Upcoming Events

  • The Power of Community - JewishGen Discussion Groups
    Jun 27, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CDT
    Online Event sponsored by MNJGS
    Crowdsourcing, drawing on the network of Jewish genealogists, is one of the most effective ways to solve our genealogical puzzles. JewishGen Discussion Groups will help you do this.

Save the Dates: 2021 MNJGS events

Sept 19th TBD

Out of the Whirlwind: Finding Your Family Lost in the Holocaust 

Nov 7  1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Speaker: Debbie Long   Professional educator, speaker and author 


There are numerous resources available to trace the Holocaust history of our families. Knowledge of these resources can provide important information in your search, determining the fate of those who remained and building out a family tree that ties to those who survived.  This session will focus on the many resources that can assist you in your search. 


Mining the Manifest

Dec 12  1:00 PM -3:00 PM   Annual Meeting 

Speaker: Susan Weinberg, President MNJGS, author, genealogy consultant, speaker

After 1906, immigration manifests offer a wealth of information, but what do you do if your family came over prior to that time? And how did they get from New York to Minnesota?  We will take a look at derivative naturalization documents, trace contacts they were going to through the NY vital records and follow immigrants who found their route through Canada. Once in New York, we will explore how you can follow their journey to Minnesota.  

other online Events

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) 2021 Conference, From the Past into the Future, is scheduled for August 1-5, with early registration open until June 10, extended until June 17. The conference will be held virtually. For more information and to register, click here. You also can opt to attend only Special Interest Group or Birds of a Feather sessions – click here for more information. The library of recorded sessions and recorded live sessions will be available for 60 days after the conference.

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center for jewish history

WHAT: Tune into the Center for Jewish History's Facebook page for Genealogy Coffee Break, a short talk on a specific topic with one of their genealogy librarians. Discover recommended resources and strategies for online research, and have your questions answered live. If you have a topic you'd like them to cover, write to them at gi@cjh.org. Catch up on the entire series here

WHEN: Ongoing every Tuesday at 3:30 pm EST

RootsTech Connect: A Free Online Conference Experience

The February conference is over, but the videos will remain up for a year. Register and make sure you have an account set up with Familysearch to access them. Familysearch accounts are free of charge.

For more information and to register click here



The Orange County (CA) Jewish Genealogical Society is offering some Zoom programs available to OCJGS members for free and to nonmembers for $5. 

Upcoming events include


June 13 at 12:00 pm (Central time zone)

Gil Bardige: Help! I just got my DNA results and I'm confused.

July 25 at 12:00pm (Central time zone)
Megan Lewis: Using online resources at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum for researching Holocaust records

August 22 at 12:00 AM (Central time zone)
​Direct from Jerusalem!
Serafima Velkovich: Names and other genealogical sources at Yad Vashem

Look into their events here.