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!
July 12
MGC Delegate Meeting
Meeting in the Forum This date and time of this meeting has been changed to coincide with the 2019 Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar (July12-13).    The delegate program will feature a presentation from Tina Beaird, keynote speaker for the Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar. There is no charge for this ...
July 12
2019 Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar with Tina Beaird
Save the dates! Registration will be available soon. For additional information, click "Learn More."   The 2019 Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar with Tina Beaird is hosted by the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan Genealogical Council.   Onsite registration and check-in will begin at 12 noon, Friday, June 12.
July 16
Family Tree Maker event with Lansing Area African American & Ingham County Genealogical Societies
Family Tree Maker event with the Lansing Area African American and Ingham County Genealogical Societies   Family Tree Maker is teaming up with the Lansing Area African American and Ingham County Genealogical Societies to put on a presentation about what's new and exciting in the newest version, to be released ...