Saturday, September 24, 2016

Local Genealogy Workshops and Seminars are Happening in October & November

With this blog/website MCGG tries to keep you informed about not only our own genealogy group's activities but also major genealogy news we think is of interest to you and your research, and the events of other genealogy groups taking place in our area.

Mostly we do this last one by providing the Southeast Michigan Genealogy Events Calendar but with so many events taking place in the next two months we thought to highlight a few.

5th Annual Genealogy Workshop
October 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pre-registration required, Costs
Hosted by the Lapeer County Genealogy Society, the workshop will be taught by Katherine Wilson  who returns for a second year. The classes (different from last year's) are:
  • They Didn't All Come Thru Ellis Island: Finding and Analyzing Passenger Lists
  • Seeking Dead People: Getting the Most from Cemetery Research Online & In-Person
  • Filling Out Your Family Tree Without Breaking the Bank
  • Writing Down the Bones: Printing Your Family History
Pre-registration is required. Registration Cost (Non-Refundable): $40 before October 20th; or $45 after October 20th. [Groups of 10 signing up together will have each individual's registration reduced by $5 each.] Bring a brown-bag lunch because lunch is just 45 minutes. Workshop sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. that day so everyone will be ready to start at 9 a.m.

MCGG is providing the workshop registration/information here because the Lapeer County Genealogy Society's webpage on the Lapeer County Clerk's website is currently down due to server failure. The society's page has not been restored yet.
For more information on this workshop: contact LCGS through Sharon using email

11th Annual Family History Festival "Not Far From the Tree"
October 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No pre-registration required, Free*
Hosted by the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research in the Friends auditorium of the Detroit Public Library. This year's speakers are Thomas MacEntee (presenting The Genealogy-Do-Over, and The 15 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists) and Dr. Deborah A. Abbott (presenting Researching Funeral Home Records: Looking for the Dead, and Breaking the Break Wall: Researching in Blank and White.)

Though the festival is free, if you desire a prepared lunch there is a cost and it must be pre-ordered. (see FHF flyer for details). The Burton Historical Collection will be open for research from 10 am - 6 pm. For more information:

2016 Annual Polish Genealogy Seminar
October 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pre-registration (online) required before October 1st, Costs
Hosted by the Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan, this year's speakers are Tim Firkowski (presenting Finding The Family:  Problems, Successes & Rewards, and Researching in Poland:  Problems and Successes) and Kamila Mazurek (presenting From Beggars to Kings, and Marriage Law in the Former Prussian Partition of Poland.)

Pre-registration is required before October 1st. Registration Cost: $65 per person which includes continental breakfast and Polish lunch. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. that day so everyone will be ready to start at 9 a.m. For more information,

Close Encounters of the Genealogical Kind: What All Good Genealogists Need to Know
November 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pre-registration required, Costs
Hosted by the Western Wayne County Genealogical Society, William J. Priest will make four presentations:
  • 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
Door prizes will be awarded after each presentation and you must be present to win. Pre-registration is required. Registration Cost: $20 before October 22; or $30 after October 22. A Box Lunch is an additional $10. Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. that day so everyone will be ready to start at 10 a.m. For more information,

Please note this is not a complete list, these are a just a few that we have highlighted.

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!

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