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Researching New England,
New York, Pennsylvania,
New Jersey & Delaware
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Spring Connect: Welcome Back
Saturday, April 22
Spring Connect: Welcome Back  (MGS events)
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center
Do you miss in-person genealogy events? Welcome back to MGC and the genealogy library! Celebrate with fellow genealogists, and for just $10, enjoy
  • Continental breakfast
  • Guide to Yankee resources: books, websites, periodicals
  • Speakers and tours of the Library
  • Keynote speaker: "Fully Opening Your F.A.N. Club" to give impetus to your research
  • Representatives from MGS Branches, Partners, Interest Groups in the MGC Mississippi Room
Can't make it that day? For your NEXT trip, here is your copy of the Yankee Resource Guide to the Library:

Getting Started in Connecticut Research
Saturday, May 13
Getting Started in Connecticut Research  (YGS quarterly meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location To Be Announced
Speaker: Bryna O'Sullivan
Solve your Connecticut brick walls and build a strong foundation for your research. Whether you are experienced  or just "getting started" in Connecticut research, you'll benefit from this presentation. Join us on May 13 to learn the techniques, and the pitfalls, from an accomplished genealogist, live and direct from Connecticut.
Bryna is a professional genealogist who specializes in Connecticut research and lineage society applications. She is the proprietor of Charter Oak Genealogy in Middletown, Connecticut. 

Using Fold3 to Your Advantage
Saturday, August 5
Using Fold3 to Your Advantage  (YGS quarterly meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom meeting
Speaker: Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA
Fold3 is the premier website for military research, both British and Colonial Revolutionary War records, and U.S. records up to Viet Nam.  Fold3 is FREE at the MGC Library.  Learn how to use the Browse, and Search and filter features effectively, and how to dig deeper into the website for not-so-obvious records.  Learn how to some records lead to others to broaden your research. 
A researcher for over 30 years, Craig specializes in military records, Quaker records, and publishing. President & CEO, Heritage Books, Inc.

Uncover Your Family’s Story Using the Periodical Source Index (PERSI)
Saturday, November 4
Uncover Your Family’s Story Using the Periodical Source Index (PERSI)  (YGS quarterly meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Annual (Zoom) meeting
Speaker: Elizabeth Hodges, MA, MSLIS
The Periodical Source Index (PERSI) is the largest subject index for genealogy and local history periodicals in the world.  Produced by the staff of The Genealogy Center, it is the portal into millions of genealogy articles and has recently made free to the public.  Join Genealogy Center senior librarian Elizabeth Hodges to learn how to make PERSI your new favorite tool in your family history toolbox.
Elizabeth Hodges, MA, MSLIS, is the Senior Librarian in the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  She earned a Masters degree in Irish and Irish American Studies at the New York University while working as an educator at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. She earned her MSLIS from St. John’s University in New York.