Grand Traverse Area genealogical Society
serving Northern Michigan Counties, Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse and Leelanau
New Resource available!!
NEW MANUSCRIPT PUBLISHED BY GTAGS
Local News, 1858 to 1865, from the Grand Traverse Herald contains the transcriptions of all Grand Traverse area articles published in this pioneer newspaper during its first seven years. The editor, Morgan Bates, wrote about farming, lumbering, shipping, complained about problems of mail delivery, promoted his Republican political views, and noted the marriages and deaths of local residents. Reading the articles provides a sense of what life was like for the earliest settlers in the region.
The new volume has 192 pages of transcriptions and an index of the 4,900 individuals, businesses, and ships mentioned.
Compiled by J. Homer Thiel
GTAGS is offering it for sale at $25.00 & it comes in unbound loose sheets or CD in PDF.
Shipping is an additional $5.00
Those wanting to purchase should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 231 941-0547.
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New Grand Traverse Journal
This is a locally produced digital magazine featuring nature and local history from the Grand Traverse Region: Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau Counties
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GTAGS 2017 Schedule
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Free Legacy family tree webinars
Traverse Area District Library Woodmere will once again broadcast live select Legacy Family Tree webinars. Distractions and interruptions happen when viewing at home or work.
Mark your calendar and come watch on our big screen in the Thirlby Room.Check out the books in our Genealogy Collection, connect to our Wi-Fi or use our Library Edition of Ancestry.com before or after the webinar. No Registration is required and you are welcome to bring your lunch to the webinar (food only allowed in Thirlby Room during the webinar)
For more information or a list of future webinars call the TADL Reference Desk at 231-932-8502.
February 22nd- Finding Missing Persons with DNA Testing
March 22nd - Picture This: Images you can freely use
March 29th - Quaker Genealogy Resources
April 26th - Neighborhood Reconstruction - Effective use of Land Records
We have a great line up of speakers
for the coming year.. mark your
calendar and plan to join us!
Amy Barritt, TADL
Update on the Library resources
Writing your family history
Voices from the asylum
Pam Barnett, Parkland Peace
Cremains- settling the matter
Are held the 3rd Thursday of each month March thru November at 1:00pm unless otherwise noted.
Meetings are held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3746 Veterans Drive, Traverse City, Michigan
Event is Free of Charge and the
Public is welcome to attend!