Friday, January 21, 2022

Recordings of All MCGG Combined Virtual Meetings are Now Available on YouTube

Whew! Finally it is done. The surviving recordings for all of our MCGG virtual combined meetings have been converted, edited, reconverted and posted to our MCGG YouTube channel.

As of today you will find our MCGG 2020-2021 genealogy season as well as the current MCGG 2021-2022 genealogy season and its meetings so far.

MCGG 2020-2021 Genealogy Season

MCGG 2021-2022 Genealogy Season

We say surviving because there have been a meeting or two where we forgot to "press" the record button so our meeting went to the literary ether rather than being preserved for later viewing.

For our latest oops in December 2021 we decided to re-record some of what was shown that night but since it has been a while we decided not to do the same for the other earlier oops nights.

Enjoy the recordings. And we hope to see you at our next virtual meeting in February 2022!

See you soon someday at our favorite library!

Thursday, January 6, 2022

1921 Census for England and Wales Released Today on Find My Past

Did you know the United States is not the only country having a census release this year? Today, access was opened to the 1921 census for England and Wales.

This census is only available digitally through the Find My Past websites, which requires a small fee for record transcripts or record images. Or, this 1921 census can be accessed for free from the internal computers at the National Archives in Southwest London or one of its partner locations: the Manchester Central Library and National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth.

At present, Find My Past in the only place you can find the 1921 England and Wales Census. We expect (but do not know for sure) that eventually it will be accessible from other genealogy websites similar to the release of 1939 Register.

For those family researchers in the United States who have a late immigrating family, or a grandma or great grandma who was a war bride, happy searching! And happy searching for everyone else too!

See you soon someday at our favorite library.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Next Wednesday, January 12, 2022, is MCGG's First Meeting of Year 2022


It is time for a new season of MCGG meetings. Our next MCGG and Let's Talk...Genealogy groups combined virtual meeting is next, Wednesday, January 12, 2021, at 7 p.m. using Zoom Meeting. The topic of the meeting is  ... Where Do I Go From Here?

Bring research questions, brick walls, or new finds to share with the group! Let's share our challenges, maybe someone will have an idea to solve them.

Why is this our most popular discussion topic? Because it is your opportunity to get your questions or problems hopefully answered. But not just from one point of view but often several. And, when you have a new genealogy find you have like-minded genealogists who understand that satisfaction when maybe family members do not.

MCGG members on the mailing list will receive the Zoom Meeting invite in the reminder email to be sent prior to the meeting. New attendees can obtain the invite link using the Library Events calendar on the website of the Mount Clemens Public Library.

See you soon someday at our favorite library!


MCGG Releases its 2022 Winter/Spring Schedule; Next Wed. is Our First Meeting

 Hi Everyone!

Today, we release MCGG's 2022 Winter/Spring MCGG & Let's Talk...Genealogy Combined Virtual Meeting Schedule.

Like for our three previous sessions/seasons, due to the COVID-19 pandemic all our meetings for the Winter/Spring 2022 Session will occur virtually using Zoom Meeting. And once again we have decided to hold just one (combined) meeting each month.

We are hosting these meetings on Zoom Meeting with the help of the Mount Clemens Public Library. MCGG Members on the mail list will receive the meeting invite link by email. New attendees should look for the invite on Mount Clemens Public Library's Library Event Calendar.

The meeting dates and topics can be found on the respective meeting pages of this blog site or in our Southeast Michigan Genealogy Events calendar on the Calendar page.

On both the MCGG Friday Meetings and Let's Talk Meetings pages, you will now find the PDF file link of our current meetings flyer which can be viewed and downloaded. (Please note the image of the flyer in this post is just a low-res image. To see/download the flyer PDF you need to go to either of the meeting pages.)

We hope you join us and enjoy the rest of this genealogy season.

See you soon at the Mt Clemens Public Library!

Macomb History and Genealogy Databases are Now Working Again

Good News! The Macomb History and Genealogy Databases on the Mount Clemens Public Library's website are now working. The error has been fixed.

These databases were created and are updated (where applicable) by Macomb County Genealogy Group volunteers and Mount Clemens Public Library staff.

Giving back to the genealogy community is part of MCGG's objectives since the group was created.


See you soon someday at our favorite library!

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Rates are Going Up; 6-Month Subscriptions 50% off until Jan 10 on its January 2, 2022, blog post announced that its monthly rates are going up to help it provide more content and new product features.

Not great news for subscribers but for those still contemplating a subscription membership the good news is that the 6-month subscription plans paid upfront in a single payment are on sale for 50% off until 11:59 p.m. ET January 10, 2022. Subscriptions will automatically renew at regular pricing unless cancelled at least two days prior to the renewal date. 

And as usual this sale is only for new subscribers or those who do not have an active subscription at this time.

The new monthly plan (charged each month) rates are effective February 1, 2022, and these are: U.S. Discovery $24.99/month; World Explorer $39.99/month; and All Access $49.99/month.

U.S. Discovery 6-Month Membership

Access to U.S. records
6-months reg. $99 ... sale $49 ... save $50 

World Explorer 6-Month Membership
Access to records across the globe.
6-months reg. $149 ... sale $74 ... save $75

All-Access 6-Month Membership
Access to records across the globe; plus military records on; and articles on Basic.
6-months reg. $199 ... sale $99 ... save $100

Just be sure you read and understand the terms of the purchase. You can compare this sale to prior sales by selecting on the label in the left-hand column of this blog/website.

See you soon someday at our favorite library!

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Finding Your Roots Season 8 Starts Jan. 4

This Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 8 p.m., Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. begins its eighth season.

There are ten themed episodesHidden in the Genes with Rebecca Hall and Lee Daniels; Activist Roots with Anita Hill and Brittany Packnett Cunningham; Children of Exile with David Chang and Raúl Esparza; Things We Don't Discuss with Pamela Adlon and Kathryn Hahn; Mexican Roots with Melissa Villaseñor and Mario Lopez; Fighters with Terry Crews and Tony Danza; Incredible Journeys with Lena Waithe and John Leguizamo; Songs of the Past with Leslie Odom, Jr. and Nathan Lane; Watchmen with Regina King and Damon Lendelof; and Where Did We Come From? with Amy Carlson, André Leon Talley and Erin Burnett.

There are a couple previews/teasers on the season eight page to nosh on and tide you over until Tuesday.

See you someday soon at our favorite library!