Closure of Library
PLEASE NOTE: The joint LDS/GSWC Library in Saline is closed and will not re-open until some time in September. We will post the date when we know. They are fixing a water pipe problem. Marcia McCrary, GSWC President
Our next meeting will be at 1:30 pm on Sunday, September 24, 2017 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 Douglas Willett.
"Google Earth and Genealogy"
Join 3D digital photographer and business owner Douglas Willett as he shows us how to use Google Earth to enhance our genealogy research. Google Earth is a powerful tool giving a 3-dimensional way to view the world of our ancestors. Come and learn how to tap into this great resource.
Douglas Willett is the President of Luna Tech 3D. It is a Visualization and Marketing Agency that provides engaging, entertaining and educational interactive experiences using the latest in virtual tour, virtual reality, and 3D modeling technologies. They are a group of Google Trusted Photographers and Google Certified Geo 3D Developers providing GeoWeb and Internet marketing services.
The class beginning at 3:30 pm will be:
"Exploring and Evaluating a Website: The Family History Guide" presented by Barbara Snow.
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.
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.
For HELP with your Washtenaw County research, use the "Research Requests” button on the left.
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Summer Family History Capers Online
The Summer issue of Family History Capers is in the mail! Our feature article this issue is an 1827 census of Washtenaw County. Did you know that Washtenaw County had only three townships in 1827 including "Ann Arbour"? Washtenaw was bigger as well, including parts of today's Ingham, Jackson, and Livingston counties.
Rounding out the issue are an early poll list of Ann Arbor Township, a census of the long-gone Hagen School, and the latest installment of Fr. Schmid's baptism records.
To view, login in with your member ID and password and then click on "Capers Archive" under the "Washtenaw Research" on left of our home page.
Michigan Genealogical Council Newsletter
Summer 2017 MGC Newsletter Available
The Summer issue of the Michigan Genealogical Society Newsletter is now available. Click on this link or the image below.
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.
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