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.

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October Webinar Now Available To View

The video of Megan Heyl presenting “Research Resources: Follow The Yellow Brick Road” from our October monthly meeting is now viewable by members.  All available records are available in our MEMBER CONTENT area. 

Our DNA SIG Starts Up November 1st!

Our DNA special interest group will be meeting the 1st Monday of every month beginning in November (no meeting will be held in January 2022).  Interested WWCGS members can attend these sessions – visitors are also welcome to join.  These sessions will run from 8:00 to 9:00 PM.  The discussion will be moderated by WWCGS VP/Membership Chair Steve Schwartz and will be conducted virtually via Zoom.  

Visitors are welcome to join us for a session!  (If joining regularly we encourage you to become a member of WWCGS.)

Events Coming Up In 2021-22

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



November 15 (ZOOM)

Jessica Trotter – “Cluster Research”

December – No general membership meeting



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