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Flint Genealogical Society
Serving Flint and Genesee County
Hands Across The Generations
Fenton, MI
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The Flint Genealogical Society's
Next meeting will be: 
October 5, 2021  at 7 pm
at the
Burton Senior Center.
3410 S Grand Traverse St
Burton,  MI   48529
Cheryl L Morgan.
Great Lakes Indian Culture, Religion
& History.
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Non Fiction 600 pages      
 Ebook has searchable Table of Contents for research                         
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The Gateway to the West
  Cheryl Morgan 2017
The sweeping History of the Ojibwe and Three Fires People of Michigan!
 The indigenous Anishinabe – original men, and the many tribes connected to the Great Lakes. This truth that has been scattered and hidden, inaccessible, due to time, complexity and name changes of peoples, places and governments. The great unknown, what we never learned about Indian History! Now accessible, you can know the  truth in one volume!
Reader comments: In depth, solid, extraordinary research, amazing culture and history, I learned so much, chock full of information, powerful!
A very important contribution to education and history!
After digging for information for three months, the author realized this history had not been written and compiled. So, she became a research historian and writer, deciphering the great puzzle of peoples, places, name changes, governments, Indian culture and lifeways, and tribes connected to Michigan, the Great Lakes, and the Northwest Territory. Know the truth about Indian history!
Groundbreaking, research clarifies and reveals the inaccessible complex history!

The Truth about Great Lakes Indian History and culture includes:
             Origins, prophecies, and migration;
The Three Fires, Ojibwe - Chippewa, Ottawa, Pottawatomi, Huron, Wyandotte, Iroquois, Miami, Shawnee, Fox - Mesquackie, Saulk,  and many other tribes connected to Michigan;
Piracy, slavery, religion, the Mediwiwin, chiefs, totems, clans, amazing culture and lifeways, war, disease, hunting, counting coup, missions, Biography, and Metis;
The French, British, English and American, Dutch, Spanish, explorers, traders, voyageurs, missionaries, settlers, immigrants, northern slavery and pioneers;
The Fire water and Fusees, Aamjiwnaang Territory, the Ottissippi – The Detroit Strait, and Lake Huron Land Bridge;
Racism, treaties, reservations, mounds, boarding schools, and modern Indigenous history. So much more!
A reference treasury!
After a three-month search, I realized the Southeast Michigan Indian History had not been written. It is buried, erased, forgotten, scattered, inaccessible, lost to time and change. I believe a person should be able to easily find this information at the library and on the Internet. It is now a very complex, difficult search and dissemination of information.
The Great Black Hole, the huge mess no one talks about is now recorded in one volume. This groundbreaking research and sweeping history creates understanding where there is none for the good of mankind.
Ottissippi is the collection and compilation of many early writers, historians, and others who recorded something about the Indians of Southeast Michigan, the Great Lakes and the Northwest Territory. It includes, interviews and modern writers who added valuable contributions to the Indian History of Michigan and beyond.
                                                                                                      Cheryl Morgan, 2017    
( * Info updated on September 12, 2021 )
* We had a good meeting on September 7, 2021.
We had 15 present.
I had failed to get our speaker's phone number
and failed to give her mine.
So, when she didn't show up, I wondered why?
In checking my emails I had recieved an email from her at
6:54 pm ( September 7, 2021 )
"I'm so sorry Gerald but I was just in a bad car accident off Chavez and I can't make it tonight. I'm terribly sorry."
We hope and pray that she was not hurt in the accident.
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FPL @ Courtland Center is Now Open!

Welcome Back Patrons!

The Flint Public Library is now open for Lobby Service at Courtland Center.

You’ll find our new temporary location at Courtland Center (4190 E. Court St., Burton). Visitors should use the main entrance (Entrance A) and then look for the Library signage just east of Sloan Museum @ Courtland.

Patrons are welcome to spend fifteen minutes (the CDC threshold for COVID exposure) in FPL@Courtland Center. A mask and social distancing are required.

Pick-up holds, browse CDs, DVDs, books on CD, new books, holiday books, & a selection of Children’s books, check out and sign-up for or renew a library card in the Library Lobby located east of Sloan Museum.

The Annex will be closed. No patron access to computers, printers, scanners, fax machine, research genealogy or local history.

Check our calendar (see header Join In) for upcoming  virtual events.

Our hours at Courtland Center are:  

  • Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00am – 7:30pm
  • Friday and Saturday from 9:00am – 5:30pm
  • The Library will be closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Plenty of free parking is available, and the mall is served by the #10 bus (Richfield Rd.).

To help you spend minimal time in the Library, consider these options.

  • Select items from our online catalog and place them on hold.  Or call 810-232-7111 option 5 and we will place the holds for you. You will receive an email when your items are available. Then just come to the Library when those items are ready.  You can pick them up and check them out right at the front lobby.
  • Use your Library Card to download books, audiobooks, magazines, music and more from our website.
  • Request an E-Card from our website that will allow you to download materials.  You can convert your E-Card to a full-service card (allowing checkout) any time you visit the Library. E-Cards are available to anyone in Genesee County through September 30, 2020.


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October 5th
Flint Genealogcal Society Meeting
  FGS Monthly Meeting,  will be at the   Burton Senior Center 3410 S Grand Traverse St Flint, MI   48507-1712   Our speaker will be    Cheryl L. Morgan.     Topic will be    Great Lakes Indian Culture, Religion & History.       See the October 2021 newsletter for more ...
November 2nd
Flint Genealogcal Society Meeting
  FGS Monthly Meeting,  will be at the   Burton Senior Center 3410 S Grand Traverse St Flint, MI   48507-1712   Our speaker will be    Jeff Mason.     Topic will be    Death & Taxes  - 2 Things You Cannot Afford to Miss: A Genealogical Perspective.       See ...
December 7th
Flint Genealogcal Society Meeting
  FGS Monthly Meeting,  will be at the   Burton Senior Center 3410 S Grand Traverse St Flint, MI   48507-1712   Our speaker will be    TBA.     Topic will be    TBA.       See the December 2021 newsletter for more info. Visitors are always welcome.     ...