Program May 17, 2023 6pm Annual Meeting and Program. “New York Research”. Presented by Cynthia Grostick will be presented at 7pm, following our annual potluck at 6pm Grace A. Dow Library
About our speaker:
Cynthia Grostick was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan. She first started working on her family’s history in 1995 after reviewing a publication created by a distant cousin. To improve her research skills, Cynthia joined several local societies.
Cynthia currently serves as vice-president for the Eaton County Genealogical Society. She is twice past president, for the Livingston County Genealogical Society, founder and past president of the Stockbridge Area Genealogical / Historical Society, and past president of the Michigan Genealogical Council where she was presented with the Award of Merit from the Federation of Genealogical Societies for her leadership role during the Library of Michigan’s family history collection crises. She has also served as corresponding secretary, webmaster, and newsletter editor for the various organizations.
On a personal note. Cynthia’s mother’s family settled in Plainfield (Livingston County), White Oak /Stockbridge townships, and Dexter (Washtenaw) in Michigan back in 1839, coming by covered wagon from New Jersey / New York. Cynthia can trace several lines of her mother’s family in the United States to the 1600s in both New York and New England. Her father is a veteran of World War II. His family came to Michigan in 1849, arriving by boat from Germany and finally settled in Genoa Township, Livingston County. His maternal side arrived in the United States by boat from Sweden in the 1870’s going first to Illinois before eventually settling in Fowlerville, Livingston County, Michigan.
Cynthia is able to trace her Swedish ancestry in Sweden back to the 1600’s.