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 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, November 6, 2017 - Noon to 4 pm
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 4 pm to 8 pm
  • 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

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

October 22
The Grosse Ile Historical Society features an afternoon with two presentations about Prohibition. Booze, Boats & Bad Times with George Groth The Purple Gang with speaker Marc Lafayette   Ticket required.  For additional information visit the Grosse Ile Historical Society.  
October 26
Blogging Your Memories - Laura Hedgecock
Laura Hedgecock is an author, speaker, and blogger (at She’s authored "Blogging for Family History: How to Launch a Blog and Make it Successful" and "Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing the Stories of Your Life".  Laura and Pat Richley-Erickson (DearMYRTLE) serve as co-leaders of ...
October 27
Dearborn Historical Museum Halloween Party
Join us in your favorite costume at the DHM to play games, win prizes, enter in a best costume contest, and participate in trick-or-treating! The event only costs $2 to participate.
October 27
Ghost Walk Event at the DHM
The Dearborn Historical Museum and Great Lakes Apparition Seekers invite you to ghost walks on Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th from 7:00 p.m. until midnight. You will be given a guided tour of the DHM's three historic structures. In addition, you will learn how to use detection equipment ...
November 4
Joint Program with Oakland County Genealogical Society
This is a joint program with the Oakland County Genealogical Society (OCGS) and will take place at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on Adams Road in Troy, between Long Lake Road and Square Lake Road. Meet at 11 AM for refreshments and conversation. The program will follow. A guest speaker from the Genealogy Center, ...