Genealogy to Inspire Researchers


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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.




February Program

Saturday, February 17, 2024 @ 10:30 AM

"Technology and Genealogy”

         Speaker, Karen Frazier


Comparing Legacy, Family Tree, and RootsMagic. As a genealogist, selecting the right software to build, manage, and research your family tree is crucial. Family Tree Builder, Legacy Family Tree, and RootsMagic are popular options, each offering unique features and benefits. This presentation will compare these genealogy software options to help you determine which one best suit your needs."