October 2022 Meeting

 Our October 2022 meeting will be a virtual meeting held on Zoom beginning at 1:30.  A zoom link and information on how to join the meeting will be sent to members one week prior to the event. Non-members wishing to attend may send a request by Thursday October 20th to info@washtenawgenealogy.org. 

Program: "Organize Like an Archivist: Taming Genealogy Records and Research" 
In this webinar, learn effective step-by-step strategies to organize and link genealogy research and records, both paper and digital, without using complicated systems.

Our Speaker: Nancy Loe

Nancy E. Loe is a professional librarian, archivist, and genealogist, who writes and lectures on US and European genealogy research and records.. Nancy also provides expert guidance on information management and research skills. Her website sassyjanegenealogy.com features a blog, monthly newsletter, and genealogy e-books on these topics. Nancy has presented for all experience levels at National Genealogical Society, Rootstech, Legacy Family Tree, and genealogy conferences in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
Class: "Michigan: An Upper Midwest Researcher's Dream"  Approximately 3:15 
 Michigan is a state of many people: Native Americans, fur traders, French explorers, British military, and then settlers from all over the world including many from Canada and the Northeast U.S. The records and indexes are amazing as are the libraries, historical societies, archives, universities that are filled with resources. Online indexes and record images add to the dream. Learn about the people, resources, businesses, farms, military, and vital records.
Our Instructor: Paula Stuart-Warren
Paula Stuart-Warren has been a Board-certified genealogist since 1988. Paula is a national speaker and works full time in genealogical and historical research, lecturing, consulting, and writing. She served two years as a national officer of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and served six years as a board member of the Minnesota Genealogical Society. You can learn more about Paula at her website genealogybypaula.com.


The GSWC Library was moved into storage the week of July 18, 2022. We are no longer located at the Family History Center on E. Woodland Drive in Saline. For more information click on the "Library" button on the left side of the page.

2022-2023 Lectures and Classes

Click here for information about our meetings and the meeting schedule through May 2023.


The Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County, Michigan (GSWC for short) functions through volunteer efforts and welcomes anyone interested in genealogy and local history, whether beginning their family research or more experienced researchers.
THANK YOU for visiting the GSWC website. We hope your visit will help your research and you will return often.
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Our website features an extensive list of Washtenaw County and Michigan research links and resources; databases; indexes; a surname database; a catalog of over 2,000 books, cemetery records, and census records in our library; and a calendar of events.
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