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Thursday, September 12
MGC Board Meeting  (MGC Board Meeting)
10:00 am
Oliver Art Center, 132 Coast Guard Rd, Frankfort, MI 49635
This is our annual Out-of-Lansing meeting; please note times and location.
 
Our member society co-host this year is the Benzie Area Genealogical Society.
 
For information regarding local area lodging, restaurants, parking, Frankfort Elberta Chamber of Commerce and the Benzie County Visitor's Bureau click here.
 
For directions using Google Maps see the Delegate meeting description or click here.
 


Thursday, September 12
MGC Delegate Meeting  (MGC Delegate meetings)
11:00 am
Oliver Art Center, 132 Coast Guard Rd, Frankfort, MI 49635
This is our annual "Out-of-Lansing" meeting; please note different times and location. Our member society co-host this year is the Benzie Area Genealogical Society.
 
Our presenter will be Andy Bolander. He will talk about the elegant Royal Frontenac Hotel which was built in Frankfort by the Ann Arbor Railroad Company in 1902, important in the commerce and resort industry in Frankfort.  It rivaled Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel from 1902 until 1912 when it sadly burned down. 
 
For information regarding local area lodging, restaurants, parking, Frankfort Elberta Chamber of Commerce and the Benzie County Visitor's Bureau click here.
 



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


Saturday, October 12
Western Michigan Genealogical Society - Got Ancestors?!  (Society Events)
Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2500 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507
This year’s Got Ancestors?! seminar will be on Saturday 12 October at The Salvation Army Kroc Center on South Division Ave.
 
Our speaker is Michael D. Lacopo DVM. Dr. Michael D. Lacopo was born and raised in northern Indiana surrounded by extended family always willing to tell tall tales. Intrigued by his maternal family’s claim to be kinfolk of Abraham Lincoln, and his paternal family’s stories of murder and mayhem, he took to genealogical research in 1980 to substantiate these family stories.
 
Additional information is available from the Western Michigan Genealogical Society at gotancestors.com.


Saturday, October 19
Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan 41st Annual Seminar  (Society Events)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
American Polish Cultural Center, 2975 East Maple Road, Troy, MI 48083
Coming from Poznan, Poland, is Ćukasz Bielecki, Ph.D.
Dr. Bielecki studied biotechnology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland.  In 2000 he completed his Ph.D. in the field of molecular modeling of modified nucleic acids. He is the creator of the online marriage database; the Poznan Project, as well as the principal partner of Discovering Roots in Poland, specializing in genealogical tours.

Coming from California is Linda E. Serna.
Ms. Serna has been involved with genealogy researching and writing family stories for over 35 years.  She worked on the PBS Genealogy Roadshow program for the first season.  She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and past Vice-President of the Orange County California Genealogical Society and the Polish Genealogical Society.
 
Additional details are available from the Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan.



Friday, November 8
MGC Board Meeting  (MGC Board Meeting)
9:00 am
Michigan Library and Historical Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, Michigan
The date is different to kick-off the annual Michigan Genealogical Council Fall Family History Event.
Commission Room


Friday, November 8
MGC Delegate Meeting  (MGC Delegate meetings)
11:00 am
Michigan Library and Historical Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, Michigan
The date is different to kick-off the annual Michigan Genealogical Council Fall Family History Event.
 
Meeting in the Forum
 


2019 MGC Fall Family History Event
Saturday, November 9
2019 MGC Fall Family History Event  (Michigan Events)
Michigan Library and Historical Center, 702 W Kalamazoo, Lansing, Michigan
Ms. Southard’s DNA interest began as a high school student. This interest led her to attend Brigham Young University and receive a degree in Microbiology. She started her career at Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation. She is the founder of “Your DNA Guide” (https://www.yourdnaguide.com/) and offers a personalized, interactive experience to DNA interpretation. Ms. Southard is an international, as well as national, speaker on all thing’s DNA. She has written numerous Quick Guides about genetic genealogy. Her articles have appeared in Family Tree Magazine, Genealogy Today, and others. You are sure to learn a lot about DNA at this seminar. Her fun, upbeat way of presentation combined with her vast knowledge presented in an understandable way will leave you with the feeling that you really can understand your DNA results.
 
Ms. Southard’s Presentations:
  • 5 Tips to Make Sense of Your DNA Testing
  • Me & My 1,000+ 4th Cousins
  • Organizing Your DNA Results
  • Connecting Your DNA Matches
In addition, individual consultations, at an additional cost, will be available on Friday, November 8th.



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



Thursday, January 9, 2020
MGC Board Meeting  (MGC Board Meeting)
9:00 am
Michigan Library and Historical Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, Michigan
Commission Room


Thursday, January 9, 2020
MGC Delegate Meeting  (MGC Delegate meetings)
11:00 am
Michigan Library and Historical Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, Michigan
Meeting in the Forum
 
Program TBA
 
 



Thursday, February 13, 2020
MGC Board Meeting  (MGC Board Meeting)
10:00 am
Michigan Library and Historical Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, Michigan
Commission Room



Thursday, March 12, 2020
MGC Board Meeting  (MGC Board Meeting)
9:00 am
Michigan Library and Historical Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, Michigan
Commission Room


Thursday, March 12, 2020
MGC Delegate Meeting  (MGC Delegate meetings)
11:00 am
Michigan Library and Historical Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, Michigan
Meeting in the Forum
 
Program TBA
 
 



Thursday, April 9, 2020
MGC Board Meeting  (MGC Board Meeting)
10:00 am
Michigan Library and Historical Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, Michigan
Commission Room



Thursday, May 14, 2020
MGC Board Meeting  (MGC Board Meeting)
9:00 am
Michigan Library and Historical Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, Michigan
Commission Room


Thursday, May 14, 2020
MGC Delegate Meeting  (MGC Delegate meetings)
11:00 am
Michigan Library and Historical Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, Michigan
Meeting in the Learning Center (First Floor in the Michigan History Center)
 
Program TBA
 
 



Thursday, June 11, 2020
MGC Board Meeting  (MGC Board Meeting)
10:00 am
Michigan Library and Historical Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, Michigan
Commission Room



Friday, July 10, 2020 through Saturday, July 11, 2020
2020 Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar  (Abrams Seminar)
Michigan Library and History Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, Michigan
Save the dates!