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

08 October 2015

Becoming a Critical Reader of Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates

Another workshop! This one will be held twice: first, on Thursday, October 22nd, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and then again on Sunday, October 25th, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Jan Thomson and Linda Long will be the instructors. Again, the workshops are open to the public, but space is limited, so if you're interested in attending, please call the library at 727-3922 for more information and to reserve your spot!

03 October 2015

Workshop - Saturday, October 31st

Our series of Fall workshops continues on Saturday, October 31st with "Beginning Genealogy II". The workshop will be held in the Cordingly Room downstairs in the Great Falls Public Library from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with Jan Thomson and Linda Long presenting. The workshop is open to the public, but space is limited, so please call the Society Library at 727-3922 for more information and to reserve your spot.

07 September 2015

New Issue of Treasure State Lines Released

We've just added the latest issue of our journal, the Treasure State Lines, to our online resources. You can either scroll down this home page and click on the link under "What's New" or you can click "Online Resources" above and find it under "Treasure State Lines - 2015".

30 May 2015

Montana Book Fundraiser

In celebration of the Society's 40th Anniversary, it's been suggested that we establish a fund earmarked strictly for the purchase of additional Montana publications. When many county histories and publications are available, they are very expensive. Our goal this year is $4,000 for this fund. A member has donated $1,000 to be matched with specific donations to this project. To donate, mark your donation "Montana Book Fund" and drop it off at the Society Library or mail it to the Society, Attn: Larry Spicer, Acquisitions Committee Chairperson.

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.

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!

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.

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.