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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October 29
Beyond Names, Dates, & Photos: Inspiration to Create a Family Legacy
2016 CGSI 9th Biennial Symposium The program will help attendees learn more about the possibilities and process of taking data and turning it into shareable items. A full agenda and registration will be available the first week of August. ...

October 29
Family History Fair
There will be seven presentations to help people start their search into their family histories.   You may view and print the Handouts: Eicholz, Cousins by the Dozens - Using atDNA Hoffman, Naturalization Records Mackin, Finding Your Female Ancestors Rice, Basic Genealogy - ...

October 29
English-Welsh Interest Group Meeting
Our topic will be Genealogy Problem-Solving. Check out our blog post on how to boil down the information you have about a research problem at their Blog

October 30
Beginning Native American Genealogy
Class will cover vital records (birth, death, marriage), cemetery, census materials (territorial, state, federal, Native American), Probates and those items which will help create a family tree from the Midwest area. Attendees will be given a short tour of the ...

November 2
Using the Non-Population Schedules for Context and Evidence
  Description: We know about the federal population schedules -- the decennial censuses are a mainstay for genealogists researching in the United States.  But, did you know, that concurrent with the federal population schedules, the government also collected other types ...