Northeast Michigan Genealogical Society

Welcome to NEMGS

The NEMGS serves the Northeast region of Michigan with ancestral histories, record preservation, genealogical databases, resources, and a quarterly newsletter in addition to meetings with programs 4-6 times annually.

Discover new photos of early settlers in our Gallery. Many are identified others need an identity.

"Alpena's Service in the Great War "

Discover the story of a small community in Northeast Michigan and the response they displayed to the "Call to Arms" for WWI. The feelings of the folks who lived in Alpena between 1916-1920 and the change that occurred. Over 600 military biographies can be found which provide a glimpse of the soldier's service and service unit. Also, articles including an overview of the War, information on the 32, 85, 14 Divisions, which were the divisions the majority of the Alpena men served in during the War.  An article on the Polish men who fulfilled their draft requirement by volunteering for Hallers Blue Army. Many photos of the Alpena Veterans. 
Text "Alpena's Service in the Great War"  Now available for $25, Hurry only 4 copies remaining.
   Send your check to:  NEMGS
                                        c/o Besser Museum
                                        491 Johnson St
                                       Alpena, MI 49707


1903 Plat Book now on Flash Drive!

Cost is $10
Only 3 remaining, member pay $8
Send check to Northeast MI Genealogical Soc., 491 Johnson St., Alpena

Alpena Death Index

A new database of nearly 30,000 records wasadded to the Members-Only side of our website. It is fully searchable for the surnames in your family tree. Click on 'Alpena Data' in the submenu of Member Login.

Alpena Marriage Index Added

We just added an list of marriages indexed from The Alpena News from 1959 to 2010. This is a great member benefit! Members may log in at any time to view this new feature under Member Login, in Alpena Data.

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old photo of Alpena bay

January 30
Accessing Genealogical Resources at the Alpena County Library
Presenter: Don LaBarre, Special Collections Librarian. This meeting will be streamed via our facebook page: Northeast Michgan Genealogical Society-NEMGS

March 13
Google Photos and Artificial Intellegence
This presentation by Lisa Louise Cooke is on The Ins and outs of  Google Photos and how Artificial Intellegence can be utilized to identify your ancestor.  

May 20
Smarter Stratigies for your Genealogical searches