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Saturday 2 April 2011 was WMGS Volunteer Appreciation Day. This year we honoured 105 volunteers who had helped Western Michigan Genealogical Society out in some way during 2010. Enjoy the full gallery of pictures below.

2010 Awards

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The 2010 WMGS Awards were presented at the Saturday 4 December 2010 membership meeting. Seven Awards were announced and/or presented: AGO Organisation Award: Grand Rapids History and Special Collections Department of the Grand Rapids Public Library AGO Individual Award: Dawn Kelly Communication Award: Lisa Christensen President’s Award: Janet Jensen Volunteer of the Year Award: Patrick […]

I thought I’d catch up with what Megan Smolenyak Smolyenak is doing in these weeks prior to coming to west Michigan to speak at our Annual Seminar in November. She’s one of five world-class speakers that have been lined up for the 6th Annual Genealogy Conference and Cruise starting tomorrow, September 18th. This week-long conference […]

Spotted in Smyrna on Saturday:  And in downtown Kalamazoo! Go to www.GotAncestors.com and see what the news is all about…

Yes, we’re officially in the Summer mode in Michigan.  How sweet it is. There’s plenty of family history going on as long as you remember to make your own family memories during the best (in my opinion) months that Michigan has to offer. Feel free to take advantage of these June notices. LOCAL AND FAMILY […]

Our personal calendars tend to fill up in June with graduation open houses, weddings and vacations. We also have an active Society calendar as summer gets kicked off. Here’s a quick list of WMGS events for your reference. June 12 – Here’s a reminder that in June, because the annual Arts Festival held in downtown […]

SATURDAY, APRIL 24 The Ionia County Genealogical Society has graciously offered to host a special WMGS day at their research room in Lake Odessa. The room is at the Freight Station Museum, directly behind the Lake Odessa Area Historical Society Depot Museum at 1117 Emerson Street, Lake Odessa, MI. When? Saturday April 24th from 9:00 […]

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Our Annual Seminar planning progresses. We’re looking forward to hosting Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak on her first speaking engagement in Michigan! The planning committee would appreciate your input, so… please fill out the survey at www.gotancestors.com and make your preferred session topics known. This event is still in early planning stages. But this we know… you’ll […]

Our speaker this month at the GRPL is familiar to many of us. Currently the Michigan/Genealogy Coordinator at the Library of Michigan, Kris Rzepczynski has worked at the Library of Michigan for nearly 10 years. Kris will show us what can be found at Footnote.com, how to search and how to save that information. Included […]

Upcoming on TV

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We’re very fortunate this winter. We don’t have to venture outdoors in the bitter Michigan cold for our genealogical “fix.” Here are some interesting hearthside viewing opportunities. Where do America’s most prominent people come from? That’s the question scholar Henry Louis Gates set out to answer in a new series appropriately called “Faces of America,” […]