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 […]

“Ask a Genealogist” this Saturday

The Association of Professional Genealogists Northland Chapter is sponsoring a “Ask a Genealogist” panel session this Saturday, April 28th at Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. IGH is a suburb of St. Paul. This session will be held from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. and is open to all conference registrants. Each registrant […]

Central and Eastern European Genealogy Conference April 27 and 28 in Minnesota

I received this information from the Minnesota Genealogical Society today: Minnesota Genealogical Society 2012 Central and Eastern European Genealogy Conference South St. Paul, MN. The Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS), with co-sponsorship from the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International, the Germanic Genealogy Society, the Polish Genealogical Society of Minnesota, the Pommern Regional Group of Minnesota, and the […]

Education in Minnesota during Family History Month

October is Family History Month and the Minnesota Genealogical Society offers some opportunities for us to expand our knowledge including these: October 7-8, Edina Minnesota: North Star Conference featuring one of the Genealogy Guys, George G. Morgan, and other great speakers. October 22, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Family History Fair in conjunction with the Minneapolis Central Library […]

Take the bus to FGS Springfield!

If you live in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa or Illinois and are planning to attend the September 2011 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference in Springfield, Illinois, you need to know about two bus trips! The Minnesota Genealogical Society and the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society are both sponsoring coach bus trips to Springfield. It’s more fun to […]

My Hanley and Welch families and the Minnesota Genealogical Society in Winona

I am looking forward to being a part of the MGS all day meeting in Winona, Minnesota on June 25th. It’s the birthplace of my Grandpa Mike. My maternal grandfather Maurice Michael Hanley was born there 12 September 1893. His parents were Michael Hanley and Johanna Welch/Walsh. Johanna was the sister of other Welch’s who […]

Minnesota British Isles Family History Day

The Minnesota Genealogical Society & The Irish Genealogical Society International proudly present “British Isles Family History Days, Irish, Scottish, English, and Welsh Genealogy” featuring David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRS, Chief Genealogical Officer, FamilySearch.org. Friday, April 29, 2011: An Evening with David Rencher, Dessert Reception and Presentation “The Sun Never Sets on the Data […]

Minnesota Genealogical Society’s NEW website

The new Minnesota Genealogical Society website has debuted. I just noticed that tonight while I was searching for some information. Be sure to check it out, learn abut the library, upcoming events, publications, MGS Branches and affiliate organizations, and to see the online library catalog. Click here to see the new website. FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailPrint