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.

2017 North Star Genealogy Conference

Set your compass to the Tenth Annual North Star Genealogy Conference, October 6-7, 2017. Meet at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota to enjoy featured speakers Paula Stuart-Warren and Cyndi Ingle, 20 topical breakout presentations, door prizes, exhibitors, the annual Awards Banquet and more!
Also, learn the value of adding DNA to your genealogy toolbox at the North Star DNA Day pre-conference on October 5th.
Find complete conference information on the North Star 2017 page. See you in October!

Cover Photo Contest

Your entry could win the prestigious honor of being placed on the cover of an upcoming Journal, The Minnesota Genealogist. All the details and requirements are stated on the entry form. Your entry MUST be in our hands by 1 Aug 2017!

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July 24
Danish Folk Costumes and Clothing
The National Danish American Genealogical Society invites you to learn about traditional Danish folk costumes and clothing. What did your Danish ancestors wear? How did they look for special occasions and everyday attire?  Join us in exploring traditional Danish folk ...

July 31
Genealogy of Ethnic Germans in Banat
RGS Special Guest Staša Cvetković​​ ​Experienced genealogist from Serbia, Mr. Staša Cvetković, will address some of the important topics related to research of ancestors who came from regions of present-day Romania and Serbia.This seminar discusses how to research ethnic ...

August 1
Romanian Genealogy Research
RGS Special Guest Staša Cvetković This seminar will be geared towards beginner and intermediate researchers who have not done very much research in European records. Mr. Cvetković is most experienced with the regions around western Romania and eastern Serbia, ...

August 2
Looking for a Man Who Didn’t Want to Be Found – Using Military, WPA Records & More
  Description: People sometimes disappear intentionally. Midwestern scofflaw and bigamist Robert Lee Chamberlain stole church funds and abandoned his family, rattling around the Midwest and Pacific Northwest before dying in New Mexico. By following clues in the records it's possible to ...

August 5
Legacy Users Group
We can take another look at Find A Grave since their site was acting up last time. We can poll the group and share how we enter and source different items.