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THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MICHIGAN PRESENTS - MICHIGAN IN PERSPECTIVE: THE LOCAL HISTORY CONFERENCE
Friday, March 22 through Saturday, March 23
THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MICHIGAN PRESENTS - MICHIGAN IN PERSPECTIVE: THE LOCAL HISTORY CONFERENCE  (Conferences)
Wyndham Gardens, 34911 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights, Michigan


Wednesday, March 27
New Detroit's Genealogy and Storytelling Racial Healing Project  (Special Events)
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Planel Discussion about the Genealogy and Storytelling Racial Healing Project  (FHWGS provided the genealogy component)
Presentations by partners from Detroit, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Chicago
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Storytelling Performance curated by: The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers
(cash bar available)
 
 



NAVIGATING ONLINE RESEARCH SITES
Saturday, April 6
NAVIGATING ONLINE RESEARCH SITES  (Meetings)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
Facilitators will demonstrate and provide tips on using popular on-line genealogy research websites including Ancestry, Family Search and My Heritage.


Thursday, April 11
Finding Your Roots Screening & Panel Discussion  (Special Events)
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Detroit Public Library, Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium
Join Detroit Public TV for a SCREENING of a special episode of “Finding Your Roots,” featuring the ancestry of two trailblazing and charismatic African-American performers: award-winning actress and Detroit native S. Epatha Merkerson and football legend and television star Michael Strahan.
Following the screening, there will be a panel of genealogical and academic authorities who will discuss the issues raised by the episode and answer questions from the audience. Panelists include: Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D., adjunct faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research at Samford University and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh; De Witt S. Dykes, Jr., an associate professor at Oakland University; and Leslie Williams, past president of the Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society.
The doors to the event will open at 5 p.m., with a reception at 5:30 p.m. The program will being at 6 p.m. 
The presentation will take place in the Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium on the lower level of the library, which is located at 5201 Woodward Ave in Detroit’s Cultural Center.



Saturday, May 4
FHWGS ANNUAL MEETING  (Meetings)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
Election of officers.  Member “Show and Tell”, an opportunity for members to share family photos, artifacts, breakthroughs and discoveries.  


Wednesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 11
NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 2019 FAMILY HISTORY CONFERENCE  (Conferences)
St. Charles, MO



Saturday, June 8
Annual Karl Hamilton Field Trip  (Trips)
Lenawee County UGGR Historic Sites & Black Fire Winery in Tecumseh, MI



Saturday, September 7
SEPTEMBER MEETING  (Meetings)



Saturday, October 5
OCTOBER MEETING  (Meetings)



Saturday, November 2
NOVEMBER MEETING  (Meetings)