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)

Spring 2018 Newsletter

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

Lucy Mary Kellogg Nominations Due May 31

Lucy Mary KelloggThe deadline for nominations for the Lucy Mary Kellogg Award is fast approaching!  Additional information may be found by clicking on Lucy Mary Kellogg Award.

Time to Renew Society Memberships

Our membership year will expire at the end of June. Your society can renew by clicking on Join/Renew (on the left), for the Membership Form so your society can renew today!

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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.

National Genealogical Society
Federation of Genealogical Societies Historical Society of Michigan National Genealogical Society

NGS 2018 Conference Walk-ins welcome!
The NGS 2018 Family History Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, offers four exciting days of networking, learning, and socializing, including: an exhibit hall featuring more than eighty genealogy vendors of family history products and services, pre-conference events and tours,hands-on workshops, and 175+ sessions with a variety of topics featuring some of the nation’s best genealogy speakers
April 22
Oakland County Genealogical Society
Oakland County Genealogical Society (OCGS) Pam Epple leads a research trip to Salt Lake City each year. The 2018 trip will be April 22 to May 1, and more information about the trip will be published as soon as it is available.   Assitional information will be available on the Oakland County ...
April 28
2018 Lansing Family History Seminar
A great opportunity to learn and to share, the April Family History Seminar has become a local institution within the Mid-Michigan genealogical community.  This year's Seminar is another high water mark with 49 Classes and Activities this year's Seminar is sure to be enjoyable and rewarding - Don't Miss It!.  ...
May 10
MGC Delegate Meeting
Creative Programming on a Budget - Panel Discussion   Meeting in the Forum