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BOOTH NUMBER: 120 The Library of Michigan houses several important collections including Michigan, Martha Griffiths Michigan Rare Book Room, Law, State & Federal documents, Serials, and Main. The stacks are mostly open with some exceptions.  Our catalog can be found at http://35.8.7.98/searc...

Booth 442 Located in a beautiful mid-1930s Art Deco building in downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana State Library is home to more than 40,000 genealogy books and other print materials, including family histories, indexes to records, and vertical files and family charts. Our genealogy collection is n...

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...

The 2018 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference will be taking place in Fort Wayne, Indiana, August 22nd-25th. The Grand Wayne Center is thrilled to partner with the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center to host the FGS Conference. Fort Wayne is known for its affordability, accessi...

Houston, Texas can proudly claim TWO important “Genealogical Gems” — Clayton Library, Center for Genealogical Research and its major supporter, Clayton Library Friends! The story of the current genealogical collection began in 1921 when a collection was housed in the Houston Lyceu...

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: 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...

Title: Manerva Barbee: A Most Determined Woman Session Number: T233 Time & Date: Thursday, 03 May 2018, 12:15 p.m. (Luncheon – Paid registration required) Sponsor: Gen-Fed Alumni Association The Civil War lasted for four years, but Manerva’s pension battle through multiple applications...

Lansing is the state capital of Michigan, and two exceptional research facilities, the Library of Michigan and the Archives of Michigan, are located there. Lansing is about a one hour drive from Grand Rapids. Both facilities are located within the Michigan History Center. More information about visi...

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