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.


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

Genealogical Speakers & Programs List

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 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.


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.


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September 8
MGC Delegate Meeting
MGC would like to thank our member society Cass River Genealogical Society for hosting this annual out-of-Lansing meeting, and their President Dan Haubenstricker, who will present (along with local historian David Maves) a 40-minute program titled "German Immigration and the Settlement of Frankenmuth." The Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce and Convention & ...
September 17
21st Century Tools for Genealogists
The Northeast Michigan Genelaogical Society with the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library present an all day seminar, 21st Century Tools for Genealogists. Sessions include: Little-Known & Rarely-Used Google Search Tips with Katherine R Willson Using Facebook to Break Down Genealogical Brick Walls with Katherine R Willson It's All ...
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 ...