43rd ANNUAL SPRING SEMINAR
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF MONROE COUNTY, MI
Saturday, March 21, 2020
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.
How to Find U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Records
Learn how to find clues about your 19th and 20th century ancestors’ immigration in records such as passenger databases, port of departure lists, border crossing reports, passport applications, naturalization petitions and more.
Introduction to Researching Your Belgian, Dutch and Luxembourg Ancestors
This lecture will provide an overview of the most important records in these three countries, show you what you can find on-line, and help you interpret the documents even if you don’t know Dutch, French or German.
Going Beyond: Using Other Records to Tell Your Low Countries Ancestor's Story
While civil registration and parish records in Belgium and The Netherlands allow the genealogist to go back many generations, there are other records that can help you fill in the details of your ancestor’s life. This lecture will show you how population registers, military records, land records and more, can bring your family history to life.
Cost is $30 if you register before March 11, 2020