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Wisconsin STate Genealogical Society

June 2023

Vertical Files: Finding Bits & Pieces of Your Wisconsin Ancestors

  • Presenter: Melissa Barker
  • Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM Central
  • Webinar Description: Vertical Files, sometimes called Subject Files, are a collection of miscellaneous documents and ephemera that are puting in file folders which are then stored in filing cabinets and catalogued by surname and by subject name. These files are a hodge-podge of records and could contain just about anything that can fit into a file folder. This presentation will show the genealogist how to find these records in Wisconsin and how to use them.

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WSGS is proud to offer our members 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.

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