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 recently celebrated 50 years of serving genealogists in the community and those with roots in the Dearborn, Springwells, Greenfield, Fordson, and the Dearborn Township area.

Help Wanted

The Dearborn Genealogical Soicety is seeking an editor for our quarterly newsletter.  Please contact our current newsletter editor, Katherine R. Willson for details.

Yard Sale
2017 DGS Annual Yard/Garage Sale 

Cleaning out a closet, basement, attic, garage, or the house?
Please donate your unwanted items for the upcoming Dearborn Genealogical Society Yard sale.  For drop-off or pick-up info: contact

New at the Dearborn Public Library

Now available at the Dearborn Public Library for on-site use -- and in home use with your Dearborn Public Library card! Every page in every issue printed of the Detroit Free Press!

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.

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

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.
April 27
WWI and WWII Records -- Cynthia Grostick
Do you have ancestors that have served in either of the great wars?  Join us as Cynthia Grostick delivers a presentation on WWI and WWII Records, to discover what records you can find for this time period regarding our ancestors that served.
May 18
Heritage Dinner - Better Made in Michigan
Our Annual catered Heritage Dinner always features a unique program. This year, please join us as Karen Dybis, author of "Better Made in Michigan: The Salty Story of Detroit’s Best Chip" is our presenter.   For many, Detroit is the crunch capital of the world. More than forty local chip companies ...
September 28
October 26