Western Wayne County Genealogical Society

2016-2017 Meeting Schedule

September 19, 2016
Speaker: Wally Schlegel
Topic: The New FamilySearch.org
September 24, 2016
Trip to the Michigan State Archives in Lansing, Michigan (We will be car pooling.) 
October 17, 2016
Speaker: Carl Katafiasz
Topic: Pot Holes (Brick Wall Based)
Fall Seminar
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Speaker: William J Priest
The titles of the topics to be covered are:
Genealogy Standards: What They Are and Why We Need Them!
Using Notes and Events to Their Greatest Potential!
Organizing Your Paper and/or Electronic Records
Planning a Successful Genealogy Research Trip
$20.00 Before October 22, 2016, $30.00 after
Box lunch, $10.00
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Registration opens at 9:00 AM
Livonia Civic Center Library
32777 Five Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48154, 734-466-2491
Door Prizes:  (Awarded after each presentation)
November 21, 2016
Speaker: Jan Zaleski
Topic: Finding Your Germans and You Can Read The Records 
December 7, 2016 
Christmas Dinner at Mama Mia's Restaurant 
January 16, 2017 
Speaker: Grace Wilfong 
Topic: Researching Canada 
February 27, 2017 
Speaker: Thomas MacEntee (Live Webinar) 
Topic: The Habits of the Highly Frugal Genealogist 
March 20, 2017 
Speaker: Linda Last 
Topic: Researching England 
April 17, 2017 
Speaker: Mark Bowden 
Topic: The Detroit Public Library's Burton Collection 
April 2017 (Exact date to be announced.)
Trip to the Burton Collection at the Detroit Public Library (We will be car pooling.) 
May 15, 2017 
Speaker; Curt Witcher
Topic: The Genealogy Collection at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana 
June 10, 2017
Bus Trip to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  This will be a joint trip with the Detroit Society of Genealogical Research.

Parkview Memorial Cemetery

September 1, 2015
As of today additional names were added to the Parkview Memorial Cemetery database. We have a total of 16,073 names up on our site. Remember this is a work in progress. Not all names in the cemetery have been read. Happy Hunting!

Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Wednesday, Sep. 14th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Michigan Room, off main lobby, Livonia Civic Center Library
All WWCGS Members are welcome and encouraged to attend the board meetings.
Monthly Membership Meeting
Monday, Sep. 19th
6:15 pm to 8:30 pm
Livonia Senior Citizen Center
Speaker: Wally Schlegel Topic: The New FamilySearch.org 5:30 PM;   Bring your dinner and join us for conversation. 6:15 PM:   Announcements and pre program 7:00 PM:   ...
Trip to the Michigan State Archives
Saturday, Sep. 24th
Lansing, Michigan
Details To Be Announced.

Michigan Research: Washtenaw County and surrounding area Bentley Historical Library, University of M
In doing one's family research, valuable sources to use are local libraries. One such library is the U of M's Bentley Historical Library. The library website can be found at http://bentley.umich.edu.
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