Discover How to Mine Michigan's Genealogical Gems at Library of Michigan Seminar July 21-22; Keynote Address Explores Future of Family History Research
"Highlighting some of the diverse resources that make the Library of Michigan one of the top 10 genealogy collections in the nation, and Michigan a state rich with family history materials, the Library of Michigan's 2006 Abrams Genealogy Seminar will help Michigan residents learn to use these tools more effectively. Genealogy experts from libraries across the region will introduce family history researchers to their unique historical collections during the seminar, taking place at the Michigan Library and Historical Center in Lansing on Friday, July 21 (1 to 4:30 p.m.) and Saturday, July 22 (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Participants may mix and match sessions from two research tracks. The first will focus on popular research areas and emphasize resources at the Library of Michigan, including: beginning genealogy, online genealogy research, Irish genealogy, researching female ancestors, ships' passenger lists and Michigan vital records. The second track features sessions spotlighting the collections at the Library of Michigan, as well as those of:
- Allen County (Ind.) Public Library,
- Archives of Michigan
- Bentley Historical Library at the University of
- Burton Historical Collection at the Detroit Public Library,
- Local History and Archival Collections at the Grand Rapids
Full Schedule of the Seminar
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