Yankee Genealogical Society
Researching New England,
New York, Pennsylvania,
New Jersey & Delaware

Welcome to the Yankee Genealogical Society!

YGS is a team of beginning and experienced genealogists based in Minnesota and searching for our roots in the northeastern states.
You’re invited to join us as we help each other find family origins, stories, history, and images in:
New England states:
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • Rhode Island
Neighboring states:
  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Mayflower 400 anniversary logo
Our interests range from the recent past to the Mayflower and beyond. Take some time to explore our website and learn how the Yankee Genealogical Society can help your research!
 
We offer:
  • quarterly meetings at the Minnesota Genealogy Center (MGC), free for members and visitors. See events in the right sidebar.
  • a quarterly newsletter with research updates and sources.
  • Yankee states' resources, including subscription websites and books, in the William J. Hoffman Library and Research Center at the MGC in Mendota Heights. See Research Center in the left sidebar.
  • shared listing of surnames that our members are researching.
Take some time to explore our site and learn how the Yankee Genealogical Society can help your research!
 

 
The twelfth annual
Family History Writing Contest
is open. Submissions due July 1.

Links to: 2020 rules • FAQs
MGS writing competition logo
 

Yankee Genealogical Society
is an all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and a
branch of the
Minnesota Genealogical Society
 
Please check MGS website for hours and information on MGC closures.

Minnesota Genealogy Center (MGC)
1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Mendota Heights, Minnesota 55120
(651) 330-9312

Events
April 18
MGS Spring Conference - cancelled

July 1
MGS Writing Competition
Family History Writing Contest entries are due by this date. The Yankee home page has links to the rules/guidelines and to FAQs for this annual ...

August 15
Mayflower Brick Walls
Do you believe you have Mayflower roots, but proof is lacking? Bring your story and perhaps receive help. Meet 1:00 - 3:00 pm, MGC Mississippi Room, Mendota Heights ...

October 9
NorthStar conference
Featured speakers Judy Russell, David MacDonald

November 7
Tales of the Mayflower
Do we really know all about the Mayflower and its passengers? We'll explore their backgrounds and some unexpected happenings in the lives of the passengers and ...