Minnesota Genealogical Society

Branch, Interest, and Affiliated Groups

Several ethnic and special interest branches, along with affiliated organizations, have formed to focus on unique genealogical interests or problems in a specialized research area. These branches and affiliated organizations operate under the MGS umbrella or similar rules, yet they are individual organizations with their own officers, meetings, and dues structures. They hold their own meetings and conduct projects of interest to their members. Some publish their own newsletters. Membership in any branch, subgroup or affiliated organization is separate from MGS membership. You may apply for membership in as many branches or affiliated organizations as you wish. Branch meetings are publicized in the MGS newsletters.
 
From the beginning, MGS members have seen that a thorough understanding of the history, laws, customs and records in each ethnic area is essential for effective genealogical research. MGS and the branches work together to offer a wide range of educational and research opportunities for members and the general public.
 
All changes and updates to the following information should be sent to the webmaster@mngs.org
 
Interest Group Name
MGS membership required
Contact Information
Canadian Interest Group

Contact: Mary Long mlgenealogy@yahoo.com or
John Schade johnlschade@centurylink.net
Website: http://www.mncig.org
Location: MGS Library unless otherwise noted.
Library staffing: the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10 - 1

DNA Interest Group Contact: mgsdna@gmail.com
Website: http://www.mngs.org/cpage.php?pt=69
The DNA Interest Group provides a forum for discussion and learning about DNA testing and its uses for genealogists and family history enthusiasts.
The group meets monthly at area libraries and has a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/399531220206978/
English-Welsh Interest Group Contact: Julia Mosman EnglandWalesIG@gmail.com
Website: http://uk2mngenie.wordpress.com/
Location: MGS Library unless otherwise noted.
TC Legacy Users Group Contact: Bob Rowe mackrowe@yahoo.com - 651-407-0017
The Twin Cities Legacy Users Group provides help and training for using the Legacy Family Tree software package. The group meets monthly on the first Saturday morning from 9am to noon in either the 4th floor Board Room or the 218 Classroom. The meeting schedule will always be posted on the MGS calendar.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TwinCitiesLUG
Writing Group Contact: Patsy Ramberg ptzk0520@gmail.com
A group sharing approaches to writing a family story.
Branch Name
Individual Organization Membership
Contact Information
National Danish-American Genealogical Society (NDAGS) Contact: Bill Holmquist - wcholm@aol.com 
Website: www.danishgenealogy.org Location: Danish American Center, 3030 West River Parkway South, Minneapolis.
Membership: $20/year individual; $25/year family
Norwegian-American Genealogical Association Contact: Troy Rognrud - troy.rognrud@gmail.com
Website: www.NorwegianAmerican.org
Location: MGS Library.
Membership: $15/year Newsletter Only, $20/year Individual, $25 Family. Add $7 to the above prices if you are outside the US.
Polish Genealogical Society of Minnesota Contact: Peggy Larson - peggylarson23@gmail.com
Website: http://pgsmn.org
Library staffing: A PGSMN member staffs the Library from 1:00pm til 4:00 pm, first Saturday/month. "Polish Night at the Library"-an expert is available from 6:00-9:00 pm, 2nd Thursday of the month.
Membership: $20 per year.
Romanian Genealogy Society Contact: Vicki Albu info@romaniangenealogy.com
Website: http://romaniangenealogy.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RomanianGenealogySociety
Location: MGS Library
Membership dues are $20.00 per calendar year.
Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota Contact: email sgsm1983@gmail.com
Website: www.sgsmn.org
Library staffing: The third Thursday of each month from 10 to 4
Membership: $15/year for US and $18/year for foreign.
Yankee Genealogical Society Contact: Barb Wilson barbara.wilson@csun.edu
Location: MGS Library unless otherwise noted.
Membership: $10 per year.
Affiliate Name
Individual Organization Membership
Contact Information
Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International Contact: Suzette Steppe suzsteppe@aol.com 651-964-2322
Website: www.cgsi.org
Library staffing: the 1st Saturday of each month 1-4 pm Membership for an Individual is $35 per year and a family membership is $40.
Germanic Genealogy Society Contact: Kim Ashford - president@ggsmn.org
Website: www.ggsmn.org
Library: Concordia University Library Technology Center, 1282 Concordia Avenue, Hamline & I-94, St. Paul, MN
Membership: $15/year
Irish Genealogical Society Contact: Audrey Leonard - President@irishgenealogical.org
Website: www.irishgenealogical.org/
Library staffing: 10 am. to 4 pm., second Saturday of each month.
Ostfriesen Genealogical Society of America Contact: Lin Strong - lin.strong269@gmail.com - (952) 939-0617
Research facility at 1185 Concord Street North, Suite 218, South St. Paul, MN 55075-1150
Mailing address is; OGSA, 1670 South Robert Street, #333, West St. Paul, MN 55118
Website: www.ogsa.us
Membership: $22/year - Download PDFs from our website or $32/year USA for mailed copies and download access, $45/year outside USA.
Affiliate of Germanic Genealogy Society
Contact: Jim Neuenfeldt - neunan334@msn.com
Website: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnprgm/PRG.html
Meet the 1st Saturday of the month at MGS Library 4th Floor Conference Room unless otherwise noted. Staff MGS library 1st Saturday of the month, 10 AM-1 PM. Membership $12/year.