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Monday, September 21
September 2020 General Membership Meeting  (Monthly Membership Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
via Zoom Webinar
Guest Speaker:  Jessica Trotter   

Jessica is an Archivist with a Master of Science in Information, Archives and Records Management Specialization from the University of Michigan.

Ms Trotter works in Lansing for the Capital Area District Libraries, Collection Development Department.

Jessica’s background is as a genealogist and genealogy instructor. She has presented regionally for the past six years including annually for the Archives of Michigan Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar, for the Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library, and at the NGS Conference in 2018. In addition to today's topic “British Isles to Canada to Michigan”, Jessica has presented on African-American Research, Cluster Research, the TB Epidemic of the late 19th / early 20th century, Finding Non-Traditional Records, genealogy basics, DNA, resources and researching local history collections, immigrant ancestors, and scandalous ancestors. Her genealogy research areas include the Midwest, African American, British Isles, Canadian, and Early American research.

She also maintains a genealogy research related blog called Genie Road Trip at http://genieroadtrip.com .     

Topic: “British Isles to Canada to Michigan”
This session looks at this popular migration pattern for British Imperial subjects and explores resources available to researchers studying families who traveled these routes.



Wednesday, October 14
October 2020 WWCGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
via Zoom


Monday, October 19
October 2020 General Membership Meeting  (Monthly Membership Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
via Zoom Webinar
Guest Speaker:  Alexander Tolksdorf   

Alex is a financial analyst for the Ford Motor Company, the President of the Ford Genealogy Club, and a native resident of the Metro Detroit area. He has been active in researching his family for over 10 years, starting with a high school class trip to Ellis Island in 2009.

Paternally, his family is German, primarily from the Prussian provinces of Westphalia, Posen, and East Prussia.

Maternally, his family roots are Ukrainian, Belarusian, and Lithuanian. All four of his grandparents immigrated to the United States in the 1950s following the Second World War; as such, the majority of his research experience and focus is in German and Eastern European sources.     

Topic: “Tracing Your Belarus Roots”
Eastern Europe has an extremely complex history, and until more recently, was mostly closed off to outside genealogical research, owing primarily to the nature of the Soviet Union. This presentation will provide an introduction to Belarus and its history, as well as explore research methods and strategies to tracing your Belarusian ancestors in one of the most difficult areas to research in Europe.



Wednesday, November 11
November 2020 WWCGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
via Zoom


Monday, November 16
November 2020 General Membership Meeting  (Monthly Membership Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
via Zoom Webinar
Guest Speaker:  Sue Cromwell         
Sue has been a member of the WWCGS for over 25 years. She is also a member of the Famington Genealogical Society and has served as its president in the past. Sue started her researching back in 1978, and has written eight (8) family history books of her parents' families. She is now researching her husband's families. Most recently, Sue finished a 642 page book about her life story!!!    
Topic: “If You Don't Write It, It Will Be Gone Forever!”
You have done many years of research and have located a lot of information. So what are you going to do with it? You're going to write it down by way of a very readable family story. “ I always do things the easy way, so I can show you how as well”



Wednesday, January 13, 2021
January 2021 WWCGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Library, Michigan Room


Monday, January 18, 2021
Januaryy 2021 General Membership Meeting  (Monthly Membership Meetings)
6:15 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Senior Center Card Room
5:00 PM    Room Setup (Hospitality Team welcomes volunteers to help arrange tables & chairs.)
5:30 PM    Early Bird Special: Bring your dinner & engage with members
6:15 PM    Call to Order; Announcements, Roundtable Discussions
7:30 PM    Featured Speaker:  Kathryn Lake-Hogan, UE, PLCGS

Kathryn is a Canadian professional genealogist who revels in teaching people how to find their ancestor(s) in Canada. She is the founder and owner of the Canadian-based genealogy business, Looking4Ancestors.

The author of research guides featuring Canadian genealogy, Kathryn has written articles for Family Tree magazine, The In-Depth Genealogist, and the Association of Professional Genealogists journal, APG Quarterly.

Kathryn is the past Dominion Genealogist of the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada (UELAC), a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the past virtual chat coordinator of Canadian Studies with the National Institute of Genealogical Studies.

After having solely hosted, presented, and produced 40 episodes of the weekly webinar series, Genealogy with a Canadian Twist during 2018-2019, Kathryn is now hosting the webinar series on a monthly basis.

Recognized for her knowledge of Canadian genealogy, Kathyrn is a popular speaker and instructor of presentations, workshops, and courses at genealogical conferences, and research institutes including the Ontario Ancestors Genealogical Conference and Family History Show, the National Genealogical Society Family History Conference, the New England Regional Genealogical Conference, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP).

A native of Ontario, Canada, Kathryn Lake Hogan has deep roots in Canada through her Loyalist lineage, as well as ancestry in New England, England and Wales

 
Topic:  “All Kinds of Loyalists”
During the American Revolutionary War, approximately 35% of the population of the Thirteen Colonies were loyal to King George III of Great Britain. Was your ancestor one of them? If your ancestor sided with the British, he/she was branded a Tory and faced expulsion from the newly formed United States of America at the conclusion of the war. Tips and strategies for researching your Loyalist ancestor will be shared by the Past Dominion Genealogist of the United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada.



Wednesday, February 10, 2021
February 2021 WWCGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Library, Michigan Room


Monday, February 22, 2021
February 2021 General Membership Meeting  (Monthly Membership Meetings)
6:15 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Senior Center Card Room
5:00 PM    Room Setup (Hospitality Team welcomes volunteers to help arrange tables & chairs.)
5:30 PM    Early Bird Special: Bring your dinner & engage with members
6:15 PM    Call to Order; Announcements, Roundtable Discussions
7:30 PM    Featured Speaker: Char Tavarozzi
 
Topic:  Requirements to join Lineage Societies: “The Mayflower Heritage & History Society”; and the “Daughters of the American Revolution”



Wednesday, March 10, 2021
March 2021 WWCGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Library, Michigan Room


Monday, March 15, 2021
March 2021 General Membership Meeting  (Monthly Membership Meetings)
6:15 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Senior Center Card Room
5:00 PM    Room Setup (Hospitality Team welcomes volunteers to help arrange tables & chairs.)
5:30 PM    Early Bird Special: Bring your dinner & engage with members
6:15 PM    Call to Order; Announcements, Roundtable Discussions
7:30 PM    Featured Speaker:  Cathy Cottone
 
Topic:  “Beginning Irish Genealogy”



Wednesday, April 14, 2021
April 2021 WWCGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Library, Michigan Room


Monday, April 19, 2021
April 2021 General Membership Meeting  (Monthly Membership Meetings)
6:15 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Senior Center Card Room
5:00 PM    Room Setup (Hospitality Team welcomes volunteers to help arrange tables & chairs.)
5:30 PM    Early Bird Special: Bring your dinner & engage with members
6:15 PM    Call to Order; Announcements, Roundtable Discussions
7:30 PM    Featured Speaker:  Velaine Nagy, WWCGS Recording Secretary
 
Topic:  “Genealogy of a House”



Wednesday, May 12, 2021
May 2021 WWCGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Library, Michigan Room


Monday, May 17, 2021
May 2021 General Membership Meeting & Executive Board Elections  (Monthly Membership Meetings)
6:15 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Senior Center Card Room
5:00 PM    Room Setup (Hospitality Team welcomes volunteers to help arrange tables & chairs.)
5:30 PM    Early Bird Special: Bring your dinner & engage with members
6:15 PM    Call to Order; Announcements, Roundtable Discussions
7:30 PM    Featured Speaker: Mary Hazlett, Current WWCGS Vice-President & Former President
 
Topic:  “Research Logs”



Saturday, June 12, 2021
Research Day Trip to Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center  (Field Trip)
Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Tentative Date for bus trip to Fort Wayne, Indiana