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February 2023

Why Was Grandma So Mean?

  • Presenter: Jennifer Holik
  • Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM Central
  • Webinar Description: Why was grandma so mean? Why was grandpa so sad or angry? Why did aunt Alice avoid the family when babies or small children were around? These are questions we think but do not always ask out loud. The time to break the silence is now. There are always more than two sides to every family story. Do you ever wonder what influenced the beliefs, behaviors, & patterns of our ancestors?
    We will look at our stories, genealogy & military documents to identify personal, family, and historical events that may have shaped the behaviors and attitudes of your ancestors. I will share tools & questions to help you explore your ancestors lives & what shaped their behaviors. We will also explore how their unhealed trauma, family patterns and behaviors were passed down through the generations.

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2023 Spring Gene-a-Rama

  Trials and Tribulations of Coming to America

  Katherine Wilson

  Friday & Saturday, March 24-25, 2023


  The Lismore – A Double Tree by Hilton

  333 Gibson St, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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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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