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Monday, October 15
October 2018 General Membership Meeting  (Monthly Membership Meetings)
6:15 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Senior Center
 
Featured Speaker:  Gary R. Wilkes
  • “Helpful Sources of African-American Genealogy” - Searches for African-American ancestors on most of the well-known genealogy platforms such as Ancestry.com and MyHertiage.com often leads to dead ends, particularly for those who lived only in what became the Confederate States. However, there are other records such as those of Freedman Bureau that can be treasure filled for some. Furthermore, there are other sources such as AfriGeneas.com and even Canadian records that can be very helpful because many slaves had either escaped to north during Revolutionary War period or were set free in the northern states well before the Civil war started .
 
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
6:30 PM    Roundtable: Research Techniques for FamilySearch.org.  Finding children who died young, daughters with multiple marriages, browsing unindexed records, Indexing FamilySearch.org records and using FamilySearch Wiki.”  - Al Wakenhut. WWCGS Past President
7:30 PM    Main Program



Wednesday, November 14
November 2018 WWCGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Library, MEETING ROOM C
 
All members are invited to attend.


Monday, November 19
November 2018 General Membership Meeting  (Monthly Membership Meetings)
6:15 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Senior Center
 
Featured Speaker:  Derek Blount
  • “Scotch-Irish Research: Who They Are and Where We Find Them” - Derek Blount will review some of the records now available after the fire in 1922 destroyed 700 years of records. Derek will do a review of online records and records still not digitized and how to find them.
 
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
6:30 PM    Roundtable: Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan - Valerie Koselka, WWCGS & PGMS Member
7:30 PM    Main Program



Wednesday, December 5
Annual WWCGS Christmas Dinner  (Special events)
details coiming soon



Wednesday, January 9, 2019
January 2019 WWCGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Library, Michigan Room
 
All members are invited to attend.


Monday, January 21, 2019
January 2019 General Membership Meeting  (Monthly Membership Meetings)
6:15 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Senior Center
 
Featured Speaker:  Dan Fantore
  • "Writing for Family History"
 
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
6:30 PM    Roundtable: DSGR DNA SIG, SAY WHAT? - Patrick Shaul, WWCGS Member
7:30 PM    Main Program



Wednesday, February 13, 2019
February 2019 WWCGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Library, Michigan Room
 
All members are invited to attend.


Monday, February 25, 2019
February 2019 General Membership Meeting  (Monthly Membership Meetings)
6:15 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Senior Center
 
Featured Speaker:  Judy Nimer Muhn
  • “Seeking a Higher Source: The Records of Faith Communities” - While there are other records that can document a family, the major events of our lives – birth, marriage and death – are often noted through the faiths of our ancestors. Through baptismal, first communion, confirmation, marriage and death records as well as the special ceremonies or roles of our faith traditions (deacon, youth leader, etc.), these resources may be the only ways of finding key dates.
 
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
6:30 PM    Roundtable: Census Records and Non-Population Schedules, Tom Kosleka, WWCGS Member & DSGR President
7:30 PM    Main Program



Wednesday, March 13, 2019
March 2019 WWCGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Library, Michigan Room
 
All members are invited to attend.


Monday, March 18, 2019
March 2019 General Membership Meeting  (Monthly Membership Meetings)
6:15 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Senior Center
 
Featured Speaker:  Kris Rzepczynski, Senior Archivist at the Archives of Michigan
  • “Settling the Midwest: Migration Paths to the Great Lakes Region”
 
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
6:30 PM   Roundtable: Organizing Your Genealogical Files, Records, Ephemera - Lisa Curlew, WWCGS Treasurer
7:30 PM    Main Program



Wednesday, April 10, 2019
April 2019 WWCGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Library, Michigan Room
 
All members are invited to attend.


Monday, April 15, 2019
April 2019 General Membership Meeting  (Monthly Membership Meetings)
6:15 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Senior Center
 
Featured Speaker:  Cynthia Grostick
  • “Colonial New England”
 
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
6:30 PM    Roundtable: Native American Research - Raul Rodriguez, WWCGS Past President
7:30 PM    Main Program



Wednesday, May 8, 2019
May 2019 WWCGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Library, Michigan Room
 
All members are invited to attend.


Monday, May 20, 2019
May 2019 General Membership Meeting  (Monthly Membership Meetings)
6:15 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Senior Center
 
Featured Speaker:  Katherine Willson
  • “Genealogy Research with Military Records” - How can you determine which major conflict your ancestor might have served in? Which records may have been generated during that time, and where are they held? We’ll learn about the various places we might look to determine whether an ancestor served in the military and what we might expect to find in his or her military records.
 
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
6:30 PM     Roundtable: Researching Scandinavia - Vikings are US!, John Mills, WWCGS Program Chair
7:30 PM    Main Program



Saturday, June 1, 2019
Research Day at Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center  (Field Trip)
6:45 am to 9:00 pm
Fort Wayne, Indiana
 
Field trip in conjuction with the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research. Transporation to & from ACPL via charter bus.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019
June 2019 WWCGS Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Livonia Civic Center Library, Michigan Room
 
 
Transition of 2018-2019 Board to the 2019-2020 Board.