Genealogical Society of Monroe County, MI
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Saturday, October 7
GSMC October Meeting
10:00 am
Michigan Library & Archives, Lansing
We will meet in Lansing for a day of research at the Library and Archives of Michigan.  Carpool with your fellow genealogists and prepare your research lists!  We'll provide more details regarding who is willing to drive as we get closer to the event.
There's much to search in the Library of Michigan, including newspapers and city directories from all over the state and access to their databases in house.  The Archives of Michigan has many records, many only available in the archives, including records from Jackson Prison, naturalization records (including those from Monroe County!) and early court records.  
Parking is free on the weekends.  Hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 11
GSMC November Meeting
1:00 pm
Monroe County Community College, Administration Building -Cafeteria
Dan Earl will share with us some techniques for breaking down our brick walls in our research.
Dan got his start in genealogy when he was ten and visited the grave of his great-grandfather. That visit  sparked a lifetime of passion for finding more about his ancestors and helping others make history a part of their story.

Dan has experience doing research in the following regions:
  • Great Lakes Region United States (Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin)
  • Mid-Atlantic United States (Maryland, DC, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York)
  • Central Eastern Europe (Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Slovakia, Serbia)

Saturday, December 2
GSMC December Meeting
1:00 pm
Monroe County Community College, Administration Building -Cafeteria
Dan Masters will provide insights on how to research our Civil War ancestors.
Dan’s journey of discovering the Civil War began with the receipt of his great-great-great grandfather's discharge certificate more than 20 years ago.  Private James Morrow of Co. H, 1st Ohio Volunteer Cavalry served three years with the Army of the Cumberland.  The more he learned about his service, the more he became intrigued about how it was that the ordinary foot soldiers of the Civil War actually fought the war.  Generals and admirals may direct battles, but it is upon the extraordinary endurance and courage of the men in the ranks that battles and wars are won.  Dan will share with us how to find these morsels of information about our own Civil War ancestors.

Saturday, February 3, 2024
GSMC February Meeting
1:00 pm
Monroe County Community College, Administration Building -Cafeteria
Ken Shepherd will share his research on the Kentucky soldiers who fought in the Battle of River Raisin.   He will discuss the relationship between the Kentucky militia and the French town battles and explain why so many Kentuckians were willing and eager to make the big trip up to Michigan territory in the dead of winter.
As always, our meetings are open to the public. 

GSMC March Meeting
Saturday, March 2, 2024
GSMC March Meeting
1:00 pm
Monroe County Community College, Administration Building
Julia Hanneman-Schoenbach has been exploring family history for over 40 years.  She has Pommeranian and Saxony German roots, as well as Luxembourg, Norwegian, and Cornish (Cornwall, England) ancestors,  She has also helped her husband with his Bavarian, Posen, and Hungarian ancestors. ; She is active in the Waterford Genealogical Society, where she is the second Tuesday evening of the month convenor  (first 30 minutes for any Germanic questions);  she also  belongs to the Cornish Connection of Lower Michigan, and Southwest Wisconsin Cornish Society  She grew up around Milwaukee Wisconsin.