Minnesota Genealogical Society

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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.
 



Plan to Attend!


Saturday, March 4 will be Members' Morning and Adopt-a-Book day at MGS in the auditorium. Members' Morning from 10 am to 1 pm will be a time to visit with the Board members about the programs and future of MGS.  There will be coffee and cookies.
In addition, from 10 am to 4 pm will be Adopt-a-Book. Please come and adopt one, two, three or more books and make a donation to MGS.  These are duplicates or previous editions of books that are on the shelves of the WJ Hoffman Library and Research Center.  Or, these are books that aren't quite the right fit for a genealogical library, but would fit in your library. 
Volunteers are needed on Friday, March 3 to help set up tables, set the books out and other items from the "decluttering" of the Library. Contact Linda at president@mngs.org if you can help on Friday starting at 10 am.  
See you then!            Linda Westrom


MGS Spring Conference - Melting Pot


The Spring Conference will showcase Minnesota Genealogical Society interest groups, branches and affiliates. Whether you're looking for ethnic-specific or general research techniques you will find topics of interest. Visit the Events page for more detail and a link to Registration.


Make plans now!


Tenth Annual North Star Genealogy Conference:
Family History Connections, sponsored by MGS
6-7 October 2017, Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center
For some early details see our Events page.
Proposals for breakout sessions are invited from individual speakers or multi-person presentation teams. Organizations are encouraged to sponsor sessions. Please submit your request for presentation proposals


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February 25
English-Welsh Interest Group Meeting
Family History Videos and problem-solving, Julia Mosman, location TBD. Because libraries do not allow us to reserve rooms more than a month in advance, we cannot announce all locations. For updated meeting information, go to our website at https://uk2mngenie.wordpress.com/ or ...

March 1
Misbegotten Children: Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate
  Description: Nearly all families have children with seemingly missing fathers. Yet, there may be clues and resources to help us determine their ancestry. Illegitimacy can be both a surprise and an embarrassment as we discover more and more about our ...

March 4
Legacy Users Group Meeting
Bring your Legacy Questions.

March 4
Members' Morning
Plan to attend the Members' Morning and Adopt-a-Book day at MGS in the auditorium. Members' Morning from 10 am to 1 pm will be a time to visit with the Board members about the programs and future of MGS.  There ...

March 5
DNA Interest Group Meeting