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2024 Gene-A-Rama Registration

Writing and Sharing Your Family History

 

 Our presenters!

                                                

                                    Renee Garrick         Chuck Pankratz           Russell Horton              Andrew Natvig           Tina LaFreniere

Hosted by

 

 

April 12-13, 2024
Oshkosh Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center
 1 N Main St, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: 920-230-1900

 

March 12 Deadlines to remember- These are “received by” dates for forms and checks mailed in or if registering online. You can still register up to or at the conference but not for meals!

  •         Discounted rates for early bird registrations for members and non-members
  •         Vendor registrations are due.
  •         Hotel block is released so make your hotel reservations by this time to guarantee the WSGS rate.
  •         If you want to have lunch with the group on Saturday, you must order your luncheon meal by this date.
  •         If you want a printed syllabus, you must order it by this date. Otherwise, you will have to print/save the copy when it’s emailed out.
  •         A link to the syllabus will emailed to attendees the week of the conference to all participants. If you order a hard copy, you will receive it at registration.

 

LOCATION AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

https://oshkoshwaterfronthotel.com/

Oshkosh Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center

Rate: $109/night plus taxes

Cutoff Date: March 10

Group Code: WI State Genealogical Society Gene-A-Rama room block

Guests may also book their rooms by calling the hotel directly (920) 230-1900 or (855) 230-1900. Guests should reference the Group Code: WI State Genealogical Society Gene-A-Rama when calling to book their room that is the easiest way our Front Desk staff can find the room block.

 

 The Schedule for the weekend!

Friday April 12, 2024

8:00 AM Registration and Vendors Open
10:00 AM President’s Welcome, WSGS Annual Business Meeting
10:30 AM Renee Garrick: You don’t want to write a book? Start Small – The Story Behind Your Gift
11:30 AM Lunch
1:00 PM Andrew Natvig- Bringing Family History to Life in the Digital Age
2:00 PM Break and Vendors open
2:30 PM Renee Garrick: Want to try something more? A New Challenge – The Legacy Letter
3:30 PM Break and Vendors open
4:00 PM Chuck Pankratz- Ancestral Diggings: from pebbles to a gold mine
5:15 PM Cash Bar
6:00 PM Dinner and After Speaker
Renee Garrick: Go all-in. Go big. – Memoir & Writing Your Personal History

 Saturday April 13, 202

8:00 AM Registration and Vendors Open
9:00 AM Russ Horton: Letters, Diaries, Memoirs, and More: How Veterans Write and Share Their History
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Renee Garrick: Publishing & Sharing- Book Production
11:15 AM Lunch
1:00 PM Renee Garrick: Finish well – It’s Your Obituary—You Write It!
2:00 PM Break
2:30 PM Tina LaFreniere: Connecting Faces Through Time
3:45 PM- WSGS Board Meeting


Current WSGS members may register at reduced rates.

You may become a member and pay the WSGS rate at the time of registration.

(Please note that membership in an Affiliate Society does not qualify as WSGS membership for the reduced rates.)


Please select your registration options below.
Printable Registration Form


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WSGS Member Registration

For current WSGS members

WSGS Member Rate
Please indicate day of attendance for single day of GAR



Non-Member Registration

If you are not a WSGS member you may become a member on this form and choose the Member Rate above

Non-Member Rate
Please indicate day of attendance for single day of GAR

Printed Syllabus
Must be purchased by April 1st

2024 Gene-A-Rama Syllabus

Meals
Must be purchased by Feb 25

Friday lunch will be a Waterfront Chef Salad (GF). Seasonal greens with cherry smoke ham, flame-roasted turkey, Wisconsin cheddar and Swiss cheese, boiled egg, cucumber and buttermilk ranch dressing, house-baked rolls and butter, coffee and iced tea.

Friday Night Banquet will be a Homestyle buffet including Succulent roast chicken, tender beef tips with button mushrooms, creamy mashed potatoes and gravy, seasonal vegetable (GF), house baked rolls and butter, Grandma’s potato salad (GF), cream coleslaw (GF), coffee and herbal tea.

Saturday Lunch will be Grilled Chicken Caesar: Artisanal romaine, herb-marinated chicken breast, cream Caesar dressing, shaved parmesan, boiled egg, lemon wedge, and garlic croutons, house-baked rolls and butter, coffee and iced tea


Friday Lunch

Friday Banquet


Saturday Lunch


WSGS Membership

If you are not a WSGS member you may become a member on this form and choose the Member Rate above


WSGS Membership

When registering for Gene-A-Rama through PayPal or with a credit card, please allow 7-10 business days for processing.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail from our office.

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