Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

2019 Fall Seminar

When You've Hit a Brick Wall, Go Around It!
Using Collateral Line Research to Further Your Family Lines
Lois Mackin
Lois Mackin, Ph.D.
Hosted by
Waupaca Area Genealogical Society
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Ramada Waupaca
110 Grand Seasons Drive
Waupaca, Wisconsin

2019 Fall Pre-Conference

Lori B. BesslerMaking the Family Come Alive!
A 2019 Fall Seminar Pre-Conference Workshop with
Presented by
Lori B. Bessler
Friday, October 4, 2019


August 2019 Webinar

The 1849 Wisconsin Asiatic Cholera Epidemic and Its Implications for Genealogical Resesarch
  • Presenter: Jean Wilcox HibbenJean Wilcox Hibben
  • Date:  Tuesday, August 20, 2019
  • Time: 7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description: Americans took a while to get familiar with how diseases were spread, what precautions could be taken to minimize exposure, and why vaccinations were so important. While the medical community promoted sanitation and healthy lifestyles and the U.S. government got involved in encouraging the eradication of dieseases, in 1849 and lasting about two years, Wisconsin was overtaken by a cholera epidemic that was quickly at pandemic level. Did your ancestor die of the disease? So many did that a lot of deaths escaped being recorded. Many statistics were disguised so that public panic would be minimized. Learn the facts surrounding the outbreak as well as the effect politics and economics had on how the pandemic was handled; it just might solve one of your family history dilemmas.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8345097937006932995
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar and handout information.  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.


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