11th Annual Family History Festival

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Not Far From the Tree


October 8, 2016


Detroit Society for Genealogical Research
Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society
Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation
Louisa St. Clair Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Registration and refreshments outside Friends Auditorium

Receive your packet with the day’s schedule and other handouts (and your lunch ticket, if you pre-ordered from us) and then go to the Staff Lounge for refreshments provided by the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research.


10:45 a.m. – Noon

Thomas MacEntee 

The Genealogy Do-Over:  A Year of Learning from Mistakes

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Deborah A. Abbott

Researching Funeral Home Records: Looking for the Dead


1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

If you pre-ordered a lunch, please come to the Staff Lounge.  All lunches must be pre-ordered.  Please see lunch registration below for details.

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Thomas MacEntee

The 15 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists


4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Dr. Deborah A. Abbott


Breaking the Brick Wall:  Researching in Black and White


PLEASE NOTE: The Burton Historical Collection will be open with full reference service from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Lunch Registration



Sandwich options:


_____ Blackened Chicken Wrap – sliced blackened chicken breast, lettuce,  tomato, red onion and honey mustard wrapped in lawash


____ Ham and Cheese Wrap – Black Forest ham, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato & honey mustard wrapped In lawash


____  Martha’s Vineyard Salad – light organic mixed greens and Romaine, croutons, candied almonds, gorgonzola cheese, dried cherries and pickled red onion.  Served with house made honey raspberry vinaigrette


____ Roasted Turkey Wrap – roasted turkey, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and red onion with lemon-dill Ranch dressing wrapped in lawash


All lunches include chips, cookie, and bottled water

Please return the Lunch Registration Form and payment to:

Burton Historical Collection - FHF

Detroit Public Library


5201 Woodward Avenue • Detroit, MI 48202


Lunches ordered   ___ x  $12.00  = Amount Owed _______

We accept cash, check, or money order. 

Please make check or money order payable to: 


Detroit Public Library





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