Roseville Historical & Genealogical Society

The Roseville Historical & Genealogical Society seeks to bring together people interested in local history and
genealogy.  The RHGS is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

The Society offers programs every third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the Library’s Erin Auditorium (except for July, August and December). Check the Library’s calendar for information on each month’s event.  Our programs are open to the public with refreshments following the program.

Click here for our most recent newsletter.


Become a Member

Join the historical society and you will also receive the society newsletter filled with local genealogy and history related events in our area. Click here for an application.

Membership fees are:
Individual  $10.00
Family  $15.00
Business/Institutional  $25.00
Life  $100.00

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RHGS Programs


The Last Hobo

Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 PM
All interested parties are welcome to attend!
No registration required

The RHGS program this month will be “The Last Hobo: A Clueless Detroit Kid Hitchhikes across America the Summer the Seventies Ran Out of Gas” presented by author Dan Grajek.

Hobo-ing! That’s the life for me, I thought. Total freedom to wander from place to place. Complete independence. Come and go as you please. Not having to answer to anybody but yourself. A life of adventure! In the summer of 1979, I set out to make my dream a reality.


RHGS Annual Dinner Meeting with Speaker Daniel Heaton

Wednesday, November 15 at 5:00 PM
All interested parties are welcome to attend! Cost is $20.00 per person.
Registration is required

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The RHGS program for November will be our Annual Dinner Meeting. It will include a catered dinner and featured speaker TSgt Daniel Heaton. He will speak on the history of Selfridge Air Force Base on it’s 100th Anniversary. Registration forms will be available in October.

This dinner is open to the public and all are welcome. Cost is $20.00.


Our Officers

President, Pat Chownyk
Vice President, John Schober
Recording Secretary, Gail Elliott
Treasurer, Janice Carter
Director, Ann Spybrook
Director, Diane Borza
Director, Kenneth Schramm


Erin Township Records Project

RHGS maintains the Erin Township Records. This is a database of early Erin Township accounts that are available on microfiche and is searched by surname.


Local History Search

There are more than 10,000 historic images, newspaper, historic documents and oral histories that are available in a search through the library catalogue. Click here to view a flyer explaining how to use the “Local History Search”.



Due to the fragile and/or rare nature of our local yearbook collection, there is a special procedure to access these materials. Click here for the use procedure and a current listing of available yearbooks to view in the library.


Books by the RHGS


Images of Roseville Order Form            Wartime Memories Order Form            Roseville’s Airport Order Form