Montana State
Genealogical Society

Annual Membership Meeting

Our annual membership meeting will take place Saturday, 21 September 2024 via Zoom. Please join us!

Welcome to the Montana State Genealogical Society. We invite you to join us in pursuing your family history through our conferences, meetings and other events. 


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Membership is open to all individuals, libraries, institutions, genealogical and historical societies.

Member Societies

Find your local member society in our directory of Montana Societies


Latest Newsletter

The Big Sky Roundup is the publication of MSGS. The Roundup is published in January, April, July, and October.

Our Mission

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

National Genealogical Society Member

MSGS Resources

First Families and Early Settlers

Our certificate program honors ancestors who were among Montana’s earliest residents.

State Genealogical Library

We are proud of our State Genealogical Library, now located on the 1st floor of the Lewis & Clark Public Library in Helena. Hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 1-3 p.m.

MSGS Bylaws

Revised MSGS Bylaws were adopted 22 September 2018. Revised Standing Rules were adopted 13 July 2019.

Contact Us

Montana State Genealogical Society
PO Box 5313
Helena MT 59604