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Saturday, January 18, 2020
"Don't Tell Me You Can't Find Anything on"  (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, 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 (
"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.