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 Fall Virtual Event

Registration is now open for the Michigan Genealogical Council Fall Family History Event with its partners, the Archives of Michigan and the Library of Michigan. The seminar will be held on virtually on Saturday, September 18, 9:00am-5:00pm. Award-winning author, genealogist, talk show host and storyteller, Bernice Alexander Bennett will be the speaker. The cost to attend is $25, with early bird savings of $5 through midnight Labor Day, September 6. Click here to register.

MGC Newsletter

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

Michiganology

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

Genealogy at the Library on Computers
Tue - 10/12/2021
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.
Railroad Jobs: What a Day at Work Was Like
Tue - 10/19/2021
Nearly everyone has an ancestor who worked for a railroad, but records don't often describe what the job entailed, and some of the job titles may not lend any clues.  This presentation, by Mark Tomlinson, will try to clear up what those jobs were, what a typical day was like, and some of the dangers involved.
Family History Research at the Library of Michigan
Tue - 11/16/2021
Adam Oster, the Community Engagement Librarian for the Library of Michigan, discusses with us to come and discover the resources and services for researching your family's history through the collections of the Library of Michigan.  Learn about the physical/digital collections of your state library as well as the variety of services available for historical organizations and researchers throughout our great state.