Minnesota Genealogical Society

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Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
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Events sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society

Upcoming events

    • 1 Feb 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • GoTo Webinar

    Presented by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society.

    Audience Level – All

    Description:
    Those metal signs you see on old buildings or the brown metal historic markers by the side of the road may offer clues to the lives of your ancestors. With more than 96,000 properties listed, the National Register began in 1966 and was authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act. It became part of a program to coordinate, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources. Almost every county in the United States has at least one place listed.

    About the Speaker:
    Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, FOGS, has an amazing ability to bring laughter into the lives of her audience being a frequent lecturer at many societies in Ohio, Family History seminars, BYU, ICAPGen, and all of the national organizations. One of her favorite photos is of her pregnant mother on her way to a church picnic, then on to cemetery transcribing. It was taken just 4 days before Peggy was born. Definitely an early start to Peggy’s genealogy career! She authored Legacy QuickGuides on Appalachia, she was filmed as an instructor for Ancestry Academy, Family Tree University, and is a featured columnist in Reminisce magazine. Peggy was named Fellow of the Ohio Genealogical Society and honored with the Laura G. Prescott Award for Exemplary Service to Professional Genealogy by the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). She is a former researcher at Ancestry ProGenealogists. Miss Peggy’s last MGS webinar was on 1 September 2021 — “Putting America to Work: Records of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) and the CCC.” The recording is available in the members-only area of the MGS website.

    Cost:
    Free

    Registration:
    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8547160719040217433

    • 11 Feb 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Host at MGC

    Presented by Shirleen Hoffman, sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society.

    Hosted by MGS IN PERSON – at MGC. Class will be presented via Zoom in case of severe winter weather.

    Description:
    Expand your family history toolbox with little or no cost online Minnesota genealogy resources. Attendees will learn how to find information and records using the Minnesota Historical Society People Records Search, the Iron Range Research Center, Minnesota official Marriage System (MOMS), and the Minneapolis and St. Paul city directory collections.

    About the Speaker:
    Shirleen Hoffman is a professional genealogical researcher, speaker, and consultant. President of the Minnesota Genealogical Society and member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, she has a post-graduate certificate in Genealogical and Heraldic Studies and has completed several professional genealogy courses. She has been published in Minnesota Genealogist and the Germanic Genealogy Journal.

    Cost:
    $30 for members, $40 for non-members

    Registration:
    https://MNGS.regfox.com/finding-minnesota-records

    • 1 Mar 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • GoTo Webinar
    Presented by Kelvin L. Meyers, sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society.
    Audience Level – Intermediate to Advanced

    Description:
    This webinar will give the attendees an overview of forensic genealogy and the role of the genealogist in these types of cases. We will discuss some of the major types of cases in which a forensic genealogist may be involved, such as guardianship, oil and gas, unidentified and unclaimed persons, and probate. The role of the forensic genealogist as an expert witness will also be discussed.

    About the Speaker:
    A fifth-generation Texan and professional forensic genealogist since 1990, Kelvin is a frequent speaker to genealogical societies and family associations throughout the United States. As a graduate of Texas Tech University with a history major, Kelvin is an avid research-historian. After being employed for ten years in the Genealogy Department of the Dallas Public Library, Kelvin now has a solo practice as a forensic genealogist serving clients that include probate attorneys, trust department of banks, the U.S. Immigration Service, and energy companies. Kelvin is a 1989 and 1990 alumnus of the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research at Samford University and has return to IGHR as a lecturer. He is a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, a past President of the Lone Star Chapter of APG, and a founding member for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy. Kelvin currently serves as the chairman of the history and archives committee for First United Methodist Church in Dallas.

    Cost:
    Free

    Registration:
    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/859253372615407194

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