Did family stories hint that someone spent time in a juvenile facility when they were young? This session may shed light on searching these records just recently made available.
Juvenile Records & Open Access:
State Training School Records at the Archives of Michigan
Annakathryn Welch, Archives of Michigan, will present records closed until recently from the State Training Schools. The Archives of Michigan has long held records from the Michigan Boys Training School and the Girls Training School at Adrian. Until recently, these records were closed. However, due to new policy changes, state training school records that are more than 75 years old are available for research. This presentation will cover the types of records found in these collections, the information those records contain, the procedure for accessing these records, and a case study.
Annakathryn is an Assistant Archivist at the Archives of Michigan where she handles reference inquiries, processes reproduction and permissions requests and works on digitization projects. She is currently a graduate student in the MLIS program at Wayne State University where she is specializing in Archival Administration.
The Abrams Foundation Family History Seminar will be held in Lansing on July 12-13 and will feature Tina Beaird, MLIS. Brought to you by the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan Genealogical Council, the event’s information, program schedule, and registration page can all be found here: https://seekingmichigan.org/events/2019-abrams-foundation-family-history-seminar.
Anna’s presentation (Session L) is Saturday, July 13, 2:30 – 3:30p.
We look forward to seeing you here in Lansing next month!