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 Grand Rapids this weekend, we change our June meeting to the second Saturday. So make sure you have Saturday, June 12th marked on your calendar as WMGS meeting day. The program will be “Immigration: The Journey to America”, as presented by Shirley Gage Hodges. The lecture will cover some ways that we can trace our ancestors and learn more about their cultures. We will touch on why they came to America, the trip, their entry into this country and settlement in America.

June 26 – A Local and Family History Research Fair is planned for Saturday, June 26th from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Held in coordination with the Grand Rapids Public Library series of events titled GR Reads 2010, the WMGS event will focus on unique family and local history authors and resources. Full details are available HERE. See http://www.grpl.org/grreads/ for information on the library summer reading events.

The June WMGS Family History Writers Workshop meeting is scheduled for Tuesday the 15th. Be sure to check the WMGS calendar for scheduled events.

I hope you have a wonderful and genealogically productive Summer 2010!