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“Connecting the Points on your Family Map” – A review of modes of transportation and routes across t
Saturday, October 19
“Connecting the Points on your Family Map” – A review of modes of transportation and routes across t  (Monthly Meetings)
1:30 pm
Gaelic League 2068 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
Derek Blount is a professional genealogist with his own business, “Lost Branches”.  He has worked for 30 years on his family genealogy traveling America, Canada and United Kingdom gathering records, visiting cemeteries and churches.  Derek was born in England and specializes in research in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth nations.  He holds a B.S. degree from Oakland University and has completed course work at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburg.  He has lectured on numerous genealogy subjects for the past six years to many of the Michigan genealogical societies.  He also serves as Vice President of the Oakland County Genealogical Society and is also on the Board of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research.  Derek also holds memberships in the Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan and the Welsh-American Genealogical Society. He holds memberships in the Association of Genealogical Professionals and the Society of Genealogists in London.  Derek also serves as the Genealogist for the St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit.
 



“Navigating Ireland’s High C’s: Civil Registration and Census”
Saturday, November 16
“Navigating Ireland’s High C’s: Civil Registration and Census”  (Monthly Meetings)
1:30 pm
Gaelic League 2068 Michigan Ave. Detroit, MI 48216

Richard M. Doherty is a professional genealogist, lecturer and author with over 40 years of experience who specializes in Irish research. He has made 38 research trips to Ireland, and has lectured on various Irish genealogical topics since 1982 in the U.S., Canada, and Ireland, including two Irish Genealogical Congresses (Trinity College, Dublin, and Maynooth College, Co. Kildare, Ireland); the Back To Our Past event at the Royal Dublin Society in Dublin; and the 1st Celtic Connections Conference in Waltham, MA.  Dick has appeared on televised talk shows discussing Irish genealogy, and has a personal Irish library of over 750 books. He has been president of the Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan (1998-2000 and 2004-2006), the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research (1986-1988 and 2011-2015), and the Oakland County Genealogical Society (1979-1983).

Dick is the Director of Celtic Quest, LLC, organizing genealogical research trips to Ireland’s archives and repositories. Dick is a delegate to the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Michigan Genealogical Council, and is also a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild.

His publications include: “Oral Tradition: The Forgotten Source”, Aspects of Irish Genealogy II (Dublin, 1996); “Tracking Irish Generations in Land Valuation Records”, NGS NewsMagazine (July/August/September 2005); was an advisor to the 2nd Edition of Tracing Your Kerry Ancestors by Michael H. O’Connor (Dublin, 1994). Dick writes the monthly “Our Celtic Quest” column for the Irish Tree, the newsletter of the Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan, and for the Ontario Genealogical Society Irish Special Interest Group website. Dick has also contributed articles to: Genealogical Computing, Digital Genealogist, the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine, and the Oakland County Genealogical Society Quarterly. He also holds society memberships in the Ontario Genealogical Society (and 5 branches), the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society (Ireland), the Irish Genealogical Research Society (London), and the Irish Genealogical Society International. His other genealogical interests include: Ontario, Scotland, England, Germany, and the Czech Republic.




Saturday, January 18, 2020
"Don't Tell Me You Can't Find Anything on FamilySeach.org"  (Monthly Meetings)
1:30 pm
Gaelic League 2068 Michigan Ave. Detroit, MI 48216
Dr. Barbara Hofmann and Kathy Stricher describe their presentation:
"FamilySearch has thousands of FREE record collections (almost 2,400 of them are on the https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/listsite), and many of them are not indexed and cannot be searched using search fields. Many more FREE record collections have been digitized and are accessible only through the Family Search Library Catalog (https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/search).
"These sets were digitized from FHL microfilms. Think of them as "digital microfilm" - you have to browse the unindexed records. There are finding aids to help the researcher find records for their ancestors - waypoints, volumes, volume indexes, etc. This presentation will demonstrate how to find records for your ancestors in probate, land, vital, church, and other unindexed records."
After the presentation, we want to try to help attendees with their specific research problems for which FamilySearch digital microfilm may provide the solution.
Attendees are requested to decide on a problem statement for one of your ancestors or localities - something specific pertaining to one of your ancestors and/or a specific place (non-Ireland).
The hope is that we can go through several of these problems on the screen, and perhaps some of our more experienced researchers can help other attendees. We will pass a sheet around to collect the problem statements during the presentation.
 



Saturday, February 15, 2020
Historic U.S. Federal Census Records  (Monthly Meetings)
1:39 pm
Gaelic League 2068 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
Kathy Petlewski's presentation, "Historic U.S. Federal Census Records" -   covers the first 23 population schedules as well as the lesser known special schedules, such as mortality, DDD. agricultural, manufacturing, and veterans schedules; the information they contain, and where to find them online



Saturday, March 28, 2020
"Do's and Don'ts of Cemetery Research"  (Monthly Meetings)
1:30 pm
Gaelic League 2068 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
Gail Hershenzon....More information to follow.



Saturday, April 18, 2020
"Researching Your Ohio Ancestors"  (Monthly Meetings)
1:30 pm
Gaelic League 2068 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
Shirley Gage Hodges has been actively doing genealogical research since 1967. She has taught genealogy classes in Community Education Programs at various high schools and has also been a guest lecturer for several Michigan State University, The Union Institute and Davenport College programs.

Shirley has presented lecturers, seminars and workshops locally and regionally both in the United States and Canada since 1994. Her lectures are accompanied by visual aids, handouts and examples.

Although Shirley specializes in tracing your female ancestors she covers a wide variety of topics for both the novice and advanced genealogist. Her interest in sharing her love of genealogical research and her sense of humor have delighted audiences.

In 2006 Shirley was elected to the office of President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild where she served until 2010.

Her memberships include The Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society and numerous state and local societies. Shirley was recently honored with the Eaton County (Michigan) Heritage Award and the Library of Michigan Genealogy Appreciation Award



Saturday, May 16, 2020
"Researching On Location"  (Monthly Meetings)
1:30 pm
Gaelic League 2068 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
Judy Nimer Chipps Muhn is a member of OCGS and a professional genealogist with Lineage Journeys: specializing in French-Canadian, Acadian, Native/First Nations and Michigan research.