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Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
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Minnesota Genealogical Society


The Minnesota Genealogical Society welcomes any person with an interest in genealogy or local history! Joining a genealogical society is one of the best ways to propel your research forward. MGS is a friendly place to meet and learn from people who share your interest in genealogy.


Membership in the Minnesota Genealogical Society includes:

  • Free admission to the William J. Hoffman Library and Research Center (LRC) with access to MGS, branch, and affiliate library collections and database subscriptions. It is one of the top research facilities in the Midwest.

  • Subscription to our quarterly print journal – Minnesota Genealogist

  • Automatic addition of your email address to the mailing list of our monthly e-newsletter – MN Families

  • Free participation in any or all MGS Interest Groups

  • Discounts for MGS conferences and classes

  • Access to Members Only area of the MGS website, including webinar recordings and handouts

  • Voice and vote at all MGS membership meetings and elections


The MGS membership year runs for one year from the date of joining MGS. Membership dues may be prepaid for up to two years. MGS does not use membership cards. Membership dues are non-refundable.


Membership Categories

  • Individual – one person receives all benefits listed above

  • Family – two persons residing at the same address receive all benefits listed above, except that one copy of the journal is shared by both persons.

  • Youth – one person under the age of 26 receives all benefits listed above


Other Options

  • Publication Subscription – the organization receives one copy of the quarterly MGS journal. No other benefits.



To join online and get instant access to MGS benefits, click the Online Join menu option near the upper left side of your screen. This is for NEW members only.


To renew your membership online, login to the MGS website with your MGS Login Name and Password, then click the Profile menu option (right under Members Login) and then click the Renew Membership button.


To join or renew by mail, print and complete our Member Sign-up Form then mail the form with your check to the address shown on the form.


Please consider a tax-deductable donation to the Minnesota Genealogical Society. Click the Support MGS menu option to donate.


If you have questions about joining MGS, send us an email at membership@mngs.org.