western wayne county genealogical society

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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.

DNA Special Interest Group

COMING SOON! WWCGS is in the planning stages of offering a DNA SIG. It's a great time to become a member and join the discussion!

September Meeting Available To View

The video of Sue Cromwell presenting “If YOU Don’t Write It, It Will Be Gone Forever” from our September monthly meeting is now viewable by members.  All available records are available in our MEMBER CONTENT area. 

October is around the corner!

The next monthly meeting/presentation will be on Monday, October 18, 2021 beginning at 6:15 PM.  We are excited to have Shirley Gage Hodges present “Research Facilities in The Great Lakes Area”.  This month’s meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and may not be conducted in-person.  Members can find out via email alert or on our Facebook page.

Visitors welcome to join us!  Reminder that all monthly membership meetings will also be broadcast LIVE (Zoom). 

Events Coming Up In 2021-22

Here’s a quick look at upcoming events for WWCGS:

2021

November 15

Jessica Trotter – “Cluster Research”

December – No meeting

2022 

January 17
Derek Blount – “Scottish Ancestry Beyond the Clans”

February 21
Julia Hanneman-Schoenbach – ” Beginning Germanic Research” 

March 21
Adam Oster – “Traffic Violations, Criminal Complaints and Marriages: Records of a Justice of the Peace” 

April 18
Kris Rzepczynski – “Genealogy for Free: Free Websites for Genealogists”

May 16
Alexander Tolksdorf – “Tracing Your Dutch Roots” 

June 4  – Allen County Public Library Bus Trip with the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research

Affiliated Organizations

Local Societies and National Organizations