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NGS 2018 Family History Conference Paths to Your Past Grand Rapids, Michigan Happy New Year Even though it is a brand new 2017, we here at the Western Michigan Genealogical Society look ahead with anticipation to the NGS 2018 Family History conference coming to Grand Rapids! NGS has opened the the call for proposals. DEADLINE […]

3:00 – 3:45 PM Reflections on the Gi-Gikinomaage-min (We are all Teachers) Project Belinda Bardwell Sponsored by the Western Michigan Genealogical Society & Kutsche Office of Local History Launched in November 2014, the Gi-gikinomaage-min (We are all Teachers) project aims to document the urban Native American experience in Grand Rapids. The local Native American community […]

1:00 – 1:45 PM Where Have All the Flowers Gone? Rediscovering Emma Cole’s 19th-Century Grand Rapids Flora Julie Stivers, Garrett E. Crow, and David P. Warners Sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Museum In 1901, Emma Cole published Grand Rapids Flora, a catalog of plants growing without cultivation in the vicinity of Kent County. Enormous […]

11:30 AM-12:15 PM Making Waves: Michigan’s Boat Building Industry, 1865-2000 Scott M. Peters Sponsored by the Grand Rapids Historical Commission Michigan’s late-nineteenth century emergence as the boat-building industry’s hub drew together talented designers, builders, and engine makers to produce some of the fastest, most innovative boats ever created. Entrepreneurs like Christopher Columbus Smith, John L. […]

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 […]

Don’t forget our last meeting of the year coming up on this Saturday, the 5th at 1:30pm, in the Ryerson Auditorium at the Grand Rapids Public Library. Parking is free on Saturdays. The Sales Table Committee is stocking up on extra goodies to handle the demand! There’s a discount coupon available at http://www.wmgs.org/discountcoupon.htm and in […]