Genealogical Society of Monroe County, MI
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Saturday, May 6
GSMC May Meeting- Marking Michigan: The State Marker Program Revived  (Meeting)
1:00 pm
Monroe County Community College, Administration Building -Rooms 173 A & B
Ted J Ligibel, Ph.D. will join us to enlighten us on the State Marker Program.  
Ted J. Ligibel began his career in historic preservation in 1974.  After several years as a grassroots preservationist working in both the non-profit and government  realms he joined the Eastern Michigan University faculty in 1991.  He became director of its graduate Historic Preservation program in 1999.  Ligibel is Advisor Emeritus to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Michigan Historic Preservation Network, and served as Chair of the National Council for Preservation Education.  Ligibel currently serves as chair of the Governor’s Michigan Historic Preservation Review Board.  He has participated in several advising sessions for US Presidential administrations, including meeting with the Secretary of the Interior concerning the significance of River Raisin Battlefield, now a National Battlefield.    
He has written numerous works on historic preservation including most recently, Historic Preservation: An Introduction to its History, Principles, and Practice (2009), co-authored with architects Norman and Ilene Tyler, and which has since become the nation’s best-selling textbook on historic preservation.  In addition to other accolades, he has been awarded the “Teaching Excellence Award,” sponsored annually by Eastern Michigan University’s Alumni Association. 

Saturday, May 13
Friends of Potter Cemetery Spaghetti Dinner  (fundraiser)
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Carleton United Methodist Church, 11435 Grafton Road, Carleton
Menu: Salad, spaghetti with sauce or without, garlic bread, beverage, dessert.
$8.00 for adults, children ages 5-12 $5.00, under age 5 free.
Tickets available in advance or at the door.  For information call  734-675-5162, e-mail: or see us on Facebook

Saturday, June 3
June Meeting- Pot Luck  (Meeting)
12:00 pm
Monroe County Historical Museum, 126 S. Monroe Street, Monroe, MI
Annual Pot Luck.  Bring a dish to pass (preferably something homemade, but not required).  We will share memories of our 40 years as a society and have a display of our members over the years.  

Saturday, July 15
GSMC 40th Anniversary  (Special Event)
The Genealogical Society of Monroe County Michigan was established on 15 Jul 1977 by these charter members:  
  • Lucille Arend
  • Martha Bable
  • Mary A. Bentley
  • Katherine Bodenmiller
  • Lillian Brown
  • Lorene Burger
  • Judith Carr
  • Mary Cron
  • Francis Cronenwett
  • Biljana Delevich
  • Evelyn Duvall
  • Marge Emery
  • Irene Fetterly
  • Marcia Fix
  • Donna Grainger
  • Nelda Hanson
  • Phyllis Harrington
  • Dorothy Heinlen
  • Douglas Heinlen
  • Mary Henrich
  • Josephine Hirst
  • Patricia Hudson
  • Frieda Kellie
  • Maxine Lahti
  • Austin R. LaVigne
  • Phyllis LaVigne
  • Rowena Markham
  • Rosemarie Martin
  • Irma McLaughlin
  • Marie McNairn
  • Herbert Miller
  • Jeanette Miller
  • Merle Miller
  • Rebecca Myland
  • Linda C. Owens
  • Wilma Price
  • Thelda Ralston
  • Barbara Roe
  • Genevieve Rowland
  • Donna Ryder
  • Jack Ryder
  • Norma Soncrant
  • Edna Toburen
  • Margaret West
  • Mollie Wood
  • Glenna M. Yoas
  • Linda Ziegler

Saturday, August 12
Ellis Library Lock-In  (Special Event)
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Ellis Library and Reference Center, 3700 South Custer Rd. Monroe
Our Annual Library Lock In will be from 5-9.  Be sure to be in the library before the regular closing time of 5 pm.  We will have pizza and snacks.  Be sure to contact Mary Vergowven (e-mail and phone are in your newsletters) to reserve a spot.  
We are still planning the activities for the event.  Computers and microfilm readers will be available for researchers.
This is a great time to visit with your fellow researchers, learn new tips and tricks and spend some time researching while the library is closed to others.

Saturday, September 9
September GSMC Meeting  (Meeting)
1:00 pm
Monroe County Community College, Administration Building -Rooms 173 A & B
Kathy Lee, RN, is going to speak to us about medical terminology in genealogical research/death causes on old death records.  Great chance to find out what some of those old medical terms mean.