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)

Thank you for attending, NGS 2018!

The Michigan Genealogical Council and our member societies thank all the speakers, attendees, and fantastic volunteers at the National Genealogical Society Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Co-hosted by the Western Michigan Genealogical Society, this conference offered over 175 sessions.
A special thank you to the genealogical societies, lineage societies, historical organizations, and authors who participated in NGS Society Night Wednesday evening.

Spring 2018 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 own schedules and programs in partnership with your local library or historical society.

Lucy Mary Kellogg Nominations Due May 31

Lucy Mary KelloggThe deadline for nominations for the Lucy Mary Kellogg Award is fast approaching!  Additional information may be found by clicking on Lucy Mary Kellogg Award.

Time to Renew Society Memberships

Our membership year will expire at the end of June. Your society can renew by clicking on Join/Renew (on the left), for the Membership Form so your society can renew today!

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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.

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

2018 Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar
Friday, July 20 &
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Archives of Michigan and Michigan Genealogical Council present
Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar

The 2018 Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar features keynote speaker, David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. On Friday sessions include Break into the Past: A Game for Genealogists, an Archives of Michigan Tour, and five presentations.

In addition to seven presentations on Saturday, there will be the first Barbara J. Brown Family History Day featuring educational programs and family fun activities throughout the Michigan History Center; held concurrently with the Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar, including an oral history recording booth and genealogical trivia.

For additional information and registration visit Seeking Michigan.
June 9
Detroit Society for Genealogical Research / Western Wayne County Genealogical Society
The Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, Inc. 31st Annual Research Trip: Allen County Public Library Ft. Wayne, Indiana Saturday, June 9, 2018   You are invited to join members and friends of DSGR and our trip partners from the Western Wayne County Genealogical Society for a full day of ...
June 16
MGC Officer Workshop
Save the Date. Additional details will be posted soon!   Co-hosted by the Livingston County Genealogical Society, this workshop is designed for Genealogical Society board members, committee chairs, and those considering leadership roles.
July 20
MGC Delegate Meeting
Program TBA Date is different to kick-off the annual Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar   Meeting in the Forum