Story Telling Techniques to Improve your Family Narrative

Virtual

Storytelling techniques can enhance any type or length of story. Author Laura Hedgecock illustrates how family history storytellers can borrow concepts from creative nonfiction to empower their narratives to connect through generations. LAURA HEDGECOCK is passionate about telling stories and connecting with others. She comes by that passion honestly; her grandmother, Hazel Crymes, wrote throughout …

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DNA Special Interest Group

Virtual

An online presentation via Zoom. Watch this space and our Facebook page as they may be in-person meetings in the future. Check back for the topic. These are held cooperatively with the Highland Township Library, and currently use the Library’s Zoom virtual platform for the presentation. Registration is required for the events. Access the sign-up …

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OCGS Board Meeting

Virtual

Currently schedule as virtual. Board members will receive a Zoom link in advance. Members who wish to attend should email info@ocgsmi.org with their request.

Probate Records

Virtual

Laressa Northrup will present an overview of estate records created when a person died will include individuals with and without will; and guardianship and coroner’s records. We will discuss what may be included in a probate record and what clues to look for. Types of wills, inheritance laws, and where to find probate records will …

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Researching in German Civil and Parish Records

Virtual

Alexander Tolksdorf will make this  presentation which is designed to help those new to researching German records. It will  focus specifically on how/where to locate the records and how to interpret the records. This ranges from using FamilySearch's catalog to using German repositories like Archion.de to contacting local archives. Additional attention will be provided to …

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Tracing Your Dutch Roots

Virtual

Many communities across the United States boast a rich Dutch heritage, owing their founding and regional culture to the influence of Dutch immigration. This presentation will explore resources and techniques to trace your Dutch ancestors in the United States and back into the Netherlands, with additional emphasis on cultural and historical context that surrounded the …

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Seeking a Higher Source: The Records of Faith Communities

Virtual

Key events in our ancestors’ lives were often documented in the faith communities in which they worshiped. Exploring the records and their importance across faith  communities. OCGS President Judy Nimer Muhn will provide information about the types of records, locations of archives and access to records, and the key ways that these records can enrich …

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DNA Special Interest group

Virtual

An online presentation via Zoom. Watch this space and our Facebook page as they may be in-person meetings in the future. Check back for the topic. These are held cooperatively with the Highland Township Library, and currently use the Library’s Zoom virtual platform for the presentation. Registration is required for the events.  Access the sign-up …

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OCGS Board Meeting

Virtual

Currently schedule as virtual. Board members will receive a Zoom link in advance. Members who wish to attend should email info@ocgsmi.org with their request.

Colonial New York Research

Virtual

Many people descend from ancestors that helped form this wonderful country. However, for a variety of reasons, we tend to stop at the War of Independence. There is a wealth of information available for those that were here prior to the Revolutionary War. Join us to learn the records that are available and where they …

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DNA Special Interest Group

Virtual

An online presentation via Zoom. Watch this space and our Facebook page as they may be in-person meetings in the future. Check back for the topic. These are held cooperatively with the Highland Township Library, and currently use the Library’s Zoom virtual platform for the presentation. Registration is required for the events. Access the sign-up …

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