April Meeting

Our next meeting will be held at 1:30 pm on Sunday, April 22, 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 Jessica Harden.
"Demystifying Michigan Court Records"
Records from Michigan’s court system can contain a gold mine of genealogical information, but they can also be frustrating to research. Attendees will walk away from this program with a better understanding of what types of cases were heard in what court, the types of documents contained in court files, where records are held, and how to find case numbers related to a given name. The program will also include a walk-through research example.
Jessica Harden is an archivist at the Archives of Michigan. Her current focus is state government records and she also assists researchers at the reference desk. Jessica earned a Master of Library and Information Science degree and archives administration graduate certificate from Wayne State University in 2009.

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

"Ypsilanti Court Records"  presented by Marcia McCrary

tds 3/27/18


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