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As summer draws to a close, we thought we'd send out a very quick email about upcoming news and events.  More information to come in September.  
Our September 2017 Newsletter is online
In the September 2017 Issue:

President's Message, page 1
MGS Library Index Changes, page 2
FHL Microfilm Discontinuation, page 2
INS "Era of Restriction", Part 3, page 3
Darien Obituaries Index Project, page 4
MGS Social, page 5
Upcoming MGS Presentations, page 5
Upcoming Regional Events, page 6
Tips, page 7
Leave Them Smiling, page 8

Also check out 30 years of our Newsletters online.

One week left (August 31 deadline) to order microfilm from Family Search

Never thought we'd ever say this, but really and truly, there's only one week left to order microfilm from Family Search (LDS)!  On September 1, 2017, Family Search will discontinue its microfilm distribution services...forever.  The last day to order microfilm will be next Thursday August 31, 2017.  If you were thinking of ordering microfilm for your research, better do so quickly.   

This change is the result of significant progress made in Family Search’s microfilm digitization efforts and the obsolescence of microfilm technology.  More work needs to be done, however.  By prioritizing all resources to digitizing the balance of the records in their vaults, their hope is to have all ancestral records accessible online by 2020.

Mark your Calendar for Fall 2017 speakers!

Mark your calendar for Saturday October 14 and Saturday November 18 from 1pm on for two terrific genealogy speakers: Toni McKeen will deliver a new presentation on October 14, and Peter Biggins will talk to us about DNA and Genealogy on November 18.  More information is posted on our webpage.

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