February 11, 2016

NEMAC presents genealogy class


Have you ever wanted to trace your family ancestry? If so, mark Wednesday, Oct. 8 on your calendar as a genealogy expert is scheduled to speak at the Northeast Michigan Arts Council in Standish.

Ceil Wendt Jensen, a Certified Genealogist, will present practical examples and suggestions on how to use records, databases and archives to start or advance your genealogy research. Her presentation dispels the myth that records were destroyed during the World Wars and that language barriers make European research difficult. She will highlight traditional and electronic research methods.

Ms. Jensen’s presentation should be especially appealing to the large population of Arenac County residents that are of Polish descent. Although she is an expert in all areas of genealogy, Jensen’s specialty is Polish ancestry. She has written a book entitled "Detroit's Polonia and has two other books in progress. One is on Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Detroit) and a general "how to" book for Polish Genealogy.

Jensen’s Web site, mipolonia.net, offers Michiganians services to find their ancestral villages in Europe, including online contacts with Polish researchers.

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