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The Library Reopens on November 29

Yes, the William J Hoffman library will be open for business at the new Minnesota Genealogy Center starting Wednesday, November 29 at 10 AM. 
Finally.  The boxes are unpacked and the books are on the shelves.  The many windows are clean and have blinds set in place. The computers and microfilm readers are ready for researchers and the final bits almost complete.  It’s time to open the door to all the researchers we locked out this past month.
The IGSI collection is located in the library so that researchers can find the materials easily.  The library will be open throughout December – with the exception of Saturday, December 23, when the library will be closed.  Irish Saturday will be the second Saturday of December – Dec. 9.  Plan to stop by our new location to just say hello or to do some research. We look forward to seeing you soon!
The library retains the same hours of service in this new location as previously in South St. Paul:
Wednesdays      10 – 4
Thursdays           10 – 8
Saturdays            10 – 4
Minnesota Genealogy Center
1385 Mendota Heights Road
Mendota Heights, MN  55120
Phone:  651-330-9312
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Irish Saturday Reception

at the

Minnesota Genealogy Center

Please join us December 9, 2017 at the new

Minnesota Genealogy Center

1385 Mendota Heights Road

Suite 100

Mendota Heights, MN 55120

• Do some research

• Look around the new space

• Visit with friends while enjoying coffee, tea and cookies

The library will be open 10 am – 4 pm

Refreshments served 11 am – 2 pm


Additional Class Location

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.


Irish Saturday


Check out Irish Saturday at the Minnesota Genealogical Society Library on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Join us for classes taught by excellent instructors or come in for help with your Irish genealogical research.


Genealogical Pedigree Name Badges

IGSI is offering name tags that not only identify you, but also your pedigree.     

Click here for more info & order form


Since April of 2009, IGSI has been blogging. The blog provides information on both the Irish Genealogical Society International goings-on and Irish news. Check it out! You will find it fascinating. 

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To read the blog, click here.