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.

North Star Genealogy Conference
September 30-October 1
  • Michael Lacopo
  • Blaine Bettinger
  • Top genealogy speakers from five states
Early bird pricing has ended. Standard pricing now in affect.
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September 30
2016 North Star Conference
Blaine Bettinger and Mike Lacopo are the primary speakers. Get all the info

October 1
Legacy Users Group Meeting
Bring your questions about using Legacy Family Tree software. We usually have no problem filling our time talking about our favorite software.

October 5
Bring 'Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile
  Description: Organizing information we collect into a chronological, biographical profile can help us more carefully analyze details and demolish brick walls. This timeline of evidence places our ancestor into geographical, historical, and social logical context. It also creates an ...

October 8
Using Military Records
Learn how to navigate 19th and 20th century military records! Military personnel received bonuses, tombstones, land, and other benefits. There are also other types of records for military personnel and their survivors: applications, rejected files, correspondence, finding aids, indexes, organizational ...

October 9
Publishing your Genealogy
Are you realizing the clock is ticking and that you have a lot of material, data, info, photos and they all need to be organized and passed on to the next generation? This is the class for you. The ...