Monday, November 14, 2011

Port of Detroit Index (repost from Anglo-Celtic Blog)

There are more than 850,000 images, arranged alphabetically by name, for individuals entering the United States through the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954. Includes a few records of persons entering at Port Huron, Sault St. Marie, and other Michigan ports. Although these are not indexed if you know your alphabet you can soon hone in on a name of interest. Generally includes the following information: Name Birth place Age Gender Occupation Nationality Last permanent residence Destination Name and address of relative or friend Port and date of entry Name of ship I've been reminded that often links to individual FamilySearch databases don't work. You're best to go to and scroll down to Michigan entries. from:

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Seeking Michigan: Death Records

This looks better and better, give it a try. This Library of Michigan collection of Michigan death certificates features nearly 1 million records. This statewide collection offers researchers critical information in tracking Michigan ancestors during this time period. Information includes the decedent's birth date and place, parents' names and birthplace, cemetery name and location, and much more.

Seeking Michigan

Norwegian Research

The Silicon Valley Computer Group has a long, interesting article in their latest newsletter, all about Norwegian Research. If you are looking for parish registers for Norway online, try:


Interested in computing and genealogy? Try the website for the SVCGG: Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group.

New Look

WayneGenWeb has a new look to the BLOG. Let us know what you think.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Keep your eyes peeled to this new website coming out this month. Friend them on Facebook too!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Giant Stove Burns to the Ground

A historic part of Detroit History has burnt. It was carved by Joachim Jungwirth, according to his greatniece Kathy Pryor. :-(
Stove Burns--from the Sun Times

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Digitized Burton Collection

I got a tip from "The Night Train" that you can view their photo collection on the WWW. Finally found the URL! CLICK HERE TO VIEW ONLINE PHOTOS FROM OLD DETROIT.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Mocavo--the Genealogy Search Engine

Has anyone tried this yet? It's quite good and worth a look-see! MOCAVO

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Free Online Genealogy Classes!

The following classes are provided online by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah and other sponsors.
Learn the basic methods and key resources to start your family history.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Grandparents Project: A free class

Free class with a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council to help families with
roots in Poland. It is entitled "Uniting Ethnicities and Generations of
Poland".aka "The Grandparents Project". We welcome everyone with roots in
Poland. Participants can choose from a two day seminar-or cover the same
material in four morning or afternoon sessions. There is no fee-and
participants receive a copy of "Sto Lat: A Modern Guide to Polish
Genealogy", and an archival heritage box for the younger generation. While
it is called "Grandparents" we welcome aunts and uncles to bring nieces and
nephews, or parents and children to participate.

We have been running ads in the Jewish News, The Michigan Catholic and the
West Bloomfield Beacon.

Please see:

1940 Census Countdown

The National Archives is counting down to the 1940 Census!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Michigan & the Civil War

If you are doing any research on the "War between the States" do not forget to check the Seeking Michigan website, it's chock full of information.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New Website for WayneGenWeb

We just posted it this afternoon, leave a comment or suggestion. WayneGenWeb

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Genealogy Today: a website is a genealogy database of names found in diverse records like alumni books, yearbooks, fraternal order records, war ration books, criminal records and more.....

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Re-Tooling the Website

Just a shout out to those of you who use WayneGenWeb regularly. We are re-designing the website and should have it done soon.

Monday, July 18, 2011

WayneGenWeb updates

I'm presently checking all links on the WayneGenWeb. Send comments or suggestions.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Detroit News Death Notices

Looking for a fairly recent death notice in Detroit? Try the Detroit News database at:

Saturday, July 16, 2011

DNA and Detroit

Has anyone done their DNA and have a success story they would like to share? Leave your comments here!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Doing Michigan Research? Always check, they have some really good Michigan items in the index!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Macomb County Funeral Home Master Index

If you have not used the Macomb County Funeral Home Master Index , you might be pleasantly surprised. There are now over 92,500 names in this index, including many from Oakland and Wayne Counties, as many of these Funeral Homes originated in those counties. These abstracted records, available at the Mount Clemens Public Library usually give the date and place of birth and death, place of burial, name of parents, and spouse, and sometimes other information.

Mt. Olivet and Mt. Elliott Cemetery index now online

The Mount Elliott Cemetery Association - Many of their burial records have been converted to an electronic database and some information may be available online.