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Ruth Charest File

Ruth Charest was an avid genealogy researcher of French Canadian families of the northern states. Her seven file cabinets of ‘Surname Collection’ were donated to the Canadian Interest Group (CIG) of the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS). Some collections contain one sheet of paper and others are multiply files. We have found family group sheets, pictures, original correspondence, and transcribed church records in some files. See the Surname Collection list!

Some information from the Surname Collection has already been recorded in CIG’s genealogy database located at http://www.mncig.org/tng/ This database was started in 2006 from research information of original CIG members and is used today to preserve Ruth forty plus years of research.

Ruth Charest Surname Files are available on Canadian Saturdays [third Saturday of month from 10 to 1] or by appointment.

If you are interest in learning more about the Charest Surname Collection please email us at contact where:

  • A Volunteer will attempt to answer your specific question. [CIG research request form here]
  • A Volunteer will have your Surname Collection (s) scanned ahead of your pre-planned visit to the William J Hoffman Library and Research Center in South St. Paul, MN where you may research the file and print copies at library rate [currently.20 per page]*. Library information is located at http://mngs.org/cpage.php?pt=30
  • A Volunteer will send you an estimated cost for scanning your Surname Collection to send to you in an electronic format.

          *rates subject to change, (current as of August 2015)