Michigan Genealogical Council
Michigan Genealogical Council


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)

Winter 2017 newsletter now available

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

Speakers & Programs List Updated Aug 28

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.
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
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2017 Lansing Family History Seminar

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Save the date!
The April Family History Seminar has become a local institution within the Mid-Michigan genealogical community. This year's Seminar is sure to be enjoyable and rewarding.
March 9
MGC Delegate Meeting
Finding Non-Traditional Records We all know that vital records, census records, etc. are the go-tos for genealogical information. But what else is out there that might give you those needed bits of information, and how do you find those records? Jessica Trotter, a trained archivist, librarian, and genealogist, will talk ...
March 18
Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society
Next to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, the Allen County Public Library is the 2nd largest genealogical source in the world.  Located in Fort Wayne Indiana, the trip to the library will take about two hours by bus and depend on your departure point.   There are ...
March 18
Genealogical Society of Monroe County 40th Annual Spring Seminar
The Genealogical Society of Monroe County is proud to welcome Diane V. Gagel, M.A., for our 40th Annual Spring Seminar.  Diane will deliver four presentations: They Went West: Researching Colonial and Territorial Records Sweet Land of Liberty: Finding, Reading and Using Land Records Hidden or Rarely Used Genealogical Sources Reading Between the ...