Minnesota Genealogical Society


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February 4
Genealogy Do-Overâ„¢: A Year of Learning from Research Mistakes
Instructor: Thomas MacEntee   It isn’t often that we get a “do-over” when it comes to stuff that matters in life. When you first got started researching your family history, did you do some things that now are just plain ...
February 14
MHS Topics on Family History: African-American Research
Instructors: Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D., and Myrtice Orr   African-American research is fun, rewarding, and challenging. Learn the steps and resources for tracing your African-American ancestors back to 1870, and map out strategies for extending research into the Reconstruction and slavery ...
March 4
Midwestern & Plains State Level Census Records
Instructor: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA   Many Midwestern and Plains states have superb state census records. Learn about the indexes, the many personal details these censuses include, locating the censuses, and alternate sources. This session includes specific examples from ...
March 14
MHS Topics on Family History: Sisters, Aunts, Mothers, Daughters--Adding Women to the Family Tree
Instructor: Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., CG   While it may be more challenging to add our female ancestors to our family tree, the challenge also offers opportunity. The whole family becomes the focus of the research. This workshop will focus on ...
April 1
Find Your American Ancestor Using Canadian Records
Instructor: Kathryn Lake Hogan   When you can't find your ancestor's birth, marriage or death registration, or their name on a ship list or immigration record at Ellis Island, then it's time to consider your ancestor may have been in ...