Although the 2017-2018 program year for KVGS has ended, there are several genealogical offerings this summer.
First is the 2018 Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar to be held July 20 and 21 in Lansing, MI. This annual event is sponsored by the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan Genealogical Council. The keynote speaker will be David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Friday sessions include Break into the Past: A Game for Genealogists
, an Archives of Michigan Tour
, and five presentations.
In addition to seven presentations on Saturday, there will be the first Barbara J. Brown Family History Day featuring educational programs and family fun activities throughout the Michigan History Center. These activities will be held concurrently with the Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar, including an oral history recording booth and genealogical trivia.
For additional information and registration visit Seeking Michigan: www.seekingmichigan.org
The Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, IN, will host the national Federation of Genealogical Societies’ 2018 conference August 22-25. There will be hundreds of presentations by nationally-known genealogy speakers. See the conference website, https://www.fgsconference.org/fgs2018
, for registration, hotel information, and the speaker/presentation schedule.
And, the third Monday in September, September 17, KVGS programming begins again with the first meeting of the 2018-2019 year. The main program at 7:00 pm will be Shirley Gage Hodges speaking about emigration and immigration between Canada and Michigan. Many Michigan ancestors came through Canada to settle here. There will be a skills session at 6:15 pm preceding the main program.
Hope to see you at one – or all – of these events.
Jan Wright, President