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

    • 21 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC-06:00)
    • To Be Held Online

    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

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    • 1 Sep 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM (CDT)
    • Online – GoToWebinar

    Audience Level – Beginner to Advance

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was founded in 1935 as part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal. Providing jobs for over 8.5 million people, they were instrumental in compiling many records that are valuable to genealogists today. Many of the indexes and records we use today were compiled by the WPA; those unemployed professionals who were “put to work” in the days following the Great Depression. Many times we think the WPA and the CCC are the same government agencies, when in fact they were both components in the New Deal. These are likely the most common ones we are familiar with, and this webinar will aid us in seeing the differences between the two, as well as where employment records may be located.

    Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, FOGS, author of Legacy QuickGuides on Appalachia, she is an instructor at Ancestry Academy, Family Tree University, and columnist for Reminisce magazine. Named Fellow of the Ohio Genealogical Society, and is the 2018 recipient of the Laura G. Prescott Award for Exemplary Service to Professional Genealogy. She is a former researcher at Ancestry ProGenealogists.

    Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/370721648398554894

    • 18 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC-06:00)
    • To Be Held Online

    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

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    • 30 Sep 2021
    • 7:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • 2 Oct 2021
    • 4:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Hosted Online by MGS
    • 6 Oct 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM (CDT)
    • Online – GoToWebinar

    Audience Level – Genealogy skills: Beginner to Advance
    Tech/Internet skills:  Intermediate+

    Are you looking for books about your family history? You may be able to find them without leaving the comfort of your home! Millions of books have already been digitized and are free to use, as well as download to your personal library. Learn where to find the best digital book collections, how to strategically search for the books you need, and how to save your finds to your computer or cloud storage for later reference.

    Elizabeth O’Neal is a professional genealogist who writes, lectures, and consults on a variety of topics. Her passion is using technology and social media to enrich the experience of genealogy research and family history storytelling.

    A genealogist for more than 34 years, Elizabeth is the owner of Swan Genealogy Services℠ and the family history lifestyle blog Heart of the Family™.

    Professional memberships include the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and she is an active member of the public speaking club Toastmasters International.

    Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5702597678624251661


    • 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

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    • 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

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