May Meeting

Our next meeting will be held at 1:30 pm on Sunday, May 20, 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. 
Our speaker this month will be Lori Fox.
"Inspiring Children to Genealogy"
Many genealogists have pondered how to pass their enthusiasm on to their children or grandchildren. "Inspiring Children to Genealogy" is about trying to spark an interest in family history.  This can be in family traditions, recipes, activities, or old photographs and maps.   The importance of sharing stories in short bursts with a connection to a current activity can inspire interest without glazing their eyes over.   
Lori Fox is a former secondary school teacher in business education. She has been working on genealogy for over 30 years. Lori has served on the board of the Ionia County Genealogical Society for 14 years. She enjoys sharing her excitement and knowledge about genealogy through teaching either in the classroom or at the podium.

​The class starting at approximately 3:15 pm will be:

"There Are No Dumb Questions in Genealogical Research" moderated by a GSWC Panel.

Bring your genealogy questions to this popular annual class. Chances are either the expert panel or someone in the audience will have some answers!

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