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Another Family Story
Bonnie L. Connolly
Lorraine Rivard Naze
Saturday, December 14 from 1:00–3:00
Before Ontario: Researching in Upper Canada and Canada West- Researching your ancestor in Upper Canada before 1850 is frustrating. It's so hard to find any records. But is it really? Discover the best places to find records in this early period of Ontario. Learn strategies for using indirect evidence in order to draw conclusions about your Upper Canada and Canada West ancestors.
About the Presenter: Kathryn Lake Hogan, UE, PLCGS is a Canadian professional genealogist who revels in teaching people how to find their ancestors in Canada.n.
Saturday, December 21 from 10:00–1:00
Canadian Morning at the
William J. Hoffman Library Research Center
The purpose of the Canadian Interest Group is to promote an interest in family history and research.
The original society was founded in 1969 by a handful of members researching French Canadians. From materials and book donations shared out of member’s trunks to becoming a formalized society which gathered one of the largest research collections in the upper Midwest, the Canadian Interest Group is now part of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, who owns the Canadian Collection, housed at the William J Hoffman Library and Research Center in South St. Paul, Minnesota.
The areas of interest includes all individuals whose ancestry came through Canada including
- French Canadian
- Native American
First: become a member of the Minnesota Genealogical Society
Second: send your contact information to: email@example.com.
You will receive email messages regarding Canadian Interest Group meetings, trainings, conferences, special events, etc.
Third: visit us during Canadian Saturday mornings at the MGS- William J Hoffman Library and Research Center [every third Saturday of the month]. This is where helpful volunteers are ready to assist your genealogy research with sources and ideas
The Canadian resource collection is one of the largest
in the Upper
Midwest. It contains published and unpublished
works relevant to
persons of Canadian, Native American and Metis(se)
includes the work of Jette, Prudhomme, Drouin, Tanguay,
Church Repertoires, Dictionnaire Genealogique des
by Stephen White and most recently the King’s Daughters
Mothers: The Filles du Roi 1663-1673 by Peter J. Gagne.
The Canadian collection is
housed at the Minnesota Genealogical Society:
The William J. Hoffman Library & Research Center (LRC), Suite 100
1385 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
number: 651-330-9312 Website:
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