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Events


Meeting places

Regular meetings are always held at the MGS Library building at 1185 Concord St N in South Saint Paul. Most seminars are held at Mindekirken, 924 East 21st St. in Minneapolis. The seminar's flyer and announcement will contain the location.

Our next regular meeting

Wednesday, July 26th is another regular meeting night. Library doors open at 6pm for researchers.

We will have a presentation by Kevin Kittilson called "Practical Applications of DNA in Genealogy: A Personal Case Study". Using his own long personal odyssey with genealogical DNA testing as an extended example, it offers suggestions on how to think about DNA evidence and illustrates how Y-DNA and autosomal DNA can be used to bridge gaps or replace paper records, provide clues to surnames and places of origin, prove or disprove relationships, and turn up unsuspected errors in a paper trail.

By way of biographical background, Kevin has been an amateur genealogist for more than 40 years and has been an early adopter of most of the available genealogical DNA testing since about 2004. His ancestry is Norwegian, Czech, Danish, German, Swedish, Scots, and English, roughly in that order. He currently volunteers with MGS' Czech group, CGSI, as their library chair. He studied anthropology and linguistics as an undergraduate and then did graduate study in linguistics and in library and information science before ending up in law school. He works for the state of Minnesota as an attorney.

 

Our next Seminar

Our teachers will meet in early 2017 to plan the next series of seminars. Please check back for more information.

 


 

After That . . .

Wednesday, Aug 30th is another regular meeting night. Library doors open at 6pm for researchers.

Wednesday, Sep 27th is another regular meeting night. Library doors open at 6pm for researchers.

Wednesday, Oct 25th is another regular meeting night. Library doors open at 6pm for researchers.

Wednesday, Nov 29th is another regular meeting night. Library doors open at 6pm for researchers.

Wednesday, Dec 27th is another regular meeting night. Library doors open at 6pm for researchers.