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Sunday, October 13
Genealogy and the Preservation of Your Family Treasures  (Training)
2:00 pm
Detroit Public Library, Main Branch, Explorers Room
Presenter: Romie Minor, Assistant Manager, Burton Historical Collection 
This presentation will focus on the preservation of your personal family treasures such as: birth, marriage, death records; military and immigration records, photographs, personal letters, postcards, family genealogies, family bibles & diaries and other items that will preserve your story for future generations.
 


A Journey of Life: Who's Writing Your Story? - Dr. Deborah Abbott
Saturday, October 19
A Journey of Life: Who's Writing Your Story? - Dr. Deborah Abbott  (Special Events)
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
WCCCD Northwest Campus, 8200 W. Outer Drive, Detroit, MI 48219


Saturday, October 26
Michigan Underground Railroad Heritage Gathering  (Conferences)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Michigan History Center, 702 West Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI
Registration required, $10 includes lunch.


Saturday, October 26
Telling African American and African Canadian Stories  (Special Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Chesterfield Township Library, 50560 Patricia St, Chesterfield, MI 48051
Board members Cheryl Garnett and Omer Jean Wiborn will present.



A Conversation with Kenyatta Berry: Uncovering Your Ancestry
Saturday, November 2
A Conversation with Kenyatta Berry: Uncovering Your Ancestry  (Special Events)
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Detroit Public Library, Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium
A Conversation with Kenyatta Berry: Uncovering Your Ancestry” in Detroit
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
at the Detroit Public Library, Main Branch
5201 Woodward Avenue
Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium, Lower Level
 
Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society, the first genealogical society in the State of Michigan dedicated to the research and preservation of African-American history, presents a special program, in collaboration with Source Booksellers,  in honor of the Society’s 40th Anniversary featuring nationally recognized genealogist, author, television host and Detroit native Kenyatta Berry.  
 
Berry is author of the new book The Family Tree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy.
 
Join us for this exciting opportunity to enjoy a “Conversation with Kenyatta D. Berry,” co-host of the PBS series Genealogy Roadshow.  Kenyatta will be in Detroit to talk about genealogy, family history, and her new book, The Family Tree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy. Copies of the book will be on sale at the event, beginning at 10:00 a.m., for $19.99 each plus tax. Cash or credit cards will be accepted. No checks, please!
 
The Family Tree Toolkit is designed to help genealogists navigate the sometimes overwhelming, sometimes treacherous, sometimes exhilarating pathways to finding ancestors. From how and where to begin, to what records are available online and in repositories, from what to do once you find the information, to how to share your story, and (of course DNA) discoveries.
 
Kenyatta D. Berry is a professional genealogist, entrepreneur and attorney with more than 20 years of experience in genealogical research and writing. She began her genealogical journey with research at the State Library of Michigan in Lansing while in law school. A native of Detroit, Berry graduated from Bates Academy, Cass Technical High School, Michigan State University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She has deep roots in Detroit, the city in which her ancestors have lived since the 1920s.
 
It all takes place on Saturday, November 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the Main Branch of the Detroit Public Library in Detroit’s Cultural Center. Doors open at 10:00 a.m... The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.  Advance registration is required. Please RSVP here for tickets.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-conversation-with-kenyatta-berry-uncovering-your-ancestry-tickets-75808257539


Saturday, November 9
Michigan Genealogical Council 2019 Fall Family History Event  (Conferences)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Michigan History Center, 702 West Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI
Registration is available now. Please visit the MGC website mimgc.org for session descriptions, speaker biographies, and registration options. Attendees may register online or via postal mail. Free registration is offered to students, with a valid student ID, presented at check in. Registering by October 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm will save you $10. Early bird registration is $50; regular registration is $60.



Saturday, January 4, 2020
JANUARY MEETING  (Meetings)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, Old Fine Arts Rm



Saturday, February 1, 2020
FEBRUARY MEETING  (Meetings)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, Old Fine Arts Rm



Friday, March 27, 2020 through Saturday, March 28, 2020
Michigan In Perspective: The Local History Conference  (Conferences)
Wyndham Gardens, 34911 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights, Michigan



Saturday, April 4, 2020
APRIL MEETING  (Meetings)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, Old Fine Arts Rm



Saturday, May 2, 2020
MAY MEETING  (Meetings)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, Old Fine Arts Rm
Annual Meeting