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HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF GREATER LANSING 5 Replies

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BASIC GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN MICHIGAN

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Comment by James P. LaLone on May 3, 2011 at 9:26am

Good opportunity to find genealogy and history books that may relate to your research. http://annarborbookfair.com/

 

The May/June 2011 issue of FAMILY CHRONICLE mainly relates to Civil Research, but also has an article on using wills and probate records.

Comment by James P. LaLone on May 3, 2011 at 9:25am

Those who missed the April meeting of the Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society, we have the slide presentation here: From presenter, Dirk Schweitzer:
 
http://dirkschweitzer.net/1104-MidMichigan-GeneticGenealogyTalkDSch...   It will take at least 30 seconds to download to a temporary file.  You must have Acrobat Reader to open and read this file.  If you don’t have it, get a free copy at:
http://get.adobe.com/reader/ 

 

The May meeting will have a panel of members who have taken the DNA test and what information it has provided them.

 

An interesting article in the May issue of DISCOVER indicated that we have 3% Neanderthal and up to 5% Denisovan that make up our genetic pool.

 

I have also started to read MEETING THE FAMILY. ONE MAN'S JOURNEY THROUGH HIS HUMAN ANCESTRY, by Donovan Webster. Mr. Webster took the DNA test through the National Geographic project.  So far it is proving interesting reading.

Comment by James P. LaLone on May 1, 2011 at 10:35am
Comment by James P. LaLone on April 27, 2011 at 10:59am
The following is from the State Historic Preservation Office.
 
As most of you know, the Michigan Historical Museum’s latest exhibit, Plowshares Into Swords,  opened on April 12.  The opening was timed to coincide with the 150th Anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War.Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 13:43:01 -0400
Subject: Support the Michigan Historical Museum
 
The Michigan Historical Museum is one of three choices for the first week of PICK A PLACE FOR PINSONNAULT, a feature starting Monday on www.wlns.com and WLNS TV-6 in Lansing. Evan Pinsonnault, morning anchor, will feature three local places that viewers want to see him visit and feature on his show.  People will vote online for their favorite place on the WLNS website M-F, with the top vote-getter being announced online and on-air Monday, May 4th.  Evan will then visit that place and shoot a story that will be featured exclusively on 6 News This Morning on Tuesday the 5th.
 
Please spread the word on Facebook, etc. and be sure to cast your vote to support a our state museum -- one that has great exhibits on Michigan history, fantastic programs, and is visited by more than 70,000 school children each year!
 
Vote Here →  http://www.wlns.com/global/Story.asp?s=12363528
 
 
Laura Rose Ashlee, Communications Coordinator
State Historic Preservation Office
Michigan State Housing Development Authority
Michigan Library and Historical Center
702 W. Kalamazoo St., Box 30740
Lansing, MI  48909-8240
Comment by James P. LaLone on April 24, 2011 at 7:20am

Happy Easter.

 

Civil War History in Michigan:

http://www.freep.com/article/20110424/NEWS06/104240424/1001/rss01

 

Comment by James P. LaLone on April 21, 2011 at 8:50am

From the Michigan Genealogical Council:

 

From: Tom Koselka
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 7:24 AM
Subject: MGC - Fw. URL changes from the Library of Michigan

Good morning,

 

If your society webpage currently has links to the Michigan Cemetery Sources Website and/or MeL, please read the following two URL change bulletins from the Library of Michigan and share them with your webmaster.

 

Thank you
Tom Koselka, Corresponding Secretary
Michigan Genealogical Council

 

 

Sent: Tue 4/19/2011 2:45 PM

Subject: Michigan Cemetery Sources Database URL Change

 

The Michigan Cemetery Sources Website has been moved to a new location as of 04-11-2011.  Please update your bookmarks to reflect the new location of this resource.  The new address link is http://libraryofmichigan.state.mi.us/MichiganCemeteries/ .

 

The old page will be removed on 05-11-2011.  At that time, this old page will return a "Page Not Found" status.

 

 

For those unfamiliar with the Michigan Cemetery Sources Database, it began as a printed bibliography of cemetery readings available at the Library of Michigan.  As publishing an update of the book became impossibly expensive, the bibliography was converted into an online database, which is free for anyone anywhere. 

 

Users can still find a list of cemetery listings (burial lists) available at the Library of Michigan as well as links to cemetery lists online.  We add links as time allows.  Researchers can search for cemetery lists by county, township, location, and cemetery name.  

 

Because researchers often ask, I will point out that the Michigan Cemetery Sources Database does NOT include a name index.  No universal or statewide name index (at least for Michigan) exists at this time.

 

Thanks,

Kendel Joy Darragh

Reference Librarian

Library of Michigan

 

 

Sent: Tue 4/19/2011 2:15 PM

Subject: Updated links for MeL.org

 

Greetings,

 

You may have caught the Michlib-l message a couple of weeks back that MeL has upgraded its content management system. Unfortunately, it caused all of the links at MeL.org aside from MeLCat-related links to break. Please take a few moments to look through your sites for broken MeL links. Below are a list of our marketing URLs which may come in handy when updating your site. If the links you need don’t appear on this list the best way to get the correct URL is to go to mel.org and navigate to the page you need.

 

http://mel.org/databases

http://mel.org/booksandreading

http://mel.org/bizandjobs

http://mel.org/genealogy

http://mel.org/health

http://mel.org/kids

http://mel.org/legal

http://mel.org/reference

http://mel.org/teens

http://mel.org/michigana

http://mel.org/promotions

http://mel.org/featuredresources


Cheers,

Sonya

Sonya Schryer Norris

 

Web site administrator

Library of Michigan

 

Comment by Barbara Rogelstad on April 1, 2011 at 8:34am
I've written to the Macomb & St. Clair County Clerks to hopefully find information on a marriage between John Parrott & Alice Carragher (Ravenswood, Ontario) abt. April 1915. If anyone has any leads to John Parrott, ship's carpenter, please let me know. With thanks.
Comment by Norman Dagen on March 31, 2011 at 11:43am

Greetings -  Anyone who might have a family connection please get in touch.

 I have spent a great deal of time, attempting to locate one individual, who happens to be my 3x great grandmother.  Rose E Gee was born in Essex County, Ontario, Canada  around 1832 and arrived in the US about 1844.  She married Archibald A Ruby, in Wayne County, MI in 1859. All is fine and good until 1902.  She is mentioned in her brother, Victor's obituary being

in Solcum, Muskegon, Michigan.  Then in 1905, Archie died in Casnovia, Michigan and Rose disappears.   In fact, several people are trying to find out anything about what happened to Rose.

Her name usually appears on Census records, etc, as Rose but sometimes on other records as Rosella, Rosy or Rosie.   

   If anyone feels confident that they might be able to figure this one out,  please feel free. I have a bit of experience but so far have come up empty handed.   I suspect is that she may passed away shortly after Archie, considering she would have been 73 ish then.  I have searched through extending family, siblings, parents and relatives.  I can account for far too many of the Gee family, which the exception of Rose.  I have searched Muskegon Chronicle and

Grand Rapids Press archives diligently and the last mention was 1902 in Victor Gee's obituary.  I do have husband Archie's death certificate, not a word about Rose, other than "married."  Thanks.

Comment by James P. LaLone on March 25, 2011 at 8:50am
The Spring 2011 issue of AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY has an article “The Story of Ft. St. Joseph” by Michael Bawaya, p.38. The 17th C. French Fort located in Niles, MI. They have a Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Fort-St-Joseph-Archaeological-Pr...
Comment by James P. LaLone on March 18, 2011 at 12:46pm

The Western Michigan Genealogy Society is sponsoring a bus trip to Ft. Wayne, IN and will be stoping in Lansing if there are enough people interested in going.

http://www.wmgs.org/pdf/BusTri pApril11.pdf

 

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