April Meeting

     The next meeting of the Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County will be held on April 27th 2014 starting at 12:30 P.M.  The meeting will be held in the Education Center Auditorium, on the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Campus, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The meeting is free and open to everyone who is interested.  Our program is:
An Afternoon with Dick Eastman
Dick Eastman is the author of Eastman’s Online Genealogy
Newsletter and is a well known speaker at both national and
international genealogy conferences.
Dick will be making three presentations:
“The Family History World in 10 Years Time”

“The Organized Genealogist”

“Mocavo: A Comparison of the Best (?) Genealogy
Search Engine versus Google”
Please note that the meeting is starting one hour earlier than usual!
ECR 3/31/2014


SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014
Time: 1:00- 4:00 pm
Washtenaw Community College
Student Center Building
Student Community Room SC105
Sachel's  Chicken & Pulled Pork BBQ, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, plus Beverages and Celebration Cake
$10 per person by May 8
Online  payment can be done securely with any major credit card or electronic debit through PayPal. You do not need a  PayPal account. You do not need to login to the web site. If you get stuck before payment, you can start all over. Please note, registration is not complete until you have received a confirmation of payment from PayPal via e-mail.



The purpose of our society is to aid and assist members in genealogical studies, to encourage the collection and preservation of family and public records, and to promote the exchange of genealogical information. The society functions primarily through the volunteer efforts of its members. All are welcome to participate in the many varied service activities we offer.

The Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County (GSWC for short) was founded in 1974 and incorporated as a non-profit organization on 25 August 1977. The GSWC became a member of the newly organized Michigan Genealogical Council (MGC) in May, 1974. The MGC seeks to coordinate and encourage activities in the field of family history throughout the State of Michigan. The GSWC is also a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

If you are interested in genealogy and local history, you are welcome to join us. Membership includes all programs and activities, use of the society library and files, and subscriptions to the quarterly publication Family History Capers and to the GSWC Newsletter. We welcome those who are beginning their family research as well as those more experienced. Our meetings are open to the public.

For those who are researching in Washtenaw County, our website is designed to provide the essential information you need to make your task easier. For those who live in Washtenaw County, our aim is to provide basic information about local and nearby genealogical resources and Internet links to other helpful locations. We hope you will find our website to be genealogically useful and informative.

At the present time, we are not set up to receive and process inquiries via the web. To request research, please read the instructions under Research Questions, then communicate with us by mail.

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