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NOTE: April 20 is the last day to purchase tickets to meals or social events at the NGS 2018 Family History Conference in Grand Rapids. Western Michigan Genealogical Society Luncheon T232, ($30); Tony Burroughs, FUGA, “My Infamous Ancestors” Thursday, 3 May 2018, 12:15 p.m., Ballroom D We have...

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park NOTE: The last day to sign up for any tour is Friday, 20 April 2018. Update: The research trip to the Library of Michigan and the Archives of Michigan is FULL. The two Grand Rapids tours have a couple of seats left on the coach. The Meijer Garden Tour has...

Diving for Details: Researching the Great Storms TIME & DATE: Ambassador Ballroom, Friday, 04 May 2018, 7:00 p.m. (Registration Required) PBS producers must dive into libraries and genealogies nearly as much as they dive into the Great Lakes for details on shipwrecks. Finding survivor stories o...

TITLE: Researching Italian Americans in the Midwest SESSION: F324 DATE & TIME: Friday, 04 May 2018, 11:00 a.m. Hundreds of thousands of Italians immigrated to the Midwest in the 1800s and early 1900s. This presentation covers records and strategies for documenting their stories. TITLE: Save th...

TITLE: Paths to Your Past: Story Telling to Bring Us Together SESSION: S433 TIME & DATE: Saturday, 05 May 2018, 12:15 p.m. (Luncheon – Registration Required) SPONSOR: Genealogical Speakers Guild and International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (GSG / ISFHWE) Genealogists te...

It’s been fun on the blog in the last two months talking about the tours and great research venues around Grand Rapids which are going to be part of the NGS 2018 Family History Conference experience. But the real reason you’ll come to the NGS Conference in Grand Rapids is to LEARN, righ...

Meet representatives of state, local, ethnic, and historical societies across Michigan and other states during Society Night! Learn about records and resources in their area, the benefits of membership, and any publications available for purchase. A few Society Night participants are listed below. ...

BCG Luncheon, T231, Condemnation of Memory: Recalling that African American Genealogy is American Genealogy, 12 pm, Thursday, 11 May 2017 LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, CG is the featured speaker at the Board for Certification of Genealogists Luncheon.  Board-certified in 2015, LaBrenda is an author and...

This was supposed to be the Age of the Information Superhighway. Physical access to courthouses and archives, coupled with massive digitization projects and easy availability of Internet access, should have made this a genealogist’s dream: a time when everybody had access to just about any kind o...

Palatines to America Luncheon, Speaker – Philip Otterness North Carolina, T233, “Christoph von Graffenried’s Grand Adventure and the Palatine and Swiss Founding of New Bern,” 12:15 pm, Thursday, 11 May 2017 Philip Otterness is professor of history at Warren Wilson College in Ashevil...

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