Western Wayne County Genealogical Society


We love genealogy here at WWCGS - JOIN US on your family history journey! We explore various methods of tracing ancestry and promote education for both beginners and more experienced genealogists through monthly workshops + webinars addressing various topics of interest.

Any person who is interested in pursuing their family history is welcome to join WWCGS or may attend meetings as a visitor.

Members of WWCGS gain access to our members only area that includes our monthly newsletter, past + present meeting handouts on a variety of genealogy topics, access to previous monthly webinars, research assistance, networking with other genealogists as well as information on all events and field trips hosted by WWCGS.


Voting Opens May 1st!

WWCGS Members:  We look forward to your participation in the upcoming election for the executive board.  There are 2 ways to access the ballot beginning Saturday, May 1st:

  • You will receive an email directly in your inbox with a link to the ballot.  
  • You can access the ballot by visiting 'Member Log-in/VOTE’ on the left hand menu bar that will have election information and the URL link to the ballot.

Voting will be open until Friday, May 14th.




New Website Coming Soon!

Beginning June 1st, WWCGS will begin our transition to a new website setup! 


Please be patient as our Website Upgrade Team puts all of the pieces together.  We will have a functioning website right away but you may not see some features for a few days or weeks - like cemetery records, surname database, research links,… - until all circuits on the backend are connected.  When complete we will have video tutorials and webinars available for those who would like a full tour of our new system (insert new car smell here).



Don't Delay -- Renew Your Membership Today!

Please renew your WWCGS membership by May 31st if possible. 

While we expect a smooth transition to our new website we would like members to

renew before June 1st so that there is no potential for a renewal hiccup. 

Once our payment portal on the website is up and running

renewals will be able to continue electronically.






2021 May 17th - 7:00pm
WWCGS General Membership Meeting (Zoom webinar) 
This event is FREE! Visitors welcome!
TOPIC: Research Logs
Whether using a ringed binder, software such as Legacy, Family Tree Maker or others to keep our family research organized; research logs are another important tool we need to keep close at hand.  There are several types of research tools available, this presentation will cover familiar and less familiar research logs. Hopefully opening up fresh ideas in your quest to root out a missing part of a puzzle or break down that ever present brick wall.
GUEST SPEAKER:  Mary Hazlett, WWCGS Vice President & Former President
Presenter bio COMING SOON



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Your donations will help us continue to bring great guest speakers
that will help us all in our family history research. 
Thank you for considering us for your donations!