Welcome to the Muskegon County Genealogical Society!

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.


FREE – 2020 Genealogy Family History Workshops!

Our Saturday's Workshop's have been cancelled until September 12, 2020: 10:30am – 12:30pm. Workshops have limited space. NOTE!! You must Pre-Register by calling: 231-722-8016…

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Announce the Forthcoming of Vol 2 – History of Muskegon County, Michigan “Foot Prints in History”

This is a time, that we are at home and reflecting on our ancestors and how they survived times like this. At this time,…

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Monthly Meeting

Due to COVID-19 we have cancelled our meetings for April 9, May 14 and June 11 for now! Please be safe and we can…

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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.

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