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Michigan Genealogical
and
Historical Societies

Michigan Genealogical Council 
c/o P.O. Box 80953
Lansing, MI 48908-0953

Most of the Genealogy and Historical Societies of Michigan are affiliated with the MGC.  The MGC is composed of two representatives of each affiliated society.  They have an impressive website which also lists the affiliated societies. 

 

STATE-WIDE ORGANIZATIONS

French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan
P.O. Box 1900
Royal Oak, MI 48068-1900

Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan
P.O. Box 251693
West Bloomfield, MI 48325-1693

Michigan Professional Genealogists
c/o 302 West Main Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837-1038

Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan
c/o Burton Historical Collection
Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Ml 48202-4007

Cornish Connection of Lower Michigan
8494 Wesley Dr.
Flushing, MI 48433-1165
jim_jeanne2000@hotmail.com

 

Genealogical & Historical Society Publications


ALGER
Grand Marais Historical Society
P.O. Box 179
Grand Marais, MI 49839

Alger County Historical Society
P.O. Box 201
Munising, MI 49862

ALLEGAN
Allegan County Historical Society
13 Walnut St.
Allegan, MI 49010
616-673-4853

Then & Now Historical & Genealogical Society of E. Allegan County
1807 142nd Ave.
PO Box 389
Dorr, MI 49323
Email

Western Michigan Genealogical Society
c/o Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3268

ALPENA
Northeast Michigan Genealogical Society
c/o Jesse Besser Museum
491 Johnson Street
Alpena, Ml 49707-1496

ARENAC
Arenac County Historical Society
304 E. Michigan Ave.
AuGres, MI 48703
517-876-6399

BARRY
Western Michigan Genealogical Society
c/o Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3268

BAY
Bay County Genealogical Society
PO Box 1366
Bay City, MI 48706-0366

Bay County Historical Society - Museum
321 Washington Avenue
Bay City, Michigan  48708
(517) 893-5733

Saginaw River Marine Historical Society
Dept. W
Box 2051
Bay City MI 48707-2051

BERRIEN
Berrien County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 8808
Benton Harbor, MI 49023-8808

Four Flags Area Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 414
Niles, MI 49120-0414

BRANCH
Branch County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 443
Coldwater, MI 49036

CALHOUN
Calhoun County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 879
Marshall, MI 49068-0879

CHARLEVOIX
Charlevoix Genealogical Society
P.O. Box, Boyne City, MI 49721-0007

CHEBOYGAN
Cheboygan County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 51
Cheboygan, MI 49721-0051

CHIPPEWA
Chippewa County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 219
Trout Lake, MI. 49793-0219

CLARE
Clare Historical Society
109 5th Street
Clare MI 48617
Yahoo Group Page

Harrison Area Genealogy Society
PO Box 796
Harrison, MI 48625

Farwell Historical Society

CLINTON
Elsie Historical Society
c/o Elizabeth Hess
Box 125
Elsie, MI 48831

Genealogists of the Clinton County Historical Society
PO Box 23
St. Johns, Michigan 48879

DELTA
Delta County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 442
Escanaba MI 49829-0442

Delta County Historical Society
P.O. Box 484
Escanaba, MI 49829
Newsletter: "The Delta Historian"

DICKINSON
Dickinson County Genealogical Society
c/o Dickinson County Library
401 Iron Mountain Street
Iron Mountain, MI 48901-3435

Menominee Range Historical Foundation

EATON
Eaton County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 337
Charlotte, MI 48813-0337

EMMET
Little Traverse Historical Society Museum

Bay View Archives
4 Encampment Avenue
Bay View, MI 49770
1-616-348-2599

Emmet County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 2476
Petoskey, Michigan, 49770

Harbor Springs Area Historical Society
432 E. Bay St.
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
1-616-526-9771

GENESEE
Flint Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1217
Flint, Ml 48501-1217

Fenton Historical Society
310 South Leroy St.
Fenton, MI 48430
They have a research room with genealogical information. Open on Sundays from 1 - 4 pm.

GLADWIN
Gladwin County Genealogical Society
C/O Gladwin County District Library
420 James Robertson Drive
Gladwin, MI. 48624

Gladwin County Historical Society
515 E. Cedar Ave.
Gladwin, MI. 48624

GRAND TRAVERSE
Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2015
Traverse City, MI 49685-2015

GRATIOT
Gratiot County Historical and Genealogical Society
228 W. Center St.
Ithaca MI 48847

Elsie Historical Society
c/o Elizabeth Hess
Box 125
Elsie, MI 48831

HILLSDALE
Hillsdale County Genealogical Society
22 N. Manning St.
Hillsdale, MI 49242

Southern Michigan Genealogical Society
239 E Chicago Road
Allen, MI 49227

HOUGHTON
Houghton County Historical Society
5500 Highway M-26, PO Box 127
Lake Linden, Michigan 49945
(906) 296-4121

Houghton Keweenaw County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 323
Calumet, Michigan 49913

HURON
Huron County Genealogical Society
2843 Electric Avenue
Port Huron, MI 48060

INGHAM
Ingham County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 85
Mason, MI 48854

Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 16033
Lansing MI 48901-6033

IONIA
Ionia County Genealogical Society
P.O. BOx 516
Lake Odessa, MI 48849-0516

Hubbardston Area Historical Society
PO Box 183
Hubbardston, Michigan 48845

Western Michigan Genealogical Society
c/o Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3268

IOSCO
Huron Shores Genealogical Society
c/o Robert J. Parks Public Library
6010 N Skeel Ave
Oscoda, MI 48750-1577
For an index to the HSGS records visit Index

AuSable Iosco Historical Society
114 E. River Road
P.O. Box 679
Oscoda, MI 48750

Iosco County Historical Society & Museum
405 West Bay Street, (US-23)
East Tawas, Michigan 48730

ISABELLA
Isabella Area Historical Society
Century House
522 N. Fancher
Mt. Pleasant MI 48858

Isabella County Genealogical Society
GSIC
PO Box 117
Mt. Pleasant MI 48804-0117

Shepherd Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 505
Shepherd MI 48883

JACKSON
Jackson County Genealogical Society
c/o Jackson District Library
244 W. Michigan Avenue
Jackson, MI 49201

KALAMAZOO
Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 405
Comstock, MI 49041-0405

Vicksburg Historical Society
300 North Richardson St.
PO Box 103
Vicksburg, MI   49097

KALKASKA
Kalkaska Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 353
Kalkaska, MI 49646-0353

KENT
Western Michigan Genealogical Society
c/o Grand Rapids Public Library
60 Library Plaza NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3093

Alpine Historical Office
2015 7 Mile Rd. NW
Comstock Park, MI 49321

Byron Center Historical Society
2506 Prescott
P.O. Box 20
Byron Center, MI 49315

Caledonia Historical Society
P.O. Box 110
Caledonia, MI 49316

Cascade Historical Society
2800 Orange Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Cedar Springs Historical Society
60 Cedar St.
Cedar Springs, MI 49319

Gaines Township Historical Society
421 68th Street SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49548

Grand Rapids Historical Society
c/o Grand Rapids Public Library
Library Plaza
Grand Rapids, MI 49502

Grand Rapids Historic Preservation
1120 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Grandville Historical Association
Contact address unknown.

Lowell Area Historical Association
325 W. Main St.
Lowell, MI 49331

Rockford Area Historical Society
140 East Bridge
Rockford, MI 49341

Wyoming Historical Commission
c/o Wyoming Public Library
3350 Michael SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

KEWEENAW
Houghton Keweenaw County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 323
Calumet, Michigan 49913

LAPEER
Lapeer County Genealogical Society
921 West Nepessing Street
Lapeer, Ml 48446

LENAWEE
Lenawee County Family Researchers
519 Company Street
Adrian, Ml 49221

LIVINGSTON
Livingston County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1073
Howell MI 48844-1073

Stockbridge Area Genealogical/Historical Society
Covers the four corners of Ingham/Livingston/Washtenaw/Jackson Counties

Green Oak Historical Society

Brighton Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 481
Brighton, MI 48116-0481

Hartland Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 49
Hartland, MI 48353

LUCE
Luce-Mackinac Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 113
Engadine, MI 49827-0113

MACKINAC
Luce-Mackinac Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 113
Engadine, MI 49827-0113

MACOMB
Macomb County Genealogical Group
c/o Mt. Clemens Public Library
150 Cass Avenue
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043

"Rootstalkers" of New Baltimore, MI
Dale Cratsenburg, email contact

Roseville Historical and Genealogical Society
c/o Roseville Public Library
29777 Gratiot Avenue
Roseville, MI 48066-4196

Sterling Heights Genealogical and Historical Society
P.O. Box 1154
Sterling Heights, MI 48311-1154

MANISTEE
Arcadia Historical Society
Box 67
Arcadia, MI 49613

Kaleva Historical Society
14551 Wuoski Ave.
Kaleva, MI 49645
616-362-2080

Manistee County Historical Museum/Society

MARQUETTE
Marquette County Genealogical Society
116 W. Spring Street
Marquette, Ml 49855
(1850 Marquette Co. Census online)
Marquette County Historical Society
The John M. Longyear Research Library

MECOSTA
Mecosta County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1068
Big Rapids, MI. 49307

MIDLAND
Midland Genealogical Society
c/o Membership Chairman
Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
1710 W. St. Andrews Dr
Midland, MI 48640

Midland County Historical Society
1801 W. St. Andrews
Midland MI 48640
1-517-835-7401

MISSAUKEE
Missaukee County Historical Society
1619 W. White Birch
Lake City, Michigan 49651

Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2015
Traverse City, MI 49685-2015

MONTCALM
Western Michigan Genealogical Society
c/o Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3268

MONROE
Genealogical Society of  Monroe County
P.O. Box 1428
Monroe, MI 48161-1428

MUSKEGON
Muskegon County Genealogical Society
c/o Hackley Library
316 W. Webster Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49440

Western Michigan Genealogical Society
c/o Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3268

NEWAYGO
Newaygo County Society of History and Genealogy
2305 S. Warner Avenue
Fremont, MI 49412
231-924-2588

Western Michigan Genealogical Society
c/o Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3268

OAKLAND
Farmington Genealogical Society
Farmington Community Library
23500 Liberty Street
Farmington, MI. 48335

Farmington Historical Society
Farmington Community Library
23500 Liberty Street
Farmington, MI. 48335

Highland Township Historical Society
P.O. Box 351
Highland, MI 48357

Holly Historical Society
306 S. Saginaw St.
Holly MI 48442
Contact:  Greta Mackler - 248-634-6246 evenings

Huron Valley Genealogical Society
1100 Atlantic Street
Milford, MI 48381

North Oakland Genealogical Society
Orion Township Public Library
 825 Joslyn Rd.
Lake Orion, MI 48362
(248) 693-3000

Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society
405 Cesar E. Chavez
Pontiac, MI 48342
(248) 338-6732
Hours - Tu-Th 11am-4pm

Pontiac Area Historical and Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 430901
Pontiac, MI 48343-0901 

OCEANA

Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society
114 Dryden
Hart, Mi 49420
231-873-2600

OGEMAW

Family Research Institute
3796 Rau Road
West Branch, MI 48661-9695

OSCEOLA

Osceola County Genealogical Society
c/o The Old Rugged Cross Museum
4918 Park Street, P.O. Box 27
Reed City, Michigan 49677
616-832-5431 

Evart Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 396
Evart, Michigan 49631 

LeRoy Area Historical Society
17640 200th Ave
LeRoy, Michigan 49655

Marion Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 276
Marion, Michigan 49665

OSCODA
Oscoda County Genealogical Society 
P.O.Box 15
Mio, Michigan 48647

OTSEGO

Gaylord Fact Finders Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1524
Gaylord, MI 49734-5524 

OTTAWA
Grand Haven Genealogical Society
c/o Loutit Library
407 Columbus Street
Grand Haven, Ml 49417

Holland Genealogical Society
Howard Miller LIbrary
14 S. Church Street
Zeeland, MI  49464
(616) 772-0874
We meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 1:00pm.

Western Michigan Genealogical Society
c/o Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3268

PRESQUE ISLE
Society disbanded
 
ROSCOMMON
Roscommon Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 627
Roscommon, MI. 48653

Roscommon County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 983
Prudenville, MI 48651

SAGINAW
Historical Society of Bridgeport
6190 Dixie Highway
Bridgeport, MI
517-777-5230

Saginaw Genealogical Society
Saginaw Public  Libraries
505 Janes Ave
Saginaw, MI  48607

Cass River Genealogy Society
359 S. Franklin,
Frankenmuth MI 48734

Saginaw River Marine Historical Society
Dept. W
Box 2051
Bay City MI 48707-2051

Taymouth Township Historical Society
P.O. Box 158
Burt, MI 48417

Frankenmuth Historical Association
613 South Main Street
Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734

Chesaning Area Historical Society
602 W Broad St
Chesaning MI 48616

SAINT CLAIR
The Searchers
c/o Pierson
14300 "V" Avenue
Vicksburg, MI 49097-9360

St. Clair County Family History Group
P.O. Box 611483
Port Huron, MI 48061-1483

SAINT JOSEPH

Tri-State Genealogical Society
Sturgis Public Library in the Wiselock Room
Every 3rd Thursday of the month
130 N. Nottawa St. / Sturgis, MI / 49091
For more information call 1-616-651-3597

St. Joseph County Historical Society
P.O. Box 492
Centreville, MI / 49093
For more information call 1-616-496-5695

Sturgis Historical Society
200 W. Main St.
Sturgis, MI / 49091
Old Chamber of Commerce Depot
For more information call 1-616-651-3990

Three Rivers Genealogical Society
13724 Spence Rd.
Three Rivers, MI / 49093
For more information call 1-616-244-5677

St. Joseph County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 486
White Pigeon, MI  49099

SCHOOLCRAFT

Log Cabin Genealogical Society
103 North Third Street
Manistique, Ml 49854-1018

SHIAWASEE

Shiawassee County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 841
Owosso MI  48867

Shiawassee County Historical Society
Curwood Castle Museum
225 Curwood Castle Drive
Owosso MI 48867

TUSCOLA

Tuscola Genealogical Society
Attn: Gloria Hall
1405 Hunt Rd.
Mayville, MI 48744

VAN BUREN

Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 143
Decatur, MI 49045

WASHTENAW

Genealogical Society of Washtenaw Co., MI, Inc.
P.O. Box 7155, Ann Arbor, MI 48107-7155

WAYNE

Dearborn Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1112, Dearborn, MI 48121-1112

Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, Inc.
c/o Burton Historical Collection
Detroit Public Library 5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

Northville Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 932, Northville, MI 48167

Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society
c/o Burton Historical Collection
Detroit Public Library 5201
Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202

Downriver Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 476, Lincoln Park, MI 48146

Charter Township of Redford Genealogical Society
12259 Beech Daly
Redford, MI 48239-9998

West Side Detroit Polish American Historical Society
3245 Junction Street
Detroit, MI. 48210

Western Wayne County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 530063
Livonia, MI. 48153-0063

WEXFORD
Manton Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 86
Manton 49663

Wexford Genealogy Organization
P.O. Box 226
Cadillac, Mi  49601
Email: wegoin@gmail.com

 


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