Welcome to the Great Falls Genealogy Society's website, your source for Cascade County genealogical information.

19 November 2014

New GFGS Officers for 2015

The officers for 2015 were sworn in at the Society's annual Potluck Dinner & Meeting on November 13th. Those elected were:

President:  Jan Thomson

Vice President: Gary Goettel

Recording Secretary: Barbara Mittal

Tresurer: Cheryl Lucas

Corresponding Secretary: Margaret Lietz

Trustee: Larry Spicer

Their terms begin on January 1st.

25 October 2014

Workshop - Saturday, November 22nd

Utilizing Census Information in Genealogy

10:30 am - 12:30 pm, in the Cordingley Room in the basement of the Great Falls Public Library. The workshop is limited to 10 people, so please call the GFGS at 727-3922 to sign up and find out more information. Jan Thomson and Linda Long will be the presenters.

25 October 2014

Workshop - Thursday, November 20th

Using Online Newspaper Sources in Genealogy

6:00 - 7:30 pm, in the GFGS Library, 3rd floor of the Great Falls Public Library. Workshop is limited to 10 people, so please call GFGS at 727-3922 to sign up and find out more information. Jan Thomson will be the presenter.

23 August 2014

In Our Library

If you've wondered what genealogy software to use to keep track of your family tree or already have a program that doesn't quite fit your needs, the Society Library keeps a binder, called "Product Review", where we keep track of software reviews and comparisons from blogs and magazines. Feel free to come in and talk with our librarians, read the reviews and see if there's something better out there for your recordkeeping!

26 April 2014


The Great Falls Genealogy Society subscribes to a number of online sites that can be used for family research. One of these sites is americanancestors.org, the website of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Contrary to it's parent's name, the collection of databases found on this site encompass the eastern seaboard, as far south as Charleston, South Carolina, and include over 200 million records. If you're doing any family research, it would be a good idea to check this site regardless of where you believe your family came from. This website can be accessed on the Society's computers in the library. Society members can access the computers at no charge while non-members will be charged $2.00 per hour.

19 July 2012

More than 10,000 resources are available in our library.

A complete listing of the complete current collection is now available for viewing online.

29 September 2012

Publication Announcement

Publication Announcement



Stories about early residents of Great Falls, Montana 1884—1920

(a publication of the Great Falls Genealogy Society)





              $ 39.95