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 WGS Meetings If you are ready to reveal to the Society your 'infamous, notorious or just plain amazing, weird, troublesome relatives'

 and not the ones you have 'unfriended' from Facebook, (because they would be living and we don't do living)

 please contact Dot LaLone to schedule your presentation. Contact Dot LaLone

 

WGS has a great Facebook page. It is being updated regularly with interesting genealogical related items.

Visit us at: https://www.facebook.com/WaterfordGenealogicalSociety

Our webpage: https://sites.rootsweb.com/~miwatgs/index.htm

 

COME JOIN US ON JAN 6TH  

 

 Date: January 6, 2021 via ZOOM

Topic: Business Meeting followed by Presentation

Telling Family Tales Using Today’s Technology”

Presenter: member Tom Smith

This slideshow shares some of Tom’s many projects that he has done over his twenty-plus years of family research

and will be followed by a showing of one of his recent family history videos: “John Canaan: The Cop”.

Tom takes “artistic license” in developing his version of the Genealogical Proof Standard’s “a coherent, written conclusion” element,

while providing an up-to-date approach for using software, cloud storage,

and social media to pass along the family lore and historical documents to the next generations.

 

Anyone wishing to attend will need to register using the library calendar of events and include their email.

The link below will take you directly to the library calendar.

From there you can select the correct month and go to the first Wednesday of that month.

You then click on “Waterford Genealogical Society Meeting via Zoom” and register your email.

 http://waterfordmi.evanced.info/signup/calendar

 

FUTURE PRESENTATIONS VIA ZOOM

 

 Date: February 3, 2021 via ZOOM

Topic: Business Meeting followed by Presentation designed to help those new to researching German record sets.

 The complexity of Germany's history, and its effect on genealogical sources can be difficult obstacles for a family historian to overcome.

 The class will focus specifically on German civil records and parish records,

with emphasis on how/where to locate the records and how to interpret the records.  

This ranges from using FamilySearch's catalog to using German repositories like Archion.De  to contacting local archives.

 Additional attention will be provided to historical geopolitics of what is today Germany, handwriting styles, as well as useful German reference materials.  

Lastly, the class also covers territorial regions formerly included in the German Empire (i.e. Alsace-Lorraine and eastern Prussian provinces)

Presenter: Alexander Tolksdorf. Alex is a financial analyst for the Ford Motor Company, the President of the Ford Genealogy Club,

 and a native resident of the Metro Detroit area. He has been active in researching his family for 10 years, starting with a high school class trip to Ellis Island in 2009.

 Paternally, his family is German, primarily from the Prussian provinces of Westphalia, Posen, and East Prussia. Maternally, his family roots are Ukrainian, Belarussian, and Lithuanian.

 All four of his grandparents immigrated to the United States in the 1950s following the Second World War;

 as such, the majority of his research experience and focus is in German and Eastern European sources.

 

Mar. 3, 2021 - Allison DePrey Singleton MA, MLS - Senior Librarian Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center - "Getting To Know The Genealogy Center"

Apr. 7, 2021 - Sally Strait - President of the Waterford Historical Society - "History Of Waterford"

May 5, 2021 - Kris Rzepczynski - Senior Archivist Archives Of Michigan History Center - 

Anyone wishing to attend will need to register using the library calendar of events and include their email.

The link below will take you directly to the library calendar.

From there you can select the correct month and go to the first Wednesday of that month.

You then click on “Waterford Genealogical Society Meeting via Zoom” and register your email.

 http://waterfordmi.evanced.info/signup/calendar

 

 

 

Zoom meetings with Julia Hanneman-Schoenbach: please contact Julia, directly, if you are interested in the Wednesday meetings

-this link may not be through the library system, this is a repeat of her Tuesday evening meeting.

Tuesday meeting time is 7pm and Wednesday meeting time is 10am via Zoom

Dec 8: 1st 15 min Germanic Genealogy, Sharing Holiday Customs also Dec. 16

Jan. 12: 1st 15 min Germanic Genealogy, Websites for research also Jan. 20

Feb 9: 1st 15 min Germanic Genealogy, Getting ready for Roots Tech also Feb. 17

Directions to sign up for our ZOOM meetings:

1 Go to Waterford Public library website Library | Waterford, MI

2. On the left side of site, near the Library News, is a vertical list of choices that begins with Adults, then Children.

.. go to the one saying Programs and Events and click on that, it will take you to the Program and Events page

3. There is another vertical list being again with Adults...Go to the 4th selection Calendar of Events, and click on it.

4. This takes you to the calendar. Make sure you are in the correct calendar. You will see the WGS meeting via zoom. Click on this to register.

You will be asked to put in an email address for a verification process. All you have to do is click on the verification email when you get it.