It was the winter of 1982. The College of St. Thomas, several blocks from our house, offered an adult education course in genealogy. I had dabbled a bit before then and knew there was more to this hobby. It was one of the best things I ever did! Jim Kellen, a librarian at St. Thomas […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s here! The new Minnesota Genealogical Society website in live! Check it out at https://mngs.org/
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 […]
“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 […]
It’s easy to join MGS at https://mngs.org/. then you can be a part of the Ask MGS! You must be a member in order to join this session. Membership also provides the quarterly journal, meeting discounts, and a whole lotta webinars that are for members only.
Directions to the Minnesota Genealogy Center are on the Minnesota Genealogical Society website under the WJH Library link.
When: Saturday, November 16 10:00 am to 11:30 am Where: at the Minnesota Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN; Class hosted by the Minnesota Genealogical Society What: Though They Were Poor, They May Have Been Rich in RecordsRecords related to poor ancestors or with temporary problems exist all over the […]