GOTANCESTORS?! Annual Seminar
"We're Here, Now What?"
D. Joshua Taylor
Online registration for Got Ancestors?! 2015
"We’re Here! — Now What?"
with D. Joshua Taylor is now open online at
We’re excited to have Josh come to Grand Rapids
this year and are looking forward to his
presentations on Friday evening 9th October and
Saturday 10th October.
Remember we have a new venue this year – we are
at The Salvation Army Kroc Center at 2500 South
Division Avenue – just north of 28th St.
We look forward to seeing you there!!
For more information about Josh, follow this link
to his website at
And for complete up-to-date information about
the WMGS annual seminar, schedule, and
registration, remember GotAncestors?! at
Announcing the 2016 Writers
"Event in History &
How It Affected Your Family"
Pivotal historic events have caused major changes in
our ancestors’ lives. Choose one such event that
changed the course of an individual’s or family’s
path. Describe the event and its ramifications. For
example: Wars, weather events, winning the lottery,
an arranged marriage, a recession or depression,
etc. are events that may cause either positive or
negative changes. We would love to hear your story.
Write it up and enter the 2016 writing contest!
Complete rules HERE.
Allen County Public
Michigan Genealogical Society’s
Bus Trip to Fort Wayne’s
Allen County Public Library
The next Bus Trip is scheduled for Tuesday and
Wednesday, November 17 & 18.
Registration Form is available now.
New!! Media Committee: Do you
know of something that should be publicized to
our family history community? Whether the
newsletter or Michigana or the websites or
Facebook? Send the item of interest to
email@example.com and it will reach our
Media Committee members who will help spread the