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!
Please help us to celebrate the Mayflower Anniversary by watching our 3 minute video tour of the voyage! - click here
YGS offers:
  • quarterly meetings which are free for members and visitors. See the events listing in the right sidebar. These were traditionally held at the Minnesota Genealogy Center (MGC) near the MSP airport, but are currently virtual events.
  • a quarterly newsletter with research updates and sources.
  • Yankee state 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!

Michael Clark Family History Writing Award annual contest
The 2020 awards were announced in October at our North Star 2020 Conference
  • Family Story category: Zoe van Ende Lappin of Denver, Colorado
  • Problem-Solving category: Bonnie Burton of Minnetonka, Minnesota
Submissions.for the next contest are encouraged, and will be accepted by July, 2021.
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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

November 14
Tales of the Mayflower
Held 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Do we really know all about the Mayflower and its passengers? We'll explore backgrounds and unexpected events in the lives of ...