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.


Dawn Muskegon Genealogy November 27, 2022

Meetings for 2023 will be at Hackley Public Library in the Lower-Level, Room #2!

Saturday, January 21, Our guest speaker: Joseph Zappacosta, Director at Hackley Public Library. MCGS meetings start at 10:30 a.m. the doors will open at…

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Dawn Muskegon Genealogy October 20, 2022

The History of Muskegon County, Michigan and It’s People. Vol. 2 “Footprints in History”

Our History Book, Volume 2. The last day to submit your stories is on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. It is very important to start working…

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Dawn Muskegon Genealogy October 20, 2022

FREE Genealogy Family History Help

Torrent House - Local History & Genealogy Dept., 315 W. Webster Ave. Use 3rd street entrance. We will help in your research, It's a…

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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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