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)


Fall Newsletter is now available

The Fall 2016 MIchigan Genealogical Council Newsletter is now available for download.  Click on the image below to download or go to Newsletters on the menu.
MGC Fall 2016 newsletter

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.


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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A Day with Blaine Bettinger
Nov. 12
Spend a day with DNA expert, Blaine Bettinger, at the MGC Fall Family History Event. Co-sponsored by the Michigan Genealogical Council and the Archives of Michigan, this has become one of the premier annual genealogical seminars in Michigan.

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is an intellectual property attorney by day and a genetic genealogist by night. He is the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist, and frequently gives presentations and webinars to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry.
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/
November 5
Eaton County Genealogical Society
The bus will leave the Courthouse promptly at 7:00am.  Additional pick-ups at the Park and Ride in Marshall and one at Coldwater. For additional details, visit the Eaton County Genealogical Society website and click on "Bus Trip".
November 11
MGC Delegate meeting
Please note this is on Friday, the day before the Annual Fall Family History Event. Don Hinkle and Dan Earl will share what resources are available at a Family History Center. The Lucy Mary Kellogg Award will be presented at this meeting.