Get In Touch With Your Roots With the Farmington Genealogical Society
How far back can you trace your family tree? If you’d like to explore your family’s history but don’t know where to start, perhaps the Farmington Genealogical Society can help you get started.
The Farmington Genealogical Society has been helping people get in touch with their roots since 1973. They have meetings at the Downtown Branch of the Farmington Library (23500 Liberty Street in Farmington, one block south of Grand River) on the third Tuesday of every month from September through May, except for December. You do not need to be a Farmington Genealogical Society member to attend meetings. These meetings are completely free and open to anybody with an interest in genealogy.
During meetings, speakers come in to discuss topics important to anyone researching their family trees and provide helpful tips for dealing with problems people commonly run into while doing genealogical research. These meetings can be very helpful for beginners and experienced genealogists alike.
In addition to providing help for people trying to find out more about their history, they actively help preserve records that could be helpful to future genealogists. In the past, they’ve worked with Ancestry.com to complete the “Michigan Passenger and Crew Lists, Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Port Huron, MI from February 1901-December 1952” database project, which lists all passengers and crew members who came over from Canada during those years. They also have a several publications of local records that could be very valuable to anyone trying to research someone who once lived in the Farmington area.
If you would like to become a member of the Farmington Genealogical Society, an individual membership is $15 per year for an individual membership or $18 for a family membership. Members get access to members-only features on their website, newsletters, notifications of genealogy related events, and more. A membership runs from June 1 through May 31.