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Minnesota Genealogical Society


Welcome to the Minnesota Genealogical Society, Minnesota's largest and most comprehensive family history research organization. Whether you have Minnesota connections or not, we invite you to join us in pursuit of your family history. 
We are a 100% Volunteer organization. Delays may occur when sending requests. For LibraryHours, please see our Library Page.

2018 Writing Contest is Open

Writing Contest logoYou are invited to enter the Minnesota Genealogical Society Family History Writing Competition.
Entries are due July 1, 2018.
Winners announced at the North Star Conference.

North Star Genealogy Conference

Registration Opening June 9
Make your plans to attend the 2018 version of Minnesota's premier genealogy event. Registration is scheduled to open June 9 for the 11th Annual North Star Genealogy Conference 5-6 October at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West Hotel in Plymouth, Minnesota. For detailed conference information, visit the North Star 2018 page.

MGS Dues Have Increased

Membership dues for the Society have remained the same for many years! The Board voted to increase our dues effective Jan 1, 2018. 
Individual 1-year membership USD 40.00 (was USD 35.00).

Family 1-year membership USD 60.00 (was USD 45.00).
Young Adult 1-year membership USD 20.00 (was USD 18.00).
A 1-year Subscription to the MGS journal, "Minnesota Genealogist" (no other membership benefits are included) USD 25.00 (was USD 20.00, 35.00 option was eliminated)

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June 2
Legacy User's Group Meeting
Another learning experience for those using using the best genealogy software available.

June 3
DNA Interest Group
The Program will be a presentation by Cathi Lyman-Onkka " Using DNA Plus Old Fashioned Genealogy to Solve a Family Mystery".  All are invited.

June 6
We're Here in America, Now What?
  Description: Our immigrant ancestors came to America with their hopes and little money. While some families arrived to relatives or friends who had already settled in the area, many were facing a world that was quite foreign to them. Focusing ...

June 13
First Stop - Check the Census Records
  Description:  The U.S. Federal Census can be wonderful tools and clues, as are state census records and the other specialized census records. We will look at these records and find ways to use them.   Presenter:  Linda Westrom has worked on ...

June 16
Introduction to Danish Genealogy
Description:  Do you want to research your Danish ancestors but don’t know where to start? Hit a road block? Looking for new leads? This lecture will provide step-by-step instructions, and links to online resources, on how to begin and sustain your ...