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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 with Sunny Morton
Saturday, November 14
2020 MGC Fall Family History Event with Sunny Morton  (Statewide Events)
Our keynote speaker will be Sunny Morton. Sunny will give four lectures live, virtually. Additionally, there will be a session from the Archives of Michigan staff and the Library of Michigan staff.
 
Speaker, writer, blogger, and editor, Sunny Morton, speaks to genealogical communities throughout the world. Her work includes being a contributing editor at Family Tree Magazine and a National Genealogical Society award winning editor of Ohio Genealogy News. She is co-author of How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records, author of Story of My Life: A Workbook for Preserving Your Legacy, and the quick reference guide, Genealogy Giants: Comparing the 4 Major Websites. Sunny is especially known for tracing U.S. ancestors expertise; comparing the industry’s largest websites, and giving presentations on how to reconstruct and tell meaningful stories from the past.  

Join Sunny and MGC for these exciting topics. 
 
Must-Use U.S. Record Collections You Might Not Know About on Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage
Become acquainted with powerhouse collections that are easy to ignore but tough to beat for the genealogical gems they reveal. 

Intro to U.S. Church Records: Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church
U.S. church records of many denominations can reveal ancestors’ vital events, family relationships, overseas birthplaces, and other residences and religious lives.
 
Lies, Errors and Bias—Oh, My! Consider Your Sources
Learn to look critically at the sources that inform your research: the “what, who, when and why.” These criteria may indicate how much you can trust what individual sources say about your ancestors. 
 
“They Survived the Johnstown Flood?!” How to Reconstruct Your Ancestors’ Amazing Stories
Come learn how to reconstruct fascinating experiences from your own family history by combining clues from your family’s knowledge, documents from genealogy websites, good historical research, and Googling to fill in the gaps.