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 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 Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar
Featuring Tina Beaird, the Seminar will be held in Lansing on Friday, July 12 – Saturday, July 13, 2019.

Brought to you by the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan Genealogical Council, the Seminar offers another terrific lineup of programs and speakers. Session schedules, speaker bios, and registration information can all be found online at Seeking Michigan:

Register today!
June 1
Detroit Society for Genealogical Research / Western Wayne County Genealogical Society
The Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, Inc.  32nd Annual Research Trip: Allen County Public Library Ft. Wayne, Indiana with our partners, the Western Wayne County Genealogical Society Saturday, June 1, 2019   You are invited to join members and friends of DSGR and our trip partners from the Western Wayne ...
June 4
Oakland County Genealogical Society
Oakland County Genealogical Society (OCGS) Pam Epple leads a research trip to Salt Lake City each year. The 2019 trip will be June 4 to 13, 2019. Additional information is available on the OCGS Website.   Additional details are available on the Oakland County Genealogical Society website.
June 22
DNA Special Interest Group
Dr. James Sims, Ph.D., an expert in the use of DNA with family research will share basic concepts about DNA, how it is used in researching your family tree, and what to do after you get your results back. Sponsored by the Highland Township Community Library with the Oakland County Genealogical Society.   ...