Category Archive: What’s going On

Jun 06

Reflections and a Resolution Update

This entry is part 253 of 342 in the series Belle's Box

This entry is part 253 of 342 in the series Belle’s BoxToday marks the last post in Belle’s box, archival book two. Two down, one to go! The third book had fewer transcriptions and more photos. I don’t know the names of each person in the photos, but I will continue to post each item. …

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Jun 01

Descendants of Henry and Belle Fellows Annual Reunion!

This entry is part 249 of 342 in the series Belle's Box

This entry is part 249 of 342 in the series Belle’s BoxOur annual reunion is in the planning stages, and the date is set. We hope to have a record turn-out at the home of Jane Warren on August 2, 2009. Jane is one of the few family members who remain with us who remember …

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May 11

2009 Friendly Blogger Award

Thanks to Harriet for the Friendly Blogger Award she has bestowed on me. I have found the blogging, and more particularly Geneablogging is all about discussion, sharing and being friendly. My cyber blogging genealogy friends are the best. I think they are all so good, that they already have this award. I never let that …

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May 07

Library of Michigan Budget

The Michigan Genealogical Council (MGC) is once again appealing to genealogists to contact their legislators with regard to budget cuts affecting the Library of Michigan, and other libraries in Michigan. An executive order issued and filed with the Michigan Secretary of State on May 5, 2009 lists budget cuts to all Michigan departments. You can …

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Apr 01

Pickin’ on Cystic Fibrosis

First, please excuse the cross-post. I am not inclined to post the same article to all of my blogs, but this is an important exception. I have a story to tell, and I want you to read it, please. Once upon a time, Papa and I met a nice man at a bluegrass festival. The …

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Mar 17

Michigan Department of History Arts and Libraries Announces

“The [Michigan] Department of History, Arts and Libraries today announced the launch of the Seeking Michigan Web site [ ] a growing collection of historical information that ……” The press release is linked here. The Michigan death certificates are included in this collection. I posted recently about the very real possibility of cutbacks in …

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Mar 10

Budget Cuts at the Library of Michigan — How Damaging?

The Michigan State Senate Appropriations committee will meet Thursday, March 12, 2009. The agenda calls for discussions regarding budget appropriations for the Department of History Arts and Libraries, which is apparently will be dissolved and the functions split among other departments. A current, partly substantiated, rumor has the Library of Michigan being closed completely, with …

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Mar 04


I’ve started a series of  “Not so Wordless Wednesday” posts over on GrannyPam.  There aren’t really genealogy, but the are old family photos.  Well they are at least as old as I am.  I thought I’d let those of you that enjoy looking at older photos know that you can find them by searching that …

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Feb 20

An Award, Me???


I received a notice today from Genealogy Fun that Harriet has gifted me with an award! This is the first time this blog has received an award, so I feel happy and honored. Harriet said that she was enjoying my posts tagged “Belle’s Box”. I’m just the most recent of a large group of genealogists …

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Feb 03

Oakland County (Michigan) Genealogical Society Meets Tonight

This entry is part 11 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

This entry is part 11 of 60 in the series CemeteriesThe Oakland County Genealogical Society will meet tonight, Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Ms Gail Moreau-DesHarnais, editor of the French Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan journal Habitant Heritage, will be our speaker. “Basic French-Canadian Research using modern methods, including mtDNA and YDNA”, is the topic for …

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