Minnesota Genealogical Society


Welcome to the Minnesota Genealogical Society, Minnesota's largest and most comprehensive family history research organization. Whether you have Minnesota connections or not, we invite you to join us in pursuit of your family history. 
We are a 100% Volunteer organization. Delays may occur when sending requests. For LibraryHours, please see our Library Page.

North Star Genealogy Conference
September 30-October 1
  • Michael Lacopo
  • Blaine Bettinger
  • Top genealogy speakers from five states
Early bird pricing has ended. Standard pricing now in affect.
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September 7
7 Ways to Use the Cloud for Your Genealogy Research
  Description: This presentation will include explanations of what the cloud can do for you and ways to protect your privacy.  I will share the 7 ways that you can use the cloud to make your personal research more effective ...

September 10
Using DNA
Learn more about DNA and how to use test results in your research. Taught by Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D, a professional genealogist focusing on American and English research. For more information and tickets please vist the event on the MNHS ...

September 10
Scanning for Genealogists Workshop
Learn the right way to create digital images of records, photographs, negatives, newspaper articles and even artifacts using your scanner. Learn what file type, resolution setting, and color adjustments to use. See demo of different scanning software and learn about ...

September 17
DNA Side of Genealogy
Have you taken a DNA test yet?  DNA, the new tool in genealogical research, has the potential for unlocking family mysteries and understanding both the broad reach of our ancestry and who our closest relatives were.   This is particularly true ...

September 24
2016 Family History Workshop
The 41st Annual Heritage Education Commission Family History Workshop features D. Joshua Taylor a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher and a frequent speaker at family history events across the globe. Joshua can be seen taking America through ...