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Michigan Research Group

Use this group to find local researchers, or ask questions about doing genealogy research in Michigan.

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Comment by James P. LaLone on February 8, 2017 at 9:54am

Last year Jim LaLone started a support group for WikiTree ( in the greater Lansing, MI area and we would usually have about 4 or 5 people show up. Stopped for winter season and we would like to start up again. Have lost a few because because of health problems or too busy. So want to see if anyone is interested joining in discussing the different aspects of WikiTree, it did prove helpful. We would meet once a month. If interested, contact jimmypnl at gmail dot com, thanks.

Comment by James P. LaLone on February 8, 2017 at 9:44am
A reminder - The February 22 meeting of Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society
Program: “Introduction to the Family History Center”
Presenter: Don Hinkle, director of the Family History Center.
NOTE: new meeting place at Mormon Stake, 431 E Saginaw St, East Lansing, MI 48823. 7pm-9pm.
Center’s Phone: (517) 332-2932. Entrance at the left rear door.
Comment by James P. LaLone on January 11, 2017 at 8:00pm
The Capital Area District Libraries will be hosting a Family History Open House from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, March 11th to celebrate National Genealogy Day. This year will include presentations by Bethany Waterbury & Daniel Earl and will also include an opportunity to meet with a librarian to discuss resources that you may be able to use in your genealogical research. This year the Open House will be at our South Lansing Branch due to renovations at our Downtown Lansing Branch.
I also invite you to send brochures or information about your group. This information would be made available to all who attend the Open House in an effort to make them aware of the many genealogical groups and resources in the Greater Lansing Area.
Thank you for your consideration.
Jeff Antaya, Public Services Librarian
Capital Area District Libraries - South Lansing
3500 S Cedar St., Lansing, MI 48910
517-272-9840 x 211 |
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.


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