The benefit of engaged, active and hard-working volunteers was in evidence at the Michigan Genealogical Council delegate meeting on May 10th. Honoring volunteers and the societies they support is a highlight of these delegate meetings and there was much to celebrate at this session.
The National Genealogical Society 2018 Family History Conference was a huge success due to the volunteers of the Western Michigan Genealogical Society. They were honored with a certificate from MGC Conference coordinator Tom Koselka and pictured here are Mindy Koole, Don Bryant, and Sue Irvine (and others).
Societies with years of service in their communities to the family historians were: 1) the Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan, for their 40th Anniversary. Shown here are President Valerie Koselka and Jill O’Sullivan (with some of their members) presented with a certificate from Barbara Curtindale, MGC Historian and Awards Chairman. and
2) the St. Clair Shores Family History Group, shown here with President Katherine Willson, and Francine Warsalla and Vicky Armstrong.
Congratulations to everyone!!!!
And special recognition was given to Brenda Lendyke for her book, Research in Michigan, published by the National Genealogical Society and SOLD OUT at the NGS 2018 Family History Conference! While she was paid for her work by NGS, Brenda graciously donated her payment to the Michigan Genealogical Council. Thank you, Brenda, for your support to MGC in so many ways!