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
Our interests range from the recent past to the Mayflower and beyond. We collaborate and share our experiences and resources to help all of our members find their roots in the northeastern United States.
YGS membership 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 have recently been 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!

2024 Family History Writing Competition opens for entries on April 1, 2024.
See the Minnesota Genealogical Society website for complete information.
The Competition closes July 1, 2024.
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.
Masks are recommended, but are optional for the fully vaccinated.

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

September 28
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Colonial Research at the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS).
MNHS librarians will introduce the rich resources for colonial family research.

October 25
9:00 am
MGS North Star Conference
Unlocking the Past, Shaping the Future

November 23
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Land in Family History
Presentations: Jay Fonkert, CG®, “GeoGenealogy: Maps and Yankee Midwest Migrations.” Shirleen Hoffman, “Finding Land Records on FamilySearch”   Bring your own lunch. Drinks, a colonial ...