Western Wayne County Genealogical Society

Monday, April 21, 2014

WWCGS-April General Membership Meeting  (Monthly Membership Meetings)
 
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Livonia Senior Center
 
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Speaker: Al Wakenhut
                                    Tips & Tricks To Finding Your Ancestors On FamilySearch
7:00 pm to 7:15 pm - Break
7:15 pm to 7:30 pm - Business Meeting
7:30 pm - Speaker
 
“Native American Research”
WWCGS President, Raul Rodriguez, will discuss the many resources available to the researcher who has Native Americans in his or her ancestry.
 

Important News!

Western Wayne County Genealogical Society
2014-2015 Meeting Agenda
  • Have you been wanting to learn more about your ancestors, but don’t know where to start?
  • Do you want to learn where you can find records for those folks?
  • Do you already have piles of records and papers and don’t know what to do with them?
  • Do you want to learn how to enter all of your genealogical data into a software program on your computer?
  • Are you already an accomplished genealogist, but want to learn more about research techniques and maximizing software benefits?
  • Do you want to be able to provide your relatives with family tree charts and reports so that they can understand why you spend so much time doing genealogical research?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you should plan to attend the workshops scheduled for next year by the Western Wayne County Genealogical Society.  The workshops will be held at our regularly scheduled meetings starting in September, 2014 through May, 2015, except for December, in the Livonia Civic Park Senior Center.
 
We will be doing an actual research case study of the Henry Ford family and will give you detailed information on how and where to find records, evaluate them, and properly enter them into a reliable genealogical software program.  Records used will include: census, birth, baptism, marriage, death, cemetery, city directories, passenger lists, passport, obituaries and more.   We will be using Legacy Family Tree software, but help will be provided for other programs like Family Tree Maker and Rootsmagic.  Legacy Family Tree has offered our members a special volume discount of $25.00, which will include the Legacy 8 CD, manual and shipping.  Orders will be due by 15 August, 2014.
 

Parkview Memorial Cemetery

March 24, 2014
 
As of today additional names were added to the Parkview Memorial Cemetery database. We have a total of 12,000 plus 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
WWCGS-April General Membership Meeting
Monday, Apr. 21st
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Livonia Senior Center
WWCGS-May General Membership Meeting
Monday, May. 19th
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Livonia Senior Center
May Board Meeting
Wednesday, May. 21st
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Livonia Civic Center Library (3rd Floor)

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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