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Minnesota Genealogical Society

The Minnesota Genealogical Society invites you to participate in the 2020 North Star Genealogy Conference as a sponsor. We anticipate 200-225 attendees who will be looking for products and services related to genealogy and family history.

We’re excited to announce that the 13th annual North Star Genealogy Conference will be held entirely virtual this year. Starting October 8th through the 10th, in addition to 12 break-out sessions, the conference will feature two hugely popular, nationally lauded plenary speakers: Judy Russell and David McDonald.
Even though we are going virtual, we are working on ways to create a space for our sponsors! We invite you to showcase your organization to conference attendees through one of our sponsorship opportunities.
The North Star conference will be aggressively marketed to Minnesota Genealogical Society’s entire membership and followers – more than 950 individuals and 50 organizations throughout the Upper Midwest…and more! Since we are going virtual this year, we are expanding our reach as far as possible…even internationally! Your sponsorship will appear in all of the marketing materials.


Conference sponsorships enable MGS to provide this exceptional learning event to genealogy enthusiasts while promoting your business. There are sponsorship opportunities to fit any organization. The chart below details these levels and benefits. We would also enjoy working with you to customize a sponsorship plan for your organization.

  Sponsor Recognition
Conference Program Ad Full Page Half Page Quarter Page Listed
MGS eNewsletter (2,000+ recipients) Ad Ad Logo Listed
Social Media posts Dedicated (Video or Photo Ad) Dedicated (Photo Ad) Logo Listed
Video Commercial Between sessions Ad No No No
Powerpoint Slide Ad between presentations No Ad Logo Listed
Logo/Name listed on Vendor Page of Website Ad Ad Logo Listed


Registrations are taken on a first-come basis until full. To register as a Sponsor:

  • Go to the conference registration page
  • Enter this code: NS2020V in the Member Code field
  • Choose your sponsorship level
  • Donate a door prize!

Thank you for your interest in participating in the North Star Conference! If you have questions, please contact Tamara Henschel, the Sponsor Coordinator at nsvendor@mngs.org.


Certain levels of sponsorships include advertising options in the 2020 North Star Genealogy Conference program that will be available for download to all our attendees! If you purchased a sponsorship online, please download the Ad form and include a copy of your online registration with the form and your ad artwork, to the address on the form (do not send payment again). 

If you do not want a sponsorship, but would still like to place an ad in our program, you can download the Ad form for the size and pricing options. You can submit this form with payment to the address on the form. Ads and payment must be received by September 1, 2020.

Submit artwork to design@bjpds.com. Ads should be the correct size as a High-Resolution PDF file, 300 dpi or greater.