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

13 May 2015

1,000th Member

Since this Society was founded in 1975, we have registered 997 new members (as of this past weekend). To mark this occasion, the 1,000th new member (meaning you can't be a current or past member of the Society) will receive a free membership for the year. So if you're thinking of joining, you may want to do so now! Please contact us for more information.

08 May 2015

May General Meeting - Thursday, May 14th

The next general meeting, and last meeting before our summer break, will be held in the Society library, 3rd floor of the Great Falls Public Library, on Thursday, May 14th at 6 p.m. The program for the evening will be a presentation by member Suzanne Waring on "Woman Sufferage". This meeting is free and open to the public. Please contact us if you have any questions.

02 May 2015


Today, we created an official Facebook page for the Great Falls Genealogy Society. If you're on Facebook, please go here to "like" us. Also encourage your family, friends and even complete strangers to "like" us too! 

29 November 2014


The GFGS Library is looking for donations of yearbooks for all Cascade County schools as well as Montana universities and colleges. Montana local histories would be of use as well. Please call the society library at 727-3922 Tuesday - Saturday (between 10 am and 4 pm) to see if items you may have could be used.  Thank you!

22 November 2014

New in the Library!

The GFGS Library now has the funeral records from the W.H. George Company Funeral Directors and Morticians. The records span the time period from July, 1904 to October, 1978. Our volunteers have indexed the records and those indexes can now be found in our Online Resources under the Death Records category. We ask that if you find a name within those indexes, please contact the GFGS Library for more information.

22 November 2014

Volunteers of the Year

At the annual meeting and potluck dinner on November 13th, four members of the Great Falls Genealogy Society were chosen as volunteers of the year for their increased contributions to the Society. Those chosen were Marie Berti, Gary Goettel, Jackie Graham and Merle Anne McLeish.

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.

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.