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

    • 13 Jun 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 25 Jul 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online - GTM

    Level Two Genealogy Research CourseSUNDAYS, JUNE 13 – JULY 25
    1 pm to 3:30 pm

    Participants will build on their progress from Level One as they learn and practice more advanced research skills, methods and sources. They will study more advanced records and methods and learn how to evaluate sources. Participants will complete assignments on their family genealogy and receive instructor feedback and research guidance. As a final assignment, they will investigate a research question and prepare a proof argument to answer the question.

    Prerequisite: Registrants must successfully complete Level One or demonstrate to the instructors they have the knowledge and skills learned in Level One by submitting a resume or work sample to the instructors at genealogytalks@gmail.com.

    Level Two is a series of four progressive classes designed to teach important genealogy skills, with three optional “office hours” coaching sessions in between classes.

    Class dates and times

    Four 2 ½ hour online class sessions

    • Sunday, June 13, 2021, 1 to 3:30 PM
    • Sunday, June 27, 2021, 1 to 3:30 PM
    • Sunday, July 11, 2021, 1 to 3:30 PM
    • Sunday, July 25, 2021, 1 to 3:30 PM

    and

    Three optional 1 hour intervening online coaching sessions

    • Sunday, June 20, 2021, 1 – 2 PM
    • Monday, July 5, 2021, 7 – 8 PM
    • Sunday, July 18, 2021, 1 – 2 PM
    About the Presenters:

    Lois Abromitis Mackin, PhD, is a professional genealogist focusing on American and English research. Lois has bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in history, and has studied at major genealogical institutes. She writes for Minnesota Genealogist and The Septs, teaches about genealogical records and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

    Shirleen Hoffman is the President of the Minnesota Genealogical Society and a published author in several genealogical publications. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and has studied at major genealogical institutes. She is currently working on her master’s degree in Genealogical, Paleographic & Heraldic Studies.

    $175 MGS members, $175 IGSI members, $225 non-members

    Maximum class size is 30 people.

    Register at https://MNGS.regfox.com/level-two-genealogy-research-course

    • 26 Jun 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • Sponsored online by Canadian Interest Group
    • Alice Finley - Canadian Connection - American Girl Meets Irish Lieutenant
    • Yvette Hewitt - The Simmons Family: A Caribbean Canadian Immigrant Story.
    • Group Question and Answer Session

    https://www.gotomeet.me/MGSBranches/cig-june-meeting


    • 10 Jul 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Co-hosted by IGSI and the Canadian Interest Group of MGS

    Using published and online primary sources, uncover the story of the migration of the Irish to Canada before and during The Great Famine. This webinar will review the different immigration schemes including the Peter Robinson settlers to Ontario, the Monaghan Settlers to Atlantic Canada, and assisted immigration to Quebec. Learn how to find records about their departure from Ireland and arrival into Canada, including quarantine stations at Partridge Island and Gross Ile.

    Instructor: Melanie McComb

    Details and registration at the Irish Genealogical Society International


    • 21 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC-06:00)
    • Minnesota Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights, MN 55120

    Why is it important to find a person’s place of burial? Because it’s the end – the final event in a life and an essential part of that person’s story. While the place of burial may offer insight to a person’s life or unexpected information, it’s not always easy to find. Learn how to track down an ancestor that seems to have vanished after death.

    Elizabeth Williams Gomoll, CG, is co-editor of the Minnesota Genealogist quarterly journal. Liz is immediate past president of the Association for Professional Genealogists Northland Chapter and has served several terms on the Minnesota Genealogical Society Board of Directors. She currently chairs two MGS committees and is a member of several national and ethnic genealogy societies. Liz recently published two books: a collection of WWI letters and photographs called With Love to All, a co-authored guide called Husförhörslängder, Swedish Household Examination Records. She researches and lectures professionally as Red Bird Genealogy Services (www.RedBirdGen.com). In addition, Liz plays flute and piccolo professionally and holds a private pilot’s license.

    Cost: Members $30 and Non-members $40

    REGISTER

    • 18 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC-06:00)
    • Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100

    Genealogical, historical, and ethnic periodicals of the past hold gems on our ancestral families and localities including details on repositories, locality history, church records, cemeteries, military service, surnames, bibles, and migration. What is waiting for your discovery? These are only a few of the reasons to use these dusty publications and the array of those free online. The footnotes in some articles lead to more details and records you may not have encountered. Learn more about various finding aids to help locate the content of periodicals online and near you.  The session highlights examples of these and other types of articles. An extensive handout is included with the class.

    Paula Stuart-Warren conducts genealogical and historical research, lecturing, and coaching in U.S. research. Her specialties include unusual records, analysis, research planning, problem-solving, manuscript and archival repositories, railroads, and Native American. She has experience as an instructor for SLIG and GRIP, and is a former board member APG, MGS, FGS.

    Cost: Members $30 and Non-members $40

    REGISTER


    • 30 Sep 2021
    • 7:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • 2 Oct 2021
    • 4:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Hosted Online by MGS
    • 20 Nov 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC-06:00)
    • Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100

    Are you ready to take a trip to your ancestral homeland? What should you know before you go?

    Cathi Weber has been researching her family for over 40 years and now is a professional genealogist, teaching classes and helping others find their ancestors’ stories.

    Cost: Members $30 and Non-members $40

    REGISTER


    • 11 Dec 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC-06:00)
    • Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100

    Learn tips for safely organizing your research findings so you or others can find the records.

    Cathi Weber has been researching her family for over 40 years and now is a professional genealogist, teaching classes and helping others find their ancestors’ stories.

    Cost: Members $30 and Non-members $40

    REGISTER


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