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Saturday, October 26
Lesser-Known Data + Norwegian for Genealogists  (Seminars)
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
The October seminar includes another source for the Norwegian 1865  census on the Tromsø site plus addition census years on Digitalarkivet (Norwegian Digital Archives). Other  records to explore include locating a farm on another record, finding some cemetery headstones and  using  transcribed Norwegian church records on Digitalarkivet. On FamilySearch we will look at finding siblings and using Wiki for Norwegian genealogy. There are suggestions for finding Norwegian specific area websites and historielag. Plus, we will help you make sense of the Norwegian vocabulary you find.  A busy day ahead!
$15
REGISTER [scroll down to Seminars]


Canadian Interest Group
Sunday, October 27
Canadian Interest Group  (Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Caroline Meilleur, MNCIG Research Chair - French-Canadian Catholic Church Records Part II: Burial records - how to read and understand them.
You have French-Canadian Ancestors or ancestors who were members of a French-Canadian church, that's great! You have found or want to find where they were buried BUT you don't speak French? Not a problem. We will go through some tricks and languages tips; with examples and hands-on exercises, we will make sense of that puzzle.
 
Feel free to bring a burial record to work on.


Monday, October 28
Danish Military Records  (Meetings)
7:00 pm
Danish American Center, 3030 West River Parkway South, Minneapolis
Since the creation of the Royal Danish Navy on August 10,  1510 and a standing army of front line troops on November 17, 1614 the  Danish armed forces have seen action in many  a military campaign. NDAGS  member Ed Steenberg will lead a discussion at the October meeting on  the components of the Danish Defense Command (DFC), who served when, and  how Danish Military Records may help you in your genealogical research. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit our website



Saturday, November 2
Legacy Users Group  (Meetings)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100


Saturday, November 2
Genealogy Software  (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Where do you store all your genealogy research? In addition to online websites, there are some robust software programs specifically for genealogy. Phil, from Family Tree Maker group at the Minnesota Genealogical Society, will present an overview of Family Tree Maker software, followed by a presentation from PGS-MN member Heather with an overview of Roots Magic.


Yankee Genealogical Society
Saturday, November 2
Yankee Genealogical Society  (Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
November 2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower. Join us as we begin commemoration of this historic event with the webinar: “Tracing Mayflower Lineage: Resources at americanancestors.org”. This New England Historic Genealogical Society site is free at the MGC Library.


Sunday, November 3
The DNA Interest Group  (Meetings)
1:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
The program will be a presentation by Gigi Hickey on "Finding Living Relatives."


Using Homestead Records to Tell Your Ancestor’s Story
Wednesday, November 6
Using Homestead Records to Tell Your Ancestor’s Story  (Webinars)
Presenter: Michelle Roos Goodrum
Description:
Homestead files contain a goldmine of information, adding depth to your relatives’ stories. Learn to identify potential homesteaders, the clues their files contain, and how to access those files.
 
About the Presenter:
Michelle Roos Goodrum is a member of the teaching team for Boston University's Genealogical Research Certificate Program and Genealogy Principles courses. Involved in genealogy since 1994, she is the caretaker of 140 years of her family's papers. Michelle loves land records, genetic genealogy, photography, and attending genealogy institutes and conferences.
 


Saturday, November 9
GGS Annual Membership Meeting  (Meetings)
Lowell Inn Banquet Center, 102 2nd St N., Stillwater, MN 55082
Featuring:   Doug Ohman - "Ethnic German Influence on Architecture and Landscape in Minnesota"
Pre-register to receive the lunch buffet.  Due November 1, 2019
Presentation only is free


Finding an Irish Immigrant’s Place of Origin
Saturday, November 9
Finding an Irish Immigrant’s Place of Origin  (Classes)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Intructor is Tom Rice.
 
For more information and a registration link, visit the IGSI Store.
IGSI members get a $5 discount when they log on to the site.


Finding Gabriel
Thursday, November 14
Finding Gabriel  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
Using genealogy and DNA analysis and the historical record to identify 1688 human remains from the first European settlement on the Gulf Coast, the presenter, David Trudeau, tells his story of discovery. Participants will learn about applying “deep” genetics using mtDNA and Y-DNA as a tool for the study of family trees beyond the fifth generation, and particularly more about the Y and mtDNA databases developing for the 17th century pioneers of New France, present day Quebec.
 
About the Presenter:  David Trudeau is a retired physician and researcher who has become an avid amateur genealogist, tracing his French Canadian, as well as Scottish Canadian, Irish Canadian, Yankee and Czech family lineage. He is the author of three articles which have recently appeared in La Charpente, the journal of the American Truteau Association in English and French. He recently completed a study of his Scottish and Quebecois great-grandparents in the Richelieu Valley and Eastern Townships of Quebec that will soon be available in hard copy in the MGS library and also in a published version for sale at Mr. Trudeau's Online Store.  
He also has published a number of scientific articles and book chapters, and spent his medical career in Family Practice and Addiction Medicine, with teaching positions at the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the University of Kansas School of Medicine at Wichita Department of Psychiatry.
 
 


Though They Were Poor, They May Have Been Rich in Records
Saturday, November 16
Though They Were Poor, They May Have Been Rich in Records  (Classes)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Minnesota Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN
Class Description: Records related to poor ancestors or with temporary problems exist all over the Midwest. Record details include place of origin, birthdate, religion, residence, infirmity, death dates, burial, and family members. Learn about the institutions, records, where they may be found, and how to deal with the emotions that they may produce.
 
About the Presenter: Paula Stuart-Warren conducts genealogical and historical research, lecturing, and coaching in U. S. research. Her specialties include: unusual records, analysis, research planning, problem solving, manuscript and archival repositories, railroads, and Native American. She has experience as an instructor for SLIG and GRIP, and is a former board member APG, MGS, FGS.


Finding Overseas Ancestors
Saturday, November 16
Finding Overseas Ancestors  (Classes)
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Instructor is Lois Abromatis Mackin, PhD
 
For more information and a registration link, visit the IGSI Store.
IGSI members get a $5 discount when they log on to the site.


Monday, November 25
Winter Potluck and Learning About Viking Food  (Meetings)
6:00 pm
Danish American Center, 3030 West River Parkway South, Minneapolis
Many of us have perused assorted  Danish or other Nordic recipe books. At our November meeting, NDAGS  member Ed Steenberg will share with us a culinary journey through time  and space. Learn about the traditional meal, as we take a culinary  journey through Viking Age Scandinavia. This is also our annual winter potluck and Officers' Election. Please bring a dish to pass if you can, or just come to join us and meet the group. For more information, visit our website



Pins and Needles: Adding Social Media to Your Genealogical Repertoire
Wednesday, December 4
Pins and Needles: Adding Social Media to Your Genealogical Repertoire  (Webinars)
Presenter: Tina Beaird
Description:
Many of us have used Facebook to find distant cousins and former high school friends. When it comes to genealogy, lots of social media sites are seeing the advantages of making searching for ancestors fun. Join Tina Beaird for a fun session on how to use sites like Pinterest, Flickr, LinkedIn, What Was There, and more to find, identify, and share ancestors.
 
About the Presenter:
Tina Beaird, owner of Tamarack Genealogy, lectures nationally on military research, genealogical methodology, Scottish records, and archival preservation. She is a governing board director of the Illinois State Genealogical Society and the Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board. Tina volunteers for several local Illinois societies scanning and indexing historic records.


Saturday, December 7
Legacy Users Group  (Meetings)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100


Nordic Patronyms and Surnames
Saturday, December 14
Nordic Patronyms and Surnames  (Classes)
Minnesota Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN
Class Description: Many aspects of Nordic vs American name understanding will be presented with examples from 40 years of Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian research, regarding given names, patronyms, matronyms, surnames including farm names, soldier names, spelling, and how our mostly rigid, modern American concepts of name often can cause confusion for Americans doing old Nordic research.
 
About the Presenter: Greg Isola has researched family history since 1978 and studied the Finnish language since 1979. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Besides research and business, Greg is writing about Finnish genealogy for the Finnish American Reporter newspaper.
 



Celtic Connections Conference
Friday, July 31, 2020 through Saturday, August 1, 2020
Celtic Connections Conference  (Conferences)
Wheeling, Illinois
The Irish Genealogical Society International, an MGS affiliate, is co-sponsor of the Conference.  An acclaimed group of Irish, Scottish, Welsh and U.S. genealogists has been confirmed to present at the event.  A great conference venue (Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel) combined with two full days of Irish genealogy, history, and culture ensure a stimulating experience for family historians. 
Registration starts early January; hotel reservations can be made now.
Details at their website