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.


Genealogy Help at the Library

Caroline Kennedy Library
Are you interested in exploring your family's past? Members of the Dearborn Genealogical Society will be available to help you research your family using ancestry.com and other websites. Our members will be on site at the Caroline Kennedy Public Library, 24590 George Street, Dearborn Heights, Michigan 48127, to help you use resources available at the library to further your family history research.
 
Society volunteers will be available the following dates and times.
  • Monday, December 4, 2017 - Noon to 4 pm
  • Wednesday, December 20 - 4 pm to 8 pm


New meeting location!

Beginning in September 2017, the Dearborn Genealogical Society will normally be meeting at the Caroline Kennedy Library, 24590 George Street, Dearborn Heights. Please check the webiste prior to a meeting or program to verify the meeting location.
 
 
 


Now 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!
 


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 info@dgsmi.org



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


Events
December 20
Genealogy Help at the Library
Are you interested in exploring your family's past? Members of the Dearborn Genealogical Society will be available to help you research your family using ancestry.com and other websites. Our members will be on site at the Caroline Kennedy Public Library to help you use resources available at the library to further your ...
January 6
Scandalous Ancestors: Tracking Black Sheep Family Members - Jessica M. Trotter
This presentation provides ideas and suggested resources for tracing "scandalous" ancestors and includes a case study featuring an unreliable ancestor whose story seems to begin in 1860s Detroit.
January 25
Gram & Gramps Were From Canada,eh! - Diane Oslund
Diane Oslund points out what is available to the genealogist researching these distant shores. Especially emphasizes resources for the province of Ontario. Join us for "Gram & Gramps Were From Canada, eh?"
February 10
Beginning Your Hungarian Research - Dan Earl
Have a Hungarian ancestor but not sure how to get started? This lecture will teach you how. We will cover different record sets available on both sides of "the pond;" as well as look at historical information that is essential for Hungarian researchers to know.
February 22
Our People Were Farmers - Dan Fantore
Dan Fantore will present Our People Were Farmers. Our people were farmers recognizes that most family historians find that their ancestors were farmers.  The presentation will talk about the pervasiveness of farming, sources for farming history including, Deeds, Plat maps, the Agricultural schedule of the US Census, the 1938 WPA ...