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)



2019 Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar

Information is now available, and registration is open for the 2019 Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar featuring Tina Beaird. This two-day skill sharpening program is hosted annually by the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan Genealogical Council. Visit SeekingMichigan.org to register today!
 


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


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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." 


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. 
 
 


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
 


2019 Lansing Family History Seminar - Saturday, April 27
An excellent opportunity to learn and to share, the April Family History Seminar has become a local institution within the Mid-Michigan genealogical community. This year's Seminar is another high water mark with 45 Classes and Activities this year's Seminar is sure to be enjoyable and rewarding - Don't Miss It!. Please review our website and discover the new classes and some old friends. We are anxious to see you whether you are a long time participant or a new friend. Join us and learn and share your experiences.
April 27
2019 Lansing Family History Seminar
An excellent opportunity to learn and to share, the April Family History Seminar has become a local institution within the Mid-Michigan genealogical community.  This year's Seminar is another high water mark with 45 Classes and Activities this year's Seminar is sure to be enjoyable and rewarding - Don't Miss It!.  Please ...
May 2
MGC Delegate Meeting
Meeting in the Forum Please note, one week earlier due to the NGS Conference in St. Charles MO.   Jessica Trotter will present How a DNA Special Interest Group can add value to your society and your membership.  
May 4
Waterford Genealogical Society Lock-In
Registration required. You may download the attached brochure below or visit the society website.   Class choices this year are: 6:30 - 7:50 Introduction To Military Records Research - Katherine R. Willson Improving Your Understanding Of Shared DNA Matches Using Clusters -Dr. James Sims, Ph.D   8:00 - 9:20 Eastern European ...