Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

Congratulations to George Findlen!

Congratulations go out to WSGS Virginia V. Irvin Hall of Fame member, George Findlen, on his Award for Excellence for a Genealogy and Family History Book from the National Genealogical Society!
George Findlen
From the NGS Press Release:
 
NGS COMPETITIONS 
The NGS Awards for Excellence are presented for a specific, significant single contribution in the form of a family genealogy or family history book, a publication discussing or demonstrating genealogical methods and sources, or an article published in the NGS Quarterly.
 
Award for Excellence: Genealogy and Family History Book
This year’s recipient is George L. Findlen, CG, CGL, of Madison, Wisconsin. The title of his book is Our Acadian Martin Family History; The First Four Generations, 1650-1800.
 


June 2020 Webinar

Smarter Search Strategies for Genealogy
 
Presenter: Thomas MacEnteeThomas MacEntee
Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM Central
Webinar Description: The majority of genealogists begin their research online and often become frustrated with the lack of results. The cause might not be a lack of records at the specific site, but the manner in which you're performing the search! While basic search techniques work on all the major genealogy sites, you need to power up your search skills to get the most out of niche genealogy websites and uncover those hidden record sets!
 
After registering you will receive an e-mail with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar. Please remember that this is a first-come, first-served webinar.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to 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.



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!
 



Have you checked out the WSGS Store?

 
Our Products Make Great Gifts for Your Genealogy Friends and Yourself!
 
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The 2nd edition of Wisconsin: Its Counties, Townships and Villages (the "Cow Book") is a must-have research companion. WSGS Recipes and Remembrances is a treasury of over 200 family recipes from our members.
   Visit our online store today for these and more WSGS products!
 
You also can help the Society out by checking out the Support WSGS page!
 



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Did you know that you can help raise money for WSGS by simply searching and shopping online through our GoodShop interface? See the GoodShop page for more details!
 

 
 
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