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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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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January 21
Using Census Records
Census Records – From 1790-1940 the U. S. Census records hold lots of genealogical clues.  Find out where to access census records, what is in each census and how to use that information to find other records.   Instructor: ...

January 28
English Welsh Interest Group Meeting
Guided Tour of TNA Website, Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D.

February 1
Partly Sunny: Making Sense of DNA Matches
  Description: Some genealogists scour DNA results for possible cousins; others use DNA to test hypotheses about relationships of living people. In either case, they depend on testing companies' criteria for identifying matches and on their predictions of relationships. These predictions ...

February 5
DNA Interest Group Meeting

February 11
Census Records
Federal and state census records can provide many clues for family history researchers. Learn how to search for census records in online databases, what information each census contains, and how to use census information to find additional records about ...