May Meeting

    Our next meeting will be ​one week earlier at 1:30 pm on Sunday, May 21, 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 Cynthia Grostick. 
 "We Want You! World War I and II Military Records" 

In this class we will learn a brief history of both conflicts, the various types of records that are available, alternative sources available if access to the records is not an option, and what we can do to remember these brave men and women who answered their nation's call to arms.

​Cynthia Grostick is a native of Lansing, Michigan. She is a past president of the Michigan Genealogical Council and the Stockbridge Area Genealogical/Historical Society.  Cynthia received an Award of Merit from the Federation of Genealogical Societies for the role she played in the state’s family history collection remaining in Lansing with free access to all.  She is currently serving as president of the Livingston County Genealogical Society and immediate past president of the Michigan Genealogical Council.
​The class beginning at 3:30 pm will be ​"There Are No Dumb Questions in Genealogical Research."
​Bring your genealogy questions to this popular annual class. A GSWC Member Panel or maybe someone from the audience will be able to give you an answer.  
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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 

Click Here to download a complete Schedule of our 2016-17 Programs.


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