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Comment by James P. LaLone on June 14, 2017 at 10:56am

Oops, had wrong date -

Next Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society meeting:

Wednesday, 28 June.

Program: “Media on Ancestry & Family Search”, presented by Gail Metz.

431 E Saginaw St, East Lansing, MI 48823
Center’s Phone: (517) 332-2932. Entrance at the rear door.
6:30 pm to 9:00pm.

Membership dues are due!!/pages/Mid-Michigan-Genealogical-Society/...

Comment by James P. LaLone on May 19, 2017 at 6:33am

Of possible interest -

Did you know that the tallest Union soldier could very well have looked down at the top of President Lincolns’ head? How about that the Drummer Boy of Shiloh was never at that battle, but he was the last Civil War soldier serving in the U.S. Army?

Michigan’s Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Memorial Hall and Museum in Eaton Rapids will be sponsoring a Free Civil War History Seminar on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 7:00 PM at Michigan’s GAR Memorial Hall & Museum located at 224 South Main Street in Eaton Rapids.  The topic of the presentation will be “Things you might not know about Michigan (and a few other places too) in the Civil War.”  The presenter will be Mr. Bob Griggs.

Keith G. Harrison

Board President

Michigan’s GAR Memorial Hall & Museum

(Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Michigan

James B. Brainerd Post 111 Memorial hall and Museum, Inc)

224 South Main, Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827 

Comment by James P. LaLone on May 4, 2017 at 12:25pm

Next Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society meeting 24 May, 6:30pm, business, announcements; 7:00 Genealogical Trivia (game – test your knowledge) presented by Ken Howe; Short introduction to the resources at the FHC for searching your French-Canadian ancestors in Quebec presented by Jim LaLone.
431 E Saginaw St, East Lansing, MI 48823 (map)
Center’s Phone: (517) 332-2932. Entrance at the rear door., Lansing, MI.
6:30 pm to 9:30pm.

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 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

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