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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 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
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm Larry Bieza, founder of Lyfmap, a free site which allows you to save your ancestors' stories on a map at the locations where they happened. 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Kelly Frost speaking on "Personal ...

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 ...

November 7
Using Free Online Services to Map Your Ancestors
Description: See how to built interactive and attractive-looking maps of places our ancestors lived, which can provide us additional insights about their lives. The presenter will introduce free, mostly online mapping services and show how to combine old maps from various ...

November 14
Databases for Your Use at MGS' Library
Description:  Did you know that in the William J. Hoffman Library and Research Center you have access to databases other than Ancestry? Join MGS Library Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Frost as she surveys all that is available to you while using the ...