Michigan Genealogical Council
Michigan Genealogical Council

Michigan Genealogical Council - Welcome

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, January, April, July, and October.  The copy deadline for issues is the 15th of the month prior to the publication date.  Please submit directly to our editor, Carolyn Haines, or to the Council email. (MS Word or plain text preferred)

Summer 2018 Newsletter

The Summer 2018 Michigan Genealogical Council Newsletter is now available. To download click on the link or image below.
Summer 2018 Michigan Genealogical Council Newsletter

MGC Speaker & Program List Updated

An updated MGC Speaker and Program Guide is now available under Member Society Login > Secure Downloads > Speaker & Program List '18. This list is created for the use of our member societies to utilize in creating their and presentation schedules.  Use of this guide is limited to member societies creating their schedules and programs in partnership with your local library or historical society.

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Engaging Long Distance Members - Jen Baldwin

Our July 21 Delegate meeting featured Jen Baldwin, of FindMyPast, and host of #genchat. The handout from this session is designed to encourage and inspire the membership and leadership of genealogical societies.  Thank you to Jen for allowing us to share her handout with the genealogical community. "Engaging Your Long Distance Members." 

Michigan Naturalization Records Indexing

This is a partnership between the Archives of Michigan, FamilySearch Indexing, Michigan Genealogical Council, and genealogists everywhere interested in their Michigan ancestors!  For additional information on this project and tutorials on how to become an indexer for Family Search, visit SeekingMichigan.org/naturalizationSeeking Michigan is the digital platform for the Archives of Michigan.
To visit this indexing project immediately, visit FamilySearch and click on the "Start Indexing" button. You must be logged into your free FamilySearch account to participate in indexing these important records.

National Genealogical Society
Federation of Genealogical Societies Historical Society of Michigan National Genealogical Society

MGC Fall Family History Event Nov 3
Registration is now open for the 2018 Fall Family History Event co-sponsored by the Archives of Michigan and Library of Michigan, featuring John Phillip Colletta in Lansing!
October 13
GotAncestors?! 2018
Save the date! The Western Michigan Genealogical Society 2018 Annual Seminar will feature CeCe Moore.   See http://GotAncestors.com/ for additional details.
November 2
MGC Delegate Meeting
Program TBA Date is different to kick-off the annual Michigan Genealogical Council Fall Family History Event.   Meeting in the Forum  
November 3
2018 MGC Fall Family History Event
Plan to spend A Day with John Philip Colletta this year! John will be giving four presentations Saturday, November 3 at the Michigan Library and Historical Center in Lansing. Finding the Town of Origin: U.S. Sources for Discovering an Ancestor's Native Town Overseas Lesser Used Federal Records: Sources of Rich Detail about ...