While IGSI classes (see yesterday’s posting) provide valuable guidance, that’s not the only reason to come to the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) library on the second Saturday of the month.
Experienced volunteer researchers are also available every Irish Saturday to give one-on-one assistance. They can review what you already know about your Irish ancestry and help you target the next steps in your search. That might involving querying the library’s online sources (e.g., findmypast.com, etc.), looking at microfilm or maps, or finding other “good stuff” in IGSI’s Irish Collection. (More about the Irish Collection in tomorrow’s posting!)
The official name of the MGS library has been changed to William J. Hoffman Library and Research Center, but it’s still located on the second floor at 1185 Concord St N in South St Paul, MN. Parking is free at either end of the building.
Saturday hours at the library are 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is free to MGS members and to branch and affiliate members (such as IGSI). Non-members are asked to pay a $10 day-use fee, which is a good deal considering the free assistance you’ll receive on Irish Saturday.
Come early, stay late. Start 2016 with progress on your Irish family history!