The Montana State Genealogical Society was founded in 1989 with the purpose of promoting the study of genealogical and historical research within the State of Montana.

Volume IV of our First Families and Early Settlers Books will be available for purchase beginning at the September 2015 Conference in Butte. Cost is $24.00 per book (plus $5 shipping if applicable). If you can't make the conference, click here for the order sheet. We also have Volumes I, II, and III available for purchase. If your ancestor was in Montana before 31 December 1929, and you missed the deadline for Volume IV, don't dispair -- we are accepting applications for inclusion in Volume V. To download a submission application, please see the First Families Site. More details on how to order books will be on our website as they become available.

A combined index of ancestors featured in all four Volumes of the First Families and Early Settlers Books will be available on this website in October, 2015.

Plans are well underway for our 2015 Conference, "Harvesting Your Roots" to be held in Butte on September 24, 25, 26, 2015. Paul Milner, national expert on England and Scotland will speak. Unfortunately, our original 2nd speaker, The Photo Detective, Maureen Taylor has had to cancel due to health. However, Ceil Wendt Jensen from Michigan will be taking her place. Besides being an expert on Polish Research, Ceil is a photographer and has published several books on the subject. The complete REVISED Conference Brochure, with the complete list of topics and Registration Form is now on our Conference page.

The complete list of themes, location, and year of all our past Conferences may be found here.

Thanks to a tremendous amount of work from several of our members, we are also very proud of our State Genealogical Library, located on the 2nd floor of the Lewis & Clark Public Library in Helena. Our holdings, which cover more than just Montana resources. Click here for Online Library Catalog.

Good luck in researching your roots in Big Sky Country!

Shawna Valentine