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, 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 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.

Make plans now to attend the 2018 Conference "Follow the Trail to Your Past" in Great Falls on September 20, 21, 22, 2018. The Complete Schedule and Registration Form is now available on the Conference Site.

Revision of the MSGS Bylaws is on the agenda for the Annual Meeting scheduled to start at 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Heritage Inn in Great Falls. The Bylaws Committe Report of 10 August 2018 and the Revised Bylaws 2018 are available in pdf format by clicking the two links.

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