Friday, June 15, 2012

Upcoming Events : June 18 KVGS & June 25 VBRGS

JUNE 25 - "Color Your Ancestor Alive!" will be the first topic of the evening at a special meeting event sponsored by the Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society (VBRGS), Monday, June 25, 2012, 6 p.m. at the Webster Memorial Library in Decatur.  This lecture will be followed by "STUMBLE - My Favorite Way to Find Ancestors," both being presented by genealogist, Karen Krugman.

Karen, a native of Florida, has been a Michigan resident for the last 20 years and now resides in Bloomfield Hills.  She has been a professional family history researcher since 1998.  Her lectures are given with her own unique form of humor and are fun as well as informative.  In addition to authoring five family history books and co-authoring The Ford Family Cemetery book, Karen has actively served for the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, the Ford Genealogy Club, and the Oakland County Genealogical Society.  She was also a six-year volunteer for the Library of Michigan, Lansing.

The evening will also serve as the 25th anniversary celebration of the VBRGS which organized in April 1987.  The public is invited to attend the celebration and free programs as the society's guests.  For more information, contact program chairman, Ann Flora.

JUNE 18 - The Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society will wind up its program season with "Putting Together a Genealogical Lineage" Monday, June 18, 7 p.m. at the Portage District Library.  Toni Benson (yours truly), local history librarian for the Van Buren District Library, will give this lecture with appeal to  beginning, intermediate and advanced family historians alike.  Additional details about this program may be found in our October 17 post.

Immediately preceding the 7 o'clock program will be a KVGS mini class, "Researching in the British Isles," at 6:15 p.m.  The public is invited to attend.  For more information contact the society.

Nameless Picture of the Day
unknown young man
photographer - Hughson, Dowagiac

Can you identify the young man in this cabinet card?  Do you have any knowledge of the photographer?  Please contact us if you have any information and we will publish it in a future blog.  Please include the photo's catalog number with your e-mail.