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Suite 100
Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
(651) 330-9312
Minnesota Genealogical Society
The Hoffman Research Library is now open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday evenings from 4 to 8 p.m. Members of MGS, its branches, and its library partners may reserve time slots, here at the Hoffman Research Library reservation signup page.  


Welcome to the Minnesota Genealogical Society! 
The society invites you to join us in pursuing your family history whether in our classes, webinars, or in research at our Minnesota Genealogy Center
MGS is an all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  Please browse our website for volunteer opportunities, meetings, membership, and hours we are open.  We look forward to having you visit us at the address above.
For information about MGS research assistance, go to the "Research Services" page or send an email to research@mngs.org.
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May 8
Genealogical Treasures in Irish Archives
An enormous variety of Irish manuscripts tell the stories of our ancestors. Parish registers, census returns, Griffith's Valuation, and civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths provide a great beginning for Irish family history research. However, a careful search ...

May 15
Why Were They There? Merging Evidence Explains Why Ancestors Settled Where They Did
Finding where your ancestors came from is one thing. Figuring out why they settled where they did is another. Your ancestors might have traveled in a group, followed friends, or set out for a hot job location. This Geo-Geography ...

May 15
Brick Wall Research: How-to using member-submitted questions
Romanian Meeting-Virtual Presentation   Do you have a Romanian genealogy “brick wall”? Are you trying to locate your ancestral village of origin in order to further your research? At this meeting, we will reply to genealogy research questions submitted ...

May 17
Learn about the Danish probate process and the types of records to better understand how best to use them. We will look at the sometimes-difficult issue of finding our ancestors in probate records, get tricks to read and understand the ...

June 2
Adding Historical Context to Your Genealogy Research: A Hands-On Approach
  Audience Level – Intermediate to Advance   Presenter:  Kate Eakman Description:  Adding historical context to our genealogical research makes it richer, more interesting, and helps to explain some of the changes in our families. But if you aren’t a ...