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.
 
 

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!

"LUMBERING IN MICHIGAN"
TUE. - 03/17/2015
MSU's Department of Forestry faculty member, Dr. Larry Leefers, will give a presentation that delves into the lumbering business in Michigan as well as what life was like for those lumbermen and their families.
"A DAY WITH CEIL WENDT JENSEN"
SAT. - 03/28/2015

38th Annual Spring Seminar sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Monroe County, MI held at the Monroe County Community College, Audrey M. Warrick Administration & Student Services Building, 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, MI 48161

Registration fee - $25; for an additional $8 lunch will be provided for those registering by March 14.

Registration flyer may be obtained at the Genealogical Society of Monroe County website:  gsmcmi@gsmcmi.org

"COURTHOUSE RESEARCH"
TUE. - 04/21/2015
Genealogy lecturer, Karen Krugman, will delve into the ways to traverse the many departments at any given courthouse and how to come home with the records you want.
"DORFS AND DOCUMENTS: EMBARKING ON GERMAN RESEARCH"
TUE. - 05/19/2015
Speakers Guild lecturer, Richard M. Doherty, gives an understanding of how Germany was organized, techniques for locating towns of family origin, the use of gazetteers, ports of emigration, passenger lists, civil registration records and parish registers.