Genealogical Society of Monroe County, MI
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Saturday, July 15
GSMC 40th Anniversary  (Special Event)
1:00 pm
Monroe County Historical Museum, 126 S. Monroe Street, Monroe, MI
The Genealogical Society of Monroe County Michigan was established on 15 Jul 1977 by these charter members:
Lucille Arend
Phyllis Harrington
Merle Miller
Martha Bable
Dorothy Heinlen
Rebecca Myland
Mary A. Bentley
Douglas Heinlen
Linda C. Owens
Katherine Bodenmiller
Mary Henrich
Wilma Price
Lillian Brown
Josephine Hirst
Thelda Ralston
Lorene Burger
Patricia Hudson
Barbara Roe
Judith Carr
Frieda Kellie
Genevieve Rowland
Mary Cron
Maxine Lahti
Donna Ryder
Francis Cronenwett
Austin R. LaVigne
Jack Ryder
Biljana Delevich
Phyllis LaVigne
Norma Soncrant
Evelyn Duvall
Rowena Markham
Edna Toburen
Marge Emery
Rosemarie Martin
Margaret West
Irene Fetterly
Irma McLaughlin
Mollie Wood
Marcia Fix
Marie McNairn
Glenna M. Yoas
Donna Grainger
Herbert Miller
Linda Ziegler
Nelda Hanson
Jeanette Miller
Names in bold are current members.
To celebrate the society's formation 40 years ago, we will have cake in the museum.  There will be a special display in the museum to commemorate the county's bicentennial.  Bring your research, we'll have the archives open to do research too.

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
Woodland Cemetery- A Virtual Tour  (Meeting)
1:00 pm
Monroe County Community College, Administration Building -Rooms 173 A & B
Dave Ingall will "walk us through" Historic Woodland Cemetery discussing some of the many military figures and dignitaries buried in one of Monroe's oldest cemeteries.   

Sunday, September 10
First Annual Rendez-vous at Ste. Anne de Detroit  (Special Event)
12:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Ste. Anne de Detroit Catholic Parish, 1000 Ste. Anne Street, Detroit
Come and celebrate the founding heritage of Detroit at the First Annual Rendez-vous at Ste. Anne de Detroit.
  • French Canadian music featuring Marcel Bénéteau, Trois Bouffons and Jackie Robitaille
  • French Canadian food
  • Native American music and dancing featuring
  • Spirits Rising
  • French Canadian and Native American
  • Heritage Tent
  • Children’s Tent with crafts and games
  • Wine Tasting Tent
  • Artisans
  • Raffle
  • Silent Auction

Saturday, September 23
A Date with Kris Rzepczynski  (Seminar)
9:00 am
Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH
Hosted by: 
Genealogy by Computer Society
Toledo Area Genealogy Society 
Toledo Polish Genealogy Society
Kris Rzepczynski, from the State of Michigan Archives in Lansing, will cover the following subjects:
  • Becoming Americans: Research with Naturalization Records
  • Fraternal Organizations:  Records & Resources
  • Settling the Midwest:  Migration to the Great Lakes Region
  • Stuck?  Research Strategies for Those Brick Wall Ancestors
Cost $20, registration opens at 8 am, first lecture begins at 9 am.
Bring a lunch.
Details on Flyer

Saturday, October 7
October  (Meeting)
1:00 pm
Monroe County Historical Museum, 126 S. Monroe Street, Monroe, MI
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.

Saturday, November 4
GSMC November Meeting- Genetic Genealogy: What DNA Testing Can Tell You  (Meeting)
1:00 pm
Monroe County Community College, Administration Building -Rooms 173 A & B
DNA testing is the new frontier in genealogy research, but it can be overwhelming. Have you ever wondered which company to test with, what kinds of tests you can order, and what they can tell you? Join us for an in-depth genetic genealogy presentation by Kendra Anspaugh, learn the pros and cons of each company and test type, and stay for a question-and-answer session.