Organization of WWCGS
The Society's Executive Board organizes current activities, initiates new areas of society involvement in its vision and is the revolving force of example for membership participation. The Board supervises the finances of the Society in keeping within the mandates of the members and the Society's By-Laws, and is responsible for administrative directions of its Standing Committees and the Special Committees.
The Western Wayne County Genealogical Society is a registered State of Michigan non-profit organization and a federal 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.
Founded in 1976, the Western Wayne County Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization. WWCGS is governed by a Board of Directors and comprised of officers serving up to three consecutive one year terms with elections held annually in May. WWCGS functions through the volunteer efforts of its members. The society explores various methods of tracing ancestry and promotes education both for beginners and more experienced genealogists through speakers, workshops, and seminars, addressing topics of interest. The society also records and publishes material of interest to genealogists.
The society is a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, a non-profit organization comprised of more than 560 genealogical and historical societies and libraries, representing over 500,000 individual genealogists. In addition, the Society is also affiliated with the Michigan Genealogical Council, a non-profit organization founded in 1972, with over 150 member societies in Michigan, representing more than 7,500 individual genealogists.
In addition to offering instruction to assist the family historian, the goals of the Society are to promote the gathering and exchange of methods and techniques for pursuing family histories and preserving public records of importance to genealogists. Any person who is interested in pursuing their family history is welcome to join the Society or to attend meetings as a visitor. Members are encouraged to participate in the many activities sponsored by the Society.