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Friday, January 13 through Saturday, April 29
Milwaukee County Historical Society presents Melodies and Memories: 200 Years of Milwaukee Music  (Affiliate Event)
Milwaukee County Historical Center, 910 N. Old World Third Street
 
This comprehensive exhibit will identify the styles, people, organizations, businesses, and places that were, and continue to be, central to Milwaukee music. Visitors can explore the Milwaukee scene from its past through modern day, encompassing diverse genres such as classical, ethnic and sacred music, pop, jazz, and opera.
 
As the soundtrack of life, music is integral to the culture of Milwaukee County. This exhibit will go beyond genre and performer to explain music’s role in Milwaukee’s economic, technological, entertainment, and social spheres. By discovering Milwaukee’s musical history through artifacts, photographs, documents, and audio and visual media, visitors will understand how rich Milwaukee’s music presence was and continues to be. 
 
Admission is free to Milwaukee County Historical Society members. General admission is $7; children 12 and under are free. Open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (closed Sundays).
 
Be sure to look for details on exhibit-related events at http://www.milwaukeehistory.net or call (414) 273-8288.



Friday, February 17 through Friday, May 26
Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz  (Wisconsin Event)
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee
ESTHER NISENTHAL KRINITZ was 15 when she defied Nazi orders, separating from her family as they and the other Jews of their Polish village reported to a nearby train station. Making their way to a village where they were unknown, Esther and her younger sister survived the war by posing as Polish farm girls. They never saw their family again.

Fifty years later, determined to show her daughters the family she had lost, Esther turned to needle and thread to create a series of 36 hauntingly beautiful, exquisitely detailed works of fabric collage and embroidery - a legacy born of love, loss, and a the sheer force of memory.
 
For more information, visit the Jewish Museum Milwaukee website at JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org.


Friday, February 17 through Friday, March 17
Urban Heroes - Urban Wood  (Affiliate Event)
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wisconsin Black Historical Society & Museum, 2620 W. Center St., Milwaukee, WI
 Fresh Perspective Art Collective, 
the Wisconsin Black Historical Society,
 and members of Wisconsin Urban Wood 
are pleased to present a group exhibition honoring Milwaukee's most influential black citizens. 
 
"Urban Heroes, Urban Wood" 
 
An opening reception will be held on 
Friday, February 17, from 3-6 p.m. 
Both the exhibit and opening reception are free of charge.
 
Fourteen artists from Fresh Perspective Art Collective will be featured in the show:
Ken Brown, Cri-Edward Chapman, Alicia Christine, Marco Daniels, Darvell Ecford, 
Luther Hall, William Harrell, Bennie Higgins, Willie LaMar, Larry Leake, 
Michelle Lea, Darron Reed, Bobby Sanford, and Willie Weaver-Bey.
 
The works completed for "Urban Heroes, Urban Wood" together share the story of 
Milwaukee's Black Community through paintings and photographs displayed on 
wood from Milwaukee ash trees. Some of the honored subjects include Isaac and 
Marcia Coggs, Joshua Glover, Annette Polly Williams, and Eric Von.
 


Thursday, February 23
Marshfield Area Genealogy Group Monthly Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm
Everett Roehl Marshfield Pub. Lib., upstairs in the Felker Family Genealogy and Local History Room
Program - “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Missionary.”  Elder and Sister Reed, missionaries here in Marshfield will talk about the church’s mission related to Family History and their experiences.
 
 


Friday, February 24
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society February Business Meeting & Program  (Affiliate Event)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room. Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library. Visitors are always welcome.
 
Following the Business Meeting at approximately 1:30 PM, Susan Mikos from the Polish Women's Cultural Club of Milwaukee and author of Poles in Wisconsin will speak on Polish immigration to Wisconsin.
 
For additional information visit http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org


Saturday, February 25
Genealogy 101 - Searching Naturalization Records  (Wisconsin Event)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Auditorium, Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine Street, Green Bay
 
Genealogy 101: It's All Relative
Genealogy Classes Teach Researching, Recording and Preserving Family Histories
 
Tracing one’s ancestors is a rewarding opportunity to discover and preserve a family history for generations to come. The Brown County Library’s Genealogy 101 series focuses on the best methods of searching a variety of resources that may reveal very interesting or little-known information about a family.  These methods apply to genealogical research across the United States.
 
Register to attend Genealogy 101, the Brown County Library - Local History and Genealogy Department’s free series and learn how to search, document, maintain and preserve your family history. Now in its 14th year, the series begins January 21, 2017 and will be held in the Auditorium (equipped with a hearing loop) of the Central Library, 515 Pine Street, Downtown Green Bay, from 9:10 - 10:45 a.m. Scheduled bonus programs will follow from 10:45 a.m. – Noon.   The library opens at 9:00 a.m. Parking is free. 

Saturday, February 25

Searching Naturalization Records

  These records can be the window to the native land and are worth searching.

                                                                Bonus Program: Dutch Database Research – learn what databases are free with                                                                                            Terry Drephal
 
Program information is available online:  www.browncountylibrary.org


Saturday, February 25
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's "Beginners" Genealogy Series Class  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room. Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library.  Visitors are always welcome. 
 
Topic: General Library Records.  MCGS “Beginner” genealogy classes are free, however, a $10.00 fee is charged to cover the cost of class handouts containing information and forms to assist you in research.  Learn more at:  http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org, then click on the “Genealogy Classes” link on the left.


Saturday, February 25
Chippewa County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am
Area History/Genealogy Center, 123 Allen Street, Chippewa Falls, WI
Program - Sue Dole will share information about her experiences visiting and traveling in Sweden and researching her Swedish roots.
 
Every Tuesday the Chippewa Area History Center and Chippewa County Historical and Genealogical Societies are open from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Tour the 50 room museum and research Genealogy and ocal history in the library.  Tours of the museum are at 10:00 a.m. and 2 p.m. or by appointment.  Information: call 715-723-4399.



Wednesday, March 1
Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society (SPAGS) Monthly Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm
Lincoln Center, 1519 Water St., Stevens Point, WI
Program "Researching African American History" presented by Jim Walker.
 
 


Saturday, March 4
Genealogy 101 - Searching Court Records & Researching Irish Religions  (Wisconsin Event)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Auditorium, Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine Street, Green Bay
 
Genealogy 101: It's All Relative
Genealogy Classes Teach Researching, Recording and Preserving Family Histories
 
Tracing one’s ancestors is a rewarding opportunity to discover and preserve a family history for generations to come. The Brown County Library’s Genealogy 101 series focuses on the best methods of searching a variety of resources that may reveal very interesting or little-known information about a family.  These methods apply to genealogical research across the United States.
 
Register to attend Genealogy 101, the Brown County Library - Local History and Genealogy Department’s free series and learn how to search, document, maintain and preserve your family history. Now in its 14th year, the series begins January 21, 2017 and will be held in the Auditorium (equipped with a hearing loop) of the Central Library, 515 Pine Street, Downtown Green Bay, from 9:10 - 10:45 a.m. Scheduled bonus programs will follow from 10:45 a.m. – Noon.   The library opens at 9:00 a.m. Parking is free. 

Searching Court Records

Court records (wills, disputes, adoptions, and more) are often overlooked as a resource for genealogy but they can be very useful to the researcher.

Bonus Program: Researching in the Different Irish Religions with Dave Miller

Program information is available online:  www.browncountylibrary.org


Saturday, March 4
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
2nd Floor Meeting Room, Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Avenue
 
POMMERANIAN GENEALOGY - Antje Petty
 
You may call Sharon (815-868-2416) or Donna (608-921-1537) if you have questions.


Monday, March 6
Fond du Lac County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fond du Lac Public Library, 32 Sheboygan Street


Wednesday, March 8
Milwaukee PAF User Group March Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee
 
Milwaukee County Historical Society Resources presented by Dr. Kevin Abing, Archivist.
 
The parking lot entrance is located on the east side of the building. For additional information, visit http://mpafug.org.


Thursday, March 9
Taylor County Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm
Francis L. Simek Memorial Library, Medford, WI
Program - "Taylor County Poor Farm"


Saturday, March 11
Genealogy 101 - Computer Databases & Belgian & Alsace/French Database Research  (Wisconsin Event)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Auditorium, Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine Street, Green Bay
 
Genealogy 101: It's All Relative
Genealogy Classes Teach Researching, Recording and Preserving Family Histories
 
Tracing one’s ancestors is a rewarding opportunity to discover and preserve a family history for generations to come. The Brown County Library’s Genealogy 101 series focuses on the best methods of searching a variety of resources that may reveal very interesting or little-known information about a family.  These methods apply to genealogical research across the United States.
 
Register to attend Genealogy 101, the Brown County Library - Local History and Genealogy Department’s free series and learn how to search, document, maintain and preserve your family history. Now in its 14th year, the series begins January 21, 2017 and will be held in the Auditorium (equipped with a hearing loop) of the Central Library, 515 Pine Street, Downtown Green Bay, from 9:10 - 10:45 a.m. Scheduled bonus programs will follow from 10:45 a.m. – Noon.   The library opens at 9:00 a.m. Parking is free. 

Computer Databases

What is new, what is free, and more.

 Bonus Program: Belgian & Alsace/French Database Research with Evelyn Reignier

Program information is available online:  www.browncountylibrary.org


Tuesday, March 14
Manitowoc County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm
Balkansky Room, Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay St., Manitowoc, WI
Karyl Rommelanger will present a program, "Topic to be announced".


Saturday, March 18
Genealogy and Technology - Thomas MacEntee  (WHS Event)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Room 126, Memorial Library, 728 State Street, UW-Madison Campus
 
Our speaker is Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, marketer, network builder and more.

The lecture will include the following:
  • Genealogy Cloud Computing
  • Genealogy: The Future Is Now
  • Got Photos? Digitizing and Creating Keepsakes Using Family Photos
  • Managing the Genealogy Data Monster
Date: Saturday, March 18
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Room 126, Memorial Library, 728 State Street (UW Campus)
Cost: $30; Lunch included (WHS and WSGS Members receive 10% off! Use code: GENE17 )


Saturday, March 18
Genealogy 101 - Computer Databases  (Wisconsin Event)
9:00 am to 10:45 am
Auditorium, Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine Street, Green Bay
 
Genealogy 101: It's All Relative
Genealogy Classes Teach Researching, Recording and Preserving Family Histories
 
Tracing one’s ancestors is a rewarding opportunity to discover and preserve a family history for generations to come. The Brown County Library’s Genealogy 101 series focuses on the best methods of searching a variety of resources that may reveal very interesting or little-known information about a family.  These methods apply to genealogical research across the United States.
 
Register to attend Genealogy 101, the Brown County Library - Local History and Genealogy Department’s free series and learn how to search, document, maintain and preserve your family history. Now in its 14th year, the series begins January 21, 2017 and will be held in the Auditorium (equipped with a hearing loop) of the Central Library, 515 Pine Street, Downtown Green Bay, from 9:10 - 10:45 a.m. Scheduled bonus programs will follow from 10:45 a.m. – Noon.   The library opens at 9:00 a.m. Parking is free. 
 
Computer Databases
More new, free and what's available at the library.

Program information is available online:  www.browncountylibrary.org


Tuesday, March 21
I Found My Family on the Internet! Now What Do I Do?  (WSGS Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Presenter: Jill MorelliJill Morelli
  • Webinar Description: When you find that "fluttering leaf" attached to a possible ancestor, what do you do? When you are ready to post genealogical information on a website, how do you decide where to post your family information? Do you accept the answer given to you by the leaf? What is your decision process for where to post? We will review three levels of analysis so that you can make an informed decision on whether that fluttering leaf is one you ought to accept, or whether that website is where you want to post. We will start by reviewing the clues given us by the web address, and then analyze the platform, the contents and, finally, the evidence. Examples illustrate the risks and the rewards of use of information we find online. 
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4170405102061454851
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar. Please remember that this is a first-come, first-served webinar, and that there are a limited number of spots to view the webinar live.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar.
 
 


Thursday, March 23
Marshfield Area Genealogy Group Monthly Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm
Everett Roehl Marshfield Pub. Lib., upstairs in the Felker Family Genealogy and Local History Room
Program - "Using Census Records, Past and Current, for Family History Research”  Kathleen Englebretson will share her experiences using census records for family history research as well as share stories on her experiences as a census data worker.
 
 
 


Friday, March 24
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society March Business Meeting & Program  (Affiliate Event)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room. Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library. Visitors are always welcome.
 
Following the Business Meeting at approximately 1:30 PM, Susan Chapman, co-coordinator of the Milwaukee area Czech-Slovak Genealogy Interest Group, will speak on Czech immigration to the United States.
 
For additional information visit http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org


Saturday, March 25
Genealogy 101 - Computer Programs  (Wisconsin Event)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Auditorium, Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine Street, Green Bay
 
Genealogy 101: It's All Relative
Genealogy Classes Teach Researching, Recording and Preserving Family Histories
 
Tracing one’s ancestors is a rewarding opportunity to discover and preserve a family history for generations to come. The Brown County Library’s Genealogy 101 series focuses on the best methods of searching a variety of resources that may reveal very interesting or little-known information about a family.  These methods apply to genealogical research across the United States.
 
Register to attend Genealogy 101, the Brown County Library - Local History and Genealogy Department’s free series and learn how to search, document, maintain and preserve your family history. Now in its 14th year, the series begins January 21, 2017 and will be held in the Auditorium (equipped with a hearing loop) of the Central Library, 515 Pine Street, Downtown Green Bay, from 9:10 - 10:45 a.m. Scheduled bonus programs will follow from 10:45 a.m. – Noon.   The library opens at 9:00 a.m. Parking is free. 
 
Computer Programs
What's out there - the new and the old.
 
Bonus Program: Proving Family Stories with Dave Miller

Program information is available online:  www.browncountylibrary.org


Saturday, March 25
Lower Wisconsin River Gen. & Hist. Res. Ctr., Inc  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am
The Meeting Room of Century Hall, Wauzeka, WI
 
America's Most Loved Veterans
 
9:00 a.m. Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Program
Formal meeting following program.


Saturday, March 25
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's "Beginners" Genealogy Series Class  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room. Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library.  Visitors are always welcome. 
 
Topic: Milwaukee Library with Hands-on Tour.  MCGS “Beginner” genealogy classes are free, however, a $10.00 fee is charged to cover the cost of class handouts containing information and forms to assist you in research.  Learn more at:  http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org, then click on the “Genealogy Classes” link on the left.


Sunday, March 26
Chippewa County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am
Area History/Genealogy Center, 123 Allen Street, Chippewa Falls, WI
Program - "Organizing you Genealogist Stuff", Brent Richmond will tell us about how he organizes his genealogical information.
 
Every Tuesday the Chippewa Area History Center and Chippewa County Historical and Genealogical Societies are open from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Tour the 50 room museum and research Genealogy and ocal history in the library.  Tours of the museum are at 10:00 a.m. and 2 p.m. or by appointment.  Information: call 715-723-4399.



Saturday, April 1
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
2nd Floor Meeting Room, Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Avenue
 
CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS OF THE FIRST PEOPLE OF WISCONSIN – Professor Emeritus Theresa Schenck, will discuss some of the cultural practices of the native people of Wisconsin, including daily life, social organization and religion.
 
You may call Sharon (815-868-2416) or Donna (608-921-1537) if you have questions.


Monday, April 3
Fond du Lac County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fond du Lac Public Library, 32 Sheboygan Street


Wednesday, April 5
Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society (SPAGS) Monthly Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm
Lincoln Center, 1519 Water St., Stevens Point, WI
Program "Common Mistakes in Genealogy" presented by Don Schnitzler.
 
 


Tuesday, April 11
Manitowoc County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm
Balkansky Room, Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay St., Manitowoc, WI
Program- Mary Jane Herber, of the Local History & Genealogy Dept. at the Brown County Center Library will present the program.


Wednesday, April 12
Milwaukee PAF User Group April Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 West Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee
 
DNA: How Companies Like Ancestry Derive Ethnicity Percentages by Pat Mundstock, and The To-America Series Research on FamilySearch presented by Bob Heck.
 
The parking lot entrance is located on the east side of the building. For additional information, visit http://mpafug.org.


Thursday, April 13
Taylor County Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm
Francis L. Simek Memorial Library, Medford, WI
Joint meeting with the Taylor County Historical Society,  date, time and place to be determined.


Tuesday, April 18
Postmasters, Carriers and Railway Clerks: Genealogy Records of the USPS  (WSGS Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Presenter: Michael StraussMichael Strauss
  • Webinar Description: Was your ancestor a mail carrier? Did they serve as postmaster? The Postal Service can trace its roots to 1775 during the Second Continental Congress, where Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first Postmaster General. The Postal Service was officially created in 1792, elevated to a cabinet department in 1872, and finally transformed in 1971 to an official government agency. Records of the United States Post Office are an overlooked genealogical pathway worth the effort to search. Many details about family members who may have worked with the postal system from the earliest listings in federal records are available to researchers nationwide. Learn to conduct primary research at the National Archives where most of these records are stored. 
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1157312233397517825
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar. Please remember that this is a first-come, first-served webinar, and that there are a limited number of spots to view the webinar live.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar.


Saturday, April 22
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society’s 20th Biennial Workshop  (Affiliate Event)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Best Western Plus – Milwaukee Airport Hotel & Conference Center, 5105 South Howell Avenue, Milwaukee
 
“Finding Far Away Ancestors” is the theme of this year’s workshop featuring Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D.  Her presentations will include:
  • “Researching When You’re Not There” 
  • “Don’t Cross the Pond Till You’re Ready” 
  • “Learning About Localities” 
  • “Social Media for Genealogy”
Learn more at:  http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org; then click on the “2017 Workshop” link.


Saturday, April 22
German American Genealogy - James Beidler  (WHS Event)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Room 126, Memorial Library, 728 State Street, UW-Madison Campus
 
Our speaker is James Beidler. He is the author of The Family Tree German Genealogy Book as well as writes Roots & Branches, an award-winning weekly newspaper column on genealogy that is the only syndicated feature on that topic in Pennsylvania. He is also a columnist for German Life magazine, and is editor of Der Kurier, the quarterly journal of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society. He is also an instructor for online Family Tree University. See the rest of his biography on his website at http://jamesmbeidler.com/bio.html.
 
The lectures will include the following:
  • German Immigrant Waves: Contrasts and Sources
  • Your Immigrants in Germany
  • Find a German Heimat Online
  • Success Story: Finding a European Village of Origin
Date: Saturday, April 22
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Room 126, Memorial Library, 728 State Street (UW Campus)
Cost: $30.00; Lunch included (WHS and WSGS members receive 10% off! Use code: GENE17 )


Friday, April 28
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society April Business Meeting & Program  (Affiliate Event)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room. Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library. Visitors are always welcome.
 
Following the Business Meeting at approximately 1:30 PM, Rabbi Steven Adams of the Sarah Chudnow Jewish Home and Care Center will speak on the experience of Jewish immigrants to Wisconsin.
 
For additional information visit http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org


Saturday, April 29
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's "Beginners" Genealogy Series Class  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room. Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library.  Visitors are always welcome. 
 
Topic: Queries, Newspapers, and Correspondence.  MCGS “Beginner” genealogy classes are free, however, a $10.00 fee is charged to cover the cost of class handouts containing information and forms to assist you in research.  Learn more at:  http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org, then click on the “Genealogy Classes” link on the left.



Monday, May 1
Fond du Lac County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fond du Lac Public Library, 32 Sheboygan Street


Wednesday, May 3
Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society (SPAGS) Monthly Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm
Lincoln Center, 1519 Water St., Stevens Point, WI
Program "SPAGS Roadshow".
 
 


Saturday, May 6
Italian American Genealogy - John Colletta, Ph.D.  (WHS Event)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Room 126, Memorial Library, 728 State Street, UW-Madison Campus
 
Our speaker is John Colletta, Ph.D. Dr. Colletta is one of America’s most popular genealogical lecturers. Knowledgeable, experienced and entertaining, he resides in Washington, D.C. For twenty years, while laying the foundation for his career in genealogy, he worked half-time at the Library of Congress and taught workshops at the National Archives. See the rest of his biography on his website www.genealogyjohn.com

Lectures will include the following:
  • Immigration to America, Colonial Times to 1930: Where Do Your Ancestors Fit In?
  • Rediscovering “La Famiglia:” Tracing Back to Your Ancestor from Italy
  • Rediscovering “La Famiglia:” Records of Italy, One by One, Line by Line
  • Discovering the REAL Stories of Your Immigrant Ancestors
Date: Saturday, May 6
Time: 9am-4pm
Location:Room 126, Memorial Library, 728 State Street (UW Campus)
Cost: $30.00; Lunch included (WHS and WSGS members receive 10% off. Use code: GENE17 )


Saturday, May 6
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
2nd Floor Meeting Room, Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Avenue
 
GROWING UP AS A TEEN DURING THE BLITZ – Author Joy Aavang shares her memories of living with her grandparents in England before and during WWII. Their home was near a military target, so the German Blitz repeatedly forced them to seek cover in air-raid shelters. Join us to hear her coming-of-age story, living in a danger zone, and working for Lloyd’s of London. 
 
You may call Sharon (815-868-2416) or Donna (608-921-1537) if you have questions.


Tuesday, May 9
Manitowoc County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm
Balkansky Room, Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay St., Manitowoc, WI
Program- "Planning a Family Reunion."


Wednesday, May 10 through Saturday, May 13
National Genealogical Society 2017 Family History Conference  (National Conference/Institute)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Check their website for mor information.


Wednesday, May 10
Milwaukee PAF User Group May Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 West Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee
 
Preparing for the Historical Society Trip presented by Jane Orne, and Naturalization Records in Wisconsin presented by Bob Tatalovich.
 
The parking lot entrance is located on the east side of the building. For additional information, visit http://mpafug.org.


Thursday, May 11
Taylor County Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm
Francis L. Simek Memorial Library, Medford, WI
Annual Meeting with election of officers.


Tuesday, May 16
Misbegotten Children: Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate  (WSGS Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Presenter: Peggy Clemens LauritzenPeggy Clemens Lauritzen
  • Webinar Description:Illegitimacy can be both a surprise and an embarrassment as we  discover more and more about our family’s history.  Treated with care and sensitivity, we can use many available resources to help  us in our research.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1827781229875918081
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar. Please remember that this is a first-come, first-served webinar, and that there are a limited number of spots to view the webinar live.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar.


Friday, May 19
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society May Business Meeting & Program  (Affiliate Event)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room. Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library. Visitors are always welcome.
 
Following the Business Meeting at approximately 1:30 PM, Margaret Skare, MCGS Board member, will address the unique Irish/Mexican connection that occurred during the Mexican-American War. Irish and German immigrants, along with freed African slaves deserted the United States Army to fight with the Mexican military in the St. Patrick's Brigade or El Batallon de los San Patricios.
 
For additional information visit http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org


Saturday, May 20
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's "Beginners" Genealogy Series Class  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room. Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library.  Visitors are always welcome. 
 
Topic: Foreign Research.  MCGS “Beginner” genealogy classes are free, however, a $10.00 fee is charged to cover the cost of class handouts containing information and forms to assist you in research.  Learn more at:  http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org, then click on the “Genealogy Classes” link on the left.


Saturday, May 27
Lower Wisconsin River Gen. & Hist. Res. Ctr., Inc  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am
The Meeting Room of Century Hall, Wauzeka, WI
 
DVD - Fill "Er" Up - The Glory Days of Wisconsin Gas Stations
 
9:00 a.m. Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Program
Formal meeting following program.



Saturday, June 3
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
2nd Floor Meeting Room, Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Avenue
 
PECK-A-TON-OKA, Janette Hartman, former curator/administrator of Iowa County, Wisconsin Society Museum, will speak on the journey of the Emma Rudolf family, immigrants from Switzerland, and their journey through St. Louis up the Fever River area, making their way to New Glarus.
 
You may call Sharon (815-868-2416) or Donna (608-921-1537) if you have questions.


Monday, June 5
Fond du Lac County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fond du Lac Public Library, 32 Sheboygan Street