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.


 

Skeltons in the Closet?

Do you have a skeleton in your ancestral past?
 
Matthew LaFlash’s “Skeletons in the Closet: Discovering a Difficult Past" will offer a case study approach in uncovering an ancestor’s difficult past – all with little information to start with.
 
The Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar will be held in Lansing on July 8-9 and will feature noted speaker, genealogist, and blogger Amy Johnson Crow. Brought to you by the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan Genealogical Council, the event's information, program schedule, and registration page can all be found here: http://seekingmichigan.org/events/2016-abrams-foundation-family-history-seminar
 
Matthew’s presentation (Session P) is Saturday, July 9, 2:30-3:30p.
 
We look forward to seeing you in July!

 

Spring Newsletter is now available

The Spring 2016 issue of the Michigan Genealogical Council Newsletter is now available to download. Just click on the cover below.
 
MGC Spring 2016 Newsletter

Genealogical Speakers & Programs List

The Michigan Genealogical Council is in the process of re-creating an updated Genealogical Speakers List, containing speakers' names, contact information, topics that they speak on, and the societies or organizations that they've given those presentations to over the past 2 years. 
 
However, this list will only be as strong as the information we get from societies, so we're asking that societies please send an email to Katherine R Willson, Vice-President of Michigan Genealogical Council, at moonswings@gmail.com, listing your program schedules for the past 2 years (2015-2016 and 2014-2015), as well as the contact information for the speakers you had.

When this list is finalized, it will be shared with our member societies - it is our hope that societies will contact one another for feedback on speakers.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Katherine at moonswings@gmail.com.
 
Thank you for your willingness to share your speaker's 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.

 

 
 
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2016 Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar
After kicking off with a tour of the Archives of Michigan, conference attendees will have the opportunity to pick from a variety of speakers and family history topics over the two-day event. Seminar attendees will have the opportunity to pick from a variety of outstanding speakers and family history topics over the two-day event. The Archives of Michigan and the Michigan Genealogical Council are proud to cosponsor the 2016 Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar
May 12
MGC Delegate Meeting
Program for this meeting will be a panel discussion about various genealogy software programs for the PC and Mac.   David and Betty Morris Learning Center, Michigan Historical Center, 1st floor.
July 8
Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar
Join us for the 2016 Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar featuring Amy Johnson Crow! The complete schedule and registration information is now available.
July 8
MGC Delegate Meeting
Just prior to the kickoff of the Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar, Amy Johnson Crow, presents How to Keep Your Volunteers Happy, Helpful, and Engaged to our society delegates.   With volunteers doing the majority of the work in most genealogical societies, it is vitally important to keep these valuable ...