October Meeting

Our next meeting will be held at 1:30 pm on Sunday, October 27, 2019 in a NEW LOCATION.--Room 1AB (Second Floor), St. Joseph Hospital Campus, Women's Health Center, 5320 Elliott Dr., Ypsilanti, MI. Our normal meeting location will be under renovation until next year. The meeting is free and open to the public. 
Our speaker this month will be Alexander Tolksdorf.
"Researching in German Civil and Parish Records"
The complexity of Germany’s history and its effect on genealogical sources can be difficult obstacles to overcome. This presentation will focus on German civil and parish records, with emphasis on how/where to locate them and how to interpret the records. Additional attention will be given to the historical geopolitics of what is today Germany, handwriting styles, and territorial regions formerly included in the German Empire.
Our Speaker
Alexander Tolksdorf is a financial analyst for the Ford Motor Company, the President of the Ford Genealogy Club, and a native resident of the Metro Detroit area. All four of his grandparents immigrated to the United States following the Second World War. He has been researching his family for the past ten years.
Beginning at 3:15 pm.
"Presentation Pointers for Genealogists and Family Historians" 
presented by GSWC Member, Nancy Howard.
Discover more effective visual techniques that produce clear presentations and bring your stories to life. 
tds 9/25/19


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