Genealogy can be an incredibly engaging experience for those interested in learning more about the histories of the ancestors who have influenced their lives. This workshop introduces the study of family history. Attendees will become familiar with basic concepts of research, including locating sources, identifying categories of sources, and organizing information.
Historic house tours, site tours, cemetery tours, historic district tours, tours for children or adults—all are popular but require preparation to succeed. Learn the steps to create successful tours, including how to recruit and train guides, write scripts, time the events, secure permissions from off-site locations, and decide on fees.
You’ve mastered the basics—now it’s time to climb higher into the family tree’s branches. This workshop will go beyond the research ABCs, giving attendees the tools to find obscure sources of information, locate and identify categories of resources, organize information, and create a systematic approach to researching family histories.
The Historical Society of Michigan announces its 2021 State History Award winners, recognized during the Annual Meeting and Michigan History Conference on September 24-25, 2021. The State History Awards are presented every year to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the appreciation, collection, preservation and/or promotion of state and local history.
The Michigan Historical Review, the state's premier academic journal, will now be produced and published by HSM Publications.
The Historical Society of Michigan is expanding its series of recognition awards by launching the new Michigan Heritage Home™ program.