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Minnesota Genealogy Center hours may change

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Affiliate Conference

The Minnesota Genealogical Society's Virtual NorthStar Conference is October 7 - 8.  Register here.
Minnesota NorthStar Conference publicity piece showing photos and names of Nicka Sewell-Smith and Bille Stone Fogarty, M.Ed.

Member perk: access to webinar recordings

If you missed any of IGSI’s excellent educational webinars, there’s still time to view many of them!
Available to members only!
Recordings of about two dozen IGSI webinars – with their class handouts - are available through our website.  Log in, then click the Webinar recordings link, below Past Webinars
Several webinar recordings are currently available to members free of charge. For-fee viewings can be purchased (by members only) for $15 using the webinar’s “Buy Now” button.
Check out the list soon, as some of our earliest webinars will be removed from the list at the contractual time limit (usually two years).

Thank You to Irish Fair Volunteers

Graphic, reading:  IGSI Out & About, Irish Fair, Harriet Island, St. PaulPhoto of IGSI's booth at the Minnesota Irish Fair
Thank you to IGSI's Minnesota Irish Fair volunteers!  We appreciate your time spent chatting with visitors to explain IGSI and how we can help them learn about their family's Irish and Scots-Irish history.

IGSI has our own Google Site Search

Our website has been indexed by Google, so you can search for terms within the website.  Enter your search terms in the box below, and click Search.
Links will appear to pages on our site with the terms you search.  With the recent expansion of the Learn! section of the website, Site Search may be a helpful tool to find information you are seeking.
Give it a try!  Search for a topic or location.
Please note that members-only content, such as the surname interest database, The Septs, and Gineals, are not included in this search, as they are protected by login.
Site Search is in the main menu (at left).

Podcast: This month at the IGSI

Cover image for "This month at the IGSI" - our monthy podcast
The newest episode of our podcast This month at the IGSI is available on You Tube:
Check out a monthly podcast on the IGSI You Tube Channel. The program called “This Month at the IGSI” and hosted by genealogist and IGSI member  Dave Miller will provide the latest information regarding the Irish Genealogical Society International and what activities are planned for the upcoming month.
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Dave says that the first couple of podcasts will start out briefly talking about events that are planned for the coming month. Eventually, we plan to interview some of the speakers for the upcoming webinars and talk to those who will be involved in events for that month.

This is another social media source that people can access to receive the latest news and information within the IGSI! You have always been able to obtain the latest news on IGSI through our website. Plus, you can locate us on the other social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
Past podcasts: September 2022  August 2022    July 2022
You can visit IGSI's YouTube channel at any time by clicking the YouTube link at the lower right side of our main page (below the upcoming activities).

Celtic Connections Conference Registration Open

The 2022 Celtic Connections Conference, Journey Home,
July 9 - September. 
From our friends at The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA).
Visit the Conference website at

Minnesota Genealogy Center
1385 Mendota Heights Rd, Suite 100
Mendota Heights, Minnesota 55120
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October 8
Irish Saturday will NOT be offered this month
The Minnesota Genealogical Society's Virtual NorthStar Conference is October 7 - 8.  Register here.  The library will be closed, so we will not have an ...
October 15
Irish Property Records: An Overview
10:30 AM - Noon CDT (UTC-5) Instructor: John Grenham $15 for IGSI members (with Discount Code sent in member email); $20 for non-members   Property ...
November 5
Understanding Irish Place Names
10:30 AM - Noon CDT (UTC-5) Instructor: James Ryan $15 for IGSI members (with Discount Code sent in member email); $20 for non-members   ...
November 12
Irish Saturday
Stop by the library for Irish research help. Check on the day you plan to visit, to make sure the library is open.  Short-notice ...
December 3
Searching for the Immigration Records of our Irish Ancestors
10:30 AM - Noon CST (UTC-6) Instructor: Mary Wickersham $15 for IGSI members (with Discount Code sent in member email); $20 for non-members   Millions ...