Yankee Genealogical Society
Researching New England,
New York, Pennsylvania,
New Jersey & Delaware

Welcome to the Yankee Genealogical Society!

YGS is a team of beginning and experienced genealogists based in Minnesota and searching for our roots in the northeastern states.
You’re invited to join us as we help each other find family origins, stories, history, and images in:
New England states:
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • Rhode Island
Neighboring states:
  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Our interests range from the recent past to the Mayflower and beyond. We collaborate and share our experiences and resources to help all of our members find their roots in the northeastern United States.
YGS membership offers:
  • quarterly meetings which are free for members and visitors. See the events listing in the right sidebar. These were traditionally held at the Minnesota Genealogy Center (MGC) near the MSP airport, but have recently been virtual events.
  • a quarterly newsletter with research updates and sources.
  • Yankee state resources, including subscription websites and books, in the William J. Hoffman Library and Research Center at the MGC in Mendota Heights. See Research Center in the left sidebar.
  • shared listing of surnames that our members are researching.
Take some time to explore our site and learn how the Yankee Genealogical Society can help your research!

Family History Writing Competition
The 2022 Competition is now closed.
Watch for news of the 2023 Competition.
MGS writing competition logo

Yankee Genealogical Society
is an all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and a
branch of the
Minnesota Genealogical Society
Please check MGS website for hours and information on MGC closures.
All mask requirements at the MGC have been lifted.

Minnesota Genealogy Center (MGC)
1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Mendota Heights, Minnesota 55120
(651) 330-9312

April 22
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Spring Connect: Welcome Back
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 ...

May 13
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Getting Started in Connecticut Research
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 ...

August 5
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Using Fold3 to Your Advantage
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. ...

November 4
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Uncover Your Family’s Story Using the Periodical Source Index (PERSI)
Speaker: Elizabeth Hodges, MA, MSLIS   The Periodical Source Index (PERSI) is the largest subject index for genealogy and local history periodicals in the world.  ...