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)

Michigan Naturalization Records Indexing

From MGC Projects Chair Roger Moffat:
And we're off - the long awaited project to index Michigan Naturalisation Records with FamilySearch Indexing is underway. This page has basic notes and links. If you're already set up with FamilySearch Indexing open the software and download a batch to have at it - the project is listed under "US, Michigan-Archives of Michigan, Naturalization Records, 1812-1985". 
This is a partnership between the Archives of Michigan, FamilySearch Indexing, Michigan Genealogical Council, and genealogists everywhere intersted in their Michigan ancestors!  For additional information on this project and turtorials on how to become an indexer for Family Search, visit SeekingMichigan.org/naturalization. Seeking MIchigan is the digital platform for the Archives of Michigan.
 If you are not a member of a FamilySearch Indexing group yet, we hope you will become a member of the MGC Indexing Group.  If you would like to joing the MGC Indexing Group, instructions can be found here.

Spring 2017 Newsletter now available

The Spring 2017 Michigan Genealogical Council Nwsletter is now available.  Click on this link or the image below.
MGC Spring 2017 Newsletter

Speakers & Programs List Update Jun '17

The Michigan Genealogical Council has created an updated Genealogical Speakers List, containing speakers' names, contact information, topics presented, and the societies and organizations where those presentations have been delivered over the past 2 years. This listing is available to our member societies in the Secure Download section, after logging in with your member society user name and password. If you would like information on how your society can join MGC, please visit the Membership Application page -- under the About Us heading.
This is a valuable resource for societies wishing to partner with local libraries, archives, and historical societies to offer joint educational programs to the community.
Our thanks to MGC Vice President and Program Chair Katherine R WIllson for creating this listing.
Thank you for your willingness to share your speaker and program information with us.


MGC Logo Merchandise is now available

Michigan Genealogical Council logo merchandise is now available for sale through TotallyCoolTees and CafePress.  Choose from t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, tote bags, lunch totes, travel mugs, hot beverage mugs, cold drink glasses, and much, much more!  Click on the MGC merchandise menu item on the left to check out what's available now.  Council earns a profit from each of these branded items purchased from these two vendors.

National Genealogical Society
Federation of Genealogical Societies War of 1812 Contributor National Genealogical Society

2017 Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar
July 21-22, 2017
Seminar attendees will have the opportunity to pick from a variety of outstanding speakers and family history topics over the two-day event. For more information on schedule, programs, speaker bios, and registration, please visit SeekingMichigan.org. Seminar covers two days, Friday, 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm and Saturday, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm.
July 21
MGC Delegate Meeting
Please note this meeting is on a Friday to kick off the annual Abrams Foundataion Family History Seminar. We will meet earlier in the day -- 10am - 12 noon.  Registration for Abrams begins at noon.   Program is Jen Baldwin from FindMyPast, Engaging Your Long Distance Members. As our access ...
July 21
2017 Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar
Welcome to the Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar, featuring Jen Baldwin, and hosted by the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan Genealogical Council.   Seminar attendees will have the opportunity to pick from a variety of outstanding speakers and family history topics over the two-day event. For more information ...
September 14
MGC Delegate meeting
This is our annual "out of Lansing" meeting. Topic is TBA