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Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 2018
Sunday, January 21 through Friday, January 26
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 2018  (National Conferences)
Salt Lake City Hilton, Salt Lake City, Utah
The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) is offering a course that we feel may be of keen interest to Michigan genealogists. Each year SLIG offers advanced training to genealogists.
 
"The Third Coast: Research in the Great Lakes Region," will focus on genealogical and historical records and research methodology relating to research in the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada.  It is being coordinated by Cari A. Taplin, CG and Kathryn Lake Hogan, PLCGS, who will be joined by other internationally-recognized instructors.
 
Registration opens on 8 July 2017.  Further details about SLIG and the course may be found at SLIG.ugagenealogy.org.  
 
A general flier is attached for the full offerings of SLIG2018. SLIG 2018 course offerings.



Wednesday, February 7
Wayne County Community College District Presents Tony Burroughs  (Society Events - Local)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Wayne County Community College District, Downtown Campus, 801 W. Fort St, Detroit, MI
Tony Burroughs, founder & CEO of Center for Black Genealogy, is coming to southeastern Michigan on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, speaking at Wayne County Community College District's Downtown Campus & Belleville Campus as part of the Division of Student Services' Global Conversations Speaker Series.  Tony is an internationally-known genealogist who taught genealogy at Chicago State University for 15 years. He was recognized for his research on the genealogy of Oprah Winfrey, the Reverend Al Sharpton, U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond, and Olympic Gold Medal sprint champion Michael Johnson.
 
"Black Roots: Tracing the Family Tree", is a beginning genealogy talk for African American research and is open to the public (no admission fee). ‚ÄčTony Burroughs will be speaking at two locations on Feb 7, 2018:
  • 10:00 am at Wayne County Community College District, Downtown Campus (801 W. Fort St, Detroit)
  • 12:30 pm at Wayne County Community College District, Ted Scott Campus (9555 Haggerty Rd, Belleville)
For more information, call the Division of Student Services at (313) 496-2634.


Wayne County Community College District Presents Tony Burroughs  (Society Events - Local)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Wayne County Community College District, Ted Scott Campus, 9555 Haggerty Rd, Belleville, MI
Tony Burroughs, founder & CEO of Center for Black Genealogy, is coming to southeastern Michigan on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, speaking at Wayne County Community College District's Downtown Campus & Belleville Campus as part of the Division of Student Services' Global Conversations Speaker Series.  Tony is an internationally-known genealogist who taught genealogy at Chicago State University for 15 years. He was recognized for his research on the genealogy of Oprah Winfrey, the Reverend Al Sharpton, U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond, and Olympic Gold Medal sprint champion Michael Johnson.
 
"Black Roots: Tracing the Family Tree", is a beginning genealogy talk for African American research and is open to the public (no admission fee). ‚ÄčTony Burroughs will be speaking at two locations on Feb 7, 2018:
  • 10:00 am at Wayne County Community College District, Downtown Campus (801 W. Fort St, Detroit)
  • 12:30 pm at Wayne County Community College District, Ted Scott Campus (9555 Haggerty Rd, Belleville)
For more information, call the Division of Student Services at (313) 496-2634.


Thursday, February 8
MGC Board Meeting  (MGC Board Meeting)
10:00 am
Michigan Library and History Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, Michigan
Commission Room



22 Annual St Piran's Day Luncheon
Saturday, March 3
22 Annual St Piran's Day Luncheon  (Society Events)
12:00 pm
Trevarrow, Inc, 1295 N Opdyke Rd, Auburn Hills, MI
The Cornish Connection of Lower Michigan invites you to "Come help us celebrate St. Piran, and all things Cornish, at our annual pasty lunch!"
 
The presentation will be "Surprise You're Corning -- Researching Cornwall" with Julia Hanneman-Schoenback.

Trevarrow is located just off I-75, at the corner of Opdyke Rd, and Centre Rd (just south of University Drive). Luncheon starts at noon sharp.

Water, tea, coffee will be included (you may also bring a non-alcoholic beverage of your choice).
Deadline for registering for this event is February 26. RSVP to reserve your seat today!


Thursday, March 8
MGC Board Meeting  (MGC Board Meeting)
9:00 am
Michigan Library and History Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, Michigan
Commission Room


Thursday, March 8
MGC Delegate Meeting  (MGC Delegate meetings)
11:00 am
Michigan Library and History Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, Michigan
Libraries and Societies Working Together - Jessica Trotter & Jeffrey Antaya
 
Meeting in the Forum
 


Saturday, March 17
Spring Forward in Your Research with the Farmington Genealogical Society  (Society Events)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Colen Auditorium, Zieger, A & E Center. Beaumont Botsford, 28050 Grand River, Farmington Hills, MI
Join us for highly acclaimed and nationally known professional genealogist and public speaker, Katherine R. Willson.
  • They Didn't All Come Through Ellis Island! Finding and Analyzing Passenger Lists
  • What Stories Are You Missing From State & Federal Census Information?
  • Military Record Research
  • FaceBook's 11,700+ Genealogy/History Pages and Groups
Register online at mifarmgs.org or complete the attached form (below) and mail to the address indicated with your check. For additional information visit the Farmington Genealogical Society website.
 


Saturday, March 24
Genealogical Society of Monroe County 41st Annual Spring Seminar  (Society Events)
Old Mill Museum, 242 Toledo Street, Dundee, Michigan 48131
Save the date!
Details to be announced.



Thursday, April 12
MGC Board Meeting  (MGC Board Meeting)
10:00 am
Michigan Library and History Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, Michigan
Commission Room


2018 Lansing Family History Seminar
Saturday, April 28
2018 Lansing Family History Seminar  (Michigan Events)
Lansing Family History Center, 431 E. Saginaw St., East Lansing, Michigan
Save the date for the 2018 Lansing Family History Seminar!



National Genealogical Society 2018 Family History Conference
Wednesday, May 2 through Saturday, May 5
National Genealogical Society 2018 Family History Conference  (National Conferences)
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Learn new strategies, resources, and techniques to sharpen your family history skills at the NGS 2018 Family History Conference.

The upcoming NGS 2018 Family History Conference will be the first national genealogical conference held in Michigan. As the second largest city in the state, Grand Rapids 2018 is a one day drive or less from most Midwestern cities, has a thriving economy with a small-town feel, friendly people, and safe, walkable streets.

The NGS Family History Conference, 2–5 May 2018 is your opportunity to choose from more than 175 lectures presented by many nationally recognized speakers, explore an exhibit hall filled with more than 80 exhibitors, and network with over 2,000 genealogists. Every NGS conference has a different theme with a new program top to bottom—so there is always much new to learn and discover.

Conference Hotels 

  • Amway Grand Plaza, 187 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids
  • Courtyard Marriott, 11 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids
For the most up-to-date information about NGS2018 visit conference.ngsgenealogy.org/.


Thursday, May 10
MGC Board Meeting  (MGC Board Meeting)
9:00 am
Michigan Library and History Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, Michigan
Commission Room


Thursday, May 10
MGC Delegate Meeting  (MGC Delegate meetings)
11:00 am
Michigan Library and History Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, Michigan
Creative Programming on a Budget - Panel Discussion
 
Meeting in the Forum
 



Thursday, June 14
MGC Board Meeting  (MGC Board Meeting)
10:00 am
Michigan Library and History Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, Michigan
Commission Room



2018 Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar
Friday, July 20 through Saturday, July 21
2018 Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar  (Abrams Seminar)
Michigan Library and History Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, Michigan
Save the dates for the 2018 Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar in Lansing!



Federation of Genealogical Societies 2018 National Conference
Wednesday, August 22 through Saturday, August 25
Federation of Genealogical Societies 2018 National Conference  (National Conferences)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
FGS 2018 National Conference — FGS returns to the Hoosier State in 2018 providing attendees convenient access to Allen County Public Library which houses one of the largest genealogical research collections available with records from around the world.
 
Conference Hotels Now Accepting Reservations! 
  • Hilton Fort Wayne At The Grand Wayne Convention Center
  • Courtyard Fort Wayne Downtown At Grand Wayne Convention Center
Additional information and registration information will be available when you visit fgs.org in 2018.



Thursday, September 13
2018 MGC Out-of-Lansing Delegate Meeting  (MGC Delegate meetings)
Alpena, Michigan
Save the Date: 2018 MGC Out-of-Lansing Meeting
Thank you to Northeast Michigan Genealogical Society & Huron Shores Genealogical Society for offering to co-host the 2018 MGC Board & Delegate Out-of-Lansing meetings in Alpena, MI on Thursday, September 13, 2018.  We look forward to sharing additional information about the venue address, area attractions, local hotels and restaurants as the event draws closer. 


Thursday, September 13
MGC Out-of-Lansing Meeting  (MGC Board Meeting)
Alpena, Michigan
Save the Date: 2018 MGC Out-of-Lansing Meeting
Thank you to Northeast Michigan Genealogical Society & Huron Shores Genealogical Society for offering to co-host the 2018 MGC Board & Delegate Out-of-Lansing meetings in Alpena, MI on Thursday, September 13, 2018.  We look forward to sharing additional information about the venue address, area attractions, local hotels and restaurants as the event draws closer. 



Saturday, November 3
2018 MGC Fall Family History Event  (Michigan Events)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Michigan Library and History Center, 702 W Kalamazoo, Lansing, Michigan
Save the Date for the 2018 MGC Fall Family History Event!