Waterford Genealogical Society

Waterford Genealogical Society

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Will there be a lock-in this year? I thought I saw something (somewhere-newsletter maybe?) that it would be April 30? Any info on this?
Just a reminder if you haven't registered!

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Others in my family have done genealogy research; I am new to it. I recently became aware of possible living relatives in Poland. I want to do a DNA test, but don't know which one is best or if more than one is appropriate. Can anyone recommend one for the purpose of tracing a family tree to living relatives?
Can someone tell the site that tells you the value of money. Ex $6 in 1776 in today's money? I've heard it several times and can't remember the link. THanks in advance
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Great ZOOM meeting tonight (Tuesday, October 12). For those of you interested in a variety of genealogical questions, answers, recommendations........check out the calendar provided at our Waterford, MI library for monthly ZOOM meetings the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00.

Our "leader Julia" is always prepared, always ready to listen to comments from group - offer suggestions, etc.
Jane went to visit Jill. Jill is Jane’s only husband’s mother-in-law’s only husband’s only daughter’s only daughter. What relation is Jill to Jane? Click here for the answer:
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The Waterford Genealogical Society invites you to join them for their March 3rd 1:00PM Zoom meeting.

All are welcome and it's free.

Register here: http://waterfordmi.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=10773&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2021/03/01

Allison DePrey Singleton, MA, MLS, Senior Librarian, will provide an overview of The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library.

https://acpl-cms.wise.oclc.org/community/genealogy-librarians

https://acpl-cms.wise.oclc.org/genealogy

Located: Waterford Twp., Oakland Co., Michigan, USA

Go to website(see below) for membership application. Only $15 / calendar year.

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Yes, we’re talking about Ancestry, a company with billions of records not books, but their card catalog acts like the one for your local library: It helps you find resources. (And let’s be honest: the card catalog at your library is probably misnamed, too. We ditched the cards a long time ago.)

To get to the card catalog, log into Ancestry and click the Search tab at the top of the page, then select “Card Catalog.”

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Once you have that list, you can click on a database and search just in that one database. Talk about focusing your search!

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5168 Civic Center Dr
Waterford Township, MI
48329

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The Waterford Genealogical Society meets from 1–3 pm on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Waterford Township Public Library which is located at: 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford MI, 48329. This link will take you to the library's website: http://www.waterford.lib.mi.us/
Evening meetings are once a month, on the second Thursday from 7-8:30pm in the libraries Conference room.(Except for July & August) NOTE FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER: Should either Waterford schools or Waterford library be closed there will be no WGS meeting.

The link below will take you to a map.

https://sites.rootsweb.com/~miwatgs/Waterford%20Library.htm

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