Michigan Genealogical Council
Michigan Genealogical Council
Filter by Category:  
Timeframe:

Search:   For:    Search  Clear Search
Listings Per Page: 

Records: 1 to 8 of 8


Thursday, May 13
MGC Board Meeting  (MGC Board Meeting)
9:00 am
online meeting


MGC Delegate Meeting
Thursday, May 13
MGC Delegate Meeting  (MGC Delegate meetings)
11:00 am
online meeting - registration is required
A Genealogical Treasure: The WWI Registration Cards of American Women - Jo Ellyn Clarey
The most extensive census of American women ever undertaken was the WWI women’s registration cards, a genealogical gold mine. The effort to profile women available for war work resulted in 4,000,000 cards nationwide. In 2018, Grand Rapids unveiled a fully searchable database of 23,000 women’s cards, using over 100 fields, collected in Kent County. Join Jo Ellyn Clarey, co-president of the Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council, to learn about the information the cards reveal and the challenge of locating cards still uncovered.



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



Friday, July 9
MGC Board Meeting  (MGC Board Meeting)
8:30 am
Zoom meeting


MGC Delegate Meeting
Friday, July 9
MGC Delegate Meeting  (MGC Delegate meetings)
10:00 am
Zoom webinar - registration required
please note the different day and starting time to coincide with the 2021 Barbara J. Brown Family History Seminar.
 
From Blackstone to Statutes at Large-How Knowing the Law Makes Us Better Genealogists with Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL 
 
To understand our ancestors’ lives - why they did what they did, we need to understand the law that governed their lives in so many ways. Learn how knowing the law our ancestors lived by helps us make sense of the records they left and find clues to more and different records.


Barbara J. Brown Family History Seminar with Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Friday, July 9
Barbara J. Brown Family History Seminar with Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL  (Michigan Events)
12:30 pm to 6:15 pm
Virtual seminar - Day 1 of 2
Each summer, the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan Genealogical Council host a seminar to promote family history awareness and teach genealogical research skills. 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," for this year's event.
 
 
FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Becoming American: Research with Naturalizations
This program will explore naturalization records, the many tools available to assist you in your research, and successful strategies to locate citizenship records, utilizing both online and print resources.
Presenter: Annakathryn Welch, Archives of Michigan
 
1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
Welcome, Introductions, and Archives of Michigan Tour 
Presented by Mark Harvey, State Archivist and Brenda Leyndyke, Michigan Genealogical Council
 
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Timelines: Back to the Future of Your Research! 
Researchers often get stuck in the gathering phase of genealogical investigation, finding dozens of records about their ancestors without pausing to examine what all of those documents mean. This lecture provides researchers with a method for placing documents in historical context and help to create the story of their family.
Presenter: Daniel Earl, Professional researcher
 
4 - 5 p.m.
"No Person Shall ... Gallop Horses In the Streets" - Using Court Records to Tell the Story of our Ancestors' Lives
Early court records give color and meaning to the lives and times of our ancestors. County courts often functioned as both judiciary and legislature, and appeals courts published fact-filled opinions. While the records often establish relationships to help build a family tree, they offer so much richness and depth to help tell a family's story.
Presenter: Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
 
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
The Latest Issue: Finding Ancestors in Michigan Magazines
Magazines of the past offer a wide lens into the activities and customs of various segments of Michigan's population. Discover the wide selection of periodicals produced by associations, societies, and many other organizations across our state. Learn strategies for locating these valuable publications and how to utilize their content for researching your family's history.
Presenter: Adam Oster, Library of Michigan


Barbara J. Brown Family History Seminar with Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Saturday, July 10
Barbara J. Brown Family History Seminar with Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL  (Michigan Events)
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Virtual seminar - Day 2 of 2
Each summer, the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan Genealogical Council host a seminar to promote family history awareness and teach genealogical research skills. 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," for this year's event.
 
 
SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2021
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Over the Top: Researching Your Michigan World War I Ancestor
This program will explore the fabulously rich record collections and resources, many of them state-specific, available for Michigan World War I servicemen. 
Presenter: Kris Rzepczynski, Archives of Michigan
 
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Just Three Generations
Our oral family history can be completely lost in just three generations. Following genealogy's best practices can help us keep those losses from happening in our own families - and with our own stories. 
Presenter: Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
 
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Finding Her: Our Female Ancestor
Though our female ancestors may be elusive, by understanding their roles in other people's lives and the community, we can find a variety of records documenting their lives. 
Presenter: Melissa Tennant, Allen County Public Library
 
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Researching in Ontario: Your Maple Leaf Connection!
The records of Ontario begin before the formation of what is now called Canada.  Native Americans had lived here for centuries, and by 1668, the first European settlement at Sault Ste Marie and records for "Quebec," "Upper Canada," and "Canada West" created the sources that carry us from the early settlements into the modern Canadian records. Learn how to connect across the border and find the records that can help you! 
Presenter: Judy Nimer Muhn, Professional researcher
 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
That Scoundrel George
Tracking a black sheep ancestor through the records can be great fun - and a great challenge. When every record he ever left appears to be a lie, where is the truth to be found? 
Presenter: Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
 
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Your Results Are In! Using DNA in Your African American Research
This presentation explores steps to take and ideas to consider when looking at DNA results and match lists - featuring case studies of descendants of Arkansas enslaved peoples… and unexpected results. 
Presenter: Jessica Trotter, Researcher & blogger
 
4 - 5 p.m.
Seeking Michigan Becomes Michiganology
Digital collections previously on SeekingMichigan.org are now available on Michiganology.org. This session will review how best to navigate Michiganology.org, talk through known issues with the site and listen to your suggestions for how to improve this free resource. 
Presenter: Jill Arnold, Archives of Michigan

 



MGC Fall Family History Virtual Event
Saturday, September 18
MGC Fall Family History Virtual Event  (Michigan Events)
Virtual seminar
Save the Date:
MGC Fall Family History Virtual Event with Bernice Bennett.