Farmington Genealogical Society

Welcome To Our Website

 
Our website will provide interesting articles and helpful ideas on pursuing your personal research.  We plan to update the website frequently, so please check back often.
 
If you have any comments, suggestions or ideas you'd like to pass along, please feel free to send us an email.  Click on the "Contacts" tab for the proper person to address.
 
Also check us out on Facebook
 
The Farmington Genealogical Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month, September through May except December at the Downtown Branch of the Farmington Library, located at 23500 Liberty Street in Farmington, Michigan.
 
Click this link to: Google Map
 
The Library is one block west of Farmington Road and 1 block south of Grand River.   There is parking at the library and behind the businesses that face the west side of Farmington Road, as well as a parking lot just south of the library, behind the CVS store.
 
 

Family History Fair at Latter Day Saints

This is to inform you about a Family History Fair being presented on Saturday October 18, 2014 from noon to 6:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Woodward Avenue (37425 Woodward) in Bloomfield Hills.
 
 
Following the event a light dinner will be available.  There will only be 3 live classes with the remainder of the instruction being videos from the latest RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City in February 2014.

Passenger and Crew List Indexes

The Passenger and Crew List Indexes are now ready to examine.  
 
Check out the index of those who crossed into Michigan from Canada between February 1901 and December 1952.  There are instructions to order a copy of those you are interested in when you click on the "Passenger and Crew List Indexes" button on the left.   
 
Enjoy.

A New Genealogy Radio Station

There is a new radio station in town just for genealogists.  The program will be on WCXI, 1160 AM on Saturday evenings from 5-6 pm. The station is located in Southfield and covers a large area.
 
The goal is to entertain and inform the public about researching their ancestry, do's and don't's, linking historical events and the lives of their ancestors, local historical society events, and so forth.
 
Anyone who is on the program is free to talk about their organization and any events they would like the public to know about.
 
Give it a listen!

"CITY DIRECTORIES AND THEIR GENEALOGICAL USES"
TUE. - 10/21/2014
Professional speaker, Diane Oslund, will show how the use of city directories can help you put more meat on your ancestors' bones.  It can also ehlp you find who the neighbors were in your ancestors' neighborhood -- just in case they married into the family!
"TIMELINES AND CHRONOLOGIES"
TUE. - 11/18/2014
Washtenaw County Genealogical Society member, Sharon Brevoort, gives a very good demonstration on how using timelines and chronolgies can help you to find where you may be missing pertinent information in your ancestor's life.
"DO'S AND DON'TS OF CEMETERY RESEARCH"
TUE. - 01/20/2015
Woodmere Cemetery genealogist, Gail Hershenzon, presents what you should and shouldn't do when locating your ancestors in various cemeteries.
"TO BE DETERMINED"
TUE. - 02/17/2015