Michigan Genealogical Council
Michigan Genealogical Council


Membership in the Michigan Genealogical Council (MGC) is open to any genealogical, family history society, or family association, amateur or professional with a primary interest in genealogy.

Delegate meetings are held in January, March, May, July, September, and November. Please check the Events page for the exact date, time, and location.

The MGC Newsletter is published four times per year.  The deadline for the next issue of the MGC newsletter is 15 September.  Please submit directly to our editor, Carolyn Haines, or to the Council email. (MS Word or plain text preferred)


Speakers & Programs List Updated Aug 28

The Michigan Genealogical Council has created an updated Genealogical Speakers List, containing speakers' names, contact information, topics presented, and the societies and organizations where those presentations have been delivered over the past 2 years. This listing is available to our member societies in the Secure Download section, after logging in with your member society user name and password. If you would like information on how your society can join MGC, please visit the Membership Application page -- under the About Us heading.
Our thanks to MGC Vice President and Program Chair Katherine R WIllson for creating this listing.
Thank you for your willingness to share your speaker and program information with us.


Summer Newsletter is now available

 The Summer 2016 issue of the Michigan Genealogical Council Newsletter is now available to download. Just click on the cover below.
MGC Summer newsletter

MGC Logo Merchandise is now available

Michigan Genealogical Council logo merchandise is now available for sale through TotallyCoolTees and CafePress.  Choose from t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, tote bags, lunch totes, travel mugs, hot beverage mugs, cold drink glasses, and much, much more!  Click on the MGC merchandise menu item on the left to check out what's available now.  Council earns a profit from each of these branded items purchased from these two vendors.


National Genealogical Society
Federation of Genealogical Societies War of 1812 Contributor National Genealogical Society

October 8
11th Annual Family History Festival
The festival will be held in the Friends Auditorium and is free and no pre-registration required.  The Burton Historical Collection will be open for research from 10am-6pm.  Additional information will be available in August at www.detroitpubliclibrary.org.   Cosponsored by: Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society Detroit ...
October 14
GotAncestors?! 2016 with Cyndi Ingle of Cyndi's List
  Western Michigan Genealogical Society Annual Seminar with Cyndi Ingle.   See http://GotAncestors.com/
November 5
Western Wayne County Genealogical Society Fall Seminar
Speaker: William J Priest Genealogy Standards: What They Are and Why We Need Them! Using Notes and Events to Their Greatest Potential! Organizing Your Paper and/or Electronic Records Planning a Successful Genealogy Research Trip Additional details to be announced. http://wwcgs.org/