Minnesota Genealogical Society Logo 1385 Mendota Heights Road
Suite 100
Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
(651) 330-9312
Minnesota Genealogical Society

Who we are

The Minnesota Genealogical Society, organized in 1969, is a 501(c)3 educational organization whose purpose is to:
  • Foster and increase interest in genealogy by providing an association for those interested in family, state, and local history.
  • Collect, preserve, and publish genealogical and historical records and information.
  • Hold meetings, classes, and workshops to educate members on current genealogy-related topics.
MGS achieves its mission through providing genealogical education and making genealogical resources available through the MGS Library and Research Center.
The goal of the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) and its branches is to provide education on methods of genealogical research, social activities with other individuals with genealogy interests, and a place to research ancestors. Our Library & Research Center provides a wide variety of information covering many countries, articles on vital statistics, military records, immigration, mapping records and many other areas of research.
Our Bylaws Revised 5 Oct 2013
Our Bylaws Amended 7 Nov 2015

Operating Year: January - December 2018

President: Linda Westrom
Vice President: Walker Crawford
Secretary: Sue Rohland
Treasurer: Melva Cain
Executive Committee
President: Linda Westrom
Vice President: Walker Crawford
Secretary: Sue Rohland
Treasurer: Melva Cain
Member-at-large: Nancy Blume
Director--term ends 2018: Joel Watne
Director--term ends 2018: Diana Schansberg
Director--term ends 2018: Sandy Hull
Director--term ends 2018: Jay Fonkert
Director--term ends 2018: Peggy Larson
Director--term ends 2019: Cathy Naborowski
Director--term ends 2019: Kristie Strum
Director--term ends 2019: Nancy Blume
Awards & Volunteer Recognition: Sandy Hull
Branch Council: Linda Westrom
Bylaws: Nancy Blume
Education: Vacant
Finance: Walker Crawford
Financial Review: Joel Watne
Library: Cathy Naborowski
Library Volunteers/Scheduler: Kelly Frost
Membership: Peg Stainer
MN Genealogist CoEditor1: Jay Fonkert
MN Genealogist CoEditor2: Elizabeth Gomoll
Newsletter CoEditor1: Bert Jones
Newsletter CoEditor2: Anny Finch
Nominating: Peggy Larson
Operations: Joel Watne
Personnel: Pam Videen
Policies and Procedures: Kristie Strum
Publicity: Linda Atkinson
Research: Robin Macgregor
Technology: Pam Videen
Writing Contest: Sue Kratsch
Webmaster: Bob Rowe