Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

Upcoming WSGS Webinars

August, 2014
The Hidden Web: Digging Deeper
  • Presenter: Cyndi IngleCyndi Ingle
  • Date:  Tuesday, August 19, 2014   
  • Time:  7:00 PM CDT
  • Webinar Description:  When Google and traditional search engines don't return useful information, don't stop there. We will explore resources that are invisible to Google and hidden deep within web sites and proprietary databases. The "hidden web" lies buried within the collections for commercial web sites, libraries, archives, and museums. We will also talk about the importance of indexes that deep-link into web sites online, thus uncovering hidden gems of information that may not be found easily through a search engine query.
  • Register at: http://tinyurl.com/k26tnkg
    Webinar ID:  105-117-171
     
    After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar and handout information. Please remember that this is a first come first serve webinar.  Registering does not hold a spot for you. Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar. 

September, 2014
Norwegian Genealogy: A Ten Step Program to Get You Started and Addicted
  • Presenter: Jerry PaulsonJerry Paulson
  • Date:  Tuesday, September 16, 2014   
  • Time:  7:00 PM CDT
  • Webinar Description:  Confused by the naming patterns in Norwegian genealogy?  This class will help to clear up some of the mysteries associated with this ethnic group.  Topics to be discussed include naming patterns, using Norwegian and Norwegian American church records, relationship of church and state in Norway, websites of value for doing Norwegian and Norwegian American research and migration patterns.
  • Register at: http://tinyurl.com/kztpyvo
    Webinar ID:  106-999-027
     
    After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar and handout information. Please remember that this is a first come first serve webinar.  Registering does not hold a spot for you. Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar. 

October, 2014
Pre-1850 Tic Marks
  • Presenter: Peggy LauritzenPeggy Lauritzen
  • Date:  Tuesday, October 21, 2014   
  • Time:  7:00 PM CDT
  • Webinar Description: Those pesky tic marks seem to get in our way as we work to extend our pedigrees.  Just what do they mean, and how can they help me?
  • Register at: http://tinyurl.com/mv5u3xp
    Webinar ID:  108-106-395
     
    After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar and handout information. Please remember that this is a first come first serve webinar.  Registering does not hold a spot for you. Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar. 

November, 2014
Time Travel with Google Earth
  • Presenter: Lisa Louise CookeLisa Louise Cooke
  • Date:  Tuesday, November 18, 2014   
  • Time:  7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description:  Get ready to experience old historic maps, genealogical records, images, and videos coming together to create stunning time travel experiences in the free Google Earth program. We'll incorporate automated changing boundaries, and uncover historic maps that are built right into Google Earth. Tell time travel stories that will truly excite your non-genealogist relatives! You’ve never seen anything like this class!
  • Register at: http://tinyurl.com/mphto6p
    Webinar ID:  110-794-123
     
    After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar and handout information. Please remember that this is a first come first serve webinar.  Registering does not hold a spot for you. Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar. 

December, 2014
Lost in Your Cemetery Research? FindAGrave Can Help Unearth Your Answers
  • Presenter: Vickie SchnitzlerVickie Schnitzler
  • Date:  Tuesday, December 16, 2014   
  • Time:  7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description:  “Find-a-Grave” may be an overlooked and under appreciated resource for basic on-line genealogical research.  Find-a-grave volunteer, and WSGS president, Vickie Schnitzler, will share information about the organization, website and how to search the more than 111 million graves already posted.  She will also share how Find-a-Grave can possibly help you with your genealogical research.
  • Register at: http://tinyurl.com/kam4tbk
    Webinar ID:  114-532-475
     
    After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar and handout information. Please remember that this is a first come first serve webinar.  Registering does not hold a spot for you. Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar.