January Meeting

    Our next meeting will be at 1:30 pm on Sunday, January 22, 2017 in the Education Center Auditorium of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital at 5305 Elliott Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan. The meeting is free and open to the public. 
Our speaker will be Jeff Mason
 "Researching the Records of Great Britain" 
It has never been easier to obtain the records you need to find your British ancestors.  This presentation will focus on how to order birth, death and marriage certificates from as far back as 1837, and church parish records dating back to the early 16th century.  Join us as we walk through the processes via the internet.  By the end of the class, you should have the skills needed to search for a person’s vital records, order certificates online, and order parish record films through the FamilySearch website.  A brief overview of census records for England and Wales will also be presented.
Jeff Mason has been an active genealogist for the last 40 years, doing extensive research of records in England & Wales, as well as the American Midwest. His English research has taken him to many locations there, including his ancestral hometowns in rural England.  Jeff is a contributor to the Find-A-Grave project, as well as the administrator and co-founder of the Nason Family DNA project through FamilyTreeDNA.com.
The class beginning at 3:30 pm will be: 
"Tips for Using Find A Grave"  presented by Rodger Wolf.
The popular website Find A Grave is being used by more and more people both to create new memorials and to add information to existing entries. Join GSWC member Rodger Wolf as he takes us through the processes needed for creating and editing Find A Grave memorials.
tds 12/6/16

Connie Olson receives the Lucy Mary Kellogg Award

We want to congratulate Connie Olson on her being awarded the Lucy Mary Kellogg award for 2016 by the Michigan Genealogical Council.
ECR 11/14/2016 

Click Here to download a complete Schedule of our 2016-17 Programs.


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