Since I do a lot of genealogy research with my computer and I’m not an expert in computers, I subscribe to the LangaList free e-newsletter, which from time to time mentions software programs which are helpful to me. Some are little programs which help me organize more efficiently, some are just useful instructions about cleaning up my computer. For your convenience, I’ve put the link to the e-newsletter blog on the Blogroll in the right column. You might pick up some useful computer tips there.
This is called a workshop, but it’s really an informal class in using records within the Genealogy Department of Hackley Public Library in Muskegon, Michigan and on the internet. Free instruction and help is provided by the Muskegon County Genealogical Society members.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2006, 9:30-11:30 am. at Hackley Public Library, 316 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon 49440. If you don’t want to climb stairs, go in through the side door off the alley – it leads to the Genealogy Department.
If you need personal instruction or help doing your family history, or you live too far away to research in Muskegon, or you need information right away without delay, check out my Muskegon genealogy researcher services.
Free genealogy classes on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings will be given for 2007 by the Muskegon County Genealogy Society at various locations in Muskegon County. They are suitable for beginners, intermediate, and advanced genealogy researchers. The classes are free, and if you wish to have an information “Packet,” you may purchase it for a $5 donation which covers the cost of the many handouts included. The dates for 2007 are listed below, and the locations will be announced later:
SATURDAYS, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m:
June, July, August – no classes
TUESDAYS, 6 – 7:45 p.m:
June, July, August – no classes
December – no class
I’m hoping my new adventure in genealogy research blogging will result in your new knowledge about your Muskegon County, MI ancestors or solutions to puzzles.
Hands-on genealogists want to do most of your sleuthing personally. But if you can’t, for one reason or other, my prompt personal attention and help is available at a reasonable fee for Muskegon County at Muskegon genealogy research.
Muskegon, Michigan is rockin’ and rollin’ with events related to genealogy this month. The Muskegon County Genealogy Society offers many events. Free classes are spread throughout the county in various townships to get you started or improve your research – the classes are free, and if you wish, you may purchase the “Packet” instructions and sample forms for a $5 donation. I emphasize that the classes are free, given by the knowledgeable society members.
Pioneer Certificates were presented on Sunday, 8 October 2006 by the Muskegon Genealogy Society at the Muskegon County Museum. They are issued to descendants and honor pioneers who settled in the County of Muskegon from its beginning through 1929. “Pioneer” category certificates are for people who settled up to and including 1889. “Settler” category certificates are for those who settled from 1890 up to and including 1929. Regardless of the category, they are all Pioneers. The descendants must prove their descent from the pioneers, following current genealogical standards. The current application fee is $10. Find out more about the Muskegon County Pioneer Certificate Program.