Minnesota territory is defined as extending west to the east shore of the Missouri River and White Earth Rivers in what is now North and South Dakota.
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If so, you are eligible to apply for membership
in the Minnesota Territorial Pioneers, Inc.
Each application must include and document at least one Minnesota Pioneer ancestor. We encourage applicants with more than one pioneer ancestor to include documentation and proof of lineage for each one. There is no additional charge for submitting multiple pioneers. The following two criteria must be met (for at least one Pioneer Ancestor) for any applicant to be recommended for membership:
A twenty-five dollar ($25) payment is required when the application is submitted. The membership committee reviews and researches each application and supporting documents and then recommends acceptance or rejection to the Board of Directors. The Board then votes to recommend or reject the application. The Board’s recommendations are submitted to the General Membership at the Annual Membership Meeting every May for final approval. You will be notified of the membership's decision and, if accepted, you will be asked to remit your membership dues at that time. Both yearly and lifetime membership plans are available.
You'll find a link to the MTP membership application and lineage form (one document) on the right side of this page. Please complete them both and send them along with supporting documentation and a check or money order for $25 to:
Minnesota Territorial Pioneers
1101 Snelling Avenue North, Suite 200
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108
We encourage you to include a complete list of descendants for our records. One of the primary goals of the Minnesota Territorial Pioneers is to collect as much information as possible about life in Minnesota Territory. Any family stories passed down from your ancestors about daily pioneer life or events will be greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Mary Casebolt, MTP Secretary, by telephone at (651) 379-1849 and leave a message, or e-mail MTP at: email@example.com.