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What Is Social History and Why Should a Genealogist Care?
Wednesday, May 3
What Is Social History and Why Should a Genealogist Care?  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
GoToWebinar
 
Description: Social history is the history of ordinary people and how they lived their daily lives. It seeks to fill in the rich details of the past. Learn how social history can both improve your research skills and help you better understand and tell the stories of your ancestors’ lives.
 
Presenter: Annette Burke Lyttle speaks at the national, state, and local levels. She loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. Annette is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild, in addition to national, state, and local societies.
 
Cost: Free!
If you're new to webinars, check out this link: http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/how-it-works.html
 


Thursday, May 4 through Sunday, May 7
Festival of Nations  (Cultural)
St. Paul RiverCentre
RGS will be present at the Festival of Nations at the St. Paul RiverCentre May 04-07. Look for us at the Romanian booth.


Saturday, May 6
Legacy Users Group Meeting  (Meetings)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Library Classroom, Ste 218
Bring your Legacy questions and view some more "After Party" videos.


Sunday, May 7
DNA Interest Group Meeting  (Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Rockford Road Library, 6401 42nd Ave N, Minneapolis
Kevin Kittilson: Case Study with Y-DNA


Saturday, May 13
English-Welsh Interest Group Meeting  (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Shoreview Library, 4560 Victoria St N
Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D., will provide a demo of the new General Register Office (GRO) indexes. This will be our last meeting before the summer break. Meetings will resume Saturday September 23.  For updated meeting information, go to our website at https://uk2mngenie.wordpress.com/ or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mgsenglishwelsh/.


Saturday, May 13
School Records Class at MHS  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Minnesota History Center
School records are kept every year and hold extensive details on relatives. Take a class on using school records in family history research, including private, public, religious, reform and ethnic historic school records.
This class is taught by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA. Stuart-Warren works internationally in genealogical and historical research, and her specialties include unusual records, problem solving, major repositories and Native American research.
Cost: $32 ($28 MNHS/MGS members) To get the member price use the code that can be found on your 'Members Login' page.
Preregistration is highly recommended. To preregister, visit the event's ticketing page or call the box office (651-259-3015).


Saturday, May 20
Using Military Records in Your Research  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogical Society Classroom
Military Records - What types of military records are available and where can you access them?  How are they useful to your genealogy quest? 
 
Cathi Weber has been researching her family for over 35 years and started her own business, NorthStar Genealogy to help others with their research and teach classes. She is President of the Anoka County Genealogical Society and the chair of the Education Committee of the Minnesota Genealogical Society.  She has researched and compiled a number of charts and books for family, friends and clients. 
 


Saturday, May 20
Romanian Genealogy Society Quarterly Meeting  (Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Library Classroom
Organizing Your Genealogy – So Many Piles
How to organize your genealogy and take control of the piles. Find what you are looking for in less time with a system. Knowing what documents you have will enable you to focus on what documents you are looking for.
 
Presenter and RGS member, Sharon Shultz is the Library Curator for RGS and is also the Coordinator for RGS Find a Grave project.


Monday, May 22
Danish-American Churches  (Meetings)
7:00 pm
Danish American Center, lower level dining hall, 3030 West River Parkway in Minneapolis
Learning about the religious, or "church history" of Danes in America is an interesting topic in its own right, as well a great way to learn about our ancestors' lives and assist in the effectiveness of our family history research. The National Danish American Genealogical Society invites you to join us for this lecture by Professor Mark Granquist, PhD, of Luther Seminary. Prof. Granquist previously taught at St. Olaf and Gustavus Adolphus Colleges and holds a M.Div. from Yale University and a PhD from the University of Chicago. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit our website.



Sunday, June 4
DNA Interest Group Meeting  (Meetings)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Rockford Road Library, 6401 42nd Ave N, Minneapolis
Alice eichholz, Ph.D., CG will talk about Mitochondrial DNA


Using Google's My Maps as a Research and Analysis Tool
Wednesday, June 7
Using Google's My Maps as a Research and Analysis Tool  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
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Description: Did you know you can create your own maps using Google's My Maps? Many of us use Google Maps for travel or locating a place. My Maps allows users to create custom maps which makes it a fantastic and easy-to-use research and analysis tool. Maps can be shared with others making it a great way to present your research to family and friends.
This webinar will give an overview of My Maps, examples for why and how it can be useful for genealogy, and will demonstrate how to create custom maps, including inserting lines, shapes, images, text, and more.
 
Presenter: Cari Taplin, CG is related to Roy Rogers. Or at least the stories her grandparents told her as a child said so. As a result, she has been working on finding her true heritage since the year 2000. She is a regional and national speaker. Cari is a native of Wood County, Ohio now living near Austin, Texas.
 
Cost: Free!
If you're new to webinars, check out this link: http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/how-it-works.html
 



Saturday, September 16
Romanian Genealogy Society Quarterly Meeting  (Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Library Classroom


Saturday, September 23
English-Welsh Interest Group Meeting  (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location To Be Determined
Finding English Places of Origin before 1850, Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D., location TBD. Because libraries do not allow us to reserve rooms more than a month in advance, we cannot announce all locations. For updated meeting information, go to our website at https://uk2mngenie.wordpress.com/ or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mgsenglishwelsh/.
 



Friday, October 6 through Saturday, October 7
Tenth Annual North Star Genealogy Conference  (Conferences)
Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center
Featuring:
  • Paula Stuart-Warren – one of America's most popular genealogy educators
  • Cyndi Ingle – the creator of the genealogist's best friend: Cyndi's List
Plus: More than 20 breakout sessions on a wide range of cutting edge family history research topics.
 
Full program information will be available in May. Registration will open in early summer.


Saturday, October 28
English-Welsh Interest Group Meeting  (Meetings)
Depending on the date for the 2017 Hennepin County Library Family History Fair, our meeting may consist of providing a table at the fair—please volunteer to help at the table!



Saturday, November 18
Romanian Genealogy Society Annual Meeting  (Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Board Room Ste 416



Saturday, December 9
English-Welsh Interest Group Meeting  (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location To Be Determined
Reading Old Handwriting, Julia Mosman, location TBD. Because libraries do not allow us to reserve rooms more than a month in advance, we cannot announce all locations. For updated meeting information, go to our website at https://uk2mngenie.wordpress.com/ or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mgsenglishwelsh/.