September Meeting: Sunday September 24th, 2023
Our September meeting will be a hybrid meeting. Participants can attend the meeting on Zoom or in person at Trinity Health Auditorium (formerly St. Joe's) at 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI beginning at 1:30. Those attending on Zoom will need to pre-register. 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 on zoom may send a request by Thursday September 21st to email@example.com.
Program: "Mastering Digital Filing for Genealogists"
Every genealogist feels that digital filing is out of their control. It can be an overwhelming process to keep track of all of the documents, images, and files that end up on our computers and devices. How do we even start to tackle this virtual pile of filing? What tools and processes will work best for you? We will discuss all of this and how to maintain digital filing as we research.
Our Speaker: Cyndi Ingle
Cyndi Ingle is the creator and innovator behind the award-winning and globally recognized CyndisList.com, a free categorized list of more than 320,000 links for genealogical research. In its 27 years online Cyndi’s List has consistently remained in the top tiers for genealogical research tools online. It helps millions of visitors worldwide and has been featured in the media and diverse publications, including ABC News, NBC News, the BBC, National Public Radio, USA Today, Time, Newsweek, Parade Magazine, People Magazine, Wired, Ancestry Magazine, Family Tree Magazine, Family Chronicle, and Internet Genealogy magazines. Cyndi, a genealogist for more than 43 years, has an expertise in using technology for genealogy. Additionally, her many active years in genealogy have also resulted in a specialty for research in the United States and bringing together traditional methodology with organization, computers, software, and the Internet. Cyndi is the recipient of the 2018 Society of Genealogists Prince Michael of Kent Award, the 2016 National Genealogical Society President's Citation, and many other awards and honors. She has served in several capacities for genealogical organizations. Cyndi is an internationally-known guest lecturer for various genealogical society meetings, seminars, and webinars (http://www.CyndisList.com/speaking-calendar/). She coordinated courses for the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), and she has authored numerous articles and three books. Cyndi, her mother, and four Boston Terriers live in Edgewood, Washington.
Class: "Researching Civil War Veterans" Approximately 3:00
Learn more about how to research Civil War veterans at the National Archives, the Archives of Michigan, the Bentley Historical Library, and other resources.
Our Instructor: Daniel Schwalm
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
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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.
for visiting the GSWC website. We hope your visit will help your research and you will return often.
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