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.

First Families and Early Settlers Books

Volume V is now available. Order your copy on the order sheet. Volumes I, II, and III are also available for purchase. We have sold out of Volume IV and no reprint is planned.

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

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. These Bylaws replace MSGS Bylaws dated 26 September 2009. MSGS Standing Rules, revised 13 July 2019 are also available in pdf format.

Montana State Genealogical Society Conference

The Montana State Genealogical Society Conference will take place September 22, 22, and 23, 2023 at the Best Western Plus GranTree Inn in Bozeman, Montana. See the complete details on the Conference Tab.

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

State Genealogical Library

Thanks to a tremendous amount of work from several of our members, we are also very 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 p.m to 3 p.m. Our holdings cover more than just Montana resources. Click here for the Online Library Catalog.