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UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Saturday, December 15 from 10:00–1:00 Canadian Morning at the William J. Hoffman Library Research Center
  • Sunday, December 16 from 1:00–3:00 MNCIG meeting at the William J. Hoffman Library Research Center.
    Caroline Meilleur Caroline Meilleur - French-Canadian Catholic Church Records Part I : Baptism records - how to read and understand them.
    You have French-Canadian Ancestors, that's great! You have found or want to find them BUT you don't speak French? Not a problem. We will go through some tricks and languages tips; with examples and hands-on exercises, we will make sense of that puzzle.
  • Saturday, January 19 from 10:00–1:00 Canadian Morning at the William J. Hoffman Library Research Center
  • Saturday, February 9 from 10:00–1:00 Free Mini-Conference: Destination Canada - Learn about some of the many ethnic groups who immigrated to Canada, and where to find their records.
    To learn more click here.
  • Saturday, February 16 from 10:00–1:00 Canadian Morning at the William J. Hoffman Library Research Center

INTRODUCTION

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.

AREAS OF INTEREST

The areas of interest includes all individuals whose ancestry came through Canada including
  • Acadian
  • European
  • French Canadian
  • Huguenots
  • Metis(se)
  • Native American


MEMBERSHIP

First: become a member of the Minnesota Genealogical Society

Second: send your contact information to: contact@mncig.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 COLLECTION

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) descents. It includes the work of Jette, Prudhomme, Drouin, Tanguay, many Quebec Church Repertoires, Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Acadiennes by Stephen White and most recently the King’s Daughters and Founding Mothers: The Filles du Roi 1663-1673 by Peter J. Gagne.

William J. Hoffman Library
  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
           Telephone number: 651-330-9312  Website:  http://mncig.org
           MGS Events Calendar   and in the MGS Newsletter when possible.


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