Yellowstone Genealogy Forum
Billings, Montana Billings Alkali Creek

Yellowstone Genealogy Forum (Forum)

Yellowstone Genealogy Forum (Forum) promotes the preservation of historical records and assists in the instructional training for various forms of genealogical resources.  
General meetings are held monthly, except December, on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 2929 Belvedere Drive, (across from Will James Middle School).  Enter building from back parking lot. Meeting room is along hallway to right.
An informative program begins at 7:00 p.m., lasting about two hours.  There is no meeting in December.  The meetings are open to all persons interested in the various facets of genealogical research.
Program meetings and board meetings are available via Zoom.
The Executive Board meets at least four times a year on the second Tuesday of the scheduled month.
The Forum is a non-profit society consisting of an operating executive board, standing committees, and general membership. The Forum was founded in 1977.

Operating Year: September 2023 - August 2024

Elected Officers
President: PJ Smith
Program Coordinator: Kay Cahill
Recording Secretary: Mary Pickett Parker
Corresponding Secretary: Jennye (Jennifer) Broderick
Treasurer: Laura Haefer
Chairperson of Committees
Book Acquisition Committee: Irene Nelson
Gen Room Library Committee: Irene Nelson
Gen-Bug-Newsletter: Irene Nelson
Membership: Shawna Valentine
MSGS Liasion: Vacant
Nominating Committee: Sydney Gabel
Publicity Committee: Vacant
Research Committee: Bobbie Meyers
Sales Committee: Bobbie Meyers
Webmaster: Jason C. Herman
Genealogy Room located on the 2nd floor of the Billings Public Library, closed as of June 1st. The collection is no longer available to the public.  
We temporarily have no physical location to help you with research.
Research requests can be sent to There is a charge of $15 to begin. Other expenses may include copies and postage.
Obituaries provide valuable information such as date of birth, location of birth, death, marriage, spouse, parents and children.  Microfilm of newspapers may be viewed in the Montana Room, Billings Public Library.
Obituary index on this website begins in 2005.  
Individual Membership: $15.00 if paid by cash or check
Family Membership:      $20.00 if paid by cash or check
If paid via PayPal, it will cost $1 more.

The society publishes a newsletter (The Gen-Bug) four times a year which can be found in the Members Only Section for current issues, and past issues can be found in the Public Download area of the website. Back issues may also be obtained by contacting the Gen-Bug Editor at $2.00 a issue.

If you want to help this organization in any capacity, please contact P.J. Smith at
Research questions should be directed to Forum Researcher at or use the form found in the Research Requests section of this website.  Pre-payment of $15 may be done by PayPal.