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Next Membership Meeting
May 4, 2019 - Annual Meeting: Election of Officers and Board, 40th Anniversary Book Narrative one-on-one reviews, State Clubs on-line resources.
Finding Your Roots Screening & Panel Discussion
April 11, 2019
Finding Your Roots Screening and Panel Discussion presented by Detroit Public TV at the Detroit Public Library. Pictured: Dr. Deborah Abbott (panelist/professional genealogist), Leslie C. Williams (moderator/Immediate Past President FHWGS), De Witt S. Dykes Jr.,(panelist/associate professor & first president of FHWGS). Also pictured sisters of actress, S. Epatha Merkerson who was featured in the episode.
April 2019 Membership Meeting
April 6, 2019
Navigating Online Research Sites. Evan Chaney - fhwgs.org, Shaun Thomas - Ancestry.com, Leslie Williams - Family Search, Jackie Downs - Storycorps.org, Shirley Burke - Facebook.com (Pictured), Cheryl Garnett - www.ourontario.ca (Pictured), Carmen Leslie-Stevens various Pan Caribbean sites, Omer Jean Winborn - various sites including library.uncg.edu/slavery.
March 2019 Local History Conference
March 23, 2019
The FHWGS workshop at Michigan In Perspective: The Local History Conference, was presented by our Immediate Past President, Leslie C. Williams and moderated by historian Jamon Jordan. The subject was the historic meeting of John Brown and Frederick Douglass in Detroit at the home of William Webb 160 years ago.