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 by providing genealogical education and making genealogical resources available through the Minnesota Genealogy 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. The Hoffman Research Library provides a wide variety of information covering many countries, articles on vital statistics, military records, immigration, mapping records and many other areas of research.