Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

2020 Virtual Fall Seminar

Hopscotching from Origins to DNA
Elizabeth Williams Gomoll
Elizabeth Williams Gomoll, CG
Saturday, October 17, 2020
This virtual seminar will be presented via GoToWebinar. For more information and to register, please visit the 2020 Fall Seminar page.


2020 Virtual Fall Pre-Conference Workshop

Wisconsin State Genealogical Society
presents a Virtual Pre-Conference Workshop with
Lori Bessler
Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator
Wisconsin Historical Society Library Archives
Friday, October 16, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lori Bessler
Don't Leave Any Stones Unturned!
Finding Collections Anywhere and Everywhere
This virtual pre-conference will be presented via GoToWebinar.  For more information and to register, please visit the 2020 Fall Pre-Conference page.

August 2020 Webinar

Bounty Land: It's Complicated
Presenter: Annette Burke LyttleAnnette Burke Lyttle
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM Central
Webinar Description: Bounty land was offered as compensation for soldiers who fought in the Revolution, War of 1812, and Mexican War, but veterans of these wars didn’t simply take up residence on their land grants. Some did, but many people who weren’t veterans ended up with these lands. Learn about the laws, all the people who got involved, and where to find the records.
After registering you will receive an e-mail with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar. If you have problems connecting to the software, be sure to check that your browser software is running the most current version available. See the System Requirements page for more information.

Call for Proposals for 2021 Webinar Series

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The Wisconsin State Genealogical Society invites proposals for our 2021 series of genealogy webinars.  The webinars are produced using GoToWebinar software, and are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM Central time.
The Society is particularly interested in proposals with content relating to Wisconsin and upper Midwest resources, including ethnic groups prominent in Wisconsin such as German, Polish, Scandinavian, French Canadian, Yankee, Czech, and Irish.
For more information, and to submit a proposal, please see the Call for Proposals page.

DNA Boot Camp

WSGS is proud to present a series of webinars available to members on our website, the
DNA Boot Camp Webinar Series
Presented by
Mary Eberle and Thomas MacEntee
Getting Started with DNA and Genealogy Boot Camp
The DNA Boot Camp is a series of 12 webinars giving a basic introduction to genetic genealogy, discussing some of the most popular websites currently being used, and how to use DNA as evidence in your research. The webinars include:
• Introduction to Using DNA for Genealogy Research
• Using Autosomal DNA for Genealogy Research
• GEDMatch — Powerful Tools for Analyzing DNA Results and Finding New DNA Matches
• Combining DNA and Non-DNA Evidence — A Case Study
• Using X-DNA for Genealogical Research
• X-DNA Case Studies
• Interpreting Your AncestryDNA Results
• AncestryDNA Hands-On Exercises
• Intepreting Your FamilyTreeDNA Results
• Interpreting Your 23andMe Results
• Researching Difficult DNA Matches
• Understanding Ethnicity Estimates
To access the DNA Boot Camp, log into your WSGS member account and a link will be available under the Webinars tab.
We hope you enjoy this membership benefit!
If you're not already a member, join us today!

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