Kris Rzepczynski is a Senior Archivist at the Archives of Michigan, an FGS board member and past-president of Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society. He holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University, a Master of Arts in History from Western Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Michigan.
Kris has presented at national, state, and local conferences, including the National Genealogical Society, Federation of Genealogical Societies, Ohio Genealogical Society, Public Library Association, Historical Society of Michigan, Michigan Library Association, and for dozens of local genealogical societies. His memberships include the Association of Professional Genealogists, Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan, Historical Society of Michigan, Historical Society of Greater Lansing, and Michigan Library Association.
Whether you’re interested in records and resources, migration or ethnic origins, Kris has a session for you at this year’s conference.
T-235, Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Navigating the 1890 Gap with State Census Records
With the near-total loss of the 1890 Census, state census records can serve as an effective substitute. This program will focus on the available schedules from across the U.S.
F-305, Friday, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Big City Blues? Researching Urban Ancestors
Using case studies from Chicago, Detroit, and other cities, this program will explore successful strategies for researching ancestors in large urban centers across the U.S.
S-445, Saturday, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Headed North: Southern Migration to the Midwest
This session will explore the history of Southern migration to the Midwest, the people that settled there, and what records are available that help tell that story.