April Meeting

Our next meeting will be held at 1:30 pm on Sunday, April 28, 2019 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 Dan Fantore.
"Breaking Down Brick Walls "
Build a Brick Wall?  Genealogists already have plenty of them!  You’ve researched your ancestors, have found another generation and then—no progress.  Genealogists get stuck. Brick walls may last for years or a life time, but more knowledge and more skills may knock that brick wall down.  Learn about the causes of Genealogical Brick Walls and the potential solutions to scaling them.  The causes of Brick Walls are many and the solutions may be many also.  Bring your Brick Walls.  You’ve overcome them in the past—you can do it again! 
Beginning at 3:15 pm.
Rob Steward and Omer Jean Winborn
"Beginning Genealogy: Part 3--Cemeteries and Church Records"
tds 3/27/19


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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