If you're like me, you have a house full of old photos that you want to digitize, but are not sure how. Join the Macomb County Genealogy Group on November 16 for
Enhancing Images and Records, using Scanning Techniques and Imaging Software
Presented by Robert McGarry.
Saturday, November 3
2018 MGC Fall Family History Event (Michigan Events)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Michigan Library and Historical Center, 702 W Kalamazoo, Lansing, Michigan
Plan to spend A Day with John Philip Colletta this year! John will be giving four presentations Saturday, November 3 at the Michigan Library and Historical Center in Lansing.
Online registration is now open.
Welcome to the Michigan Italian Genealogy Society!
The first ethnic Italian in Detroit was Alphonse Tonty (Italian name: Alfonso Tonti), a Frenchman with an Italian father. He was the second-in-command of Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, who established Detroit in 1701. Tonti's child, born in 1703, was the first ethnic European child born in Detroit. Tonti became the commander of the Detroit fort after Cadillac left to return to France.
As you can see, Detroit's Italian heritage spans hundreds of years. There are several wonderful Italian cultural societies in the Detroit area, but none devoted solely to Italian genealogy. To begin with, the society will maintain a website and Facebook page. Our hope is to expand to newsletters, classes and conferences in the future.