Western Wayne County Genealogical Society
 
 

2016-2017 Meeting Schedule

 
September 19, 2016
Speaker: Wally Schlegel
Topic: The New FamilySearch.org
 
September 24, 2016
Trip to the Michigan State Archives in Lansing, Michigan (We will be car pooling.) 
 
October 17, 2016
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
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 
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January 16, 2017 
Speaker: Grace Wilfong 
Topic: Researching Canada 
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February 27, 2017 
Speaker: Thomas MacEntee (Live Webinar) 
Topic: The Habits of the Highly Frugal Genealogist 
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March 20, 2017 
Speaker: Linda Last 
Topic: Researching England 
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April 17, 2017 
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 
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.

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, Sep. 14th
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, Sep. 19th
6:15 pm to 8:30 pm
Livonia Senior Citizen Center
Speaker: Wally Schlegel Topic: The New FamilySearch.org 5:30 PM;   Bring your dinner and join us for conversation. 6:15 PM:   Announcements and pre program 7:00 PM:   ...
Trip to the Michigan State Archives
Saturday, Sep. 24th
Lansing, Michigan
Details To Be Announced.

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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