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Thursday, July 9
MGC Board meeting  (MGC Board Meeting)
9:00 am
online meeting

MGC Delegate Meeting
Thursday, July 9
MGC Delegate Meeting  (MGC Delegate meetings)
11:00 am
Michigan County Poor Houses
Adam Oster, Library of Michigan Community Engagement Librarian, will present Michigan County Poor Houses. Long before the advent of modern social welfare, county governments in Michigan maintained poor houses or poor farms. Explore the early history of these facilities in their attempts to care for Michigan’s poor, elderly and destitute. Discover the lives and records of the inmates that resided at our state’s poor houses.

2020 Barbara J Brown Family History Seminar
Friday, July 10 through Saturday, July 11
2020 Barbara J Brown Family History Seminar  (previously Abrams Seminar)
Virtual conference
Each summer, the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan Genealogical Council host a seminar to promote family history and offer genealogical learning opportunities. This event is generously supported by the Abrams Foundation in loving memory of Barbara J. Brown.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to offer this flagship annual event remotely via Zoom. We appreciate our speakers' flexibility as we transition to a virtual format this year and look forward to hosting Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, "The Legal Genealogist," next year onsite at the Archives of Michigan.
Session and registration details are now available for the 2020 Barbara J. Brown Family History Seminar.
Michigan History Center members will receive an email with a coupon for free registration. Not yet a member? Learn about Michigan History Center membership.
Early-bird registration through June 15: $25 - includes:
  • Registration for the two-day seminar, with the syllabus as a downloadable file.
  • Complimentary individual membership to the Michigan History Center.
  • Electronic edition of TRACE Winter/Spring 2020.
Registration June 16 - July 7: $30
Includes registration for the two-day seminar.
All registrants will receive conference login information by email a few days before the event.
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL. has been re-scheduled to be the keynote speaker in July 2021.

Thursday, September 10
MGC Board Meeting  (MGC Board Meeting)
9:00 am
online meeting

Thursday, September 10
MGC Delegate Meeting  (MGC Delegate meetings)
11:00 am
online meeting
This is usually our "out of Lansing" meeting. With uncertainty about social distancing and COVID-19 this year, it will be held virtually -- at your house.
Program TBA

2020 MGC Fall Family History Event
Saturday, November 14
2020 MGC Fall Family History Event  (Statewide Events)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Our keynote speaker will be Sonny Morton.
Save the date!