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MEETINGS & EVENTS
Meeting Calendar |
Genealogy Classes |
1:30 p.m. in the Ryerson Auditorium of the Grand Rapids Public Library
on the first Saturday of the month, September through June. Should the first
Saturday fall on a holiday weekend, another day will be scheduled. The June
meeting is often times changed to the 2nd Saturday. Unless a special
program, each meeting has a one-hour lecture on a genealogy related subject
by a knowledgeable speaker. Books and charts are sold at our meetings and a
"Hospitality Hour" follows.
All meetings are free and open to the public.
REMINDER: Parking is
free at the library on Saturdays.
Just make sure you validate your parking exit ticket in the machine in
the first floor lobby.
Please review our weather
cancellation policy so you'll be aware how we'll inform you when it is
necessary to cancel a meeting.
Saturday, February 6th (1:30 p.m.)
Grand Rapids Archives & Research Center
Presenter: Tony Wright
Learn how to use the City of Grand Rapids
Community Archives and Research Center for
Tony Wright is the City Archives Officer for
the City of Grand Rapids. He has nineteen years
of public history experience working for the
City of Kalamazoo, The Engineers Club of Dayton,
the Montgomery County (Ohio) Records Center and
Archives, and the Wright State University
Special Collections and Archives. Tony has also
served as an adjunct instructor of history at
Kellogg Community College and Kalamazoo Valley
Mini-Class Saturday, February 6th (12 Noon –
We will be discussing form letters & letter
writing tips for ensuring response to your
Instructor: Linda Guth
Location: Grand Rapids Public Library, Adult
Computer Training Center, lower level.
The newly formed
Western Michigan Genealogical Society DNA Interest Group
(DIG) will meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month in the Adult
Computer Lab (on the lower level of the Grand Rapids
Public Library). Meetings are held 7 p.m.
comments or program suggestions are welcome! Please contact Roger Moffat -
Monday, January 11th 6:30PM - 8:30p.m.
Goals for the Year
You probably have a long list of genealogy tasks you want to
complete some day. Writing down these genealogy goals makes it a
commitment and helps you be more organized. We will be
discussing some great ideas for genealogy goals that will carry
you into the new year.
Instructor: Linda Guth
Location: Grand Rapids Public Library, Adult Computer Training
Center, lower level.
Allen County Public
Michigan Genealogical Society’s
Bus Trip to Fort Wayne’s
Allen County Public Library
The Spring Bus trip is scheduled for
Wednesday–Thursday, April 13-14, 2016
Download full information and Registration
The Dominican Center on the corner of East Fulton and Lakeside
Drive is the location for WMGS Writers Group workshops. We normally
meet 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month.
We help and support each other's desire to write about our
families with a kind eye and lots of humor. Everyone is welcome.
For more details,
OTHER ACTIVITIES AT MONTHLY MEETINGS
Refreshments: Many WMGS members are great cooks!
They share homemade cookies and other goodies with us during our social
time! Social time for gene-people is as must! Who else wants to
listen to how you found G-G-G Grandpa except another WMGS member?
If you can bring cookies, contact Joann Fast, our Hospitality Chairperson.
WMGS Book Sales: WMGS stocks quite a large number of new books
and materials for your inspection. We feel that most people want to
browse through genealogy books before they purchase. Valuable genealogy
materials are difficult to find in the normal bookstores. Got ideas?
Want to help? Let us know! Watch for our Christmas Special