September Meeting

Our next meeting will be held at 1:30 pm on Sunday, September 22, 2019 in a NEW LOCATION.--Dixboro United Methodist Church, 5221 Church St., Ann Arbor.  Our normal meeting location will be under renovation until next year. The meeting is free and open to the public. 
Our speaker this month will be Dr. Sharon Carlson.
"Genealogy Resources at the Western Michigan University Archives and Regional History Collections"
The resources at Western Michigan University have attracted researchers since the early 1960s when the regional history collections were established. University and regional collections include photos, business records, and personal papers. Records on deposit from the Archives of Michigan for a 12 county area in southwestern Michigan include circuit court and other materials rich in genealogical resource possibilities. WMU also has two large collections of genealogical books covering New England and the Midwest. Collections are housed in an easily accessible state of the art facility.
Our Speaker
Sharon Carlson has been employed at WMU for 34 years and has headed up the WMU Archives and Regional History Collections for 24 years. She holds a library science degree from Wayne State and a Ph.D. from Western Michigan University. She is also a certified archivist.
Beginning at 3:15 pm.
"Seeking Michigan Becomes Michiganology " given by Jill Arnold, Archives of Michigan.
 The Archives of Michigan’s digital platform underwent a major change! By the end of 2019, will become This session will review what things will stay the same, what features will improve, and why the Archives of Michigan is making these important changes. Attendees will also get a sneak preview of Michiganology during the session"
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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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