April Meeting; Sunday April 25, 2021

Our April  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 April 22nd to info@washtenawgenealogy.org. 

Program: "Finding the Inner Light: Researching our Quaker Ancestors" by Diane Gagal 

Would you like to gain more intimate knowledge about the lives of your Quaker ancestors? Learn about the history, records, and basic beliefs of the Society of Friends. Understanding the religious practices of our ancestors, can lead to more intimate information on their families. 

Class: "A Story of Cindy Lou Who: A DNA Case Study" by Mike Gerding

Follow along on a search to find biological parents and siblings using state and agency records, DNA tests, DNA matches and their public family trees, DNA match analysis tools, messaging, email, and social media.

2020-2021 Lectures and Classes

Click here for information about our meetings and the meeting schedule through May 2021.


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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