History Resources

Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society


Fred Hart Williams Society researches and preserves African American family research.

French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan


The French Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan seeks to make people aware of the rich culture and history of French Canadians in North America, with special emphasis on those who explored and settled in Michigan. Our aims are: To promote an awareness of and an appreciation for our French-Canadian heritage in Michigan; to facilitate contact and interaction among people of French-Canadian descent, for the purpose of researching family histories; and to act as an educational and social group by sponsoring and participating in functions that further interest in and awareness of the French-Canadian heritage in North America. 

Genealogical Society of Flemish Americans


The GSFA helps people trace their Flemish and Belgian heritage; publishes a newsletter and magazine of pictures, stories, queries, and genealogy information; and has a large library of genealogy and Belgian heritage material at the American House in Roseville, Michigan, USA.

German-American Heritage Foundation


The German-American Heritage Foundation is the only national membership organization through which Americans, proud of their German heritage and language, work together on vital issues of common concern. With almost 18,000 members throughout the United States, we continuously strive to add programs and services which nationally highlight the contributions and achievements of our ethnic group

Glancy Trains Modular Group


This organization provides outreach and programming related to the Detroit Historical Museum's Glancy Trains exhibit.

Great Lakes and Seaway Online


 Website dedicated to the understanding and preservation of Great Lakes transportation and history. 

Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum


Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum is a preservationist group committed to keeping maritime history alive and well by operating the first maritime museum that honors the people who served the shipping industry.

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and Historical Society


It’s mission is to collect, preserve, study and interpret the material culture of the Great Lakes with primary emphasis on maritime history as it relates to the U.S. Lifesaving Service, U.S. Lighthouse Service, U.S. Coast Guard, ships and travelers who fell victim to the perils of maritime transport.

Grosse Isle Historical Society


The Grosse Ile Historical Society was organized in 1959 and has, since 1967, operated a museum in the old Michigan Central Railroad depot at the corner of East River Road and Grosse Ile Parkway. With the acquisition of the 1870s Customs House and its removal in 1979 from Macomb Street to a spot just behind the depot, the Society’s meeting and museum facilities were greatly expanded.

Grosse Pointe Historical Society


Grosse Pointe Historical Society aims to promote the preservation of local heritage and share the knowledge with the community.