Genealogical Society announces next meeting, guest speaker

BURTON — The Flint Genealogical Society will be meeting 7 p.m. March 1 at the Burton Senior Citizens Center, 3410 S. Grand Traverse St.

David Irwin will be the guest speaker at the meeting, and he will be speaking on the Scots-Irish peoples. He will describe their beginnings in the Lowlands of Scotland from about 1600 to their first migration from Ulster to America after the revolution in the 1790s. He will also tell about the migrations of Scots-Irish to Canada and those who settled in Michigan, especially in the Thumb area in the 1880s. Irwin is a graduate of Michigan State University and professional genealogist, historian, author, speaker and consultant with more than 30 years of genealogical experience. He has had training through Boston University’s Certificate Program in Genealogical Research.

All are welcome to attend this free program. For more information on questions, call 810-655-4957.

Along with the meeting, the Flint Genealogical Society is sponsoring a research trip to Ft. Wayne, Ind., to the Allen County Public Library May 10-11. Tickets are on sale now for the bus trip. Cost is $40 for members of the society, $45 for non-members of the society. For information about lodging, food and other possible expenses, call Jim at 810- 655-4957. — Natalie Blythe

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