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The mission of the Gogebic Range Genealogical Society is to promote and assist with the research and preservation of genealogy and family history of the Gogebic Range area. This area encompasses Gogebic County, Michigan, and Iron County, Wisconsin.  


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Note:  our annual meeting is coming in October 2019  Please click on the link above for more information.


August 2018:  CONGRATULATIONS to:
Michelle Van Ess, direct descendant of Frans Edward Sandquist
Thomas Jerow,  direct descendant of Thomas Ashlund
Catherine Jean Laforge Tonkin, direct descendant of Guiseppi Angelo Chiono
These people are now official Gogebic Range Pioneer Family descendants! 

Was your family living on the Gogebic Range before December 31, 1900? If so, we want you to join our exclusive group of Gogebic Range Pioneer Families. 
To join GR Pioneer Families: 
1.  You must be a member of the Gogebic Range Genealogical Society when your application is submitted.  (please see the link above for becoming a member).
2.  You must provide documented proof of each generation back to the ancestor that was in the county by December 31, 1900. 
3.  A fee of $20 is due with the application. 
Each submitted and approved Gogebic Range Pioneer Family submission will receive a certificate.



Our genealogical society is dedicated to helping you find your roots on the Gogebic Range. Our obituary database contains the names of over 70,000 residents who lived on the Gogebic Range between 1890 and the present. Hundreds of records are being added every month.  


Our August 2018 newsletter is available...  just Click on 'Newsletters' above!  


Note:  We are letting you know that the Northern Waters Genealogical Society, in the county just south of us, has WONDERFUL monthly speakers about how to research different topics, and a support system to help you connect to genealogical resources in the area and on the internet.  Their meetings are only an hour drive southeast of us.  Please take a moment to see their highlighted speakers... you might want to attend!!  See their meeting schedules at their website at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~winwgs/meetings.htm  Their upcoming meetings:    


Tuesday October 2, 3:00 -5:00 pm

Boulder Junction Community Center

Saving our Stones - Tombstone preservation, presented by Jarrod Roll

Tuesday November 6, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Presque Isle Library lower level

The Western Reserve- Migration into the Midwest; Paths taken and Records left behind

Tuesday December 4, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Manitowish Waters Community Center

Show and Tell…a chance to share your new genealogical finds.





A note from the President.. Until we are able to offer more extensive on-site cemetery listings, we ask that you contact the Gogebic Range Genealogical Society (e-mail or postal mail) for assistance with cemetery look-ups. We will be glad to help in any way possible. Gary Harrington - President, GRGS: email me at twolees1@chartermi.net NEW Monthly GRGS board meeting minutes can be found at the 'meetings' button above! Gogebic Roots cannot continue to exist without your monetary help and involvement. Please consider becoming a paid member. The cost is $12.00 annually for an individual membership. Family and Life memberships are also available.


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