Michigan Family History Societies(C-D)

This section lists associations from Chippewa to Detroit giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County Societies

Chippewa County Genealogical Society

Many indexes are on-line, which incorporate:

  • Births and Deaths
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Records
  • Naturalisations
  • Obituaries
  • Voters Lists

Details of surnames currently being researched by Members is also available on the site along with links to other sites that may be of interest.


Dearborn Genealogical Society

The society serves Dearborn and Dearborn Heights in Wayne County and the surrounding area.  It serves genealogists with links to the Dearborn, Springwells, Greenfield, Fordson and the Dearborn Township area.

Their aims are to promote and encourage the study of genealogy and family history, to publish historical records and to distribute historical material for the purpose of education.

Many indexes are available on the site, which include:

  • Ancestor Charts
  • Dearborn Death Certificates 1935-1953
  • Historic Northview and St. Alphonsus Cemeteries
  • Marriages and Deaths in the Dearborn Press 1918-1928

They also have links to many sites that will be useful if you are researching in Michigan, but specifically Dearborn City and Wayne County.


Delta County Genealogical Society

The association was organised in 1981.  Many archives are accessible in the Escanaba Public Library, 400 Ludington Street, Escanaba, Michigan 49829, which include:

  • Births 1867-1915
  • Cemetery Indexes
  • Deaths 1868-Present
  • Marriages 1862-1927
  • Newspaper Scrapbook 1950-1953
  • Obituaries 1980-1995
  • School Census 1910-1922 all relating to Delta Co.

Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes, Excerpts 1869-1980 and Marquette Mining Journal all relating to Marquette Co. are also available, along with a Canadian Collection and excerpts from Escanaba Press 1909-1910.

Numerous databases are on-line, which incorporate:

  • 1889 City Directory - Escanaba and Gladstone
  • Birth Record Index 1867-1915
  • Cemetery Indexes
  • Civil War Veterans
  • Divorce Index 1883-1949
  • Escanaba Morning Press 1909-1919
  • Hospital Patients 1897-1914
  • Immigration Process - Declarations of Intent
  • List of Voters in 1881
  • Marriages 1862-1927
  • Pioneer Certificates Surname Listing
  • Probate Index 1873-1975

Detroit Society for Genealogical Research

The association was organised in 1936.  Many indexes are available on the site, which include the DSGR Magazine Index and a Cumulative Full-Name Index which merges Volumes 1-25 and 51-75.

There is a link to the Wayne Co. Death Records Indexes 1934-1953 which are held at the Burton Historical Collection.  Details of Cemeteries include:

  • Elmwood
  • Eloise
  • Gethsemane
  • Grand Lawn
  • Holy Cross
  • Mount Elliott
  • Mount Olivet
  • Redford
  • Trinity
  • Westlawn
  • Woodlawn
  • Woodmere

Numerous publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Back Issues of their Magazine
  • Burials
  • Cemetery Registers
  • Census Returns
  • Marriage and Death Newspaper Notices
  • Marriages
  • Passage to America 1851-1869: Records of Richard Elliott, Passenger Agent
  • Records of City Physicians 1860-1869 for Detroit

A list of surnames currently being researched by Members is also available. 

The association is on Facebook and has a Message Board and a Forum. 


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