P.O. Box 879
Marshall, MI 49068

 

Our 26th Year of Serving the Genealogical Community of Calhoun County


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- 02/09/2016 Added Isabella Lilyanna Dominguez, Kenneth Nagel and Olivia Elsie Dominguez to the Pioneer Reciepient page.
 
We meet at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS Church), 16036 Old 27 North, Marshall, MI., Unless other wise noted.
 

Generations is the outstanding newsletter published by the Calhoun County Genealogical Society. It is published six times per year, and is one of the membership benefits.

An every name index for newsletters published between 1988 and 1995 is available on line.  Plans are underway to update this index in the near future. Newly added to this website are images for nearly every issue published between 1988 and 2008.

CCGS is now participating in the Amazon Smile program

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If you or anyone you know orders anything from amazon.com you can help Calhoun County Genealogical Society at the same time.  The Amazon Smile program is offered to nonprofit organizations at no cost to the society or those using Amazon.  Selecting Calhoun County Genealogical Society, Marshall Michigan as your organization insures that we will receive a portion of your purchase for our use.

To participate, log in to AmazonSmile.com rather than Amazon.com.  The same products and prices are on AmazonSmile, no changes there.  The first time you log-in, you will need to choose Calhoun County Genealogical Society, Marshall, MI as the non-profit you want to benefit.  Once you have done this a portion of all qualifying purchases will be donated to CCGS.  Just make sure you use the AmazonSmile.com and not Amazon.com when shopping.  Please help us and spread the word.  Thank you.

 

The Calhoun County Genealogical Society was established in 1988 with four specific goals in mind:

  • To gather and preserve information of genealogical value

  • To encourage the deposit of such information in suitable depositories

  • To aid genealogists in the study of family history through the exchange of knowledge

  • To publish and promote Calhoun county and other genealogical materials

CCGS Information: Contact Brenda Leyndyke

Please note:  The Calhoun County Genealogical Society currently does not have a staff able to answer specific queries about your family.  Additionally, make sure you search all the areas of this web site, and keep checking back as more data will be added.

 

Membership information:

The membership year runs from September 1 through August 31st, but memberships are accepted at any time during the year. The cost is $18 per family when receiving Generations newsletter by postal mail.  Save money by choosing to receive Generations newsletter electronically via email in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format; membership is $15 per family.  Memberships received between May 30th and September 1st are valid through the following August 31st.

Benefits include:

  • Subscription to Generations the newsletter of the Calhoun County Genealogical Society, published bimonthly
  • 10% savings on Society publications
  • 10% savings on Society outings and events
  • Monthly free meetings (no meetings July, August, December)
  • Membership card (please specifically request this)
  • Networking with other genealogists

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 Upcoming Meeting Schedule
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We meet at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS Church), 16036 Old 27 North, Marshall, MI

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February 23-Marshall District Library.  Meet at 124 W. Green St., Marshall, MI.  Local history librarian, Chelsea Johnson, will provide a tour and information on the resources available in the library‚Äôs local history collection.

*March 22-Researching War of 1812 Local genealogist, James Jackson, will provide an overview of the causes and significant events of the War of 1812, the only war partially fought on Michigan soil.  Jackson will discuss records available, including military, bounty land and pension records.

*April 26-Seeking Michigan. Archives of Michigan Archivist, Jessica Harden, will introduce attendees to the recent additions to the collections available on Seeking Michigan: death records from 1921-1952 and The Detroit News index.  She will give an overview of the numerous other collections available there. The talk will include a discussion of tips, hints, and search strategies and touch on using online indexes, guides, and catalogs to prepare for visits to the Archives of Michigan.

*May 24-Get Smart! CCGS President, Brenda Leyndyke, will present ways to keep your genealogical skills and techniques current through genealogical education.  Free resources to improve these skills will be presented.

*June 28-German Research Tips  Genealogist Don Heider, a researcher in the United States and Germany, will provide help in finding resources for tracing your German ancestors.  He will provide ways of locating areas where ancestors lived by using maps and the internet.

For more information, please contact our president, Brenda Leyndyke at MichiganCalhounGene@yahoo.com.

Inclement Weather Policy-If Marshall Public Schools are closed the day of the CCGS meeting, the CCGS meeting will be cancelled.

 

Current CCGS Bylaws adopted 9/25/2012


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