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Michigan Research Group

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Comment by James P. LaLone on November 7, 2016 at 11:43am

NOTE, because of Thanksgiving the next meeting of Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society is November 16
Program: “Little Known Facts About Census Records”
Presenter: Shirley Gage Hodges
At Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI. 7pm to 9pm.

ALSO NOTE, no meetings in December and January. February we will start having our meetings at the LDS Stake in East Lansing (Family History Center) where we will have Wifi and opportunities to do research.

See Also!/pages/Mid-Michigan-Genealogical-Society/...

Comment by James P. LaLone on October 12, 2016 at 1:59pm

The October meeting of Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society (Wednesday, Oct. 26)
Gail Metz will be speaking on “Ancestry Tricks and Tips
At Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI. 7pm to 9pm.

Other events:

1) Michigan Genealogical Council Seminar -

2) Getting Started with Genealogy
presented by the Delta Township Historical Soc.
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6-7:30pm
Delta Twp. District Library
5130 Davenport Dr, Lansing, Michigan 48917

Comment by James P. LaLone on September 29, 2016 at 2:29pm
Michigan Rails 2016
Please join us for a full day of Michigan railroading sessions
October 8th at the Library of Michigan, 9:00 – 4:30
Topics to be covered include: passenger trains, research sources, Upper Peninsula railroads, south east railroad lines, preservation efforts, rail photography, boat trains and the Pere Marquette 1225 engine. Rare Michigan railroad material will be on display along with a railroad cookbook browsing collection in the Martha W. Griffiths Michigan Rare Book Room.  
As a special gift, event goers will take home a memento from the outstanding staff from the Michigan State University Special Collection Library.  A reproduction from the Cookery & Food Collection in the Michigan State University Libraries, a 1941 menu from the Super Chief, a line of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company.
Books and photographs will be available for purchase. Registration is required for breakfast and lunch. Cost is $15.00 per person with free parking.
For registration please see:
Comment by James P. LaLone on April 8, 2016 at 8:31am

WikiTree users – are you technically challenged, want to have your genealogy presented in a logical and referenced  way,  like to share and meet new relatives, and much more?  I want to form a WikiTree support group in the greater Lansing area to deal with these and other related topics. Would anyone be interested in forming such a group?  If so, contact me. Thanks.

Comment by James P. LaLone on March 31, 2016 at 5:32am
Comment by James P. LaLone on February 4, 2016 at 9:26am

New Facebook page for Michigan Indian researchers -

Comment by Efrain Ramirez Jr. on November 28, 2015 at 2:39pm

Hello all..I'm Efrain ''Frank'' Ramirez Jr. I have been doing Genealogy since 2007 researching my family history of the Sheldons. My mother was Joyce Dempster Sheldon and her father was George Arthur Sheldon son of Walter Elias Sheldon from Marshall, Michigan.

Comment by James P. LaLone on November 11, 2015 at 10:41am
Comment by James P. LaLone on August 23, 2015 at 7:11am
Comment by James P. LaLone on January 22, 2015 at 7:33am

I am interested in Chief Okemos and ran across an item saying his daughter was married to a LORANGER, I did work on their genealogy of those who settled in Williamston but cannot see any connection yet, can anyone add to this?

Info on the LORANGER family of Williamston, MI is here:


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