Registration is open for the 2024 North Star Conference of the Minnesota Genealogical Society

Unlocking the Past, Shaping the Future. Two fantastic, featured speakers plus 12 additional speakers await you in October. A pre-conference DNA day, a Friday evening banquet, vendors, and a syllabus to boot. The Minnesota Genealogical Society conferences have education, discussions, and more for every level and of family historian. I will be presenting two sessions […]

Minnesota Genealogical Society’s Hoffman Research Library Offers Personalized Help

The Minnesota Genealogical Society’s Mid-Month Education News for January 2024 nicely laid out the special days at the Hoffman Library for researchers seeking extra assistance in using the library, in some of the associated groups that also have materials at the library, and beyond. The library is open four days each week and on Thursday […]

Added hours for the library at the Minnesota Genealogy Center

The Minnesota Genealogical Society has announced an additional day of open hours for the Hoffman Research Library at the Minnesota Genealogy Center. It is located in Mendota Heights, just outside of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.    Beginning Monday, May 1st, the Hoffman Research Library will add Monday to the days it is open for researchers. […]

Minnesota Genealogical Society Midwest Migration Institute

Check your calendars! This coming August right here in the Twin Cities area. Join us for this new course. Registration has opened for MIGRATION TO AND THROUGH THE MIDWEST — a first of its kind two-day institute-style course that will provide education for genealogists and family historians on 18-19 August at the Minnesota Genealogy Center, […]

2018 MGS North Star Genealogy Conference is almost here! Register now!

I hope you are already registered for this event. These two main speakers are great and when you add all the breakout sessions to them, it’s one of those events you SHOULD attend! Add vendors, door prizes, a banquet, and more and you have another special event. The Minnesota Genealogical Society puts on fantastic annual […]

1985: Photos of the first Minnesota Genealogical Society Office & Library

A week ago, I wrote about the new Minnesota Genealogy Center that houses the Minnesota Genealogical Society, Branches, interest groups, and affiliates. This post shows 3 views of the very first place at 678 West Seventh Street in Saint Paul. As Dixie Hansen, another former MGS Board Member, pointed out in her comment on that […]

The NEW Minnesota Genealogy Center is fabulous!

The New Minnesota Genealogy Center! I saw it yesterday and am impressed. Workspace, computers, subscription websites, books, periodicals, vertical files, microfilms (and readers and a scanner), microfiche, maps, atlases, and, and, and. In the 1980s, the MGS “library” was stacked in boxes in my small home office in Saint Paul. Most items the Minnesota Genealogical […]

Just two weeks till the MGS North Star Genealogy Conference. Details galore!

Two weeks from today is the start of the Minnesota Genealogical Society’s North Star DNA Day. It had a limit to the registration so that more people could get direct help. It filled almost immediately. Don’t be disappointed, the MGS North Star Conference takes place the following two days, October 6 & 7. You do […]