Michigan Genealogical Council
Michigan Genealogical Council

Michigan Genealogical Council - Welcome

Membership in the Michigan Genealogical Council (MGC) is open to any organization or repository with a primary interest in family history and genealogy.

We do not offer memberships to individuals.

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)

The Winter 2019 Michigan Genealogical Council Newsletter is now available for download, reading, or printing.

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

Shirley DeBoer 2018 Lucy Mary Kellogg Award

Congratulations to Shirley DeBoer recipient of the 2018 Lucy Mary Kellogg Award at the Western Michigan Genealogical Society meeting in Grand Rapids on November 10, 2018.

Photo by Roger Moffat
February 21
DNA Interest Group
DNA Interest Group (DIG) meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month in the Grand Rapids Public Library's VanderVeen Center on the 4th floor. Meetings are held 7 p.m. Information given, stories shared, and questions answered. Check it out!
March 14
MGC Delegate Meeting
Library of Michigan Special Collections Manager, Tim Gleisner, will discuss MyHeritage Library Edition, available at  Michigan Libraries and at home to all Michigan residents through the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).   Lake Michigan Room in the Library of Michigan  
March 16
Genealogical Society of Monroe 42nd Annual Spring Seminar with Jessica Trotter
The Genealogical Society of Monroe presents their 42nd Annual Spring Seminar with Jessica Trotter. Additional information and registration are available.   https://gsmcmi.org/.