Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

September 2021 Webinar

Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin: Dutch Colonies in the mid-1800s
  • Presenter: Mary RisseeuwMary Risseeuw
  • Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
  • Time: 7:00 PM Central
  • Webinar Description: This lecture will examine the reasons for emigration from the Netherlands in the 19th Century and the establishment of three major Dutch colonies in the Midwest. The Dutch were not unlike other ethnic groups in that they stuck together and sought each other out after arrival in the U.S. But, who were leaders of these emigration groups and why were these locations chosen? Comparisons between the three colonies study the religious leaders, or lack thereof, and what shaped and sustained them. The formation of these colonies was the basis for migration within Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin; but also a catalyst for the migrations west. Understanding the basis for this emigration group can be critical to researching your Dutch ancestors.
  • Registration:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7592991317850909711


2021 Fall Seminar

Genealogy Bringing Us Back Together Again
Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, FOGS
October 9, 2021
Peggy Clemens Lauritzen 2019


2021 Fall Preconference

Lori B. Bessler
It's Not All Online!
A 2021 Fall Seminar Preconference Workshop with
Lori B. Bessler
Friday, October 8th


Check Out the 2021 WSGS Webinar Series!

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The Wisconsin State Genealogical Society is proud to present our 2021 Webinar series! The lineup features some of your favorite webinar presenters from the past, as well as several new speakers, covering a wide variety of topics including resources, methodology, tools, various ethnic groups, and how to prepare for the release of the 1950 U.S. Federal Census!


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!
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