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.

2020 DGS Writing Contest

The Dearborn Genealogical Society will begin its 54th year with a Family History Story Contest.
Contest Guidelines:
  1. Please submit stories by mail, email, or in person at a meeting.
  2. By submitting a contest entry, the author agrees to have the story printed in the DGS Newsletter.
  3. Story Length: 500 words or less.
  4. The author’s name, address, email/ phone number should be included with the entry.
  5. A picture may be submitted with the entry.
  6. After a panel judges the stories, cash prizes with be awarded at the May Heritage Dinner. 1st place - $50 + one year DGS membership  2nd place - $30  3rd place - $20
  7. Entries are due by Friday, April 17, 2020 Thursday, October 22, 2020.
Suggested Topics:  
  • The Good Old Days (1920—1960)
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Teachers in Your Tree
  • A Woman’s Story  (mother, grandmother, aunt, daughter, niece, cousin)
  • A Man’s Story  ( father, grandfather, uncle, son, nephew, cousin)
  • The Old Stomping Grounds
  • A Trip to the “Old Country” or homestead
  • Other?  Your Choice

Meeting location!

The Dearborn Genealogical Society meets at the Caroline Kennedy Library, 24590 George Street, Dearborn Heights. Please check the website prior to a meeting or program to verify the meeting location.

Newsletter information

The Society publishes a newsletter quarterly, 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

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September 24
Introduction to Heraldry - Derek J. Blount
This program discusses the basics of British heraldry and how to “read” a cost of arms. An explanation of the rights of arms and how they can be displayed will be covered.   To register   You will receive a registration email with a link for you to join. ...
October 22
Researching in German Civil and Parish Records - Alexander Tolksdorf
This presentation is designed to help those new to researching German record sets. The complexity of Germany's history and its effect on genealogical sources can be difficult obstacles for a family historian to overcome. The class will focus specifically on German civil records and parish records, with emphasis on how/where ...