Minnesota Genealogical Society Logo 1385 Mendota Heights Road
Suite 100
Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
(651) 330-9312
Minnesota Genealogical Society
Filter by Category:  
Timeframe:

Search:   For:    Search  Clear Search
Listings Per Page: 

Records: 1 to 25 of 25


I Have My DNA Results, Now What?
Saturday, September 21
I Have My DNA Results, Now What?  (Classes)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Minnesota Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN
Class Description: Your DNA results finally arrived, but your ethnicity isn't what you expected? On top of that, you have hundreds of cousin matches, but you have no idea who they are or how you are related. This introductory class will not cover the science of DNA, but it will discuss ethnicity results and provide practical approaches to determining your relationship to matches from the big four companies: Ancestry, 23andMe, FamilyTreeDNA, and MyHeritage, but the same techniques will apply to other testing companies.
 
About the Presenter: Elizabeth Williams Gomoll, CG®, began researching her Swedish and German ancestors more than forty years ago. She is president of the Association for Professional Genealogists Northland Chapter, co-editor of Minnesota Genealogist quarterly journal, and has published numerous genealogy articles. She is a director for the Minnesota Genealogical Society and a member of the National Genealogical Society, Association for Professional Genealogists, and several ethnic societies. Her book, With Love to All, was published by the Goodhue County Historical Society and is available at Amazon. Liz researches professionally for clients from across the U.S. and overseas as Red Bird Genealogy Services.
 


Saturday, September 21
Canadian-Help Saturday  (Meetings)
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center, Ancestor's Room
We will have a special guest, Diane Bilodeau, helping us with the September Canadian Saturday. So if you need help with your Canadian genealogy research or have questions about Canadian Genealogy please join us in the Ancestors room at the MGS Center from 10:30-1:00.
 
Diane Bilodeau, a native of Ste-Marie-de-Blandford in the region of Trois-Rivières, QC, has lived a bit everywhere in Canada  She is an avid genealogy researcher since 2010.  She collaborates on the website Généalogie du Québec et d'Amérique française (Nos Origines) or in English, Genealogy of Canada since 2012 and as a supervisor since 2016.  She collaborates also on the website Migrations.fr since 2014.  Locally, she has been a board member of the Historical and Genealogical Society of the Hautes-Laurentides in Mont-Laurier, QC and she is responsible for the team of trainers and the elaboration of the training program in genealogical and methodology research for the same entity since 2016.  She is a thorough researcher and is currently researching the Acadian period.


Irish Genealogy 101 – Let’s Start at the Beginning
Saturday, September 21
Irish Genealogy 101 – Let’s Start at the Beginning  (Classes)
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Instructor 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.


Saturday, September 21
Romanian Meeting—Travel & Research in Romania  (Classes)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Do you want to learn more about your Romanian roots and the lands of your ancestors?

Join us at this meeting to learn about:
  • Planning a trip to Romania
  • What kinds of tours and services are available
  • What to know about researching in Archives
Not able to go in person?
  • Hiring a researcher to locate records
  • Connecting with others using social media
We will touch briefly on each of these topics and will highlight the features of our new closed Facebook group, the Romanian Genealogy Society Research Group.

There will be time for questions. A summary of the presentation will be printed in Romanian Roots newsletter in 2020 for members who are unable to attend in person.  

The meeting will continue with group discussion and light social gathering.
 
For more information, visit our website or on Facebook.


Saturday, September 28
Germanic Genealogy Society 2019 Fall Meeting  (Meetings)
8:30 am
Northwest Hall auditorium, St Paul Luther Seminary, 1501 Fulham Street, St Paul, MN

Who:   Antje Petty, Associate Director of Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies @ UWM

Topics: 

  • All I know is they were from Germany
  • Overview of German Language in America
  • Finding Documents in Germany/Europe, Online and Offline
  • Working with historic (German) documents

See details for registration. Early Bird Registration: September 4, 2019 Pre-Registration: September 18, 2019. Registration at the door.




Tuesday, October 1
DNA Interest Group  (Meetings)
This group will not meet in October.


Waterways to the Midwest
Wednesday, October 2
Waterways to the Midwest  (Webinars)
Presenter: Annette Burke Lyttle
Description:
Before the advent of the railroads, travel by water was the easiest and fastest way to the newly-opened territories of the Midwestern United States. Learn about these trails and how our ancestors traveled them.
 
About the Presenter:
Annette Burke Lyttle speaks on genealogical topics at the local, state, and national 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, and she studies regularly at genealogical institutes and in study groups.


Thursday, October 3
North Star Pre-Conference  (Conferences)
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Find your family’s history and take your research to the next level!  Attend a morning pre-conference session with David Rencher, Chief Genealogical Officer of Family Search.  Register for this session using the North Star conference registration.  Visit the North Star 2019 page for more pre-conference information.


12th Annual North Star Genealogy Conference
Friday, October 4 through Saturday, October 5
12th Annual North Star Genealogy Conference  (Conferences)
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West Hotel in Plymouth, Minnesota
Energize your family history research at Minnesota’s premier genealogy event!   This conference offers plenary sessions by John Philip Colletta, one of America’s favorite genealogy storytellers, 20 breakout sessions featuring a wide variety of topics, vendors and exhibitors and much more. 

MGS will also celebrate its 50th anniversary with a special Celebration and Awards banquet Friday evening, October 4th at the conference.  Registration for all conference events opens June 15th.  For more information, visit the North Star 2019 page.



Saturday, October 5
Legacy Users Group  (Meetings)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
The LUG members not attending the North Star Conference voted in favor of having a meeting. Bring your Legacy questions. We may discuss a couple more Find-A-Grave best practices.


Saturday, October 5
Genealogy Successes & Brick Walls  (Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Bring your genealogy successes and brick walls to share with other PGS-MN members! We’ll discuss successes in finding your genealogy family, share websites and other useful sources in Polish genealogy, and brick walls we may be encountering.
 
Join us for this workshop and insightful discussion!


Brick Walls with Audrey Leonard
Saturday, October 12
Brick Walls with Audrey Leonard  (Classes)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
For more information and a registration link, visit the IGSI Store.
IGSI members get a $5 discount when they log on to the site.


Irish Census Alternatives
Saturday, October 19
Irish Census Alternatives  (Classes)
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
The Information Was Not All Destroyed! with Audrey Leonard.
 
For more information and a registration link, visit the IGSI Store.
IGSI members get a $5 discount when they log on to the site.


Saturday, October 19
SGSM Fall Conference  (Conferences)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Colonial Church in Edina, MN
Speaker: Geoffrey Fröberg Morris from FamilySearch.
Topics:
  • Probate Laws and Record
  • Mantalslangder
  • Court Records: Dombocker and Smaprotokol
  • Figure out Swedish place names
Visit the SGSM website to register and for conference details:  sgsmn.org



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.


Sunday, November 3
DNA Interest Group Meeting  (Meetings)
1:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100


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.


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.



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.