Minnesota Genealogical Society

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Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
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Events sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society

Upcoming events

    • 16 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Online Webinar

    Presented by Mary Wickersham, sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society. A virtual program from the comfort of your desk.

    Description:
    Knowing when and how our ancestors arrived at their settlement country adds to the narrative of their life, and may help us locate their birth region, if not yet known. This session explores how to find immigration records - naturalization records and ships' manifests – in online databases. Examples include Ancestry.com, Ellis Island and Castle Garden (New York) and Steve Morse's special search forms. Morse’s site offers efficient searches of ships' records, covering New York and many other United States ports of arrival.

    About the Speaker:
    Mary Wickersham is a longtime member of the Minnesota Genealogical Society and the Irish Genealogical Society International, and a past director for both societies. She has over 12 years' experience as a professional genealogist and lecturer, and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Mary specializes in Minnesota and Irish research, and teaching how to use online research tools.

    Cost:
    $30 MGS members, $40 nonmembers

    Registration:
    https://MNGS.regfox.com/finding-immigration-records-online

    • 3 Aug 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • GoTo Webinar

    Presented by Terri O’Connell, sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society.
    a virtual program from the comfort of your desk.

    Audience Level – All

    Description:
    Family historians spend countless hours researching their family tree. For many, the records and pictures they obtain from research are the only things they will see because the cost of travel can be prohibitive, especially when it comes to international travel. Virtual Reality has changed that. This webinar discusses the different applications that are available in the virtual world that will help you look at your family history in a new way.

    About the Speaker:
    Terri O’Connell is a professional genealogist specializing in Irish research since the Irish in her started the hobby in 1999. She is the volunteer genealogist for the Irish American Heritage Center. Terri is the webmaster for the Phillis Wheatley Chapter, NSDAR. In November 2008, Terri started her blog Finding Our Ancestors to make it easier for her family to follow her research. She completed ProGen 15 Study Program and classes with the National Institute of Genealogical Studies. Terri is the co-host on the Virtual Historians podcast.

    Terri also is a cruise planner for genealogy and heritage travel trips.

    Cost:
    Free

    Registration:
    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/696737849001465616

    • 20 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Online Webinar

    Presented by Nancy Loe, sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society.
    a virtual program from the comfort of your desk.

    Description:
    Are your ancestors Prussian, German, or both? All three of these answers may be correct. Learn about resources to help your Prussian research in this webinar. Prussian research, especially locations, can be complicated by shifting borders, languages, and religions. Discover leading and lesser-known online resources to pinpoint geographic locations of German-speaking ancestors from Prussia (Brandenburg, East Prussia, Pomerania, Posen, Silesia, West Prussia).

    About the Speaker:
    After a long professional career in academic archives and genealogy libraries, Nancy Loe, MA, MLS, launched her website, SassyJaneGenealogy.com, featuring a monthly newsletter, blog and genealogy ebooks on US and European research. Nancy also provides expert guidance on information management to help genealogists search smart, find more records, and organize research. Nancy has presented on a wide range of topics at NGS, Rootstech, North Star, Legacy Family Tree in the US, Canada, and Australia.

    Cost:
    $30 for MGS Members, $40 for Non-members

    Registration:
    https://MNGS.regfox.com/researching-ancestral-locations-in-prussian-genealogy-records

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