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Learning to use My Heritage Library Edition

September 20, 6:30 pm on Zoom MyHeritage Library Edition is a family history database available through the Michigan eLibrary with access to a wide range of historical documents, images, and public records. Discover the fundamentals for navigating MyHeritage and learn key strategies for finding specific records within its collections. Adam Oster is the Community Engagement … Continued

Genealogy Book Club

June 9, 2:00 pm Meet us as we discuss  “Firekeeper’s Daughter” by Angeline Boulley. Copies of the book are available at the library. OR you can place a hold here. Click here to register.

Genealogy Christmas Tea

December 21, 1:00 pm Come in out of the cold and enjoy a cup of tea, some sandwiches and cookies. You can bring in a family recipe to share with us. Bring in a copy of the recipe and a few cookies for us to sample! This is not mandatory. You may also bring in … Continued

Tracing Your Civil War Ancestors

September 21, 6:30 pm Presenter Jim Jackson Information on soldier’s military experience and later life is available from federal, state and local records.  Some of these records have been reproduced or made available online.  Many useful internet research sites are presented. Registration required, please click here to register. This program will be conducted on Zoom … Continued

Quaker Research

July 20, 6:30 pm Presentation by Laressa Northup. Quakers were a considerable part of the population in colonial times and in the 1800’s. Discover what you need to know regarding their recordkeeping, their organization, where to find their records, what is in the records, and where to find Quaker Archives. We will talk about Henshaw’s … Continued

Spanish American War

June 15, 6:30 pm Presenter: Derek Blunt “Remember the Maine!” – The Spanish American War – This program will cover the events leading up to and including the war. A discussion of what kinds of artifacts and records were created and where to find them. Derek Blount is a professional genealogist with his own business, … Continued

Genealogy of a House

May 18, 6:30 pm Are you interested in learning more about the history of your home or other historic building? This program will review a number of primary and secondary sources that can help you identify who originally owned the land, the age of the house, and more about the people who have lived there. … Continued

Copper Miners: Trials & Tribulations in 1913

April 20, 6:30 pm Presented by Donna Simons. Donna will show us a powerpoint presentation with photographs from Michigan Technological University along with a short video about the Copper Country. She will discuss the 1913 copper mining labor strike in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and how it led to a tragedy on Christmas Eve and kill … Continued

Genealogy Roundtables

All are welcome to come share their ideas, show genealogy treasures or tell us about a brick wall that they have encountered. We all have a lot of experiences to share with each other!