Minnesota Genealogical Society

1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
(651) 330-9312 • info@mngs.org

Events sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society

Upcoming events

    • 5 Oct 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • GoTo Webinar

    Presented by Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA, sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society.
    a virtual program from the comfort of your desk.

    Audience Level – All

    Description:
    Farming is said to provide the backbone of America; nowhere is this more accurate than in the heartland of America. While many immediately think of Wisconsin, when talking about midwestern farming, Minnesota has a unique history in agriculture. Was your family part of the farming community? Learn how the farmer contributed to the country’s way of life, ways to research farm values and records, and why the farming ancestor and farm family are to be revered and respected. After this webinar, no one should use the phrase, “my ancestor was JUST a farmer”!

    About the Speaker:
    Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA, former So. Cal. college speech professor (MA – Speech Communication; PhD – Folklore), is a national speaker and author. A member of the DAR she is the former director and current staff trainer for the Corona, CA Family History Center, has worked on background research for two genealogy television programs, and was a host for podcasts on social history. A former Board Certified genealogist with over 40 years of research experience, she is a former board member of APG and past president of its So. Cal. Chapter, President of the Corona Genealogical Society as well as webmaster for that same organization, and has participated on a number of other society boards. Jean writes the “Aunty Jeff” column for the Informer, the newsletter of the Jefferson County NY Genealogical Society.

    Cost:
    Free

    Registration:
    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/917562664812540428

    • 2 Nov 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
    • Goto Webinar

    Presented by Angela Knutson, sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society.
    a virtual program from the comfort of your desk.

    Audience Level – Intermediate

    Description:
    Do you live in an old house or are you curious about an old building in your community? Learn about it in this intermediate–level webinar taking you through the steps to begin the research and find out the history of a building or your residence. Extracting information from newspapers, libraries, and old maps will be discussed as well as looking for architectural clues which will lead you to the origin of the building. Tips and websites will be given to use along your research path. Tracing the how and why in house histories and old structures are an important part of your genealogy research.

    About the Speaker:
    Genealogy has been Angela Knutson’s passion since 1981. Angela strives to uncover hidden secrets in the walls of old buildings by doing extensive research, interviewing past residents, and studying the architecture. She says: “She doesn’t see her work as a job, but as discovering the history of the way we lived.” Angela’s favorite part of genealogy is poking around in old buildings … no dusty closet or attic is off limits. Tracing the how and why these buildings were made is enthralling. She is a member of Appleton (WI) Historical Society, gives presentations for Appleton Public Library, and teaches basic genealogy classes at Park and Rec Department.

    Cost:
    Free

    Registration:
    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4664058376507941388

    • 19 Nov 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • GoTo Meeting

    Presented by Alec Feretti, sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society.
    a virtual program from the comfort of your desk.

    Description:
    This class will demystify auto-clustering, by demonstrating how it is simply a more visual method of analyzing shared matches. After briefly overviewing the Shared centiMorgan Project, case studies will be used to show how auto-clustering can be used to analyze shared matches - the primary technique genealogists have used for years. Strategies to auto-cluster in the major platforms will be discussed.

    About the Speaker:
    Alec Ferretti is a New-York-City-based professional genealogist, who works for the Wells Fargo Family & Business History Center, researching family histories for high-net-worth clients. Alec specializes in the genealogy of 20th century immigrants to the United States. He is a regular lecturer at genealogical societies and conferences. He serves as the President of the New York Genealogy & Technology Group, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and serves actively on the Board of Reclaim the Records, a nonprofit dedicated to wrangling public records from obstinate government agencies.

    Cost:
    MGS Members $30, For Non-Members $40

    Registration:
    https://MNGS.regfox.com/dna-clustering-automating-shared-matching

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