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ANNOUNCMENTS

William J Hoffman Library and Research Center will be closing at 4pm on Saturday, October 14, 2017 to prepare for the move to 1385 Mendota Heights Road Mendota Heights, Minnesota 55120

Please watch for library reopening announcements and return of Canadian Saturdays (third Saturday of month) around November 29th, 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Saturday, September 30 from 10:00–? MGS sale of duplicate books, furnishings, etc. that will not be moved. Leave donation and carry it away! This will take place at the William J. Hoffman Library Research Center
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 8:00 am to 8:30 am Business meeting of the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) Captains Room at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota This is the notice to all MGS members of this business meeting. The only item of business for this meeting is the nomination of members to serve on the Board for 2018-2019.

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  It contains published and unpublished works relevant to persons of Canadian, Native American and Metis(se) descents.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: 
           William J. Hoffman Library & Research Center, Suite 218
           1185 Concord Street North, South Saint Paul MN 55075
           Telephone number: 651-455-9057  Website:  http://mncig.org
MGS Events Calendar   and in the MGS Newsletter when possible.


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