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Wednesday, September 26
How to Use the MGS Library  (Classes)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN
Description:  Join MGS Library Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Frost as she discusses exciting discoveries awaiting you when you come to research in the William J. Hoffman Library and Research Center.  The session will cover how to use the new and improved catalog, interesting and unique collection items, and will have a brief tour of the library.escription:
 
Presenter: Kelly Frost, MLIS, is a librarian and the MGS Library Volunteer Coordinator. A former reference librarian at the Newberry Library in Chicago, she currently works as a substitute librarian for Dakota County and is spearheading the reclassification project for the William J. Hoffman Library and Research Center. Always interested in history and family lore, she began focusing on her genealogy five years ago.
 
$25 members, $30 nonmembers
 
 


Sunday, September 30
Documenting Your Way to Norway: Researching Your Family On Site and Online  (Classes)
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center, Mississippi Room
Your ancestors came from Norway, but where in Norway? Which region? Which farm? In this class, you'll learn how to use a wide range of U.S. records about your family and how to glean clues from those records that can lead you to your ancestors' home in Norway. You'll also get an introduction to online resources from Norway so you can continue your research on that side of the Atlantic.
Cost: $15
Register:
Attendees First & Last Names



Using Mitochondrial DNA Testing for Genealogical Problem Solving
Wednesday, October 3
Using Mitochondrial DNA Testing for Genealogical Problem Solving  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
GoToWebinar
Description: Utilizing mitochondrial DNA testing in genealogy garners a lot of naysayers and negative advice. Learn how vitally important this kind of testing can be when you use DNA as an active tool in the genealogical toolbox. This case study will show you how pairing good research and DNA testing can be the perfect marriage.
 
Presenter: Dr. Michael Lacopo is a retired small-animal veterinarian native to northern Indiana. Researching since 1980, he has lectured internationally and written for numerous periodicals and journals. A self-described “all-American mutt,” his research skills cover a broad range of specialties.
 
Cost: Free!
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Thursday, October 4
Pre-Conference Advanced Topics Workshop  (Conferences)
The 2018 North Star Genealogy Conference is offering an advanced topics afternoon workshop by Thomas W. Jones as part of the annual conference.  The limited enrollment workshop will be held at the Minnesota Genealogy Center in Eagan, MN and requires registration through the North Star Genealogy Conference registration system.  Registration is open.  For complete information, visit the North Star 2018 page.
 
Getting the Most out of Family Tree Maker 2017 Software
Mark Olsen of Software MacKiev, will demonstrate features of Family Tree Maker2017 and answer user questions in a special vendor-sponsored session on Oct. 4th from 9:30-11:30. Advance registration is required. See North Star pre-conference page (link for Pre-conference sub-heading) for details.


Friday, October 5 through Saturday, October 6
11th ANNUAL NORTH STAR GENEALOGY CONFERENCE  (Conferences)
Enjoy two full days of conference sessions and activities including plenary sessions by nationally known featured speakers Thomas W. Jones and Karen Mauer Jones, 25 breakout sessions presented by 14 regional and national genealogy experts, the annual MGS Awards Banquet, vendors and exhibitors, door prizes and more!  Registration is open!  Get complete conference information on the North Star 2018 page.


Saturday, October 6
Legacy Users Group Meeting  (Meetings)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
MGS Founders Room
We should have a webinar to watch along with answering your other questions.


Saturday, October 20
German Language Study Group Meeting  (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center, Founders Room
Bring your German language documents on flash drives to translate.


Canadian Interest Group Meeting
Sunday, October 21
Canadian Interest Group Meeting  (Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Scotland The Great Exodus (Webinars)
Description: We will have a half hour business meeting. Then we will stream the Great Exodus webinar One of Scotland’s greatest exports has to be its people. Scots have been emigrating to the Americas since the mid 1600s.In this lecture we look at the reasons for emigrating, the places they left and the places they settled.
 
Presenter: Christine Woodcock  is a genealogy educator who enjoys sharing knowledge and opportunities with others to assist them in their quest to find their Scottish ancestors or to preserve their family legacy. Christine enjoys helping others to preserve and share their family photos, documents and videos in ways that are tangible and easily shareable.
 
Cost: Free!



Saturday, November 3
Yankee Genealogical Society  (Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Kelly Frost speaking on "Personal Archives: Preparing to Pass on Your Papers"


Using Free Online Services to Map Your Ancestors
Wednesday, November 7
Using Free Online Services to Map Your Ancestors  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
GoToWebinar
Description: See how to built interactive and attractive-looking maps of places our ancestors lived, which can provide us additional insights about their lives.
The presenter will introduce free, mostly online mapping services and show how to combine old maps from various timeframes, current maps, and location information (from gedcom files, grave databases, land owners registers, etc.). The resulting combined map shows our ancestors visually in a new way. One example of such a map is here: www.polishgen.com/kulaszne.
 
Presenter: Zbigniew Stettner  has 10 years of experience researching in Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania. He works as a guide for people looking for their family roots (PolishGen.com). He speaks Polish, English, and Russian, and has experience teaching at the university level and speaking at international conferences.
 
Cost: Free!
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Wednesday, November 14
Databases for Your Use at MGS' Library  (Classes)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN
Description:  Did you know that in the William J. Hoffman Library and Research Center you have access to databases other than Ancestry? Join MGS Library Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Frost as she surveys all that is available to you while using the LRC’s databases.
 
Presenter: Kelly Frost, MLIS, is a librarian and the MGS Library Volunteer Coordinator. A former reference librarian at the Newberry Library in Chicago, she currently works as a substitute librarian for Dakota County and is spearheading the reclassification project for the William J. Hoffman Library and Research Center. Always interested in history and family lore, she began focusing on her genealogy five years ago.
 
$25 members, $30 nonmembers
 
 


Saturday, November 17
German Language Study Group  (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center, Founders Room
Bring your German language documents on flash drives to translate.



PERSIbilities: Better Research with ACPL's Periodical Source Index
Wednesday, December 5
PERSIbilities: Better Research with ACPL's Periodical Source Index  (Webinars)
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
GoToWebinar
Description: This presentation will look into PERSI, discuss its partnership with Find My Past (FMP), and provide tips and techniques for getting the most out of this valuable genealogical resource.
The presenter will demonstrate a variety of search tips and examine some of the nuances with the FMP search interface, discuss how researchers can obtain copies of the journals they locate on PERSI, report on FMP's ongoing digitization work (and tell how societies can get involved in the digitization process). And, mini-case studies will illustrate how PERSI can enhance genealogical research.
 
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, who now lives near Austin, Texas.
 
Cost: Free!
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Saturday, December 15
German Language Study Group  (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center, Founders Room
Bring your German language documents on flash drives to translate.



Saturday, January 19, 2019
How to Use the MGS Library  (Classes)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Minnesota Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN
Description:  Join MGS Library Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Frost as she discusses exciting discoveries awaiting you when you come to research in the William J. Hoffman Library and Research Center.  The session will cover how to use the new and improved catalog, interesting and unique collection items, and will have a brief tour of the library.
 
Presenter: Kelly Frost, MLIS, is a librarian and the MGS Library Volunteer Coordinator. A former reference librarian at the Newberry Library in Chicago, she currently works as a substitute librarian for Dakota County and is spearheading the reclassification project for the William J. Hoffman Library and Research Center. Always interested in history and family lore, she began focusing on her genealogy five years ago.
 
$25 members, $30 nonmembers