Michigan Genealogical Council
Michigan Genealogical Council

Organization & Purpose

The Michigan Genealogical Council is a 501(c)(3) corporation.
  • To coordinate/stimulate genealogical activities of statewide interest, including seminars.
  • To cooperate in the location, preservation, publication, and deposit in suitable repositories, of Michigan records of value to genealogists.
  • To provide information to the membership regarding speakers, teachers, seminars, and workshops.
  • To encourage and/or work with other organizations or agencies involved in promoting improvements in genealogical facilities and holdings of Michigan archives, libraries, museums and record repositories.

Operating Year: July 2021 - June 2022

Executive Committee
President: Rozlyn Kelly
Vice-President: Judy Nimer Muhn
Recording Secretary Delegate: Sue Irvine
Recording Secretary Board: Chelsea Johnson
Corresponding Secretary: Thomas Koselka
Treasurer: Jill O'Sullivan
Director term ending 2022: Vacant
Director term ending 2023: Larry Noyes
Director term ending 2024: Melissa Kendzierski
Standing Committees
Awards: Barbara Curtindale
Continuing Education: Judy Nimer Muhn
Finance & Budget: Jill O'Sullivan
Media Communications: Judy Sheldon
Membership: Melissa Kendzierski
Newsletter: Paul Roltsch
Projects: Roger Moffat
Public Records Access: Derek Blount
Special Committees
Archivist: Connie Olson
Central Mail: Jessica Trotter
Distribution & Marketing: Vacant
Historian: Barbara Curtindale
Lucy Mary Kellogg Award: Jessica Trotter
NGS Delegate: Thomas Koselka
Past President Advisor: Brenda Leyndyke
Pioneer Certificates: Kim Smith
Registered Agent: Jill O'Sullivan
Webmaster: Thomas Koselka

Past Presidents

1972-1973: Wayne Seltzer (D) 1996-1999: Connie Olson
1973-1975: Lenard (Leonard) Zorn (D) 1999-2001: Dale A Ladd
1975-1977: Marian Dawson (D) 2001-2003: Marilyn Hebner (D)
1977-1979: G. Curt Bradley (D) 2003-2005: Ann Martin (D)
1979-1981: Donald DeZeeuw (D) 2005-2006: Mary Lou Duncan
1981-1983: Margaret Walker (D) 2006-2007: Marilyn Hebner (D)
1985-1987: Marianne Cox (D) 2007-2009: Joanne Harvey
1987-1989: Eunice Pines (D) 2009-2012: Cynthia Grostick
1989-1991: Kim Harrison 2012-2017: Thomas Koselka
1991-1994: Al Freeman (D) 2017-2019: Katherine R Willson
1994-1996: Velma Schafer (D) 2019-2021: Brenda Leyndyke
(D) deceased
The Michigan Genealogical Council is a 501(c)(3) organization.