Downriver Genealogical Society

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Current Membership is over 250 members from around the corner and around the country.

Serving the following Downriver Communities Allen Park, Brownstown, Ecorse, Flatrock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Lincoln Park, Melvindale, River Rouge, Riverview, Rockwood, South Rockwood, Southgate, Taylor, Trenton, Woodhaven, Wyandotte, MI

In the fall of 1979, an eight-session genealogy workshop was held. The persons attending the workshop desired to keep the initiative alive and met for the first time in January 1980 with fourteen people in attendance.The Downriver Genealogical Society became a reality. Within 10 short years our Society hosted the statewide Michigan Genealogical Council 3 day Seminar.The Downriver Genealogical Society has built a large genealogical library that is beneficial to members and to all persons seeking their heritage. Our society has numerous publications that are sold at our meetings, at our library and by mail. A more detailed list will be included in your new member packet. We welcome you to join and share the fun and excitement of your interest with other members of the Downriver Genealogical Society.

To preserve and perpetuate the records of our ancestors.
To encourage and assist members in genealogical research.
To compile and prepare records.
To promote the exchange of knowledge and aid individual members.
To encourage the deposit of genealogical records with the society.
To cooperate with other genealogical societies.
To sponsor educational courses and activities in genealogy and history.
To publish a genealogical newsletter.

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