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Minnesota Genealogical Society

Interest Groups

Several interest groups have formed to focus on unique genealogical interests or problems in a specialized research area or ethnicity.
All Interest Groups are directly affiliated with the Minnesota Genealogy Society. Therefore, regular attendance to Interest Group meetings requires Membership in the Society. You may certainly attend up to two meetings without being a member to see if the group is of interest to you.
From the beginning, MGS members have seen that a thorough understanding of the history, laws, customs, and records in each ethnic area is essential for effective genealogical research.
All changes and updates to the following information should be sent to the webmaster@mngs.org
Interest Group Name Contact Information
Canadian Interest Group

Contact: Jim Hirsch mncig.info@gmail.com 
Website: http://www.mncig.org
Location: MGS Library unless otherwise noted.
Library staffing: the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10 - 1
Ruth Charest, Surname File Resources, available on Canadian Saturdays or by appointment.

DNA Interest Group Contact: dnaig@mngs.org
Website: http://www.mngs.org/cpage.php?pt=69
The DNA Interest Group provides a forum for discussion and learning about DNA testing and its uses for genealogists and family history enthusiasts.
The group meets monthly at area libraries and has a Facebook group
Family Tree Maker Interest Group Contact: Phil Schiller MNGS.FTM.PJS@gmail.com
The Family Tree Maker interest group offers users of this genealogy software an opportunity to learn, exchange ideas and solve issues. The group meets about every two months on the third or fourth Saturday, from 10 to 12, at the Genealogy Center. The meeting schedule will always be posted on the MGS calendar.  Facebook Group
Legacy Users Group Contact: Bob Rowe mackrowe@yahoo.com - 651-407-0017
The Legacy Users Group provides help and training for using the Legacy Family Tree software package. The group meets monthly on the first Saturday morning from 9am to noon at MGC. The meeting schedule will always be posted on the MGS calendar.
RootsMagic Users Group Contact: Heather Pedersen sundaymorninggenealogist@gmail.com
The RootsMagic Group provides help and training for using the RootsMagic software package.
Writing Group Contact: Kathy Lund mlund8307@yahoo.com
A group sharing approaches to writing a family story.