Welcome To Our New Web Site
We are delighted to see you at our new Western Wayne County Genealogical Society website. Look around. Check us out. As always, there are many items still being worked on, so keep checking.
And, of course, if there is anything which should be added or improved, please send us your comments. This will always be a "work in progress" as we add new research sources, educational materials, and more.
New Meeting Format Starting Sept. 2013
The new format for our General Membership Meetings will be as follows:
6:00 P.M. Question and Answer Sessio, Help with Software and Breaking Down Brick Walls.
7:00 P.M. Break time with beverages and snacks.
7:15 P.M. Business Meeting
7:30 P.M. Guest Speaker
2013 Abrams Genealogy Seminar
Friday, July 12th thru Saturday, July 13th
Archives of Michigan
Michigan Historical Center
702 W. Kalamazoo St.
Dr. Thomas W. Jones, will be the keynote speaker for the 2013 Abrams Genealogy Conference at the Archives of Michigan.
Registration is now live at http://seekingmichigan.org.
Friday, July 12, 2013
12:30 - 1:00 and 1:00 – 1:30
Archives of Michigan Tour
2:00 – 3:00
Researching Your Family History at the Archives of Michigan – Kris Rzepczynski, Archives of Michigan
The War of 1812 – James N. Jackson, Professional Researcher
Pitfalls, Mistakes, and Strokes of Insight – Jessica Trotter, Researcher & blogger
3:15 – 4:15
The Good, the Bad, the Deviant: Researching Correctional Records – Jill Arnold, Archives of Michigan
Using Land Records in Genealogical Research – Shirley Gage-Hodges, Eaton County Genealogical Society
Filling in the Blanks – Lori Fox, Ionia County Genealogical Society
Saturday, July 13, 2013
9:30 – 10:30
The Jones Jinx: Tracing Common Surnames – Dr. Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
11:00 – 12:00
Naturalization Record Research 101 – Jessica Miller, Archives of Michigan
Do’s and Don’ts of Cemetery Research – Gail Hershenzon, Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit (MI)
Cost-Effective Research: Accessing Irish Records from North America – Dick Doherty, Detroit Society for Genealogical Research
12:00 – 1:00
Lunch (a box lunch is included with your registration)
1:00 – 2:00
Problem Solving with Probate – Dr. Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
2:30 – 3:30
Settling the Midwest: Migration to the Great Lakes Region – Kris Rzepczynski, Archives of Michigan
Sourcing - Who Needs It, Anyway? – Karen Krugman, Professional Researcher
Selected Detroit and Michigan Genealogical Resources at the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library – Mark Bowden, Detroit Public Library
Ontario Wills and Records
Ontario Wills and Records of Family Historians
Dundurn Press announces publication of Jane E. MacNamara’s new
Book, Inheritance in Ontario; wills and other records for family
Historians. $19.95. www.OGS.on.ca,
Click on store, then search list.
Much can be learned about your ancestors through how little or how
much they left behind and to whom.
2013 Abrams Genealogy Seminar
Friday, Jul. 12th
FGS 2013 Conference
Wednesday, Aug. 21st
Fort Wayne, Indiana
September Board Meeting
Thursday, Sep. 5th
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Livonia Civic Center Library (3rd Floor)
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.