The Potato Famine & The Coming of the Irish to America with Terence O’Leary

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The Potato Famine & The Coming of the Irish to America with Terence O’Leary Ireland awoke to the beginning of the Great Hunger in 1845. Experience the heartbreaking stories of the Irish during the 5 long years of the Potato Famine. While it was a time of great injustice when more than 1 million Irish ... Read more

Where are the Early Dead of Detroit? with Derek J Blount

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Where are the Early Dead of Detroit? with Derek J Blount A review of the early cemeteries of Detroit and what happened to them, and the people buried there. A discussion of where to find death records for the early days.

Budapest: Pearl of the Danube with Mariya Fogarasi

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Hungary's capital city has long been acclaimed as one of Europe's most beautiful, with its parliament building frequently highlighted in advertisements for Danube river cruises. Come and travel through one of the Roman empire's northern provinces and experience the spas, bridges, markets, and historical areas of "Buda" and "Pest," two cities which, along with Obuda, ... Read more

Creative Storytelling Techniques Borrowed from Photography with Laura Hedgecock

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Family history storytellers can borrow techniques which make stories more compelling, more easily digestible, more emotionally impactful, by borrowing concepts of photography. Using nature photography photos as examples, presenter Laura Hedgecock shares strategies that help personal and family stories to connect with readers and future generations.

Beyond Ancestry.com: Searching for your ancestors online with Claudia Breland

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Ancestry.com is one of the largest genealogy databases on the internet today, and they have the advertising dollars to make themselves known. However, there are many, many other online resources (most of them free) that can supplement the information you have on your family and fill in the missing puzzle pieces. We’ll talk about census ... Read more

Finding Family in the 1950 US Census Before it is Searchable with Thomas Koselka

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This session will cover the tools available to you to search by location: State, County, City or Township, and Enumeration District to locate your family before searching is available. Tom's presentation will also discuss how you and other volunteers can help ensure this census is searchable by researchers. The process is reportedly different than the ... Read more

The joys and wonders of using FamilySearch with Cynthia Grostick

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FamilySearch is a site that should be on every genealogist’s list of websites for genealogy research.  With all the wonders that await you, the best is that it is all free.  We will learn about all the amazing databases, learning tools, and family trees, to name just a few.  After this class, I believe you ... Read more

German Genealogical Research with Daniel Fantore

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German Genealogical Research with Daniel FantoreDan Fantore’s Introduction to German Genealogical Research explores German immigration to the United States. Research with US resources comes first to identify the German nation or town of origin. German ports and immigration from Germany will be presented. The role of civil and church records will be discussed as well ... Read more

Britain to Canada to Michigan with Jessica Trotter

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This session looks at this popular migration pattern and explores resources available to researchers studying families who travelled these routes. Guests are welcome.  Register to attend