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)

Michiganology is live on September 1

On October 1, 2019, digital collections currently available on SeekingMichigan.org will be available on Michiganology.org. For the latest information on what will be available and when click on the informational link below.

Summer Newsletter is available

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

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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.

MeL access to MyHeritage Library Edition

All Michigan residents now have access to MyHeritage Library Edition in your home through the Michigan Electronic Library portal (mel.org) from the Library of Michigan. Resources available are listed below.
Access through the Michigan Electronic Library (MeL) portal. Select eResouces > Subject: select Family History. 

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." 

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

2019 Fall Family History Event featuring Diahan Southard
Join us for the 2019 MGC Fall Family History Event with Diahan Southard on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Michigan Library and Historical Center in Lansing. Co-sponsored by the Archives of Michigan and Library of Michigan, the Fall Event is one of the most anticipated Family History Seminars in Michigan.

Additional information including the Presentation Schedule and Speaker Bios are available under Events Calendar.

Eventbrite - 2019 Fall Family History Event Featuring Diahan Southard
September 28
DNA Special Interest Group
The DSGR DNA Special Interest Group has been formed as a learning organization where we exchange our findings as we explore the growing subject of Genetic Genealogy. We meet quarterly at the Detroit Public Library (Main) to learn from and share our experiences.   There is free parking in the Employee ...
October 12
Western Michigan Genealogical Society - Got Ancestors?!
This year’s Got Ancestors?! seminar will be on Saturday 12 October at The Salvation Army Kroc Center on South Division Ave.   Our speaker is Michael D. Lacopo DVM. Dr. Michael D. Lacopo was born and raised in northern Indiana surrounded by extended family always willing to tell tall tales. ...
October 17
DNA Interest Group
Formed in 2015, the Western Michigan Genealogical Society's 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 at 7:00 p.m. The group discusses the use of Y-DNA (male) and mtDNA (mitochondrial—female) and ...