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The IGSI is moving!

The Minnesota Genealogical Society and its library is changing locations, so the IGSI is moving our offices and collection to the new location as well: 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN 55120.  The last day of library service at the South St. Paul address will be the October Irish Saturday, October 14.  The library will reopen in the new location after Thanksgiving – check back for details.
Moving Sale/Giveaway:  To help us clean out our current space, IGSI is holding a short sale on Irish Saturday, October 14, of items no longer needed.  Come check it out during the library hours:  10-4.  There will be paper supplies, extra Irish genealogy books, copies of older Septs and other journals, mailing envelopes, binders, and much more.
Volunteers needed:  If you would like to help with the move, email and we will get details to you.  MGS is coordinating the volunteer activity and training related to the move.  We’ll need help packing up items at the current site and cleaning it up after items are moved out; help with unpacking at the new site, checking the materials are correctly shelved (‘reading’ the shelves).
The first part of the move is to install the shelving in the library, then move all the books – some 30,000 of them – and then the offices, tables and chairs for the conference rooms and other furniture for the reception area.
Work during the week of October 16 will generally be at our South St. Paul address, when the books will be packed up by the movers.  They will be installing the shelving at the new site that week as well.  But we’ll need to pack up our office as well as clean out our storeroom and dismantle the shelving.
Much of the unpacking at the new site will be done the week of October 23.  However, our office will not be ready for occupancy until the end of that week, definitely by October 30. So we’ll need a bit of help in unpacking again that week.
We apologize to researchers who may be inconvenienced during the time the collection is unavailable.  But we look forward to the new location and the better service opportunities it will offer:  easy access, ground floor location, ample parking close to the door, improved wifi speed, larger meeting spaces. 
The new building will be called “The Minnesota Genealogy Center” and is located just north of Highway 494 at the Pilot Knob Rd. (Hwy 31) exit.  We’ll place a map and location information on the website by the end of the month.
If possible, please lend a hand with our move; send a short email to libvolunteers@mngs.orgor contact us directly for more information.



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Beginning in September, 2017, IGSI will begin to offer classes at two locations.

We will be offering our classes at either the MGS Library or at The Celtic Junction Arts Center.


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