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Ninth Annual Family History Writing Competition
2017 North Star Genealogy Conference
Set your compass to the Tenth Annual North Star Genealogy Conference, October 6-7, 2017. Meet at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota to enjoy featured speakers Paula Stuart-Warren and Cyndi Ingle, 20 topical breakout presentations, door prizes, exhibitors, the annual Awards Banquet and more!
Also, learn the value of adding DNA to your genealogy toolbox at the North Star DNA Day pre-conference on October 5th.
Find complete conference information on the North Star 2017
page. See you in October!
Seeking Awards Nominations
This is the annual plea for you to nominate that special person who has worked tirelessly towards some goal or project in the world of Genealogy. You can choose one of six categories that best fits the job your nominee performed. Descriptions are on our Recognition
page as well. You may download the form
, fill it out, and get it back to us NO LATER than 15 July 2017. Awards will be presented at the North Star Conference.
Cover Photo Contest
Your entry could win the prestigious honor of being placed on the cover of an upcoming Journal, The Minnesota Genealogist
. All the details and requirements are stated on the entry form
. Your entry MUST be in our hands by 1 Aug 2017!
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17th Century Danish History
The National Danish American Genealogical Society invites you to a free lecture on 17th Century Danish history. NDAGS President Heather Mullen will take us on a journey through the major historical, political, and social events that our ancestors would have ...
RGS will be in Canton, Ohio
RGS will be in Canton, Ohio, presenting the Emmy Nominated Romanian Documentary, "A Thousand Dollars and Back: Recollections of Early Romanian Immigration to Minnesota". St George Byzantine Catholic Cathedral will be hosting the program. This documentary tells the story ...
Danish Folk Costumes and Clothing
The National Danish American Genealogical Society invites you to learn about traditional Danish folk costumes and clothing. What did your Danish ancestors wear? How did they look for special occasions and everyday attire? Join us in exploring traditional Danish folk ...
Genealogy of Ethnic Germans in Banat
RGS Special Guest Staša Cvetković Experienced genealogist from Serbia, Mr. Staša Cvetković, will address some of the important topics related to research of ancestors who came from regions of present-day Romania and Serbia.This seminar discusses how to research ethnic ...
Romanian Genealogy Research
RGS Special Guest Staša Cvetković This seminar will be geared towards beginner and intermediate researchers who have not done very much research in European records. Mr. Cvetković is most experienced with the regions around western Romania and eastern Serbia, ...