Michigan Genealogical Council
Michigan Genealogical Council

The 2019 Fall Family History Event is History!

Photo courtesy of Roger Moffat


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)



Fall Newsletter is available

The Fall 2019 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
 


2019 Fall Family History Event featuring Diahan Southard
Thank you to Diahan Southard, Daniel Earl, Jill Arnold, and Adam Oster for your presentations at the Fall Family History Event.

Thank you to the MGC volunteers, Archives of Michigan and Library of Michigan staff for your help with the day.

And, most of all thank you to the attendees, who made the 2019 Event the best-attended Fall Event ever!

Photo courtesy of Roger Moffat.
November 21
DNA Interest Group
Formed in 2015, the Western Michigan Genealogical Society's DNA Interest Group (DIG) meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month in the Grand Rapids Public Library's VanderVeen Center on the 4th floor. Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. The group discusses the use of Y-DNA (male) and mtDNA (mitochondrial—female) and ...
December 14
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 ...
December 19
DNA Interest Group
Formed in 2015, the Western Michigan Genealogical Society's DNA Interest Group (DIG) meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month in the Grand Rapids Public Library's VanderVeen Center on the 4th floor. Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. The group discusses the use of Y-DNA (male) and mtDNA (mitochondrial—female) and ...