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. We also have Volumes I, II, and III available for purchase. 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 Site.

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.

Plans are well underway for our 2016 Conference, "Linking Our Trails" to be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula on September 22, 23, 24, 2016. Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist and Amy Johnson Crow will be our speakers.

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