We are pleased that you are visiting the Lapeer County Genealogical Society (LCGS or Society) website!
The Lapeer County Genealogical Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization established in 1980 within the state of Michigan exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. The Society is an all-volunteer organization which is supported by dues and donations.
The LCGS Research Center is free to use and has volunteers on hand to introduce you to the wide variety of *resources. Many of the resources are not available on the internet, such as: Historical Atlases and Plat Maps, local history books for towns and townships. books provided by individuals with their family history, books by local authors, newspapers on microfiche (plus an index of names from the oldest newspapers through the 1950s), Lapeer Legacy newsletters; huge obituary collection, vital records of birth, death and marriages, cemetery records; landowner Indexes, Federal Census and much more! It is worth a trip to the Research Center to do your local history research.
We welcome anyone who has an interest in genealogy and family history to join the LCGS. Click "Join/Renew".
One great resource that we have for sale is the book titled Pioneer Families and History of Lapeer County, Michigan by J. Dee Ellis. This book contains cadastral maps from the year 1874 for each township, the history of approximately 200 original settlers with family still in the county, the early history of the county and townships, and some cemetery information. This hard cover book contains 232 pages, plus 15,000 names indexed. The book was reprinted in 2004 and only a limited number of copies are available for sale. Do not miss this wonderful genealogical resource. Please click either "Forms" or "Store" to purchase the book.
We welcome financial support to the LCGS in its efforts with the preservation of genealogical research and education in Lapeer County that will benefit both our current members and future generations of genealogists. If you would like to donate to the Lapeer County Genealogical Society, click “Donations.”
We appreciate your financial support!