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WMGS Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, January 8 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In January, our presenter will be Katherine R. Willson of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Katherine is an engaging and dynamic lecturer at local, regional, and national
conferences. She’s the founder and president of the Virtual Genealogical Society, a
member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Professional Genealogists, the
Publicity Chair for the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2019 Conference, and a
member of the National Genealogical Society. In addition, she is the author of The
Genealogist’s Guide to Grand Rapids, Michigan (published in 2018 by The In-Depth
Genealogist). A noted expert on the use of Facebook for genealogy, she’s continually
updating her list of Facebook genealogy/history links on her website, with a current total of over 14,500 links.
She also maintains a list of 160+ links to instructional genealogical channels on YouTube on her site. Her website at https://socialmediagenealogy.com/resources/ contains those lists, as well as a variety of other resources.
Katherine’s presentation to us at the Agawam Senior Center is titled “They Didn’t All Come Through Ellis Island! Finding & Analyzing Passenger Arrival Lists.” As Katherine says, “If as many ancestors came through Ellis Island as families are led to believe, the island would have sunk!” She will explain the multiple points of departure from Europe, ports of entry into the U.S., how to find passenger arrival lists online, and how to analyze these lists as a means of filling in your ancestors’ life stories.
Be sure to join us for Katherine Willson’s presentation on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020!