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)



Winter Newsletter is available

The Winter 2020 Michigan Genealogical Council Newsletter is now available to download, read, or print.
 


Digital Collections from SeekingMichigan move

Digital collections previously available on SeekingMichigan.org are now at Michiganology.org. Non-digital items on SeekingMichigan, such as research and county guides will be migrating to the Archives of Michigan pages on Michigan.gov.
 


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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 https://michiganology.org/naturalization/Michiganology.org 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
 


February 1
DNA Special Interest Group
Sponsored by the Highland Township Community Library and Oakland County Genealogical Society. Featuring Judy NImer Muhn and Dr. James Sims, Ph.D. This is a free event. Registration is required. https://highlandtpl.evanced.info
February 22
Lansing Area African American Genealogical Society Winter Genealogy Conference
A free genealogy workshop including sessions in beginning and intermediate genealogy, organizing and storing your research, beginning DNA research, and writing your family history and featuring keynote speaker, Dedria Humphries-Barker.   The workshop will include such topics as: Beginning and Intermediate Genealogy          Organization and Storage Publishing Individual and Family ...
March 12
MGC Delegate Meeting
Brenda Lyndyke will discuss Volunteer Recognition Ideas. April is National Volunteer Recognition month.   Meeting in the Forum