Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

Upcoming WSGS Webinars

January, 2015
Researching Your Swedish Heritage in Living Color Using ArkivDigital
  • Presenter: Kathy Meade
  • Date:  Tuesday, January 20, 2015
  • Time:  7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description:  Learn how to research your Swedish Hertiage using ArkivDigital Online, an online service that provides access to newly photographed color images of Swedish historical records.  This product demo will familarize you with the types of records that you will find on ArkivDigital including the Swedish church books, estate inventories, military records, tax registers, passenger ship manifests, prison records and other types of records. 
  • Register at:   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6233649651065875970
 
 
 
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. 
 
 

February, 2015
Grandmothers, Mothers & Daughters: Researching Your Female Lines
Lisa A. Alzo
  • Presenter: Lisa Alzo
  • Date:  Tuesday, February 17, 2015
  • Time:  7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description:  Most historical records have been created for and/or about men, making it more challenging to research and write about female ancestors.  This session will demonstrate effective ways to discover the females in your family tree.  Learn about the key sources for determining maiden names, how to overcome the most common obstacles for researching female lines, and the best methods for documenting and sharing “her” story. A sample case study will be provided.
  • Register at:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1278799456540043778
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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. 
 

March, 2015
The New and Improved Wisconsin Historical Society Website
  • Presenter: Lori BesslerImage result for "lori bessler" photograph
  • Date:  Tuesday, March 17, 2015
  • Time:  7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description:  WisconsinHistory.org has changed tremendously in the last 11 months.  There are many more ways to find out what resources we have for researching your family history.  Attend this webinar and you will learn how to navigate this new website and the many enhancements that have been added to the site.  WHS staff has been listening to the feedback from the public since the rollout of the new site in May 2014.  Many ideas have been implemented and some search strategies have returned to the site that had been removed.  Lori Bessler, Reference Librarian will show you how to use the site and what the site can do for your research.
  • Register at:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6144573816053690114
 
 
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. 

April, 2015
Genealogy Do-Over:  A Year of Learning From Mistakes
 
  • Presenter: Thomas MacEntee
  • Date:  Tuesday, April 21, 2015
  • Time:  7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description:  It isn’t often that we get a “do-over” when it comes to stuff that matters in life. When you first got started researching your family history, did you do some things that now are just plain “embarrassing” such as name collecting, not citing sources and more? Well now there’s hope since genealogists from beginner to advanced are employing new research methodologies and documentation practices. Follow genealogist Thomas MacEntee as he basically starts his genealogy research from scratch but includes sound research practices and methodologies as well as new templates, tools and the latest technology to create a better body of family history research.
  • Register at:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4337347235408404994
 
 
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. 

 
May, 2015
Complete Photo Restoration in 4 Easy Steps
 
 
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. 
 

May, 2015
Lost Children:  Orphans, Vagrants, Delinquents, Half-Orphans, Dependents, Surrendered, Adopted
 
 
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.