Events Calendar

Tour of George Latimer Central Library's Genealogical Resources

Saturday January 19,  2019
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Local libraries can hold some unexpected and helpful genealogical resources, especially large and long-standing ones like downtown St. Paul. Our annual January "field trip" will take us on a tour of what in-house and online resources Ramsey County has to offer.

Location: George Latimer Central Library , 2nd Floor in the Nicolson Information Center  90 W. 4th Street, Saint Paul, MN

Denmark: The Plague and Other Pestilence

Monday February 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm  

Our ancestors led difficult lives just making a daily existence, but illnesses like plague, smallpox and more brought difficulty to an entirely new level. Learn how these contagious hardships affected Danes of years ago and learn how to incorporate this information into your genealogical studies. Presented by NDAGS President Heather Nelsen-Mullen.

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

Using Social Media in Your Genealogy

 Monday  March 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Using social media for genealogy is a newer trend – it’s not just for posting pictures of your cat and catching up with old friends. See how you might use social media to discover family, research techniques, and connect with other genealogists.  Speaker is Jean Bielke-Rodenbiker, a Hennepin County librarian who works with genealogy and teaches classes at the Southdale and Minneapolis Central libraries.  She has been researching her family genealogy and helping patrons with theirs for over 19 years.

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

Spring Potluck and "Map of Ancestors"

Monday April 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Join us for tasty treats and a fun time sharing the towns of our ancestors in Denmark. We will place markers on their towns, compare if we have similarities, and make it a first step toward a data collection for future connections. Even if you don't yet know your ancestors' towns of origin, join us and learn some tips on how to discover where they came from. 

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.

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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

Minnesota Genealogical Society 50th Anniversary Open House

Saturday March 30, 2019

10:00 am- 3:00 pm

Minnesota Genealogical Center

1385 Mendota Heights Road Suite 100

Mendota Heights, MN

Come explore the resources at the Minnesota Genealogical Center Library. Visit ethnic booths of various genealogical societies, including our own National Danish-American Genealogical Society, and attend free mini-session lectures on genealogy topics. And of course there will be delicious refreshments. 

Spring Workshop

Saturday April 13, 2019

Presented by the Minnesota Genealogical Society

More details to come at

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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. 

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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. 

November 2018---Movie: "Finding Hygge"

"Finding Hygge,"  is a documentary exploring Denmark's secret to happiness. The uniquely Danish concept of hygge has exploded in popularity but the Danish word and its definition are more  complicated than it seems. For those who seek happiness, this exploratory documentary travels around the globe to discover the true meaning of hygge and how to find it.

Watch the official movie trailer at:

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, Using Family Tree Maker Software (July 2018), Cemeteries Death Records and Obituaries (August 2018), Slesvig-Holstein (October 2018) and much more!