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 is now available for purchase. Cost is $24.00 per book (plus $5 shipping if applicable). Click here for the order sheet. Volumes I, II, and III are also still available. If your ancestor was in Montana before 31 December 1929, be sure to submit an application for inclusion in Volume V BEFORE the deadline of 10 January 2020. To download a submission application, please see the First Families Pages.

The combined index of ancestors featured in all four Volumes of the First Families and Early Settlers Books is now available. It is split by surnames beginning with A-G, H-N and O-Z.

New MSGS Bylaws The revised MSGS Bylaws were adopted by the MSGS Membership at the Annual Meeting on 22 September 2018 and are available in pdf format by clicking the link. These Bylaws replace MSGS Bylaws dated 26 September 2009. MSGS Standing Rules, revised 13 July 2019 are also available in pdf format by clicking that link.

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 cover more than just Montana resources. Click here for Online Library Catalog.

Good luck in researching your roots in Big Sky Country!

Shawna Valentine