Thursday, March 31 was our first awesome fundraising night
at Culver's in Cadillac, 2016.

Please take a minute to listen to a radio soundbite by our own Ron Jacobs.

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Thursday, September 3rd was an awesome fundraising night
at Culver's in Cadillac.

September 12, 2015 was our annual workshop.
Presenters were Debra Miller-Tossey and Gerri Kienitz-Johnson from the Osceola Genealogy Society in Reed City, MI.
They did an outstanding presentation on Family History Websites.
We learned about a lot of sites we hadn't visited and plenty of tips and tricks.
We all enjoyed it very much.  Thanks ladies for sharing your wit, wisdom, knowledge and time with us.

Thursday, September 3rd was an awesome fundraising night
at Culver's in Cadillac.
Thank you all so much for coming out and supporting WGO
by serving or by dining.  You are all appreciated to the MAX.


Thursday, June 18th was our first fund raiser in 2015 at Culver's in Cadillac.
Thanks to everyone that came to serve, dine and visit.
It is extra nice to eat there for our Gluten Free friends and family including myself.

We were all decked out in our snazzy new green shirts and black aprons.  
We looked pretty good if I must say so myself.

June 12th 2015 we took our meeting on the road.  We took a trip to the Grand Rapids Public Library, we were welcomed and given a tour of the Genealogy floor, the resources, different areas, use of the computers and some found more genealogy than others, but that is normal.
It was a beautiful day and everyone had a wonderful time.

June 7, 2015 we assisted the Cadillac Chamber of Commerence with their annual
Back to the Bricks car show.
We had 3 locations to sell tickets for a drawing and sell Back to the Bricks t-shirts.
Though it was a rainy day, there were a lot of cars lined up on both sides of Cadillac's main street and more people than I would have expected came out for the activities and see the old cars.  We all had a good time and enjoyed doing it despite the rain, we were under cover you see.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 we held our annual garage sale.  Despite the cold rainy weather, sales were good and the baked goods sold real well.
Thursday, October 2, 2014 was our last fund raiser in 2014 at Culver's in Cadillac.
Thanks to all of you that came out to be served by our friendly genealogists and dine on some of the most delicious food outside of your home kitchen.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 was our annual Cemetery Tour.
This year we toured the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cadillac, Mi.  It was extrememly interesting and the weather was awesome.


Thursday, September 18, 2014 was another successful fund raising event at Culver's in Cadillac..  Thanks once again to each and everyone that took part, whether working or dining, we couldn't have done it w/o YOU.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 was our annual workshop.
Bev Trew Palmer brought a vast array of items she sells on her website,
Check it out you'll be amazed at all the "Fun Stuff" she has available.
We were also very enlightened and informed about the DNA experiences of Alison Walters.
All in all, a great time was had by all.
Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 was a tour of an old home, a village with several old buildings, libraries and genealogy rooms in Roscommon, Houghton Lake and Prudenville.  It rained, but didn't dampen our spirits at all.  It was a wonderful, time well spent trip.

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 we held a very successful rummage sale.
May 3rd, 2014 was our "Third Annual" Open House.
ay.Enjoyed by all very much.
Top Sjogren ran a video of different interesting era's
and explaining all the points of interest.
He's a walking breathing history book...
We were so fortunate to have him for the day.

Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 2013 was our annual holiday/meeting.  A great time of fellowship and dining was had by all.


Thursday, October 24, 2013 was our tenth successful fund raising event at Culver's in Cadillac..  Thanks once again to each and everyone that took part, whether working or dining, we couldn't have done it w/o YOU.


Thursday, September 19, 2013 was our ninth successful fund raising event at Culver's in Cadillac..  Thanks to each and everyone that took part, whether working or dining, we couldn't have done it w/o YOU.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013 was our annual Maple Hill Cemetery tour.  The weather was co-operative and a good time of fellowship and information was enjoyed by all.


Saturday, September 14, 2013 was our annual Genealogy Workshop...  Speakers were Marilyn Andrick, President of the Roscommon Genealogy Society and Larene Garlets, member of DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution).  Both were very interesting and knowledgeable.


Saturday, August 17 2013, was our trip to Fife Lake Historical Museum. We had beautiful weather for a walking tour of the historical buildings and going to the farmers market and crafts.  A good time was had by all.

"Second Annual"
WGO Open House
at our NEW downstairs location.
Saturday, May 4th 2013, noon to 3pm, FREE ADMISSION
Featuring Cadillac's own "Steve Fowler"
sharing his years of knowledge and photos of the Cadillac area.


Thursday, March 14, 2013 was our eighth, successful fund raising event at Culver's in Cadillac..  Thanks to each and everyone that took part, whether working or dining, we couldn't have done it w/o YOU. 


Thursday, Feb 12th, 2013, a representative from Hitesman-Holdship Funeral Home
spoke to us about writing our own obituary, while we still can, to help us have what WE WANT in our obituary.


Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 was our seventh successful fund raising event at Culver's in Cadillac.  Many thanks to all who helped make it such a success.


Tuesday, Sept. 25th 2012 was our Maple Hill Cemetery tour.


Saturday,  Sept. 22nd 2012 we held our third annual Genealogy Workshop, featuring Peg Siciliano teaching us how to "Identify Old Pictures", and Dave Pennington speaking about the  History of logging off the Northwest Coast of  Michigan.


Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 we toured the Harrietta Museum in Harrietta, Michigan.  Though small in size it was very quaint and had some very interesting items we hadn't seen in other larger museums.

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 we toured
The White Pine Village in Ludington, Mi.
Very interesting and informative.
Wonderful weather & drive besides.

Thursday, June 21st, 2012 was our sixth
successful fund raising event at Culver's.
Many thanks to all who helped make it fun and easy work, and to those that enjoyed dining there.

Saturday, May 19th, 2012
Our FIRST Open House was a huge success.
Thanks to all who came to to see what is there to help preserve the past for the future generations.

Thursday, March 15th, 2012 was our fifth
successful fund raising event at Culver's.
Many thanks to all who helped make it fun and easy work.

Saturday, March 10th, 2012 was
the BIG move from an upstairs location to downstairs.
MANY THANKS to Charleen and her crew for all the packing, labeling of boxes for books and more books, essentials, etc., to prepare for the move.   Another HUGE THANKS to all who were able to assist with the moving, setting up of shelving, unpacking the boxes and filling the shelves, etc.

Thursday, December 15, 2011 was
a successful night at Bob Evans.

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 was our fourth and
successful "fund raiser" at Culver's server night.
Saturday, Sept. 18, 2011
was a
  well attended and very successful workshop.
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011
was our third
 great "fund raiser" at Culver's server night.
Saturday, August 20th
 our last Museum Tour.
From Manton, to Lake City, to Marion.
Very interesting tour and everyone had a good time.
Thursday, June 23, 2011 was our second great
"fund raiser" at Culver's server night.
Saturday, June 11th was our
"First Museum Tour"

To the Mesick Museum, on to the Kaleva Museum (we ate lunch in Kaleva), then on to Marilla.
If you didn't get in on this tour, you really missed out.
It was totally awesome...

May 24, 2011
The Torrey Town Tour
This was a surprisingly interesting tour of several buildings, containing many years of historical artifacts and stories.
God blessed us with a beautiful, balmy day and we enjoyed coffee or hot chocolate while we reminisced.

April 12, 2011, Alison Walters was our guest speaker.  She told us how, when and where she found her family history.
March 8, 2011, Brian Elenbaas from the Maple Hill Cemetery was our guest speaker.  He had a very interesting show and tell time with books, a map and history of the cemetery.

February 24, 2011 we had our first and
very successful fund raiser at Culver's in Cadillac.


Our February 8, 2011 meeting had
Jim Kenyon as our Guest Speaker. 
He showed pictures & told us about his trip to Norway.

We had our Maple Hill Cemetery tour
Wednesday, Sept. 22nd at 6 p.m.
A good time with awesome weather.
A workshop was held Sept. 11, 2010
Featuring; Nancy Bonifield and Alan Teelander. 
A lot of valuable information was shared regarding computer use and the war era. Good discussion took place.
You can check out Alan's unique website, "Faded Footsteps" by clicking here

At the August 10, 2010 meeting

We were honored to have Peg Sicilianno,
of the Traverse City Area Historical Society as our guest speaker.
She talked about identifying old photo's

by hair and clothing styles. 

Great information was received by all.

On Sat. July 24, 2010,
our Genealogy group toured the Pine River Area Museum in Tustin with a stop at The Old Rugged Cross on Old US 131 and then on to The Old Rugged Cross Museum in Reed City.
Thanks to all of you that came.  YOU made this a fantastic tour.  The weather was perfect, food was delicious, and those that attended were awesome.
A very good time indeed.

Was held at the Cherry Grove Cemetery
After the meeting, Shirley Lindell
gave us a tour of the cemetery.

What an awesome day for a meeting, snacks and tour in a cemetery.  Thanks to all that came, we really appreciate you.
Hope to see YOU at the next event.

Many Thanks to you "Top",
for the wonderful "History of Cadillac" slide show that you narrated so well.  Many memories were brought back to life.

CLICK HERE for the link to "Tops" great website.  "Top" has spent many countless hours diving into these pictures. 
It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it.

Thank you also for the many hours, days, weeks and months it has taken you to compile, edit and critique all those wonderful pictures.  You have gained a wealth of information in your research.  THANK YOU for sharing it with us.
Also check this out:
A History of Wexford County Michigan
Compiled byJOHN H. WHEELER
A concise review of it's early settlement, industrial development and present condition.
Originally published in 1903, A History of Wexford County, Michigan is a treasure trove for genealogists and history buffs.  If you are tracing your family genealogy through Wexford County, you'll be fascniated by the information you find about the people in this book.
CLICK HERE for information on "A History of Wexford County."

THANKS to Haring Township for allowing us the use of their building.

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