Does your family tree have roots in Michigan? Please join us for Michigan Roots: Genealogy Research in the Great Lakes State at CADL Downtown Lansing on Saturday October 20 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 am. We are pleased to host guest speaker Kris Rzepczynski from the Michigan State Archives presenting this program.
Kris’s programs are widely praised. This one will be fun and full of great information on genealogy and Michigan history. He describes his program:
Drawn by high-paying manufacturing jobs and inexpensive land, thousands of people from all over Europe and the United States, including the Deep South, New England, New York, and Pennsylvania, migrated to Michigan during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This session, aimed at researchers whose ancestral trails extend to and from Michigan, will explore these migration patterns and provide an overview of the rich and abundant genealogical resources available in print and online.
Kris has presented at many national, state and local conferences, as well as national and local genealogical societies. He is currently an archivist at the Archives of Michigan. He previously worked for 12 years at the Library of Michigan as the Michigan/Genealogy Coordinator. He holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University, a Master of Arts in History from Western Michigan University, and an undergraduate degree in History from the University of Michigan.
He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Society of Michigan, and several other genealogical societies. He is a Past President of the Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society.
- Anne R., Reference Librarian at CADL Downtown Lansing