Minnesota Genealogical Society

1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1367
(651) 330-9312 • info@mngs.org

Saturday, April 23

via GoToMeeting

The 2022 Spring Conference of the Minnesota Genealogical Society will be a half-day learning experience you can share from the comfort of your own home. Better yet, you can enjoy some of our finest Minnesota minds, their wisdom, and humor for FREE!

Here's what we have planned:

9:00-9:15 – Virtual Donuts/Danish and Coffee/Tea

Welcome and MGS news update with President Shirleen Hoffman

9:15-10:30 – The Changing World of Genealogy: Things Past, Present, and Future

Keynote Presentation with Paula Stuart-Warren, Certified Genealogist®, FMGS, FUGA

10:45-11:30 – Minnesota Genealogist Challenge – LIVE!

It’s puzzle time!  Each issue of Minnesota Genealogist, the MGS quarterly journal, challenges readers to solve a simple – or not so simple – genealogical puzzle. The Minnesota Genealogist Challenge is going live. The editors invite Spring Connect attendees to brainstorm a solution to a Midwest genealogy puzzle. They are betting that the solution will come from the audience, but they will illustrate their solution before the bell rings.

J. H. (“Jay”) Fonkert, CG®, and Elizabeth Gomoll, CG®, are board-certified genealogists and co-managing editors of Minnesota Genealogist. They are looking forward to brainstorming with you. The Challenge will be posted in the April MGS newsletter and on the MGS website.

11:45-12:45 – Virtual Lunch with the Pros – Ask a Genealogist

Have you hit a genealogical brick wall?  Or, are you just wondering how to attack a research problem? This is your chance to quiz the pros while you enjoy your virtual lunch. Members of the Northland Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists will field your questions. They might even ask you in the audience to help.

The pros might not be able to answer your question, but they will try to get you pointed in the right direction. Live questions are welcome, but they encourage you to submit your question in writing before you log-in.  Submit your questions here.

12:45 – Closing

Please register so we have an estimated headcount.


Paula Stuart-Warren, CG®, FMGS, FUGA

J. H. (“Jay”) Fonkert, CG®

Elizabeth Gomoll, CG®

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