Minnesota Genealogical Society

Roadmap to 2019

Please help develop the "Roadmap to 2019" Strategic Plan by participating in this survey.
In order to better serve Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) members, your input on a variety of topics is needed. Your responses will help greatly in planning the future of library and research services and programs. 
The survey was developed by the independent Library Strategies Consulting Group, based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. All responses are directed to Library Strategies. All individual responses are confidential, and no survey responses will be connected to particular individuals in the aggregate reports provided to MGS. 
The survey takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete on average. The survey will remain open until the end of the day on Sunday, February 28, 2016.
Thank you for taking the time to assist the 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. 
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February 13
Citizenship: Law, Process and Records
Learn about citizenship laws and records, including the Alien Registration Act of 1918, which ordered all unnaturalized aliens to register and make sworn declarations about themselves, their immediate family members and their property holdings.   This class is taught by ...

February 13
How to Locate Military Records for Ancestors Who Served in the Austro-Hungarian Army
12:30 PM  - 1:00 PM CST Program Registration  Suggested Donation: $5 members, $8 nonmembers  1:00 PM  - 3:00 PM CST How to Locate Military Records for Ancestors who Served in the Austro-Hungarian Army Join CGSI as Carl Kotlarchik will ...

February 21
French-Canadian Workshop Day
The Canadian Interest Group (CIG) of MGS is hosting another free Ruth Charest Surname File Workshop Day.  Let us know what surnames from her database of 40+ years of research that you are interested in reviewing.  Names are listed at ...

March 2
From Deeds to Dirt: Analyzing Research with Maps
  Description: Taking information from deeds, patents, bounty land warrants and other land documents and translating it to a particular time and place can help you understand the ancestors behind the records and analyze a research problem. Participants will learn ...

March 12
Historical Newspapers
Learn how to find and search historical newspapers in both free and fee-based databases in Minnesota and across the country. Get ideas about how to enhance your family history with stories from the newspaper about church and community affairs, moments ...