MCGS to present a Family History Conference

Few can imagine a father with 37 children. But, that’s what Morrison County Genealogy Society (MCGS) member Judy Glaze, discovered while doing research on her third great-grandfather. Johan Melchoir Feil (Filla) and his two wives raised a family of 37 children in Germany.

Those who attend the MCGS Family History Conference, “Moments in Time, might discover some interesting things about their own ancestors. The conference will be held Saturday, April 13, at the Initiative Foundation in Little Falls

Jay Fonkert, a professional researcher, genealogist, and speaker from St. Paul will present three one hour sessions during the conference.

Fonkert’s first session, “Let Man Not Put Asunder,” uses marriage, divorce, guardianship and court records to reconstruct early 19th century life in America. The second session is “Documenting the Immigration Trail: A Five-stage approach” and the third session is “Finding Your pre-1850 American Ancestors.”

The conference will run from 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and there is a fee to attend.  Preregistration is required due to limited space.

To get additional information about the conference, contact John Lauer at [email protected], call (320) 632-2375, or download a brochure at the MCGS Web site,