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April 2021 WWCGS Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 14
April 2021 WWCGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
Zoom Meeting - 7:00pm

April 2021 General Membership Meeting
Monday, April 19
April 2021 General Membership Meeting  (Monthly Membership Meetings)
Zoom webinar - 7:00pm
Topic: Genealogy of a House
Our homes provide necessary shelter. Yet, where we live, shapes our lives - our history.

Including houses and property in our genealogical research, will give insight on ancestors. Property records include a vast collection of documents that may reveal details about our relatives.

Treating the house as an ancestor is likely to make connections, give information and to tell a story of the lives lived under its roof.

This presentation will focus on one house and the discoveries made about its inhabitants. Velaine Nagy will share techniques to search property records - moving from house history to “the genealogy of a house.”
We will learn the basics of interpreting county maps, property records and deed registration.

Property records unearthed research treasures for Velaine. Surprises such as wills, lawsuits, divorce information and business records were discovered.
The presentation will share resources, locations and tips for investigating this central character of our families’ history - the house and property. 

Featured Speaker: Velaine Nagy, WWCGS Recording Secretary

Velaine Nagy has been intrigued by her diverse family history since childhood. Listening to family stories, asking questions and being the keeper of family memorabilia has been a life-long habit. This interest bloomed into the study of genealogy in 2010.

After retiring from teaching, Velaine turned her educational skills to investigating family history. She has discovered an ability in researching pieces of memorabilia - to uncover the stories, lives and community, connected with the artifacts.

Velaine is a member of WWCGS and serves as Recording Secretary, and is a member of the Transcription, Cemetery and Website Renovation Committees.

While relatively new to the genealogy world, Velaine is honored to share the discoveries she gained through researching property. 

May 2021 WWCGS Board Meeting
Wednesday, May 12
May 2021 WWCGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
Zoom Meeting - 7:00pm

May 2021 General Membership Meeting & Executive Board Elections
Monday, May 17
May 2021 General Membership Meeting & Executive Board Elections  (Monthly Membership Meetings)
Zoom Meeting - 7:00pm
Topic: Research Logs
Featured Speaker: Mary Hazlett, Current WWCGS Vice President & Former President

Research Day Trip to Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center
Saturday, June 12
Research Day Trip to Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center  (Field Trip)
Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Tentative date for field trip to Fort Wayne, Indiana