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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 April 8, 2016 at 8:29am

Next meeting of Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society will be:

April 27, 2016, 7:00 to 9:00pm




He will have his new edition of his book on these individuals

for purchase. $60. (cash)

Presenter: Chris Czopek

Location: Plymouth Congregational Church,

2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI

Free and open to the public.

Comment by James P. LaLone on March 31, 2016 at 5:32am
Comment by James P. LaLone on March 10, 2016 at 7:06pm


MONROE, Michigan.— Superintendent Scott J. Bentley announced today that River Raisin National Battlefield Park, welcomes you to a National Park Service Centennial Event: “Step Back in Time to the Fur Trade” on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Join Norbert DeWilde to learn all about the fur trade. Have fun exploring furs in this hands-on fun filled educational activity. For ages 6-12 years, the event is free, but please RSVP to reserve a spot today by calling the battlefield at 734-243-7136.

River Raisin National Battlefield Park preserves, commemorates, and interprets the January 1813 battles of the War of 1812 and their aftermath in Monroe and Wayne counties in Southeast Michigan. The Battles of the River Raisin resulted in the greatest victory for Tecumseh’s Confederation and the greatest defeat for the United States during the War of 1812. Although American forces were victorious in the first battle, the second ended in what was described as a “national calamity” by then General William Henry Harrison, and later President of the United States. The battle cry, "Remember the Raisin!" inspired a massive U.S. victory at the Battle of the Thames, which sealed the War of 1812 in the western theater for the U.S., claimed the life of the great Shawnee leader, Tecumseh, and resulted in the end of the American Indian Confederation. The aftermath of the Battles resulted in the implementation of Indian removal from the Northwest Territory at the conclusion of the War of 1812, an aftermath that continues to influence the United States today. For more in-depth information about the Battlefield please visit or

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

New Facebook page for Michigan Indian researchers -

Comment by James P. LaLone on January 3, 2016 at 7:45am

For those with French-Canadian ancestry: upcoming trip, info from:

Cheryl Granville Johns It is a closed group, but just ask to join. Go to Quebec Dream Trip in Facebook. The trip is scheduled for Sept. 12-18, 2016. We will leave from Mt. Clemens, Mich, go to Sarnia, spend the first night in Ottawa, two nights in Quebec City and three nights in Montreal. Cost will be somewhere around $850? The more people that go, the lower the cost.

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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