Dearborn Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1112    |    Dearborn, Michigan  48121-1112
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Welcome! Dearborn Genealogical Society

The Dearborn Genealogical Society serves the Cities of Dearborn and Dearborn Heights in Wayne County, Michigan and the surrounding area.
Founded in 1966, the Dearborn Genealogical Society is celebrating 50 years of serving genealogists in the community and those with roots in the Dearborn, Springwells, Greenfield, Fordson, and the Dearborn Township area.

DGS Meetings Return to McFadden-Ross

Dearborn Genealogical Society monthly meetings will be returning to the McFadden-Ross House, 915 South Brady at Garrison, just north of Michigan Avenue, in September 2016.

Family History Month Workshop at Library

Join members of the Dearborn Genealogical Society as we offer assistance in uncovering your family history at the Henry Ford Centennial Library, Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
James L. Sims, Phd, will be our featured speaker at 1:00pm in the auditorium.  "Venturing into Genetic Genealogy - What you might learn about your family from DNA analysis".  Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experienced researchers.
  • Additional speaker, Tom Koselka, on Why Join a Genealogy Society?
  • Hands on computer lab assistance available to explore,,, and other websites.
  • Participant handout packets
  • Free prize drawing
This free event is presented byt the Dearborn Genealogical Society and Dearborn Public Library. Registration begins at 12:30 pm. There is free parking behind the library.  Please reserve your seat using Eventbrite.  This will save time at the registration table and guarantee you a seat.

Dearborn Genealogical Society
Congratulations to the winners of our 50th Anniversary Writing Contest!
  1. My Immigrant Grandmother by Wil Gertz
  2. Ninety Days to the Western Front by John Hell
  3. Lilly Mae Rust by Karen Faaleolea

Newsletter information

The Society publishes a newsletter quarterly (September, December, March, and June) which includes genealogical news, historical articles, new book notes, queries, and special features. Members are encouraged to submit items for publication.

Mail newsletter items to:
Newsletter Editor
P.O. Box 1112
Dearborn, MI 48121-1112

or email to

Michigan Genealogical Council
Michigan Genealogical Council Federation of Genealogical Societies War of 1812 Contributor

October 27
Finding Your Lost British Ancestors – Derek J Blount
Derek J Blount will review some of the many British records now available online and how to find them, including clerical, civil, military, probate, land, emigration, and work records.
December 7
Memories of Christmas Past
First Wednesday this month -- due to scheduling conflicts.   Bring your favorite Christmas decoration, best Christmas story, from the past, or even your Muirhead Christmas photos.  This program is for member participation.  
January 26
Over Wayne County Way – Diane Oslund
Join us as Diane Oslund explores different ways of obtaining records from Wayne County that are available online and off with Over Wayne County Way!
February 23
Searching for Nannie B. -- Nancy Owen Nelson
Nancy Owen Nelson shares how she connected three generations of southern women in Searching for Nannie B.
March 23
Living on Cloud 9: Genealogy Beyond the Binder – Dan Earl
In this presentation, Dan Earl will compare several different cloud-based storage servers as well as a look at various ways to organize digital files to minimize space and find documents faster!  Join us for Living on Cloud 9: Genealogy Beyond the Binder.