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. 
 

 

Register on site Friday and Saturday!

TechTrek Genealogy Conference
April 25-26, 2014
Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
 
Featured speaker: Thomas MacEntee
photo of Thomas MacEnteeThomas specializes in using technology and social media to improve genealogy research and connect with the family history community.
 
Friday April 25: evening reception, lecture and lecture by Thomas MacEntee
You Use WHAT for Genealogy? Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools
 
Saturday April 25: full day of educational sessions!
Three plenary sessions from Thomas MacEntee:
Building a Research Toolbox
Managing Your Genealogy Data
Google for Genealogists
 
Plus 20 breakout sessions presented by Midwest genealogy educators on social media, images, genealogy programs, genealogy websites, getting printed materials via the Internet, websites for Czechoslovak and Pommern research, and geography/mapping. Silent Auction, door prizes, vendors! Brochure, session descriptions, and speaker bios are on our Events page.
 
 


2014 Writing Competition

writing contest logoDo you need an incentive to start writing family history? Enter the Sixth Annual MGS Family History Writing Competition!
 
Check out the Writing Contest Rules and Writing Contest Entry Form. Submit your entries by July 15, 2014. We will announce the winners of the Michael Clark Family History Writing Awards in fall 2014.
 


 

North Star Family History Conference

October 3-4, 2014
The 7th Annual North Star Conference theme is "New Frontiers in Genealogy."
 
Featured speaker: Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL
 
photo of Judy RussellThe Legal Genealogist is coming to Minnesota to teach about DNA, genealogy and the law, and methodology. Check out Judy's award-winning blog at www.legalgenealogist.com.
 
North Star 2014 is two full days of educational sessions.
Judy G. Russell will present four lectures:
Facts, Photos, and Fair Use
Don't Forget the Ladies
Blackstone to Statutes at Large
Where There Is or Isn't a WIll
 
In addition, there will be breakout sessions presented by Upper Midwest genealogy educators, an exhibit hall featuring genealogical societies and vendors, a Silent Auction, and door prizes.
 


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April 25
TechTrek Genealogy Conference
Featured speaker: Thomas MacEntee Thomas specializes in using technology and social media to improve genealogy research and connect with the family history community.   Friday April 25: evening reception, lecture and lecture by Thomas MacEntee You Use WHAT for Genealogy? ...
May 7
Census--in Depth
Instructor: Tom Rice, CG   This webinar will examine U. S. census records from the standpoint of what was recorded, what were the enumerators' instructions, how to analyze what was recorded, how to search for census records in online databases, ...
May 17
MHS Topics on Family History--On Granddad's Trail: Getting the Most out of Your Research Trip
Instructor: Tom Rice, CG   Research trips can be one of the highlights of your genealogy efforts. This lecture focuses on making your trip more enjoyable and rewarding. Good planning is the key. Learn how to best plan your ...
May 31
Become an Effective Presenter
The MGS Education Committee is sponsoring this free, 90-minute orientation for genealogists who would like to offer conference sessions or classes, know their subject matter, but need a little help with developing, organizing, and delivering presentations. Topics will include ...
June 4
Getting the Most from County Historical and Genealogical Societies
Instructor: Mike Brubaker   As we search out our ancestors, a great challenge is identifying local museums and libraries that may provide clues to our genealogy. Several preliminary steps will make the search for evidence of our families easier and ...