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The mission of the Gogebic Range Genealogical Society is to promote and assist with the research and preservation of genealogy and family history of the Gogebic Range area. This area encompasses Gogebic County, Michigan, and Iron County, Wisconsin.  

 

Our genealogical society is dedicated to helping you find your roots on the Gogebic Range. Our obituary database contains the names of over 70,000 residents who lived on the Gogebic Range between 1890 and the present. Hundreds of records are being added every month.  

 

Our October 2015 newsletter is available...  just Click on 'Newsletters' above!  

 

Note:  We are letting you know that the Northern Waters Genealogical Society, in the county just south of us, has WONDERFUL monthly speakers about how to research different topics, and a support system to help you connect to genealogical resources in the area and on the internet.  Their meetings are only an hour drive southeast of us.  Please take a moment to see their highlighted speakers... you might want to attend!!  See their meeting schedules at their website at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~winwgs/meetings.htm  Their upcoming meetings:    

 

Tuesday

July 5,

7:00-9:00 pm

Presque Isle Community Library lower level

Revolutionary War Genealogy - a prerecorded webinar featuring Beth Foulk. Beth Is a teacher, genealogist and historian who will share her knowledge of types of military and non military Revolutionary War service and where to locate records of our ancestors.

 

Tuesday

August 2,

5:30-7:30 pm

Manitowish Waters Community Center

Annual Picnic

Tuesday

September 6,

6:30-8:30

Presque Isle Cemetery

The Stories beneath the Stones, a Cemetery Walk This program will be a historical walking tour of the older section of this community cemetery. Members of the NWGS, descendants of early residents, and volunteers will portray the lives of a few of the early settlers and pioneers of the community of Winegar, now Presque Isle.

 

In case of rain, a “virtual”  cemetery walk will be held at the Presque Isle Community Center, 7:00-9:00.(same program, only in doors with slide show and same speakers)

Tuesday

October 4,

7:00-9:00 pm

Boulder Junction Community Center

German-American Resources for Genealogists, presented by Antje Petty, Assistant Director at the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her work at the Institute, Antje has extensively explored the family histories of Americans who emigrated from German-speaking Europe.

Tuesday

November 1,

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Boulder Junction Community Center

Honoring and Documenting our Ancestors who served in the Military online and on land. Details  TBA

 

Tuesday

December 6,

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Manitowish Waters Community Center

Every Picture has a story! Bring you funniest, most unusual, or revealing vintage family photograph to share as we celebrate another year of genealogical sleuthing.

 

 

 

 

A note from the President.. Until we are able to offer more extensive on-site cemetery listings, we ask that you contact the Gogebic Range Genealogical Society (e-mail or postal mail) for assistance with cemetery look-ups. We will be glad to help in any way possible. Gary Harrington - President, GRGS: email me at twolees1@chartermi.net NEW Monthly GRGS board meeting minutes can be found at the 'meetings' button above! Gogebic Roots cannot continue to exist without your monetary help and involvement. Please consider becoming a paid member. The cost is $12.00 annually for an individual membership. Family and Life memberships are also available.

 

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