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. Currently all meetings are being held virtually via Zoom. A link to sign in will be emailed to all members. Guests may join us by clicking on the link posted about a week beofre the meeting.
 
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 that face 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.


Michiganology

Digital collections, such as Michigan death records, previously available on SeekingMichigan.org are 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 Michgian pages on Michigan.gov. Check it out!

 

 

 
 


MGC Newsletter

 
The Winter 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.


Support FGS with Amazon Smile

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

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.


Ancestry at the Virtual Library Lab
Tue - 04/13/2021
Demos will be done on how to use library resources from home.   Library registration will be added in the spring. So come back in March to see the registration link.  
Michiganology
Tue - 04/20/2021
Join Jill Arnold from the State of Michigan Library as she virtually presents how to use the refurbished Michiganology website.   Members are automatically registered. Guests can register here: Click to Register Please note, you will not receive an email with links until April 19.
Show and Tell: What Did You Do Over the Season
Tue - 05/18/2021
How have you used the information gleaned from our speakers to help your research. Did you break through a brick wall? Did you find a new brick wall? Were you able to undertand the context of your family story better? We want to share our story and we want to hear yours!