The Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County, Michigan (GSWC) functions through volunteer efforts and welcomes anyone interested in genealogy and local history, whether they are beginning or more experienced family history researchers.
We encourage you to become a member. Membership in the GSWC will help you meet your research goals and will also help us in our important work of collecting and preserving Washtenaw County’s family history and heritage.
Thank you for visiting the GSWC website. We hope your visit will be productive and that you will return often. Have a great summer.

GSWC Meeting September 22, 2024 1:30 PM

After the brief business meeting starting at 1:30pm Daniel Horowitz will present "What's New and Exciting at MyHeritage." 
MyHeritage is at the forefront of innovation in genealogy and is constantly introducing new and exciting features to help users take their research to the next level. In this session, Daniel will give a detailed walkthrough of the latest and greatest from MyHeritage and show you how to make the most of these features. On the way, he’ll give you a peek behind the scenes at how they were developed.
After a short intermission Roger P. Minert will teach "Form and Content in German Church Records."
This presentation includes a short history of the keeping of church records in the German-language countries in Europe, as well as in specific German provinces since 1490. Church and state regulations regarding the keeping of church records are discussed. A case study is demonstrated based on a typical parish in Württemberg with records from 1562 to 1876.
See Meetings & Events and About Us for more information.

2024-2025 Lectures and Classes

Click here for information about our meetings and the meeting schedule through May 2025.

Our Website

Our website features an extensive list of Washtenaw County and Michigan research links and resources; databases; indexes; a surname database; a catalog of over 2,000 books, cemetery records, and census records in our library; and a calendar of events.
To navigate easily on this site, and get the most benefit:
  • Click on the green navigation buttons in the left sidebar. Note that after you click, submenu items may appear below the button.
  • If you are signed in as a member, further submenu items available only to members will appear below the buttons Members and Washtenaw Research.
  • For help with your Washtenaw County research, use the Research Requests button.

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Our Library

The GSWC Library was moved into storage the week of July 18, 2022. It is no longer located at the FamilySearch Center on E. Woodland Drive in Saline. For more information click on the Library button in the left sidebar.

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