Western Wayne County Genealogical Society
Please note that we will have a free continental breakfast for all paid attendees
 
 
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2016-2017 Meeting Schedule

 
September 19, 2016
5:30 P.M. Dinner
6:15 P.M. Announcements and a presentation by one of our members.
7:00 P.M. Speaker: Wally Schlegel
                 Topic: The New FamilySearch.org (Bring a pad of paper to take notes.)
 
September 24, 2016
Trip to the Michigan State Archives in Lansing, Michigan (We will be car pooling.) 
 
October 17, 2016
5:30 P.M. Dinner
6:30 P.M. Announcements and a presentation by one of our members.
7:30 P.M. Speaker: Carl Katafiasz
                 Topic: Pot Holes (Brick Wall Based)
 
Fall Seminar
Saturday, November 5, 2016
 
Speaker: William J Priest
The titles of the topics to be covered are:
Genealogy Standards: What They Are and Why We Need Them!
Using Notes and Events to Their Greatest Potential!
Organizing Your Paper and/or Electronic Records
Planning a Successful Genealogy Research Trip
 
$20.00 Before October 22, 2016, $30.00 after
Box lunch, $10.00
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Registration opens at 9:00 AM
Livonia Civic Center Library
32777 Five Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48154, 734-466-2491
Door Prizes:  (Awarded after each presentation)
 
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November 21, 2016
5:30 P.M. Dinner
6:15 P.M. Announcements
6:30 P.M. Speaker: Jan Zaleski
                 Topic: Finding Your Germans and You Can Read The Records 
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December 7, 2016 
Christmas Dinner at Mama Mia's Restaurant 
27770 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI
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January 16, 2017 
5:30 P.M. Dinner
6:30 P.M. Announcements and a presentation by one of our members.
7:30 P.M. Speaker: Grace Wilfong 
                 Topic: Researching Canada 
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February 27, 2017
5:30 P.M. Dinner
6:30 P.M. Announcements and a presentation by one of our members.
7:30 P.M. Speaker: Thomas MacEntee (Live Webinar) 
                 Topic: The Habits of the Highly Frugal Genealogist 
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March 20, 2017 
5:30 P.M. Dinner
6:30 P.M. Announcements and a presentation by one of our members.
7:30 P.M. Speaker: Linda Last 
                 Topic: Researching England 
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April 17, 2017 
5:30 P.M. Dinner
6:30 P.M. Announcements and a presentation by one of our members.
7:30 P.M. Speaker: Mark Bowden 
                 Topic: The Detroit Public Library's Burton Collection 
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April 2017 (Exact date to be announced.)
Trip to the Burton Collection at the Detroit Public Library (We will be car pooling.) 
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May 15, 2017
5:30 P.M. Dinner
6:30 P.M. Announcements and a presentation by one of our members.
7:30 P.M. Speaker; Curt Witcher
                 Topic: The Genealogy Collection at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana 
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June 10, 2017
Bus Trip to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  This will be a joint trip with the Detroit Society of Genealogical Research.
Details to be announced.

Parkview Memorial Cemetery

September 1, 2015
 
As of today additional names were added to the Parkview Memorial Cemetery database. We have a total of 16,073 names up on our site. Remember this is a work in progress. Not all names in the cemetery have been read. Happy Hunting!
 

Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 12th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Michigan Room, off main lobby, Livonia Civic Center Library
All WWCGS Members are welcome and encouraged to attend the board meetings.
Monthly Membership Meeting
Monday, Oct. 17th
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Livonia Senior Citizen Center
Speaker: Carl Katafiasz Topic: Pot Holes (Brick Wall Based Topic) 5:30 PM   Bring your dinner and join us for conversation. 6:30 PM   Announcements and presentation ...
2016 Western Wayne County Genealogical Society Seminar
Saturday, Nov. 5th
Livonia Civic Center Library
Speaker: William J Priest The titles of the topics to be covered are: Genealogy Standards: What They Are and Why We Need Them! Using ...

Michigan Research: Washtenaw County and surrounding area Bentley Historical Library, University of M
In doing one's family research, valuable sources to use are local libraries. One such library is the U of M's Bentley Historical Library. The library website can be found at http://bentley.umich.edu.
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