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.

If your ancestor was in Montana before 31 December 1929, why not honor them in our First Families and Early Settlers Project? Volumes I, II, and III are currently available for purchase. For more information on this project, to purchase Volumes, or to download a submission application, please see the First Families Site. A deadline of 1 June 2015 has been set for applications to be included Volume IV. Don't miss out -- submit today!

Our 25th Conference Anniversary Celebration on September 25, 26, 27, 2014 at the Colonial Inn in Helena Montana was a tremendous success! All but two of our 18 local societies were represented and 140 participants learned from our two national speakers, Curt Witcher and David Rencher.

Looking ahead, mark your calendars now for next year's conference. "Harvesting Your Roots" will be held in Butte on September 24, 25, 26, 2015. Speakers will be Paul Milner, national expert on England and Scotland and The Photo Detective, Maureen Taylor.

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