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Another Family Story
Bonnie L. Connolly
Lorraine Rivard Naze
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 It contains published and unpublished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:
Hoffman Library & Research
Concord Street North, South Saint Paul MN 55075
number: 651-455-9057 Website:
and in the