Genealogical Society of Monroe County, MI
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Saturday, April 1
GSMC April Meeting  (Meeting)
1:00 pm
Monroe County Community College, Administration Building -Cafeteria
Shawna Lynn Mazur was born and has lived in Monroe all her life. In 2007, Shawna was hired by the Monroe County Historical Museums.  Having a bachelor’s degree in history and literature, she was thrilled to be employed in her field. Shawna’s love of history, research and writing led her to write numerous articles for the museum’s newsletter. She also had an article published in Michigan History Magazine and the Little Big Horn Associates newsletter, as well as the local newspaper.  When the National Park Service took over the battlefield, she was fortunate enough to be hired and became an interpretive ranger. She contributed to growing the park and developing some of the park’s interpretive programs, publications and curriculums. Having worked for the River Raisin National Battlefield Park for eleven years, she is currently the administrative assistant and retains the position of ranger. She recently researched and wrote a book for the park about tracing the remains of the Kentucky volunteer militia soldiers who did not survive the River Raisin battles.
Shawna has published a book called "Hidden History of Monroe County" and will be sharing stories from her publication.  Copies are available for purchase at the River Raisin National Battlefield. 

Saturday, April 15
FREE Genealogy Workshop-Hosted by DAR  (Special Event)
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sawyer House, 320 East Front Street, Monroe, MI
Nancy DeGraff Toll Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is inviting chapter members and the community to a FREE Genealogy Workshop, on Saturday, April 15. The workshop is from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and is being held at the Sawyer House, 320 East Front Street, Monroe, MI. (You must be 18 years of age or older.)
After a brief welcome and introduction of our Chapter, Michigan State DAR genealogists will be on hand to work one on one with attendees.  Please bring the names of your ancestors and any information you have.
Please make your reservation by calling or emailing on or before Monday, April 10th
See flyer below for contact information to register.

Saturday, April 22
GSMC 43rd Spring Seminar  (Seminar)
9:00 am
Monroe County Community College, South 1555 Raisinville Rd
       SATURDAY April 22, 2023
                       at the Monroe County Community College
     Featuring Kristine Smets
Immigrants from Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg
Who were they? Why did they leave? When did they arrive? How did they get here?  Where did they settle?  This lecture hopes to answer all your questions about immigration from the Low Countries to North America in the 19th and 20th centuries.
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Records
Learn how to find your ancestors from Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg in passenger arrival records and naturalization records.
Researching Your Belgian, Dutch and Luxembourg Ancestors. Part  I: Introduction.
This lecture will introduce you to civil registration records, show how you can find them online, and help you interpret the documents even if you don’t know Dutch, French or German.
Researching Your Belgian, Dutch and Luxembourg Ancestors. Part II: Going Beyond
Learn about records that can help you fill in the details of your ancestor's life such as obituaries and population records.
Bring your own lunch or visit a local restaurant
Cost is $30 if you register before April 8, 2022 
Download the flyer below for more information on registering

GSMC May Meeting
Saturday, May 6
GSMC May Meeting  (Meeting)
1:00 pm
Monroe County Community College, Administration Building -Cafeteria
 Ted Roll became Grand became the Grand Chief of the Wyandot of Anderdon nation in 2010.  Since that time he has guided, educated, and preserved his culture.  The Wyandot of Andernon nation did not leave their homeland when the US government “removed” the Native Americans to Kansas in 1842. They remained in Michigan and Canada and continued to elect their Chief and Tribal Council. They observe their ceremonies, and have maintained their culture and politics.  Chief Roll has made it his mission to educate young tribal members in their heritage, to maintain the culture and continue to work for his people.  He also works with the River Raisin Battlefield committees and is very knowledgeable about the War of 1812, and the Wyandot part in it.  There is a You Tube video of an address by Chief Roll, which is well worth watching. 

Saturday, September 9
GSMC September Meeting  (Meeting)
1:00 pm
Monroe County Community College, Administration Building -Cafeteria
Kathy Lee, a GSMC member and registered nurse, will guide us through researching our ancestors' medical history.