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 Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, SeekingMichigan.org, 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.
Congratulations to the winners of our 50th Anniversary Writing Contest!
- My Immigrant Grandmother by Wil Gertz
- Ninety Days to the Western Front by John Hell
- Lilly Mae Rust by Karen Faaleolea
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:
P.O. Box 1112
Dearborn, MI 48121-1112
or email to email@example.com
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.
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.
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!
Searching for Nannie B. -- Nancy Owen Nelson
Nancy Owen Nelson shares how she connected three generations of southern women in Searching for Nannie B.
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.