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.

Newsletter (May 2023 issue)just delivered on 5/15/2023!

We just released our May 2023 Newsletter! Check our Newsletter menu item at top of page!

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!

Social Media

We have a social media menu item – Social Media on menu bar at top of page that links to a new page containing links to our Facebook page. Please feel free to click on the menu item to look at what we are doing to provide content.


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!

Come see our own Julia Hanneman-Schoenbach – do a presentation on Germanic Research on April 20, 2023 at Clarkston Area Genealogy Society (CAGS)! Come and support her at the CAGS meeting!

07 June 2023

June WGS Meeting

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Waterford Library Community Room, 5168 Civic Center Dr
Waterford Twp, MI United States
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13 June 2023

Tuesday Night at WGS with Julia Hanneman-Schoenbach

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday Night Zoom meeting,

Citizen Archivists – an opportunity!

As part of the Citizen Archivist program, you can contribute to the National Archives Catalog by tagging, transcribing and adding comments to our records, making them more accessible and searchable. Join us! Every contribution you make helps unlock history.

Join the community of Citizen Archivists. Learn how to Register and Get Started.

Library of Michigan Online Programs

Waterford Library

Our own Waterford Township Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate and has been since May 1, 2018!

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