Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Genealogy Seminar in Michigan

Here's a summertime treat for Michigan genealogy hobbyists... a seminar at the State of Michigan Library in Lansing. It looks like it has something for every level of researcher from the novice to the more experienced.

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
    Public Library.
Registration for the 2006 Abrams Genealogy Seminar is $35. This includes a boxed lunch on Saturday and a seminar syllabus. Rooms are available at the nearby Radisson Hotel, and guests may mention the Abrams Seminar to receive a discounted rate of $99. Call (517) 482-0188 for more information."

Full Schedule of the Seminar

I saw this cute little vehicle zipping around at the Motor Muster.

The problem was, it was so small and zipping around so quickly
I couldn't figure out what it was...

It seemed like every time I turned around, there it'd go again!

Eventually it stopped for a rest and was able to get up close to it.
Do you know what it is?
It's a BMW!