Farmington Genealogical Society

Welcome To Our Website

Our website will provide interesting 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.
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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.

Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar

July 18-19, 2014 -- "Finding Your Family in Canada" and "Reading and Understanding Old Documents" with Michael Leclerc, Chief Genealogist at  
This is a two-day event with a variety of sessions to attend.  Cost is $50 with a box lunch.  The registration and additional information is now online at  Click on Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar.

Genealogical Research Institute

GRIP On the Road (Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh) announces classes here in Orchard Lake, Michigan on August 3-8, 2014, on the campus of the Orchard Lake Schools.
GRIP is conducting the classes in conjunction with PARI (Polonica Americana Research Institute) and this additional opportunity will make this type of education available to a wider audience.
Four courses will be offered in Orchard Lake --
  • Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper with Paula Stuart-Warren
  • Determining Kinship Reliably with the Genealogical Proof Standard with Thomas Jones
  • Bridging the 1780-1840 Gap: From New England to the Midwest with D. Joshua Taylor
  • Polish Genealogy with Cecile Wendt Jensen
Registration for this new institute opportunity will open Tuesday, February 25, 2014.  For more information, see the website under "Courses."

Family History Festival - Detroit

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - the Family History Festival comes to the Detroit Public Library once again and it's free!  It will run from 10 am to 5 pm at the Burton Historical Collection, 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit.  
The Festival is sponsored by the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, the Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society, the Burton Historical Collection, and the Friends of the Detroit Public Library.
Details to follow.

Polonica Americana Research Institute

The Polonica Americana Research Institute (PARI) is a research facility offering workshops, lectures, and seminars.  The programs are designed for families interested in Polish heritage and genealogy.  
They have many parish jubilee books, indexes to burials at Holy Cross Cemetery and reference books for Polish research.  Visit the website and their online catalog at

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.   

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!