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)

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

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

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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.
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

Shirley DeBoer 2018 Lucy Mary Kellogg Award

Congratulations to Shirley DeBoer recipient of the 2018 Lucy Mary Kellogg Award at the Western Michigan Genealogical Society meeting in Grand Rapids on November 10, 2018.

Photo by Roger Moffat
March 23
Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society
Next to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, the Allen County Public Library is the 2nd largest genealogical source in the world.  Located in Fort Wayne Indiana, the trip to the library will take about two hours by bus and depend on your departure point.   There are ...
March 23
DNA Special Interest Group
The DSGR DNA Special Interest Group has been formed as a learning organization where we exchange our findings as we explore the growing subject of Genetic Genealogy. We meet quarterly at the Detroit Public Library (Main) to learn from and share our experiences.   There is free parking in the Employee ...
March 30
Did You Look? And more with Kris Rzepczynski & Melissa Tennant
Hosted by the Huron Shores Genealogical Society and the Robert Parks Public Library. Kris and Melissa, Little known or often forgotten resources Kris, Indexing the Michigan naturalization records project on Family Search Melissa, Introduction to the Allen County Public Library‚Äč Registration required by participants.  Participants should call the Robert Parks ...