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October 21, 2013

Genealogy: Check it out

Check it out

The Grand Traverse Area Genealogy Society meets at 1 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month, March through November at the Latter Day Saints Church, 3746 Veterans Drive, Traverse City.

The GTAGS website currently is unavailable. For information on their searchable cemetery database, contact Kathy Farley, 231- 941-0547 or Other group contacts are Mary Briggs 231-946-8017 or by email at and Mary Rose, 231- 946-6337 or by email at

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War searchable national website:

Daughters of the American Revolution searchable online library:

Other genealogy websites:

Family Search: Family History Library catalog, International Genealogical Index and more.

Rootsweb: Website where millions of librarians share information.

Find a Grave: Contains over 43 million cemetery records.

Newspaper Abstracts: Concentrates on obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, court notices and more.

Ellis Island: A database of 22 million immigrants from 1982 to 1924.

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