Events Calendar

Cemeteries, Obituaries, and Death Records

  Monday June 25, 2018  at 7:00 pm


There are many records of great genealogical value associated with death.  Finding these records will greatly enhance your family history research and move you forward to new discoveries.  This treasure trove of information can often be surprisingly easy to locate but only if you know where to look. We will also have a training session on how to use and become a registered contributor to Find-A-Grave.   Presented by Bill Holmquist

Location: Danish American Center, 3030 West River Parkway South, Minneapolis.  

Using Family Tree Maker Software

Monday July 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm


As you collect genealogical data, it is essential to keep it in an organized and secure place.  Come and learn some tips and tricks  for using the Family Tree Maker genealogy software program. See how it  interfaces with Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.  See the new color  coding feature. Find out what’s new in Family Tree Maker 2017. Presented by Cathi Weber, founder of NorthStar Genealogy, and genealogist for over 40 years.

Location: Danish American Center, 3030 West River Parkway South, Minneapolis.  

Member Share

Monday September 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm


Join fellow NDAGS members in sharing your successes,  questions, tips, and even areas you could use help in. A perfect  opportunity to network with other Danish genealogists. 

Location: 3030 West River Parkway South, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Denmark: The Plague and Other Pestilence

Monday October 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm


Our Danish ancestors survived many hardships, and the fight for survival was a daily burden. Learn about what life was like for our families when disease ran rampant in their villages. Adding historical events like these can really make your family histories exciting and engaging. Presented by Heather Mullen. 

Location: Danish American Center 3030 West River Parkway South, Minneapolis, MN.



Everyone is welcome to stop by and join us for NDAGS meetings and lectures!

All NDAGS-sponsored events are free and open to the public. No pre-registration required.

For more information, email us at  ndags.mpls@gmail.com 

NDAGS-Affiliated Events are events hosted by other organizations that NDAGS is participating in.

These events may or may not have fees charged for attendance,  pre-registration requirements, or other conditions, as determined by the primary hosting organization. 

NDAGS-Affiliated Events

NorthStar Conference: Looking Back, Sharing Forward

October 5-6, 2018

Crowne Plaza West

Plymouth, MN


Presented by the Minnesota Genealogical Society, this conference offers two full days of learning opportunities for  genealogists and family historians! View the complete program schedule  and find out more about the twenty-five breakout sessions being offered  by fourteen regional and national genealogy experts. Registration is required. This year, breakout  sessions are organized in the program into five general tracks: DNA,  Heritage Research, Problem-Solving, Sources and Records, and Research  Tools. Don't forget to stop by the NDAGS booth at the conference!

Family History Fair

October 27, 2018

9:00 am- 3:00 pm

Minneapolis Central Library


This FREE event hosted by the Hennepin County Library system is always filled with informative speakers. Visit many ethnic and genealogical vendors and booths, including our NDAGS booth. Ask our NDAGS genealogists for some free Danish genealogy advice and searches! Registration information coming soon. 

Previous NDAGS Meeting Topics

NDAGS Members get copies of Lecture Notes even if they can't attend the meetings!

We know that people's schedules are busy, or you may live too far away to attend. that's why all NDAGS memebers get electronic copies of all lecture notes. 

Request a copy of the lecture notes from a past meeting!

NDAGS members will receive copies of some previous lecture notes and newsletters upon joining, but members can request other previous lectures (as permitted by speakers) and newsletters as well. 

May 2018-- "Cousins by the Dozens" Using DNA in your Genealogical Research

 DNA and genealogy is the latest trend, and can provide great leads to your genealogical research. But sometimes it is confusing on where to  begin and what to do with the information that you find. Certified  Genealogist and DNA expert Alice Eicholz, PhD, will guide us through the  complex and exciting world of DNA. 

April 2018-- NDAGS Cookbook and Potluck

Members shared their favorite Danish recipes, and some family stories behind them, to compile an NDAGS Danish Cookbook.

March 2018 ---What Should I Do with Old Family Photographs

Linda Heen showed us how to organize our family photos with tips on getting started, sorting, organizing, putting them in albums, digitizing, and how to use your genealogy skills to identify unknown people in the photos. 

February 2018--- Introduction to Danish Genealogy

 Do you want to research your Danish ancestors but don’t know where to start? Hit a road block? Looking for new leads? This lecture will provide step-by-step instructions,  links to online resources, and ample notes on how to begin and sustain your Danish genealogical research. 

January 2018-- Tour Of Minnesota Genealogy Center

With over 30,000 books, magazines, county histories, and more the MGC is a treasure trove of information. NDGAS members receive free admission to the LIbrary. Use their computer resources in-house too! Great resource even if your family didn't hail from Minnesota. 

Other past lectures

Traditional Danish clothing, 17th Century Danish history, 18th century Danish history, 19th century Danish history, planning a trip to Denmark, Danish Superstitions, U.S. Railroads, Using Newspapers in your Research, and much more!