Farmington Genealogical Society

Welcome to Farmington Genealogical Society!

Our website provides interesting articles and helpful ideas on pursuing your personal research.  We update the website frequently, so please check back often.  If you have any comments or suggestions, please click on the "Contacts" tab and send us an email.  Also check us out on Facebook, and join our Facebook group.
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.  Our meetings at 6:30 pm and our speaker presentation begins at 7:00 pm. Join us as we return to in-person meetings in September 2021. 
The Library is 1 block west of Farmington Road and 1 block south of Grand River.  Parking is available at the library and behind the businesses on the west side of Farmington Road, as well as a parking lot just south of the library, behind the CVS store.  Click this link to Google Map.

MGC Newsletter

The Fall 2021 Michigan Genealogical Council Newsletter now available to download, read, or print.  Click on the link to find out more about the genealogical happenings around our State.


Digital collections, such as Michigan death records, previously available on SeekingMichigan.orgare now at the new webstite  Non-digital items on SeekingMichigan, such as research and county guides have been migrated to the Archives of Michigan pages on Check it out!




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Funeral Record Index

The index of Thayer-Rock Funeral Home Records is now ready to examine.  
Selected information from the records of Farmington’s Thayer-Rock Funeral Home for the period July, 1937 - December, 2016, have been made available for review.  More books will be added as they are indexed.   There are instructions to order a copy of those you are interested in when you click on the “Thayer-Rock" button on the left.

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.   

Remember the Maine! The Spanish American War
Tue - 02/15/2022
This program will cover the events leading up to and including the war.  Derek Blount covers the relief of Peking during the Boxer Rebellion, and a discussion of what kinds of artifacts and records were created and where to find them.
Irish Catholic Pioneers of Michigan (1828-1860)
Tue - 03/15/2022
Abigail Eynon, past President of the Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan, will provide a tale of the immigration of Irish Catholic nationals into what would become the State of Michigan.  She will describe the timing of arrivals of these Irish pioneers; Why they came to Michigan (push); What's land got to do with it (pull); The very early critical mass in the "North Fields" of Ann Arbor; the hard evidence our Irish pioneers left behind at Old St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery; and What a genealogist can find out about strangers by starting with cemetery stones: the life lived by a ...
Genealogy at the Library on Computers
Tue - 04/12/2022
Members can practice the skills they've learned throughout the year - a great opportunity to do the things we've talked about, ask questions, and collaborate on genealogical best practices! If you're not a member, you can come too and our members will help you with one-on-one help on the computers.  Call 248-553-0300 to reserve your spot and computer use.