Our next meeting will be held at 1:30 pm on Sunday, February 23, 2020. We have a new location this month while our normal venue is still being renovated. This meeting will be held at the Pittsfield Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library, 2359 Oak Valley Dr, Ann Arbor, MI.
Our speaker this month will be Katherine Willson.
"The Global 1918 Influenza Pandemic"
More Americans were killed by the global 1918 Influenza (Spanish Flu) Pandemic than in the Great War. This virus had tragic implications on our ancestors’ communities and in their own families. Learn of the specific sources to consult for a greater understanding of the direct and indirect effects this health crisis had on our ancestors.
GSWC member Katherine Willson is a professional genealogist and nationally known speaker. Katherine is past president of the Michigan Genealogical Council and the Founder and President of the Virtual Genealogical Association. She is also Secretary of the Association of Professional Genealogists and Social Media Chair for the Genealogical Speakers Guild.
Beginning at 3:15 pm.
Omer Jean Winborn
"The Underground Railroad in Washtenaw County"
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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