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, Paul Roltsch, newsletter@mimgc.org. (MS Word or plain text preferred)

Spring Newsletter available

The Spring 2022 Michigan Genealogical Council Newsletter is now available to download, read, or print.

Zoom for Society Meetings with Dan Earl

Dan Earl explains how to host a Zoom meeting and the benefits to societies in using Zoom for virtual meetings. This was the program at our September 10, 2020 "out-of-Lansing" meeting.
For the best experience please view in full screen.

MGC Inclusion Statement

Black history in the United States has been rife with racism, violence, and hate. It is time to change that history. The Michigan Genealogical Council (MGC) stands in solidarity with the Black community and opposes inequality and injustice. Now more than ever, we must support one another and speak up, MGC vows to be silent no more.


Please be patient with the processing of materials sent to our PO Box. With the COVID-19 measures still in effect, we are experiencing delays with the processing and distribution of physical mail sent to our PO Box.

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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." 

Historical Society of Michigan National Genealogical Society

July 8
2022 Barbara J Brown Family History Seminar with Dr. David McDonald
Save the dates for the 2022 Barbara J. Brown Family History Seminar! This will be a hybrid event - both in-person and virtual.   Dr. David McDonald will be the featured speaker this year. Each July, the Barbara J. Brown Family History Seminar is co-sponsored by the Archives of Michigan ...
July 8
MGC Delegate Meeting
Dr. David McDonald will present Michigan and Wisconsin, Sister Daughters of the Empire State  Exploring the outsized impact of outbound migrants from New York in the Upper Midwest. Michigan, Wisconsin and northern Illinois were all heavily-impacted by such emigres. How did New York's offspring states benefit from these roots, and ...
October 23
Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society Research Trip to Washington DC
We're going to Washington, DC for genealogical research - join us!  Attached is the brochure, detailed itinerary, registration form and liability release for our trip, October 23-29.   For complete details check the Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society website.    Feel free to directly contact the Portage Senior Center Travel ...