Western Michigan Genealogical Society

Browsing Posts published in January, 2010


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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 […]

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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,” […]

Michigana is Being Prepared… The January/February/March Michigana being prepared for printing features an article by Therese A. King Rich about researching her roots back to England. Gail M. Snow gives us tips on Locating Living People on the Internet. Photographs literally “stop time” and show today’s researchers a brief view of their lives. Michigana Editor […]