Welcome to the Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan. The Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan is a non-denominational organization focusing on genealogical research in all thirty-two counties of the Emerald Isle. The society is open to everyone!
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Using Familysearch.org, the Family History Library website, as a Tool in Doing Irish Genealogy
Gaelic League of Detroit
2068 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48216
Mrs. Waldraut (Wally) Schlegel will discuss the Familysearch.org website that was completely revamped in the spring of 2013. Since then, they have continued to tweak and modify the site, leaving us twitching as we can't seem to find where they've hidden what we desperately need. What's a reasonably sane person to do? Some clues and helps, at least for this month!
Mrs. Schlegel was born in Germany, immigrated to Canada at an early age, received her education there, but has been an American resident, if not citizen, for almost 40 years. She has been involved in genealogical research for the last 15 years. Her areas of expertise include research in the old Austro-Hungarian empire and a working knowledge of the Gothic German script. Working for the Bloomfield Hills FHC, she has organized their 2006 and 2009 seminars and tries to keep abreast of changes and additions to the familysearch.org site.