SCHEDULED MEETINGS AND EVENTS FOR 2020
Notes And Handouts From Previous Speakers
As a courtesy to our members We will include the highlights from our monthly speakers presentations along with any printed information they give us. (NOT ALL DO THIS) So that those who were not able to attend can have the same benefits of local members
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CHECK OUT JULY ON THE CALENDAR!!
Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar
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THE 'MEMBERS ONLY' PAGE FOR THE ARCHIVES OF THE TIMBERTOWN LOG ARE OFFICIALLY COMPLETED TO
DATE (yeah!) IF YOU HAVE MISSED ONE OF THE NEWSLETTERS YOU CAN NOW ACCESS THEM ALL
PREVIOUS SPEAKER WAS:
Debra Sheets gave us a presentation video from Rootstech 2020
Notes From our last timbertown log
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GREAT BOOKS TO READ
I have personally read this book (thank you Miss Betty) and it is a wonderful insight into mental health views of the past and present, and of Detroit, from the 20's through to the 2000's.
I grew up in a suburb of Detroit and often went downtown with my Grandmother. But I can honestly say I never knew about this place.
Mr Luxenberg shows within his story, how to do a systematic search, and how to record each person or place where interviews took place. He even includes all his notes in the back of the book. Brilliant!
I highly recommend you read it!
Big thank you to SGS member
Tad Urban for the heads up on this one!
four great Genealogy conferences
MICHIGAN GENEALOGICAL COUNCIL NEWSLETTER
Michiganology.org is going to be the Archives of Michigan go-to place for digital content. Non digital content, such as county and subject guides, will move to the Michigan.gov/mhc website.
The 1944 death certificate images are in the process of being uploaded. The date search function will NOT find records on the last date entered in the search box. It is important to remember to include a range of dates when searching.
Example: Looking for a 5 January 1932 death certificate.
Enter: 4 January 1932 -6 January 1932 for dates.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION...
Tips on how to stay happy in troubling times (CoVid-19)
By dwelling less on stress and reflecting on the positives, the BBC Future’s guide to happiness will help you to feel less overwhelmed by world events.
MILITARY HISTORY & NEWS
By Mike Sonnenberg
On the outskirts of Saginaw in the back of Oakwood Cemetery is the veterans section with a Civil War Monument surrounded by tombstones of the veterans that so proudly served in the military. You will notice one marker is cleaner than the rest of the markers. I don’t know who Ross F. Huffman is other than what is written on his marker and that he served in the infantry during World War II. His marker is in a restored state and cleaned compared to the surrounding headstones. My friend worked at the cemetery, and he told me that one of Mr. Hoffman’s relatives was researching their genealogy and family heritage when they discovered they were related to Mr. Hoffman. While visiting the cemetery, they painstakingly scrubbed and cleaned the tombstone. It stands out among the other markers but they deserve to be honored and remembered.
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LINKS FOR OUR READERS
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Saginaw County Records
Genealogy Research Strategies
Ellis Island Records and Info
Hoyt Library - Local History/Genealogy
How a Train Ticket from 1856 Solved
My Family's Greatest Mystery
BY JULIA PARK TRACEY
It was in 1990 that I began tracing my family tree, with my dad. We went through old photos from the attic, yellowed slips of newspaper with obituaries and birth notices, business cards and scrap albums, all in an effort to draw out our genealogy as far as we could. Almost everything was traceable, but we did encounter one missing piece, one family mystery that we simply couldn't solve.
ITS FREE CHECK THEM OUT !
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Learn how to D.I.G.
(Discover, Index, Genealogy)
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DID YOU KNOW?
NEWSBANK can be used for FREE with your public library card ID number. This website has newspapers to search for obituaries! CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE
MORE INTERESTING STUFF
Saginaw News Obituary Index
With over 200,00+ obituaries for you
to find. Click on the link below
A NEW WEBSITEichiganology.org
SEEKINGMICHIGAN.ORG IS NOW MICHIGANOLOGY.ORG
The second biggest change to our website – the search box in the top right corner of every page, the ability to narrow search results, the option to add comments and tags to digital objects – are all features of our host’s upgrades. As we began to incorporate these new features, we also took the opportunity to change the structure of the website as well. These changes are meant to enable our staff to handle most of the web development work necessary to maintain and expand the website.
Memories & Traditions
Grateful that we have more options than our Grandparents had...like Lye soap! ugh COUNTING MY BLESSINGS! But these tips will really help.
A GRAVE INTEREST
(I THINK I'VE SEEN SOME OF THESE IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY!!!)
By Joy Neighbors
I am a Tombstone Tourist: someone who loves to wander cemeteries. I find it akin to visiting a museum: an opportunity to enjoy rarely seen sculpture, intricate carvings, and amazing architecture, all in a tranquil outdoor setting. This blog is about cemetery culture, art, history, issues of death, and genealogy - subjects of current relevance. I usually find something that intrigues me and makes me want to dig deeper. Care to join me? Read on by clicking the link button below
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STRANGE BUT TRUE
Many, many years ago, when I was twenty-three,
I was married to a widow who was pretty as can be.
This widow had a grown-up daughter who had hair of red.
My father fell in love with her, and soon they, too, were wed.
This made my dad my son-in-law and really changed my very life,
My daughter was my mother, cause she was my father's wife.
To complicate the matter, even though it brought me joy,
I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy.
My little baby then became a brother-in-law to Dad,
And so became my uncle, though it made me very sad.
For if he was my uncle, then that also made him brother
Of the widow's grown-up daughter, who, of course, was my stepmother.
Father's wife then had a son who kept him on the run,
And he became my grandchild, for he was my daughter's son.
My wife is now my mother's mother, and it makes me blue,
Because, although she is my wife, she's my grandmother, too.
Now if my wife is my grandmother, then I'm her grandchild,
And every time I think of it, it nearly drives me wild,
For now I have become the strangest case you ever saw,
As husband of my grandmother, I am my own grandpa!
Oh, I'm my own grandpa.
I'm my own grandpa.
It sounds funny, I know, but it really is so,
Oh, I'm my own grandpa.