Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society

Mission / Purpose

The Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society was formed in 1979 to support and encourage those interested in genealogy throughout the Grand Traverse region. Our by-laws include the following objectives:

     - promote an interest in genealogy

     - educate members in genealogical research methods

     - promote the sharing of genealogical research

     - encourage the collection of genealogical resources in accessible locations

     - cooperate with other genealogical groups

     - publish genealogical information in our newsletter and elsewhere


The Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society (GTAGS) is a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations, gifts, bequests and contributions are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.

Operating Year: June 2023 - May 2024

President: Marci Korzeniowski
Vice President: Anna Rowe Love
Treasurer: Susan Leach
Secretary: Rita Daniels
Director, Acquisitions Chair: Kathleen Farley
Director, Cemetery Chair: Anna Rowe Love
Director, Historian: Vacant
Director, Research Chair: Anna Rowe Love
Membership Chair: Susan Leach
Webmaster: John Moody

Meeting Info

GTAGS meetings are generally held on the 4th Thursday of the month (March - November) from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the McGuire Room at the Woodmere Branch of the Traverse Area District Library. The business meeting usually preceeds the speaker. Members receive an email about each month's meeting. Non-members should always check the events area of this website to get meeting information.