Western Wayne County Genealogical Society

Western Wayne County Genealogical Society Meeting Format for 2014-2015 

As many of you are aware, for one year only, we will be changing the Western Wayne County Genealogical Society monthly meetings to a workshop-lecture format.  This series of workshop-lectures will provide our members with entertaining and informative new insight into researching, evaluating and recording your family tree data, and making sense out of all of the records you have or will collect. 

How do you answer the following questions? 

  • Are you a novice and want to learn more about your ancestors, but don’t know where to start?    

  • Do you want to learn where you can find records for those folks?   

  • Do you already have piles of records and papers and don’t know what to do with them? 

  • Do you want to learn how to enter all of your genealogical data into a software program on your computer? 

  • Are you already an accomplished genealogist, but want to learn more about research techniques and maximizing software benefits? 

  • Do you want to be able to provide your relatives with family tree charts and reports so that they can understand why you spend so much time doing genealogical research? 

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, plan on attending the workshops scheduled for next year by the Western Wayne County Genealogical Society.  The workshops will be held at our regularly scheduled meetings starting 15 September 2014 and ending May 2015 in the Livonia Civic Park Senior Center.  There is no meeting in December. 

We will be doing an actual research case study of the Henry Ford family and will provide detailed information on how and where to find records, how to evaluate them, and how to properly enter them into a reliable genealogical software program.  Records used will include: census, birth, baptism, marriage, death, cemetery, city directories, passenger lists, passport, obituaries and more.  Research techniques used for the Ford family can be used for researching any family.   We will be using Legacy Family Tree software, but help will be provided for other programs such as Family Tree Maker and RootsMagic.    

Legacy Family Tree has offered our members only a special volume discount of $25.00 which will include the Legacy 8 CD, manual, and shipping.  Membership payment and Legacy order and payment must be received by August 22, 2014.  For members, a downloadable handout and the complete PowerPoint file for each session will be available free on our website; for non-members, a charge of $5.00 per handout, per session will be available at the meetings.  

Since space constraints for our meeting place will limit us to 120 people, we are asking our members to reserve their space by June 15, 2014 before we invite the general public.  Whether you attend two or three meetings or all eight sessions, you are sure to learn something new.   Please let us know if you plan to attend and if you desire to purchase the Legacy Family Tree software.  If you will be using another genealogy software program, we would like to know what software you will be using so that we will be ready to answer your questions.    

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Individual Membership $15.00

 

Family Membership $18.00

 

Purchase Legacy Family Tree (Members Only) $25.00

 

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If you would like to purchase Legacy 8 when you join or renew by mail, please enclose a separate check for $25.00 with your application.

 

NonMembers Can Reserve Their Space For The WWCGS 2014-2015 Program by Emailing info@wwcgs.org

 

 

Parkview Memorial Cemetery

May 13, 2014
 
As of today additional names were added to the Parkview Memorial Cemetery database. We have a total of 13,707 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
September Board Meeting
Wednesday, Sep. 10th
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Class room "C" Livonia Pubic Library.
September monthly workshop/meeting
Monday, Sep. 15th
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Livonia Civic Park Senior Center, 15218 Farmington Rd., south of 5 Mile Rd.
October Board Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 15th
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Class room "C" Livonia Pubic Library.

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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