Wisconsin STate Genealogical Society
You Light Up My Census! Researching Beyond
Welcome to the new Wisconsin State Genealogical Society website!
2023 Fall conference
Showcasing Madison Genealogy
Antje Petty Lori Bessler Dana Kelly Russell Horton
Candidates Needed for the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Board Elections
The Wisconsin State Genealogical Society (WSGS) is looking for members interested in becoming part of the leadership team. In December, we will be holding elections for eight open board positions; the majority of these are for three-year terms beginning on January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2026. One of the positions on the ballot will be completing open terms.
The WSGS governing board consists of sixteen elected officers, including president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and twelve district representatives. We meet four times a year; currently, these are in virtual format.
The positions to be included in the December ballot, as well as the corresponding counties for each of the district representatives are:
Vice President (Term expires December 31, 2024)
1) East Central: Dodge, Fond du Lac, Jefferson, Ozaukee, Sheboygan and Washington counties
2) Metropolitan: Milwaukee County
3) Northeastern: Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties
4) Northwestern: Barron, Burnett, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn Counties
5) Southwestern: Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland and Sauk Counties
If you are interested in joining the WSGS leadership team, I would be happy to discuss the corresponding duties for each position with you. If you live in any of the counties listed above, the district representative position is a great way to get to meet fellow genealogists who live in your “neck of the woods.” As we need to publicize the nominations to the membership prior to the election, your response to this request is required no later than October 30, 2023.An organization needs diverse voices and opinions to become stronger -- please consider being part of the WSGS Board. If you would like to reach out to me regarding these opportunities, my contact information is below.Thank you for supporting the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society.
Communications and Technology chair, WSGS
WSGS is proud to offer our members the
DNA Boot Camp Webinar Series
Mary Eberle and Thomas MacEntee
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:
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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