Western Wayne County Genealogical Society

Membership Benefits

  • WWCGS hosts member meetings eight (8) times a year
    • September - November and January - May
  • Local, regional and national speakers present topics of interest to genealogists and family historians at each meeting
    • These learning opportunities will consist of topics such as: 
      • where and how to find genealogical records
      • how to evaluate the records
      • how to properly enter the data into a genealogical software program
      • research focused on specific geographical areas
      • so much more!
  • Access to MEMBERS ONLY features on our society's website including:
    • Our monthly newsletter plus access to past issues
    • Access to meeting minutes and presenter handouts
    • Videos of presentations (We currently host our 4 most recent webinars)
    • Share surnames with date ranges and locations you are researching for potential collarboration with other members. (Visitors may view database entries from members but not add names)
    • Access to our collection of updated research links to help with your family history search
  • Notification of local, state, and national genealogical events
  • Research field trips to places like Burton Collection at the Detroit Public Library, the Archives of Michigan and Library of Michigan in Lansing, The Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Research assistance
  • Networking with other genealogists
Our membership is NOT limited to Wayne County. Our membership includes those living throughout Michigan and other parts of the United States.

Our membership year runs from June 1 through May 31.  Couples membership consists of 2 individuals at the same address.



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As soon as we receive confirmation of payment, you will receive an email from us within a few days with information on how to access the "Members Only" portion of our website.