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Suite 100
Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
(651) 330-9312
Minnesota Genealogical Society


Welcome to the Minnesota Genealogical Society!  MGS invites you to join us in pursuing your family history whether in our classes, webinars, or in research at our William J Hoffman Library and Research Center. 
The Society, Library, and meeting rooms all reside in our new home known as the 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.
Researchers can find our hours of service on our Library Page

New Tote Bag Now Available

A newly designed Tote Bag just landed on our Store Page

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Plan to attend the 2019 version of Minnesota's premier genealogy event on October 4-5. Register NOW for the North Star Genealogy Conference at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West Hotel in Plymouth, Minnesota. For more information, visit the North Star 2019 page.

Seeking Board Nominations

In October 2019, the MGS membership will vote for new members to serve on the MGS Board of Directors whose terms will then begin on January 1, 2020.
We Need You: If you are enthusiastic about Genealogy and Family History and want to get involved in helping the MGS continue to prosper and grow, then the MGS is looking for you!
The MGS needs individuals who are team players, love a challenge and who want to help a great organization become even better. We are asking you to consider running for the MGS Board of Directors or nominate someone you believe would be a good board member and leader.
The next several years are going to be exciting as MGS continues to have a positive impact by offering genealogy education, research opportunities, events, and support. The Board of Directors plays a central role in the important work of helping the MGS prepare for, and embrace, the future.
This is your opportunity to help guide MGS to its full potential.
For more information about the MGS Board of Directors and its duties, or to nominate yourself or someone else, please visit this link or contact the MGS Nominations Committee at nominate@mngs.org. Thank you!

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September 21
I Have My DNA Results, Now What?
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 ...

September 21
Canadian-Help Saturday
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 ...

September 21
Irish Genealogy 101 – Let’s Start at the Beginning
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.

September 21
Romanian Meeting—Travel & Research in Romania
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 ...

September 28
Germanic Genealogy Society 2019 Fall Meeting
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) ...