Welcome to WGS (Waterford Genealogical Society). We are located in Waterford, Michigan and are based out of the Waterford Township Public Library. We currently have our regular monthly meetings from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on the first Wednesday of every month in the Community Room, except for November when we have our Annual Luncheon at a local restaurant.

18th Genealogy Seminar (formerly Lock-In):

Waterford Genealogy Society and the Waterford Township Public Library invite you to join us at the 18th Genealogy Seminar (formerly Lock-in) on April 20, 2024 from 1 pm to 6 pm.

Newsletter (February 2024 issue)just delivered on 02/16/2024!

We just released our February 2024 Newsletter! Check our Newsletter menu item at top of page!

Latest WGS application for the 2024 year

Here is our latest membership application!

Michigan Genealogical Council Pioneer Certificate Program

The Michigan Pre-Statehood and First Families certificates are offered by Michigan Genealogical Council as a way to honor our ancestors who settled the Great Lakes State.

Download the brochure and begin the process!


We also have special evening ZOOM meetings from 7:00 to 8:30 pm – hosted by Julia Hanneman-Schoenbach on a variety of topics with the first half hour reserved for Germanic Genealogy questions.

With this reboot of our website we have added a new calendar that describes all of our meetings/events going forward for our organization as well as for those societies around us. We focus on those providing free content!

10 September 2024

Tuesday Evening Zoom meetings with Julia Hanneman-Schoenbach

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterford Library Community Room, 5168 Civic Center Dr
Waterford Twp, MI United States
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September 10, War of 1812 - First 30 minutes is for any Germanic questions Upcoming meetings on zoom and topics, on the 2nd Tues. of the month at 7pm, with ... Read more

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Waterford Library

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