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Saturday, February 16
“The Custer Family in Monroe”  (Special Event)
5:00 pm
Monroe Boat Club, 7932 Bolles Harbor Drive, Monroe, MI






Invite You to a Traditional


Muskrat, Venison, & Turkey Dinner


With all the Trimmings

Saturday, February 16, 2019
At the
Monroe Boat Club
7932 Bolles Harbor Drive

off LaPlaisance Road, east of I-75, exit 11, in Monroe, Mich.



Matt Switlik
Former Director of the Monroe County Historical Museum
will present a program on the more recent history of
“The Custer Family in Monroe”



Doors open at 5:00, Dinner at 6:00, Speaker at 7:00


Cost $15 in advance, $20 at the door




Tickets are available at the following locations:


Floral City Images


The Book Nook


Supermatch Gun Shop


The Monroe County Historical Museum




Information: call Ralph at (734)289-2253


Proceeds will help fund programs at the River Raisin Battlefield National Park

Saturday, March 2
March GSMC Meeting  (Meeting)
1:00 pm
Monroe County Community College, Administration Building -Rooms 173 A & B
Ed Throm, one of the volunteers at the Bedford Library, will share his expertise on searching two newspaper databases. and are two paid sites that contain thousands of digitized newspapers from all over the US and the world.  They are both excellent resources for tracing your elusive ancestors and have very different user interfaces.  Ed will show us some tricks and tips for getting better results from our searches in these two newspaper databases.

Saturday, March 16
GSMC Annual Spring Seminar  (Seminar)
8:00 am
Monroe County Community College
Featuring Jessica Trotter with four exciting and interesting lectures. 
  • The ABCs of DNA & Genealogy
  • British Isles to Canada to Michigan
  • Scandalous Ancestors
  • Road Trip! No, really, it’s not all online!
See attached flyer for details.  Cost is $30 for those registering prior to 8 Mar 2019.  

Saturday, March 30
Potter Cemetery Spaghetti Dinner  (fundraiser)
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Carleton United Methodist Church, 11435 Grafton Road, Carleton
15th Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Hosted by Friends of Potter Cemetery Association
Saturday, March 30, 2019  12-5 pm
$10 for adults, children ages 5-12 $5, under age 5 free
Tickets available in advance or at door.  For information call 734-693-0902 or email
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Details on flyer

May GSMC Meeting
Saturday, May 4
May GSMC Meeting  (Meeting)
1:00 pm
Monroe County Community College, Administration Building -Rooms 173 A & B
Phil Weitlauf is the president of Michigan War Dogs Memorial which was established in 2010 at the site of an abandoned pet cemetery. Their mission is to continue the restoration and maintenance of this cemetery for the purpose of interment of retired Military working dogs and retired Service Dogs. They provide full honors to the handler/owner. They also provide research for Military and or Service records. The cemetery is located in Lyon Township.
As always our meetings are open to the public.

Saturday, June 1
June GSMC Pot Luck  (Meeting)
12:00 pm
Monroe County Historical Museum, 126 S. Monroe Street, Monroe, MI
Join us for our annual pot luck at the Monroe County Historical Museum.   Our archives will be open for anyone wishing to do some research before or after lunch.
Bring a dish to pass.  The club will provide plates and utensils.