Muskegon County Genealogial Society

Muskegon, Michigan

"Preserving Family History"


Genealogy to Inspire Researchers

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 Programs

Programs are the 3rd Saturday at Hackley Public Library at 10:30 AM. The doors will open at 10:00 AM. The program will be in the lower level, Room #2. Use the FRONT DOOR ONLY! There is parking on the street, access to the front door only. Handicap ramp is also available. You can take the stairs or elevator to the lower level. Restrooms are also available in the lower level. Meetings are FREE to the public or anyone interested in their family history!

No programs in July & December.

Vintage Redefined

471 W. Western Ave.

Corner of 4th Street and Western Ave.

January Program

Saturday, January 20, 2023

“​Museum Archives of Interest to Genealogists"

 Guest Speaker, Jeff Bessinger

Have you ever wondered what material is in the Lakeshore Museum Center’s Archives? Join Jeff Bessinger, the Exhibits & Collections Director, and Archivist, on January 20 to find out.  Jeff will share how the Archives can help you learn about the history of Muskegon from the early settlers to the modern day. Learn about how many objects are stored in the Archives and how you can access the material for your own research.