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 Spring 2022 Michigan Genealogical Council Newsletter is 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, are available at the webstite Non-digital items, such as research and county guides, have been migrated to the Archives of Michigan pages on Check it out!




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If you shop with Amazon, please consider using the Amazon Smile donation program.  Amazon will donate a portion of their take on the transaction to our society.

Funeral Record Index

Selected information from the records of Farmington’s Thayer-Rock Funeral Home for the period July, 1937 - December, 2016, has been indexed and is 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

Check out the Passenger and Crew List indexes 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.   

Come Find Your Ancestors on and other databases at the Library
Tue - 10/11/2022
Come join us for help with your research.  Members of the Farmington Genealogical Society will help attendees look through the thousands of databases of Library Edition plus (Latter Day Saints) database.  Be sure to call the library and register to save a spot.  See you there.
Researching Land Ownership Through the Library of Michigan
Tue - 10/18/2022
Library of Michigan Librarian, Matt Pacer, tells us land ownership is an underutilized, yet invaluable, tool for uncovering information about your familys history.  Learn about the boundary system where property was divided and organized throughout Michigan's history.  See examples of print and digital resources that help you uncover the footsteps of your ancestors.
Family History Research at the Library of Michigan
Tue - 11/15/2022
Community Engagement Librarian, Adam Oster, helps us discover the resources and services of the Library of Michigan.  Learn about the physical and digital collections of your state library.  See samples of items from the Library of Micihigan as wellas learn key search stategies for navingating the Library's collections as you uncover your family's story.