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Membership Meeting – “Traffic Violations, Criminal Complaints and Marriages: Records of a Justice of the Peace”

21 Mar 2022 @ 6:15 PM EDT

Join us at 6:15pm on Monday, March 21, 2022 for our monthly membership meeting. This meeting will also be in-person as well as broadcast over Zoom.  URL coming soon.


6:15 PM Membership Business Meeting

6:30 PM Roundtable – TBD

7:00 PM Featured Presentation – Adam Oster – “Traffic Violations, Criminal Complaints and Marriages: Records of a Justice of the Peace”

Justices of the Peace served as local magistrates empowered primarily to administer summary justice in minor cases, to commit for trial, and to administer oaths and perform marriages. Discover the role in which the justices played in local courts and how to locate them in Michigan municipalities. See examples of records of former Paris Township Justices of the Peace Earl H. Keyes and Ray A. Blett. Learn how to apply these examples when locating other justice of the peace records throughout the state.

Presentation Handout: Any handouts from the presenter will be posted in the MEMBER CONTENT area for WWCGS members to access.  Additionally, we will provide a link to the handout for any member or guest to access via Zoom at the time of the meeting.


21 Mar 2022
6:15 PM EDT
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Harvey DeWitt

The Western Wayne County Genealogical Society meets on the third Monday of each month, September through May with the exception of December at 6:15 PM for the Membership Meeting, followed by the Roundtable Discussion and Featured Presentation.

Meetings, when held in-person, will be conducted at the Livonia Civic Park Senior Center, 15218 Farmington Road, Livonia, Michigan 48154. The Society will also simulcast on Zoom the meetings / presentations that are in-person events for those not able to attend in person.

NOTE: Due to current COVID-19 precaution recommendations, WWCGS is requiring all in-person participants (vaccinated or not, members or guests) to wear face masks during the meetings and presentations and will place seating at appropriate social distance recommendations. Additionally, the Society is suspending the social / dinner hour meet-n-greets prior to the meeting, and will not provide coffee or dessert during/after the meeting/presentation.

The time change and other restrictions currently in place will be reviewed monthly by the Board of Directors and any changes will be immediately promulgated to our membership via e-mail.