5 bits of recent genealogy news for 2013 and beyond

The world is full of genealogy news in the last several days. Who Do You Think You Are?” has been renewed for a second season on TLC! See the news release on Variety! FamilySearch and Ancestry.com recently announced a joint agreement to begin a 5-year effort to digitize and index more than 1 billion records […]

Bus it to the FGS Conference from Minnesota

If you live in Minnesota or Wisconsin, why not consider riding to the Federation of Genealogical Societies August 21-24 Conference in Fort Wayne with a bus filled with eager genealogists? The conference theme is “Journey through Generations” and you have the opportunity to travel with others who understand that phrase! Check the website of the […]

St. Cloud, Minnesota Genealogy Conference, June 22

The Minnesota Genealogical Society and the St. Cloud Area Genealogists are hosting the St. Cloud Genealogy Conference on Saturday, June 22, 2013. It’s an all-day event and the cost is only $35 which includes lunch and snacks. The program features two plenary sessions and two rounds of breakout sessions, with topics including researching at the […]

Nordic Genealogy Conference in Minnesota: Early Bird Deadline is April 14

If you like to save money, don’t forget to register for the discounted rate for the upcoming Nordic Genealogy Conference no later than Sunday, April 14th. The conference will be held in the Fine Arts Building at Inver Hills Community College, located in Inver Grove Heights [suburb of St. Paul] on Friday, April 26th and Saturday, […]

Minnesota Genealogy Ambassador Award

Earlier this month at the banquet during the Minnesota Genealogical Society’s annual North Star Conference, I was presented with an award. It’s the “Minnesota Genealogy Ambassador Award for representing Minnesota on the national genealogy scene and bringing honor to Minnesota genealogy.” It was an easy award to win and receive. Easy to win because I […]

MGS 2 day family history conference in Minnesota

If you have an interest in family history, you shouldn’t miss the 2012 Minnesota Genealogical Society North Star Conference on October 5 & 6. It’s being held in Edina, Minnesota, a Minneapolis suburb.  The headline speaker is D. Joshua Taylor and additional sessions will be presented by 12 other speakers. Add vendors, door prizes, silent […]

Minnesota Genealogical Society Northstar Conference Savings Deadine

August 31st is the last day to register for the 5th Annual MGS North Star Conference at the discounted prices. It’s two days of genealogy education and networking on Friday and Saturday, October 5 & 6. I hope to see you there. The main speaker is D. Joshua Taylor. Josh is a nationally known and […]

Minnesota 1940 census index now available!

The index for the Minnesota 1940 census has gone live at www.findmypast.com! My plans for the day are now changed. I am guessing it will be at www.familysearch.org pretty soon. These indexes and images are FREE. This index was created by volunteers from all over the world. Many volunteers from the Minnesota Genealogical Society participated […]

Mankato, MInnesota Family History Conference

In partnership with Minnesota State University, Mankato, and the Blue Earth County Historical Society, the Minnesota Genealogical Society presents this year’s greater Minnesota genealogy conference June 22 and 23.  Friday kicks off with an evening social and program at Blue Earth County Historical Society.  Saturday’s full-day conference at the university, “South Central Minnesota in the […]

Minnesota 1940 census is 19% indexed

That is amazing news. In less than a month since the 1940 census was made public, volunteers have indexed 19% of the 1940 U.S. census for Minnesota. I love indexing my home state. I recognize many names or can easily figure out what the enumerator wrote in most cases. I love seeing the multi-generation families […]