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Tuesday, February 15
Remember the Maine! The Spanish American War  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Farmington Community Library 23500 Liberty Street
This program will cover the events leading up to and including the war.  Derek Blount covers the relief of Peking during the Boxer Rebellion, and a discussion of what kinds of artifacts and records were created and where to find them.



Tuesday, March 15
Irish Catholic Pioneers of Michigan (1828-1860)  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Farmington Community Library 23500 Liberty Street
Abigail Eynon, past President of the Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan, will provide a tale of the immigration of Irish Catholic nationals into what would become the State of Michigan.  She will describe the timing of arrivals of these Irish pioneers; Why they came to Michigan (push); What's land got to do with it (pull); The very early critical mass in the "North Fields" of Ann Arbor; the hard evidence our Irish pioneers left behind at Old St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery; and What a genealogist can find out about strangers by starting with cemetery stones: the life lived by a few of those Irish Ioneers.



Tuesday, April 12
Genealogy at the Library on Computers  (Computer Lab Session)
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Farmington Hills Library - 32737 W. Twelve Mile Rd
Members can practice the skills they've learned throughout the year - a great opportunity to do the things we've talked about, ask questions, and collaborate on genealogical best practices! If you're not a member, you can come too and our members will help you with one-on-one help on the computers.  Call 248-553-0300 to reserve your spot and computer use.


Tuesday, April 19
Finding Family in the 1950 US Census Before it is Searchable  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Farmington Community Library 23500 Liberty Street
This session, by Tom Koselka, will cover the tools available to you to search by location: State, County, City or Township, and Enumeration District to locate your family before searching is available.  Tom's presentation will also discuss how you and other volunteers can help ensure this census is searchable by researchers.  The process is reportedly different than the process used ten years ago.



Tuesday, May 17
Genealogy Jeopardy  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Farmington Community Library 23500 Liberty Street
Join us to see how good you are at the game of Jeopardy but with a genealogy twist!  We will have two teams who will try and answer questions about methodology and research techniques.  If either team doesn't get the answer, the audience can chime in.  Come join us.