Genealogical Society of Monroe County, MI
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GSMC March Meeting
Saturday, March 2
GSMC March Meeting  (Meeting)
1:00 pm
Monroe County Community College, Administration Building
Julia Hanneman-Schoenbach has been exploring family history for over 40 years.  She has Pommeranian and Saxony German roots, as well as Luxembourg, Norwegian, and Cornish (Cornwall, England) ancestors,  She has also helped her husband with his Bavarian, Posen, and Hungarian ancestors. ; She is active in the Waterford Genealogical Society, where she is the second Tuesday evening of the month convenor  (first 30 minutes for any Germanic questions);  she also  belongs to the Cornish Connection of Lower Michigan, and Southwest Wisconsin Cornish Society  She grew up around Milwaukee Wisconsin. 

Saturday, April 6
GSMC April Meeting  (Meeting)
1:00 pm
Monroe County Community College, Administration Building -Cafeteria
“Remember the Maine!” – The Spanish American War – A review of the events leading up to and including the war with a discussion of what kinds of records were created and where to find them.  Presented by Derek J. Blount, a professional genealogist with his own business, “Lost Branches”.   He has worked for 35 years on his family genealogy traveling America, Canada and United Kingdom gathering records, visiting cemeteries and churches. Derek was born in England and specializes in research in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth nations. He holds a B.S. degree from Oakland University and has completed course work at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburg.

Saturday, April 20
44th Spring Seminar  (Seminar)
8:00 am
Monroe County Community College, Administration Building -Cafeteria
 Featuring Kris Rzepczynski & Carl Katafiasz
8:00 am – 9:00 am     Registration and Welcome (coffee and donuts)
9:00 am – 10:00 am   Coming to America: Research with Ship Passenger Lists
This session will explore the available U.S. passenger lists and indexes, the genealogical information typically found in them, and strategies for finding arrival records of your immigrant ancestors.
10:00 am – 10:30 am  Break   
10:30 am – 11:30 am   Wills, Thrills, and Chills: Digging into Probate Records
This session will provide an overview of probate records, the different types of records created, including wills, inventories, and calendars, the family history content to be discovered, and where to find them online and onsite.
11:30 am – 1:00 pm    Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm      Introduction to Eastern European Genealogy
This presentation will identify a majority of those countries that make up Eastern Europe; illustrate potential quandaries that may arise and provide a potential methodology to get one started in researching these lands.
 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm     Break
 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm      Research Your Search
This program will hopefully encourage individuals to look at their genealogies more in depth to potentially obtain additional more information of their ancestors.
Bring your own lunch or visit a local restaurant
Cost is $30 if you register before April 6, 2024

Saturday, May 4
GSMC May Meeting  (Meeting)
1:00 pm
Monroe County Community College, Administration Building -Cafeteria
Karen Majewski will speak about the various Polish neighborhoods in Detroit and nearby communities including Hamtramck which has had a long history of Polish executive leadership.  What role did Polishness play in its growth and identity.  What might be the future of Polishness in a city that has been a symbol of Polonia for many generations? 
All are welcome to attend.