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.


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

Freighters On Ice: The Ice Breaking Tug Erika Kobasic

Tuesday, February 20 at 6:30 PM
No registration is required.

Roger Hewlett, a tug engineer who lives in St. Clair, will give a video presentation showing ice breaking operations on the tug Erika Kobasic.   “The Great Winter Freeze of 2014” follows the tug as it works breaking out freighters caught in heavy ice in Lake Michigan’s Green Bay.   Hewlett has a U.S. Coast Guard 200-ton master of towing license and an unlimited horsepower engineer’s license.

All are welcome to attend.


RHGS Program: Presidential Mourning and Funeral Culture with Kim Parr

Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 PM
No registration required
All ages

The Roseville Historical and Genealogical Society will present Kim Parr as she shares her knowledge of presidential mourning and funeral culture with our community. Everyone is welcome and no reservations are necessary. Please join us!


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