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Sunday, September 28
Two Presentations on German Research by Dr. Michael Lacopo  (GSWC Meetings - Programs)
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Education Center Auditorium, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Campus, 5305 Elliott Dr., Ypsilanti, Michigan
Dr. Michael Lacopo joins us to kick off our 2014-15 season with two presentations on German Research:
 
“Methods for Identifying the German Ancestors of American Immigrants”
If all you know from conventional records is “Germany” as a place of origin, then this lecture will help you mine other resources to locate WHERE in Germany your ancestor came from. Successful tips and tricks will be discussed to help you locate the elusive place of origin for your German-speaking ancestor!   
 
“Finding and Using German Church Records” 
Many of us have German-speaking European ancestors but are afraid to tackle the next step across the Atlantic. Church records are the foundation for European genealogical research, and your lecturer will show you how and where to locate them. He will also provide examples of German church records, how to decipher them and how to overcome the fear of German script.  
 
Note:  The second presentation will start at approximately 3:30pm.
 
tds  06/10/14
 



Sunday, October 26
"Over Wayne County Way", presented by Diane Oslund  (GSWC Meetings - Programs)
1:30 pm
Education Center Auditorium, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Campus, 5305 Elliott Dr., Ypsilanti, Michigan
"Over Wayne County Way" gives tips on how to research your family in Wayne County MI and its communities, including Detroit.  Find out if it's better or easier to go there to research or if you can do so from afar.  Being on the spot isn't always the best way in a metropolitan area, is it?  From Vital resords, to cemeteries, to naturalization and anything in-between, find out who has the records and how best to access them.
 
tds  9/5/14


Sunday, October 26
"Moving to Michigan" presented by GSWC members  (GSWC Meetings - Classes)
3:30 pm
Education Center Auditorium, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Campus, 5305 Elliott Dr., Ypsilanti, Michigan
GSWC members will present how their ancestors arrived in the state of Michigan.
 
tds  8/12/14



Sunday, November 23
"Genealogical Research in Local Catholic Archives", presented by Heidi Christein  (GSWC Meetings - Programs)
1:30 pm
Education Center Auditorium, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Campus, 5305 Elliott Dr., Ypsilanti, Michigan


Sunday, November 23
"Problem Solving in Washtenaw County" presented by the GSWC Research Committee  (GSWC Meetings - Classes)
3:30 pm
Have you ever wondered what genealogical resources are available in Washtenaw County? Members of the GSWC Research Committee will discuss what records are available and where to find them to help locate your ancestors within the county.
 
tds  8/12/14



Sunday, January 25, 2015
"Digital Archiving in Genealogy", presented by Mark Middleton  (GSWC Meetings - Programs)
1:30 pm
Education Center Auditorium, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Campus, 5305 Elliott Dr., Ypsilanti, Michigan


Sunday, January 25, 2015
"How to Determine if a Document is Trustworthy", presented by Devan Donaldson, U of M  (GSWC Meetings - Classes)
3:30 pm
Education Center Auditorium, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Campus, 5305 Elliott Dr., Ypsilanti, Michigan
Many of us have come across documents in our genealogy research, and had to decide whether or not they were authentic. Devan Donaldson, a Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan, is doing his thesis on what characteristics genealogists use to determine that a document is trustworthy. He will present his findings to us in this class.
 
tds  8/12/14



Sunday, February 22, 2015
"From Roots to Branches: The Life of Henry Ford", presented by Steven Stanford  (GSWC Meetings - Programs)
1:30 pm
Education Center Auditorium, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Campus, 5305 Elliott Dr., Ypsilanti, Michigan
The man behind the Model T and $5 day comes into focus as we learn about the people closest to him in his life - his family.  Henry Ford's father and mother, his siblings, his wife, his son, and grandchildren all played important roles as Henry went from being a tinkerer to a tycoon.  The stories of these people help us understand more about Henry Ford than can be learned in the history books.  What of Henry's relationship with Evangeline Dahlinger?  This talk examines her importance in his life as well.
 
tds  8/13/14