Searching for historical, cultural, and genealogical organizations in Minnesota

Looking for a county historical organization in Minnesota? How about a genealogical society in your ancestral areas? It’s easy to do a search for keyword phrases such as St. Louis County Historical Society and be directed to the website. Did you know about the Eveleth Heritage Committee or the Virginia Area Historical Society in the […]

Smart moves in genealogy: join genealogical and historical societies

To help celebrate National Archives Month and Family History Month, I have renewed some memberships in societies. At the top of my list are the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS, member 39 years) and the Minnesota Historical Society (member for 36? years). I’m also a member of other such organizations. with membership renewals spread throughout the […]

Genealogy News for you

Enjoy Free Access to Census Records on MyHeritage. Discover more about the lives of your ancestors this Labor Day with FREE access to all census records on MyHeritage. Search through this treasure trove of 1.3 billion census records for free from September 1 through September 8, 2021. This includes more than U.S. censuses! Minnesota Genealogical Society […]

Genealogy day-long seminars near and far: virtual all-day learning

Webinars, institutes, conferences, and seminars. Genealogical education is vital and, in many ways, so easily accessible in 2020 and 2021 as these have gone virtual. Don’t forget to check county, regional, and state genealogical societies to see what they have to offer. Some are free, but many have a fee associated. The organization needs to […]

Register now for 2020 Minnesota Genealogical Society Virtual Conference

“2020 North Star Goes Virtual!Join us October 8-10, 2020 for our first ever Virtual North Star Genealogy Conference. Featured speakers Judy Russell and Rev. David McDonald will start things off with plenary sessions Thursday evening, Oct. 8 followed by more plenaries and 12 breakout sessions on Oct. 9-10.  We’ll give out awards, select a winning photo […]