Genealogical Society of Monroe County, MI
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Saturday, May 6
GSMC May Meeting- Marking Michigan: The State Marker Program Revived  (Meeting)
1:00 pm
Monroe County Community College, Administration Building -Rooms 173 A & B
Ted J Ligibel, Ph.D. will join us to enlighten us on the State Marker Program.  
Ted J. Ligibel began his career in historic preservation in 1974.  After several years as a grassroots preservationist working in both the non-profit and government  realms he joined the Eastern Michigan University faculty in 1991.  He became director of its graduate Historic Preservation program in 1999.  Ligibel is Advisor Emeritus to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Michigan Historic Preservation Network, and served as Chair of the National Council for Preservation Education.  Ligibel currently serves as chair of the Governor’s Michigan Historic Preservation Review Board.  He has participated in several advising sessions for US Presidential administrations, including meeting with the Secretary of the Interior concerning the significance of River Raisin Battlefield, now a National Battlefield.    
He has written numerous works on historic preservation including most recently, Historic Preservation: An Introduction to its History, Principles, and Practice (2009), co-authored with architects Norman and Ilene Tyler, and which has since become the nation’s best-selling textbook on historic preservation.  In addition to other accolades, he has been awarded the “Teaching Excellence Award,” sponsored annually by Eastern Michigan University’s Alumni Association. 

Saturday, May 13
Friends of Potter Cemetery Spaghetti Dinner  (fundraiser)
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Carleton United Methodist Church, 11435 Grafton Road, Carleton
Menu: Salad, spaghetti with sauce or without, garlic bread, beverage, dessert.
$8.00 for adults, children ages 5-12 $5.00, under age 5 free.
Tickets available in advance or at the door.  For information call  734-675-5162,          
e-mail: or see us on Facebook

Saturday, June 3
June Meeting- Pot Luck  (Meeting)
12:00 pm
Monroe County Historical Museum, 126 S. Monroe Street, Monroe, MI
Annual Pot Luck.  Bring a dish to pass (preferably something homemade, but not required).  We will share memories of our 40 years as a society and have a display of our members over the years.  

Saturday, July 15
GSMC 40th Anniversary  (Special Event)
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.

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
September GSMC Meeting  (Meeting)
1:00 pm
Monroe County Community College, Administration Building -Rooms 173 A & B
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.

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