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Another Family Story
Bonnie L. Connolly
Lorraine Rivard Naze
Thursday, May 14 from 7:00–8:15
Mark Labine - Acadia (Webinar)
Mark Labine will give a brief history of Acadia’s beginnings and its existence from 1604–1755. He will discuss its demise during the French and Indian War, the Acadian deportation of 1755 and trace his Labine family migration from Acadia in 1755 to Minnesota in 1878
About the Presenter: Mark Labine was born and raised in Argyle, Minnesota, on the farm homesteaded by his French-Canadian great-grandfather Alfred Labine. His family name Labine originated in Acadia as a nickname of Pierre Guidry (1697–1767). Mark is the author of several genealogy and history books.
Sunday, June 28 from 1:00–3:00
Canadian Interest Group Meeting : It's all about the records at the
Minnesota Genealogy 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: 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 It contains published and unpublished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:
The William J. Hoffman Library & Research Center (LRC), Suite 100
1385 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
number: 651-330-9312 Website:
and in the