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Off the Beaten Path: Small Local History Collections & Genealogy Research

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Jessica Trotter

Small historical and genealogical archives and collections are often hidden gems with materials unique to their community. They can provide sources to help break down brick walls or add context and history to flesh out the stories in your research. This presentation offers strategies for finding collections as well as examples of what they might include.

Our speaker, Jessica Trotter, is a trained archivist working in public libraries. She has presented at national, state, and local events including the 2018 and 2020 NGS Conferences, for the Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library, the annual Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar hosted by the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan Genealogical Council, as well as for many genealogical societies and public libraries.

We hope for a hybrid meeting, but the meeting may be virtual only, depending onĀ  restrictions. Please check back a week before the meeting for information regarding location and registration for the virtual presentation.


May 2
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Oakland County Genealogical Society
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