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August 9, 2023 By: Roger Peters
2023 Conference Information
We completed our first conference since COVID on July 28-29, 2023 and had excellent reviews from the attendees.  We appreciate their participation and want to than all of the volunteers who made this event happen.  Many hands really lighten the loads.
If you weren't able to attend but are still interested in the sessions, they were recorded and will be available through September 10, 2023.  You may register to view them online via our Store our via this link.
August 9, 2023 By: Roger Peters
Third Quarter Journal, Online and Mailed
Please go to the Journals page in the Member Section to download a copy of the latest journal in PDF format.
We have found that some of the mailed newsletters were not stapled at the printers before going to the mailing house.  We do not see the journals after they are printed and no one reported the issue to us before they were mailed.  Please let us know if you were missing pages from your mailed journal and we will resend a copy.  We are sorry for your inconvenience.. 
April 8, 2023 By: Roger Peters
Second Quarter Journal is online
The second quarter 2023 journal has been emailed to all active members using the address we have on file for you and a copy has been posted in the Member Section.  Please log-in for access to the high-resolution version of the file and new conference information. 
March 25, 2023 By: Roger Peters
2023 Annual Meeting Summary
The slides and meeting minutes from the March 25, 2023 have been posted in the Member Section of the website for access by our members.  Please select the Research Downloads menue option after logging into the website for the files.
March 15, 2023 By: Roger Peters
Annual Meeting and Conference Update
Please see our Events page for registration information for a summary of our 2022 activities and plans for the future including our July conference.  We hope you can attend online via Zoom on 3/25/2023..
February 12, 2023 By: Roger Peters
Watch for the July 2023 Conference Info
We will be posting the July 2023 registration information on the OGSA Store pages in March.  You will be able to register and pay for the conference online or by sending in a registration form that will be posted there.  There will be options for in-person and online attendance.  We plan to record the sessions and all registrants will be able to view the recordings for some time after the sessions have been completed.
February 2, 2023 By: Roger Peters
New conference details are being posted
Please watch our Events page for details on our July, 2023 conference.  New details will be added as planning progresses.

November 28, 2022 By: Roger Peters
In-person Conference Planned - July 2023
We are planning our first onsite conference since COVID hit and have reserved the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) Library in Mendota Heights, Minnesota for July 28-29, 2023.  This location is close to the airport, hotels, the Mall of America and where we maintain our research materials.  Seating will be more limited than at the hotels in the past but we plan to record the sessions to allow both onsite and online attendance.  We will provide more details in the near future.
November 9, 2022 By: Roger Peters
European Christmas Markets webcast
Lin Strong, OGSA President, will be presenting an online session on European Christmas Markets on November 17, 2022 at 7:00 PM Central Time, ending around 8:30 PM or when all of the questions and comments are finished.  Please join us for this event, ask questions, share experiences or just enjoy the tour.
Please see our Events page for registration information.
October 27, 2022 By: Roger Peters
Online membership renewals now available
Members with membership expiration dates of 12/31/2022 will now see an alert noting the expiration date when you log into the system.  You can select the "Profile" menu to see a link to renew your membership online for one to three years. Payments can be made online or you can have the system create an order form that you can print if you would prefer to send a check to our office.  Just select the payment option you prefer and the process is pretty easy to complete.   
We have had some questions about the PayPal/Credit Card payment option.  We process credit cards through PayPal so an account is not needed there for card payments. 
We are cancelling the old PayPal autopays since the new system eliminates many manual record keeping steps.  It was also easy to create an extra autopay record and we needed to closely watch the receipts coming in, note the renewals, and process many duplicate payment refunds.  The new system helps to avoid these issues.  
Please contact us at if you want to change your membership type for mailed or online journals.  We need to make that change for you prior to your renewal.  
We hope that you will find the process very easy.  Thank you for your membership support.