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.

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December 2
The U.S. National Archives: The Nation’s Attic
Instructor: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA   Sooner or later our research leads us to the treasures held in governmental archives. For federal government records in the United States that leads to the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ...

December 5
Twin Cities Legacy Users Group
The Legacy Users Group will be in the 4th-floor Board room again on the 5th. We will discuss recent member's issues and more tips and tricks for using Legacy.

December 12
Topics on Family History: State and Federal Military Records
MGS/Minnesota Historical Society Class Find out what your great-grandfather did in his military service. This class will focus on draft registration, enlistment, service records, discharge records and unit histories. The class is taught by Tom Rice, CGSM, a professional genealogical ...

April 16
MGS 2016 Spring Conference
Dave McDonald is the plenary speaker. More info to come.

August 5
Celtic Roots Across America
You can find more information on their dedicated website: www.celtic-connections.org