Library Open

The joint LDS/GSWC Library in Saline  is now open on Monday,Thursday and Saturday from 10 am-1 pm.
  Marcia McCrary, GSWC President /jet

February Meeting

Our next meeting will be held at 1:30 pm on Sunday, February 25, 2018 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. 
This month we will be holding a Live Webinar with Jane Wilcox.
"New York City and State Vital Records and Alternates" 

New York is a notoriously challenging state for genealogists. Navigating New York City and State vital records requires a “quick sheet” to make sure you have looked in every possible place. Civil registration jurisdictions need to be clearly understood and considered, plus the key dates for laws and regulations that give context to what was actually collected, and when. And importantly, learn what is accessible today and how to order records. We’ll also explore examples for using the records and end with a number of unique New York alternatives to the civil records.

Jane Wilcox is a contributing editor of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Record and serves on the New York State Archives Advisory Committee. She has presented at national genealogy conferences, as well as webinars for national genealogy companies and NARA. With her company, Forget-Me-Not Ancestry, in Albany, NY, Jane specializes in colonial and early national New York and area research. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in history and English literature from the University of Michigan.


​The class starting at approximately 3:30 pm will be:


"New York Research"

presented by a GSWC Member Panel.

tds 2/2/18


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.
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Connie Olson receives the Lucy Mary Kellogg Award

We want to congratulate Connie Olson on her being awarded the Lucy Mary Kellogg award for 2016 by the Michigan Genealogical Council.
ECR 11/14/2016 

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