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.
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.
471 W. Western Ave.
Corner of 4th Street and Western Ave.
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.
Our History Book, Vol 2. If you have any questions on the progress of Vol 2.
Please, contact us at:
Hackley Public Library - Torrent House Local History & Genealogy Department at 315 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon Michigan. Use the 3rd street entrance. BASIC GENEALOGY WORKSHOP ENROLLMENT: 3rd Saturday of the month, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Please call the Torrent House at 231-722-8016. Maximum of 4 participants per session. INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH help by MCGS members: You also call 231-722-8016 or email us to confirm a date & time at: