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 Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society

 

researching and preserving African American family history since 1979

 

Detroit Public Library • Burton Historical Collection • 5201 Woodward Avenue • Detroit, MI 48202

 

E-mail: fhwgsmail@yahoo.com • Web Site: http://www.fhwgs.org

 

MEETING SCHEDULE

 

Old Fine Arts Room, Detroit Public Library, Main Branch

SEPTEMBER—NOVEMBER 2016

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

OLD FINE ARTS ROOM - DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY- MAIN BRANCH

Meetings are held the first Saturday of the month unless otherwise noted

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016

          

Part 1:  A PRIMER: BRINGING OUR ANCESTORS BACK TO LIFE

 

Presenters:  Regional State Clubs Facilitators

Facilitators will lead a panel discussion, Power Point presentation, and Q&A addressing eleven key points for conducting genealogical research and gathering primary resources.

 

Part 2: FHWGS GENEALOGY AMBASSADORS

 

Introduction of a new Genealogical Buddy System Program for FHWGS Members Only

 

Throughout the program year, members who have advanced genealogical experience will assist less experienced members with their family history research; i.e., Members researching in specific states will guide a buddy or buddies researching in those states.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016 

   

10 A.M. TO 5 P.M.

Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium, DPL

 

11th ANNUAL FAMILY HISTORY FESTIVAL: NOT FAR FROM THE TREE

Co-Sponsors: Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society, Detroit Society for Genealogical Research and Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation

The annual free event features respected genealogists Dr. Deborah Abbott presenting Researching Funeral Home Records: Looking for the Dead and Breaking the Brick Wall: Researching in Black and White, and Thomas MacEntee presenting The Genealogy Do-Over and The 15 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists. Call 313-481-1401 or visit www.detroitpubliclibrary.org for a complete schedule, registration form and luncheon information.

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2016 

SEARCHING FOR ANCESTORS IN MILITARY RECORDS

Presenter:  Dale Rich

Photo Journalist, Military Records Historian, Genealogist

 

Lifelong Detroiter, Dale Rich will demonstrate methods of searching for ancestors using military and related records from the Civil War era. Primary tools to be discussed are: Civil War Military Records and Pension Files; Records from The Bureau of Freedmen Refugees and Abandoned Lands; and The Freedmen's Saving and Trust Company Bank Account Applications. The presentation includes a related exhibition and Q & A.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING:

Members and guests are invited to a special viewing of the award winning movie Glory, the American Civil War epic, in the Clara Stanton Jones Auditorium on the lower level of the library.

 

 

                          

E-mail: fhwgsmail@yahoo.com  Web Site: http://www.fhwgs.org

 

 

All meetings are free and open to the public.

Parking is available in

the library’s Putnam Street parking lot.

 

 
 

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Meetings

All meetings are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the library's Putnam Street parking lot.


Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society

Researching and preserving African American Family History since 1979. Detroit Public Library, Burton Historical Collection

5021 Woodard Avenue

Detroit, MI 48202

 

 
     

 

e-mail: fhwgsmail@yahoo.com - web site:  http://www.fhwgs.org