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Comment by James P. LaLone on November 23, 2014 at 12:44pm

Historical fiction dealing with the Michigan area -

Comment by James P. LaLone on November 17, 2014 at 4:38pm

*******Free Civil War Seminar*******

Grand Army of the Republic

Memorial Hall and Museum

224 South Main Street

Eaton Rapids, Michigan

You are cordially invited to join us at the GAR Memorial Hall & Museum on Sunday, November 23rd, at 3 PM for our next free Civil War Seminar. This month our speaker will be Lansing historian Jesse Lasorda who will be talking about The Boys in Blue from Michigan’s State Operated Boys Training School the State’s Connection to the 54th Massachusetts.

We invite you to come and hear about the role the Michigan Boys Training School (located in Lansing) and its first director in the involvement in the Underground Railroad movement and later with the Civil War. Jesse will also discuss the recent find in Michigan of several 144-year old letters that had a direct connection to the 54th Massachusetts and its recruitment of Michigan African American Soldiers, and later on the movie Glory.

Come join us, as Jesse relates this little known segment of Michigan’s connection to Civil War. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

Comment by James P. LaLone on November 17, 2014 at 4:36pm

The next gathering of the Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society will be held at the State Archives, 702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 10 am. It will be about Scanning at the State Archives and new material acquired by the Archives including the Detroit News Collection (see ). It is free and open to the public

Comment by James P. LaLone on September 28, 2014 at 3:28pm

The French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan (FCHSM) is an educational, historical, cultural, and genealogical non-profit organization, committed to make people aware of the rich culture and history of French Canadians in North America.

Please join us for our second fall meeting.
All of our meetings are free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 4, 2014 – 11 a.m. – Mount Clemens Public Library. 150 Cass Ave., Mount Clemens, MI 48043

Guillaume Teasdale, PhD. – Anciens Français et Bois-brûlés: Tocqueville and the Vestiges of New France in Michigan. Guillaume Teasdale was the co-editor of French and Indians in the Heart of North America 1630 – 1815. His PhD. dissertation from York University was titled: French of Orchard Country: Territory, Landscape and Ethnicity in the Detroit River Region, 1680s-1810s.

The October meeting is also a pot-luck; You can sign up to bring a dish at:

See our meetings page for the remainder of the meetings for 2014 >

Comment by James P. LaLone on September 24, 2014 at 4:44pm
Upcoming Michigan Oral History Association conference in Lansing -
Comment by James P. LaLone on September 24, 2014 at 4:40pm

Dr. James M. McClurken will be in St. Ignace on Nov. 1 to give a presentation on the Michigan Indians and the effect of the treaties on Michigan Indians. Starting time is 1:00 PM at the La Salle High School, 429 Portage Road, St. Ignace, Michigan. This event is sponsored By The Mackinac Tribe/Nations.

Comment by Kristi Burns on June 20, 2014 at 7:15am

I am so excited to find this group!!!  I am originally from Michigan, but recently living in North Carolina.  I am a descendent of the McPhersons from the Torch Lake, Antrim County area.  Most of the family lives in the Muskegon area, but I have found a few McPhersons in the Antrim area, too.


Comment by James P. LaLone on February 12, 2014 at 11:40am

Listing if internet sites for Michigan research -

Comment by James P. LaLone on September 30, 2013 at 11:06am
Comment by James P. LaLone on September 26, 2013 at 9:46am

Aubrey, welcome, you are related to me through the BOURASSA and MELOCHE families.  Have posted some of the BOURASSA family info here - (see attachment). I also maintain French-Canadian Descendants group here on GenealogyWise.


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