February Meeting

    Our next meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, 2016 in the Education Center Auditorium of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital at 5305 Elliott Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan. The meeting is free and open to the public.  Our speaker will be Kathryn Lake Hogan via live Webinar.
The class following at 3:30pm will be "Using Library Websites for Genealogy" presented by Barbara Snow.
"Finding Your American Ancestor Using Canadian Records"
Join us for this live WEBINAR from Kathryn Lake Hogan. When you hit a brick wall in your research it's time to consider Canada. Even if you think your American or immigrant ancestors were never in Canada, discover why they actually may have been there. Learn how and where to find the Canadian or provincial records that will help you fill in the missing pieces of your ancestors' lives.

Kathryn Lake Hogan is a professional genealogist, author, educator and the Dominion Genealogist of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada. With over 15 years of experience, Kathryn has dedicated herself to helping others find their ancestors in Canada. Her webinars and presentations featuring Canadian research appeal to a wide audience of family historians.      
Class: "Using Library Websites for Genealogy"
Our presenter will be Barbara Snow.
tds 1/25/16

1940 Michigan Death Records

The following announcement is from Tom Koselka of the Michigan Genealogical Council.
This just in from the Archives of Michigan via a Facebook posting on Michigan Genealogy.
Archives of Michigan staff have completed loading the images of 1940 death records to Seeking Michigan. Happy researching! http://seekingmichigan.org.
ecr 2/4/2016


The purpose of our society is to aid and assist members in genealogical studies, to encourage the collection and preservation of family and public records, and to promote the exchange of genealogical information. The society functions primarily through the volunteer efforts of its members. All are welcome to participate in the many varied service activities we offer.

The Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County (GSWC for short) was founded in 1974 and incorporated as a non-profit organization on 25 August 1977. The GSWC became a member of the newly organized Michigan Genealogical Council (MGC) in May, 1974. The MGC seeks to coordinate and encourage activities in the field of family history throughout the State of Michigan. The GSWC is also a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

If you are interested in genealogy and local history, you are welcome to join us. Membership includes all programs and activities, use of the society library and files, and subscriptions to the quarterly publication Family History Capers and to the GSWC Newsletter. We welcome those who are beginning their family research as well as those more experienced. Our meetings are open to the public.

For those who are researching in Washtenaw County, our website is designed to provide the essential information you need to make your task easier. For those who live in Washtenaw County, our aim is to provide basic information about local and nearby genealogical resources and Internet links to other helpful locations. We hope you will find our website to be genealogically useful and informative.

At the present time, we are not set up to receive and process inquiries via the web. To request research, please read the instructions under Research Questions, then communicate with us by mail.

News Pages Digital Archive 1974-2015

NEW! GSWC News Pages Digital Archive 1974-2015. All known GSWC newsletters are digitized and online in the members-only section of the GSWC website. Join GSWC and enjoy this new benefit!
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Genealogy Library in Indiana Threatened

Budget Cuts are threatening the Genealogy Division of the Indiana State Library.  For more information please click here.

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