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.
  • A 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!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Minnesota Genealogical Society
Spring Conference Workshop
held on
Saturday, April 18, 2020
at the MCG in Mendota Heights

Pilgrims to Patriots:
Researching Colonial America to the American Revolution

A celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower landing

Registration is now open at this link
Seating is limited, so act now!
Links to details and directions


Yankee Genealogical Society
is an all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and a
branch of the
Minnesota Genealogical Society
at the
Minnesota Genealogy Center (MGC)
1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Mendota Heights, Minnesota 55120
(651) 330-9312

March 28
MGS Open House
10:00 - 3:00 pm Saturday and 1:00 - 4:00 pm Sunday at the MGC in Mendota Heights (click for directions).

April 18
MGS Spring Conference
Colonial America to the Revolution, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the MGC in Mendota Heights (click for directions). This event replaces the Yankee Spring meeting. ...

August 15
Mayflower Brick Walls
Do you believe you have Mayflower roots, but proof is lacking? Bring your story and perhaps receive help. Other Brick Walls are welcome too. Meet 1:00 - ...

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 ...