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Michigan Genealogy Research Network

The following Michigan genealogical societies and professional genealogists will provide genealogical research services for a fee. This compilation does not constitute an endorsement for the organizations or individuals listed below. In addition, the Library of Michigan assumes no responsibility whatsoever for accuracy, promptness or fees charged. When corresponding with those listed, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

A PDF of this list is also available.

Genealogical and Historical Societies

Alcona and Iosco counties
Huron Shores Genealogical Society
c/o Elaine Johnston
1909 Bobwhite St.
Oscoda, MI 48750

Allegan County
Then and Now Historical and Genealogical Society of Eastern Allegan County
1807 142nd St.
P.O. Box 389
Dorr, MI 49323
(616) 681-0333

Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties
Northeast Michigan Genealogical Society
c/o Jesse Besser Museum
491 Johnson St.
Alpena, MI 49707

Berrien and Cass counties
Four Flags Area Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 414
Niles, MI 49120-0414

Cheboygan County
Cheboygan County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 51
Cheboygan, MI 49721

Clinton County
Genealogists of Clinton County Historical Society
P.O. Box 23
St. Johns, MI 48879

Delta County
Delta County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 442
Escanaba, MI 49829-0442

Detroit
Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Inc.
Research Chairman
c/o Burton Historical Collection
Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202

Farmington
Farmington Genealogical Society
Farmington Library
23500 Liberty
Farmington Hills, MI 48335-3570

Flint
Flint Genealogical Society
Box 1217
Flint, MI 48501-1217

French Canadian
French Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan
c/o Burton Historical Collection
Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202

Gaylord
Gaylord Fact-Finders Genealogical Society
Box 1524
Gaylord, MI 49734

Grand Traverse Area
Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2015
Traverse City, MI 49685

Gratiot County
Gratiot County Historical and Genealogical Society
228 W. Center St.
Ithaca, MI 48847

Holland
Holland Genealogical Society
Attn: Marie Zingle
c/o Herrick Public Library
300 S. River Ave.
Holland, MI 49423

Houghton/Keweenaw County
Houghton Keweenaw County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 323
Calumet, MI 49913
hkcgs.org

Huron County
Huron County Genealogical Society
PO Box 321004
Flint, Michigan 48532

Ionia County
Ionia County Genealogical Society
c/o Pamela Swiler
13051 Ainsworth Road, Route 3
Ionia, MI 48846

Jackson County
Jackson County Genealogical Society
c/o Jackson District Library
244 W. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201-2275

Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society
Research Chairman
P.O. Box 405
Comstock, MI 49041

Lapeer County
Lapeer County Genealogical Society
c/o Marguerite de Angeli Library
921 W. Nepessing St.
Lapeer, MI 48446-1872

Lenawee County
Lenawee County Family Researchers
P.O. Box 623
Adrian, MI 49221

Livingston County
Livingston County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1073
Howell, MI 48844-1073

Macomb County
Macomb County Genealogy Group
c/o Mt. Clemens Public Library
150 Cass Ave.
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043-2222

Marquette County
Marquette County Historical Society
John M. Longyear Research Library
213 N. Front St.
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 226-3571
mqtcohis@uproc.lib.mi.us

Mid-Michigan
Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society
PO Box 16033
Lansing, MI 48901

Midland
Midland Genealogical Society
c/o Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
1710 W. St. Andrews Road
Midland, MI 48640

Monroe County
Historical Society of Bedford
Caroline Newman, President
1430 Granby Road
Temperance, MI 48182
(734) 847-7780
lindaski@buckeye-access.com

Muskegon County
Muskegon County Genealogical Society
c/o Hackley Public Library
316 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440-1281
MGCS1972@msn.com
www.genealogymuskegon.com/

Newaygo County
Newaygo County Society of History and Genealogy
P.O. Box 65
Newaygo, MI 49337
(231) 924-2588

Northville
Northville Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 932
Northville, MI 48167-0932
www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mings/

Oakland County
Oakland County Genealogical Society
Attn: Research Chairman
P.O. Box 1094
Birmingham, MI 48012
(Look ups in their own publications only)

Oceana County
Oceana County Historical and Genealogical Society
114 Dryden
Hart, MI 49420-1105

Roscommon County
Roscommon County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 983
Prudenville, MI 48651-9649
geotersy@yahoo.com

Saginaw
Saginaw Genealogical Society Inc.
c/o Saginaw Public Library
505 Janes Ave.
Saginaw, MI 48607-1285

St. Clair County
St. Clair County Family History Group
P. O. Box 611483
Port Huron, MI 48061-1483

Sanilac County
Sanilac County Historical Museum
Archive Room
228 N. Ridge St.
Port Sanilac, MI 48469-0158
stogie@greatlakes.net

Shiawassee County
Shiawassee County Genealogical Society
Attn: Mrs. Robert Couzynse
P.O. Box 841
Owosso, MI 48867-0841
couzynse@shianet.org

Washtenaw County
Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County
P.O. Box 7155
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-7155
wwwgswc@aol.com
www.hvcn.org/info/gswc/

Wayne County
Downriver Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 476
Lincoln Park, MI 48146

West Michigan
Western Michigan Genealogical Society
Attn: Search Committee
Grand Rapids Public Library
60 Library Plaza
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3093

Wexford
The Wexford Genealogy Organization
P.O. Box 226
Cadillac, MI 49601
(231) 884-7121


Professional Researchers

Arenac, Bay, Huron and Saginaw counties
Jeanne S. White
2901 Evergreen Drive
Bay City, MI 48706-5306
jswhite@alpha.delta.edu

Calhoun County
Verla Potts
601 A 181/2 Mile Road
Marshall, MI 49068-9357

Cass County
Jesse Lasorda
3116 Trappers Cove Trail
Apartment 1 B
Lansing, MI 48910
(517) 882-9468
reoflyingcloud@hotmail.com

Huron County
Diana M. Hebner
PO Box 158
Marysville, MI 48040-0158
dmhebner@aol.com

Hillsdale County
Betty Peters
3680 Blackbridge Road
Osseo, MI 49266-9511

Ingham County
Jeffrey T. Banas
900 Long Blvd., Suite 489
Lansing, MI 48911
(517) 819-4862

Joanne H. Harvey, AMLS/Paralegal
2420 Newport Drive
Lansing, MI 48906-3541
harveyfti@webtv.net

Betty Childs Klaviter
3028 Baywater Drive
Lansing, MI 48911
bcklaviter@att.net

Bethany Waterbury
Ancestor Hound Research
1647 Woodside Drive
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517)898-4737
BethanyWaterbury@gmail.com
www.ancestorhound.com

Kalamazoo County
Gweneth North Jackson
2312 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-1941

Kent County
Shirley M. DeBoer, CG
2690 Hylane Ct. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505-3973
geniemay@iserv.net

Livingston County
Karen Olszeski
674 Chicago Drive
Howell, MI 48843
klapko@comcast.net

Macomb County
Carol Bogan
32900 Kelly, #203
Roseville, MI 48066
mi-ancestry@prodigy.net
www.michiganancestry.com

Midland County
Ralph E. Hillman, CGRS
600 Lakeside Circle
Midland, MI 48640
rlphedwd@aol.com

Oakland County
James D. Grey
30100 Telegraph Road, Suite 308
Bingham Farms, MI 48025-4517
gentrex@aol.com

M. Karvoski, MBA
Ancestral Branches
P.O. Box 362
Hamburg, PA 19526
ancestry@consultant.com

Karen Krugman
P.O. Box 250434
Franklin, MI 48025
karen@miprofgenie.com
miprofgenie.com

Betty P. Starkman
1260 Stuyvessant Road
Birmingham, MI 48301
bettejoy@aol.com

Oceana County
Betty Driscoll
2231 W. East Hills Drive
New Era, MI 49446
B4thepast@charter.net
(231) 861-7114

Ottawa County
Luann Hughes DeVries
9426 Perry St.
Zeeland, MI 49464

Sanilac County
Mary Lou Bacon
216 East Reid Road
Grand Blanc, MI 48439-1212

Southeastern Michigan and Ontario
Carol Bogan
32900 Kelly, #203
Roseville, MI 48066
mi-ancestry@prodigy.net
www.michiganancestry.com

Hugh Curtis
14341 Woodmont Road
Detroit, MI 48227-1370
af844@detroit.freenet.org

David E. Irwin
PO Box 7746
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
dirwin@yourancestralfamily.com

Ruth McMahon AG
8283 Beacon Lane
Northville, MI 48167-9469
Detroitresearch@hotmail.com

Craig Rice
363 Bennington Ct.
Saline, MI 48176
craig.rice@comcast.net
www.genie-ology.com

Richard A. Steele, M. Ed., MA
P.O. Box 3193
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-3193

Jan E. Tripp, CGRS
3260 Bluett Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
jan_tripp@comcast.net
mywebpages.comcast.net/jan_tripp/index.html

Southwestern Michigan
Toni I. Benson
37070 82nd Ave.
Decatur, MI 49045
tbenson@monroe.lib.mi.us

Conrad L. Burton
43779 Valley Road
Decatur, MI 49045

Amelia B. Castle
26662 Corwin Road
Dowagiac, MI 49047
acastle@mich.com

Carole Kiernan
P.O. Box 81
Watervliet, MI 49098

C. Robert Secrist
9559 Firefly Ave.
Galesburg, MI 49053-9721
secristBob@aol.com

Karla Weidner
255 North Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Upper Peninsula
Florence T. "Alex" Meron, CGRS
103 N. Third St.
Manistique, MI 49854-1018
ameron@upmail.com

Upstate New York
William T. Ruddock
4385 Alderwood Drive
Okemos, MI 48864
(517) 349-1806
wruddock@sbcglobal.net

Washtenaw County
Juanita Curley
7191 Angle Road
Northville, MI 48167-9413

Gayle S. Saini
2040 Churchill Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-6007
gayleanne@aol.com

West Michigan
Jane A. Schapka
West Michigan Genealogy Plus
1713 Ruddiman Drive
N Muskegon, MI 49445
(231) 903-0801
info@muskegongenealogy.com
www.muskegongenealogy.com/

Updated 06/04/2014

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