We do genealogy for many reasons. First is our curiosity about our ancestors – who were they, what were they like, what experiences did they live through. Our love of history is another reason we do genealogy. Also, our desire to solve mysteries is a huge part of our passion for genealogy. Finally, we do genealogy because we want our children, grandchildren and future generations to know and recognize the individuals over the centuries whose lives helped make us who we are today. OUR PURPOSE is to to gather people interested in genealogy and family history, with an emphasis on Muskegon County, to promote genealogical research and public access to genealogical records, to compile and publish Muskegon County genealogical data and to contribute genealogical materials and other aid to Hackley Public Library – Local History and Genealogy Department.”

Study YOUR Heritage. Be part of history. Join now and become a member the Muskegon County Genealogical Society.

Working with the Muskegon County Genealogical Society, Muskegon County GIS (Geographic Information System) is happy to launch the newest web mapping application, the Muskegon County Cemetery Viewer.

Across every township in Muskegon County lay nearly 50 cemeteries.  These cemeteries contain over 125,000 former residents from the 1800’s to the present. We hope this is a helpful tool as you research your genealogy.


Scott August 14, 2018

From Forest to Factories: The Founding of Muskegon Heights, Michigan – All welcome!

We would love to have you come and join us!  Our meetings are held at the VFW Post #3195 - 5209 Grand Haven Road,…

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Scott June 15, 2018

FREE – 2018 Genealogy Family History Workshops!

Saturday's - September 8, October 13 & November 3 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Hackley Public Library - Torrent House Local History and…

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Scott April 20, 2018

FREE – 2018 Family History Discovery Day

Come join us for this free event as we celebrate families across generations.  CLICK HERE to print the flyer below.   

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