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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is a western Michigan gem. The 158-acre campus, 1000 E. Beltline Ave. NE, has attracted more than 10 million visitors since opening in 1995. Outdoor amenities include nature trails, a boardwalk, a Japanese garden and a replica of a 1930s farmhouse. Meijer Gardens is home to a permanent sculpture […]

Special Announcement! I am really looking forward to both Spring and the NGS Family History Conference. I hope you are too. Actually, everyone that I have talked to is done with winter and looking forward to warmer weather and different activities. Speaking of different activities. This conference is different- at least for us. This is […]

Society Night, Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Center Concourse, Second Floor, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (Updated March 17, 2018) Society Night is a great way to meet and visit with representatives of state, local, ethnic, and historical societies from across Michigan and other states who will not have booths in the […]

What a fun day on the Silver Line in Winter! My day was warm (overcast and higher than freezing). I was ready for an adventure. This is new for me and I needed to know. I drove to 60th Street and Division Avenue, an easy exit at 68th Street then north Division a mile to […]

Looking ahead to NGS 2018 Conference May 2-5 Grand Rapids, Michigan! Here is a glimpse of Sue Irvine’s time at Raleigh in May 2017 and what we can look forward to in GR! Vendor area open and free to the public. The American Ancestors booth was huge.  You’ll love looking at all the books they […]

From NGS Family History Conference blog: The National Genealogical Society (NGS) expects as many as 2,000 family historians and professional genealogists will attend its 2018 Family History Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Michigan and other genealogical and historical societies are invited to showcase their organizations at Society Night, an innovative exposition, on Wednesday, 2 May, […]

The next National Genealogical Society Family History Conference will be right here in Grand Rapids. As the local host society, the Western Michigan Genealogical Society has been preparing in various ways – planning for promotion, assisting NGS staff with local arrangements, and recruiting volunteers. One of our values is partnering with people and organizations from […]

A few months ago I posted about my reason for attending a National Genealogy Conference, this is a follow-up to that post. In May I had the opportunity to attend the NGS 2017 Family History Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Now, I am even more excited about the 2018 Family History Conference which will be […]