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Saturday, January 25, 2020 - Edina, MN - Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota

Colonial Church of Edina
6200 Colonial Way
Edina, MN 55436

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Quarterly meeting

Runic Inscriptions

What are runes? What does runic writing teach us about our Scandinavian ancestry? This presentation will provide an overview of the thousands of runestones existing today, primarily in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, but some in North America.

About the Speaker: Loraine Jensen is the founder of the American Association for Runic Studies (AARS), a nonprofit organization based in Minneapolis, MN, promoting scholarly research on runes and runic inscriptions in Europe and North America. She is employed at the Minnesota Department of Education as an Education Specialist.

Here is the AARS website for your information: [http://runicstudies.org/]

There is a $5 Meeting Fee for attendees.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - Mendota Heights, MN - Irish Genealogical Society International

Library and Research Center
1385 Mendota Heights Road, STE 100
Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:30am-1:00pm

Breaking Down Irish Stone Walls with Michael, Kathy, Ann, Tom, Pat and Mary!

NOTE: This workshop is full. However, you are welcome to attend to see the webinar and learn from the questions of others.

Bricks in your family tree driving you up the wall? This free workshop is intended to help break down your wall…or at least provide you with some tools to begin chipping away. Full details on IGSI website. Space is limited and you must pre-register at [http://www.irishgenealogical.org]


Saturday, April 25, 2020 - Mendota Heights, MN - Irish Genealogical Society International

Library and Research Center
1385 Mendota Heights Road, STE 100
Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 10:30am-Noon

How to Get Ready to Search Irish Records

Instructor: Kevin Cassidy

This class details what researchers must do before they can expect to have success in Irish records by helping you find three crucial pieces of information: the name of your Irish ancestor, his/her parents' names and his/her Irish place of origin. $15 IGSI members; $20 non-members. Pre-registration requested although walk-ins welcome! Register in the Store at [http://www.irishgenealogical.org]


Saturday, May 9, 2020 - Mendota Heights, MN - Irish Genealogical Society International

Library and Research Center
1385 Mendota Heights Road, STE 100
Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 10:30am-1:00pm

Planning a Research Trip to Ireland

Instructor: Ann Eccles

Let Ann help you learn about the major genealogy research repositories in Ireland and what you might expect to find in them. Her presentation will be followed by a brown bag lunch and panel presentation with IGSI members who have done research in Ireland and a travel agent to give you tips. $15 IGSI members; $20 non-members. Pre-registration requested although walk-ins welcome! Register in the Store at [http://www.irishgenealogical.org]


Saturday, June 13, 2020 - Mendota Heights, MN - Irish Genealogical Society International

Library and Research Center
1385 Mendota Heights Road, STE 100
Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 10:30am-Noon

Irish Catholic Church Records

Instructor: Tom Rice, CG

For most family history researchers, parish registers provide the earliest direct source of family information. They also are, for the majority of Irish people in the 18th and 19th centuries, the only record of their existence. Tom will be guiding us through this treasure trove of information. $15 IGSI members; $20 non-members. Pre-registration requested although walk-ins welcome! Register in the Store at [http://www.irishgenealogical.org]


Saturday, July 18, 2020 - Mendota Heights, MN - Irish Genealogical Society International

Library and Research Center
1385 Mendota Heights Road, STE 100
Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 10:30am-Noon

The Connemaras: Despair in the Heartland

Instructor: Jane Kennedy

When 24 families left Connemara, near Galway, in 1880 to flee the ravages of famine, they knew little about their final destination in the upper Midwest. They arrived with gaunt faces and few items of clothing, hoping for a much-improved life. But controversy tormented them in Graceville, MN and their misery continued until they settled in St. Paul. Theirs is an immigrant story that speaks of hardship, determination and hope. $15 IGSI members; $20 non-members. Pre-registration requested although walk-ins welcome! Register in the Store at [http://www.irishgenealogical.org]


Saturday, September 12, 2020 - Mendota Heights, MN - Irish Genealogical Society International

Library and Research Center
1385 Mendota Heights Road, STE 100
Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 10:30am-Noon

FamilySearch: In-Depth

Instructor: Tom Rice, CG

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Tom Rice will help you navigate the FamilySearch website. You NEED to attend this class whether you are a beginner or experienced researcher. $15 IGSI members; $20 non-members. Pre-registration requested although walk-ins welcome! Register in the Store at [http://www.irishgenealogical.org]


Saturday, October 17, 2020 - Mendota Heights, MN - Irish Genealogical Society International

Library and Research Center
1385 Mendota Heights Road, STE 100
Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 10:30am-Noon

"Tracing Your Irish Ancestors" - Come Along with Tom and Mary on a Journey with John Grenham

Instructor: Mary Wickersham and Tom Rice, CG

John Grenham's "Tracing Your Irish Ancestors" is often called the 'bible' for anyone research their Irish roots. Mary and Tom will lead us through this amazing resource that "can be used by the absolute beginner, the keen amateur and even the more experienced genealogist" (The Irish Times). $15 IGSI members; $20 non-members. Pre-registration requested although walk-ins welcome! Register in the Store at [http://www.irishgenealogical.org]


Saturday, November 14, 2020 - Mendota Heights, MN - Irish Genealogical Society International

Library and Research Center
1385 Mendota Heights Road, STE 100
Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 10:30am-Noon

Finding Your Overseas Irish Ancestors: A Case Study

Instructor: Lois Abromitis Mackin

Most of our ancestors came here from overseas, and often we don't know their place of origin. This talk, featuring a Wisconsin Irishman, shows how to find his Irish place of origin using the American records he and his family left. $15 IGSI members; $20 non-members. Pre-registration requested although walk-ins welcome! Register in the Store at [http://www.irishgenealogical.org]



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