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.


Summer Newsletter now available

The Summer 2015 issue of the Michigan Genealogical Council Newsletter is now available to download. Just click on the cover below.
 
MGC Newsletter Summer 2015
 

Abrams Session Genealogy Vacation Anyone

Planning to travel for fun and genealogy this summer?
 
Whether your destination is to a family reunion, research in distant states, or an expedition closer to home, James N. Jackson's "Planning a Productive Summer/Genealogy Vacation" has tips on organizing and preparing for a trip should create the best opportunity for success. If you have no plans, how about some packaged trips from Societies or Elderhostel?
 
The Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar will be held in Lansing on July 10-11 and will feature noted genealogist, lecturer, and presenter Michael Lacopo, DVM. James's presentation (Session D) is Friday, July 10, 2:00-3:00p.
 
Brought to you by the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan Genealogical Council, the event's full information, program schedule, and registration page can all be found here and on SeekingMichigan.
 
We look forward to seeing you next week!

Lacopo: Evidence & Between-the-Censuses

The featured speaker for this year’s Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar, Michael Lacopo will give 2 programs of interest.
 
The first, "Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Re-evaluating the 'Evidence,'" will explore how erroneous conclusions can sneak into our genealogy research uncontested, and today, this topic is more pertinent than ever, with so many Internet family trees that get cut and pasted into our own research
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Dr. Lacopo’s “More Than the Census – Our Families Did Exist Between Those Ten-year Intervals” program will show the importance to identify our ancestors’ whereabouts in as many local records as possible, since so many things can happen in the ten years between censuses.
 
The Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar will be held in Lansing on July 10-11. Michael Lacopo’s evidence presentation (Session I) is Saturday, July 11, 9:30-10:45a and his between-the-census program (Session M) is later in the day from 1-2p.
 
Brought to you by the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan Genealogical Council, the event's full information, program schedule, and registration page can all be found here and on SeekingMichigan.
 
We are thrilled to be hosting Michael Lacopo as our featured speaker and look forward to seeing you in a few short weeks!
 
 

 
 
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Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar
The Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar, featuring Michael Lacopo, hosted by the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan Genealogical Council will be held on Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11 in Lansing.
July 10
Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar featuring Michael Lacopo
  The 2015 Abrams Foundation Famiy History Seminar schedule is now available and registration is now.    Featuring Michael Lacopo and Michigan's best family history speakers!   Online registration is available at SeekingMichigan. If you prefer mail in registration, please use the attachment below and make your check payable ...
July 10
MGC July meetings
The next Delegate meeting will be held at 10:30am in the Forum.  This will be preceeded by a Board of Directors meeting at 9:00am in the Lake Superior Room.
October 9
Got Ancestors?! 2015
Hosted by the Western Michigan Genealogical Society Friday evening 9 October, and Saturday 10 October Mark your Calendar. You'll not want to miss this! Full details will be posted at as they become available .