Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

Upcoming Webinars


June 2018
50+ Online & Offline Sources for Finding Photos of Your Ancestors
  • Presenter: Katherine R. WillsonKatherine R. Willson
  • Date:  Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description: If you haven't inherited photos of your ancestors, learn about the 50+ potential sources that you may have overlooked, including printed media, organizations, digital sources and even distant relatives that you may not know about (with tips on initiating contact that ensures a response).
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6089521292721167363
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.

July 2018
"The Marriage of the Waters": The Erie Canal and the Opening of the Midwest
  • Presenter: Annette Burke LyttleAnnette Burke Lyttle
  • Date:  Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description: The Erie Canal--a project many labeled hopeless and impossible--opened the Midwest to settlement and prosperity. It provided a far easier migration route to the Midwest than any of the land routes available, and it also gave settlers on the Midwestern frontier a less expensive way to get their goods and produce to Eastern markets. Learn about the building of this engineering marvel and how it affected the lives of our ancestors.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9215461437790991619
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.

August 2018
Citing Sources and Evaluating Evidence
Thomas MacEntee
  • Presenter: Thomas MacEntee
  • Date:  Tuesday, August 21, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description: You’ll learn how to use the source citation templates, evidence evaluation features, as well as how to add/remove features to create a customized research log of your own. A good deal of time will be spent on citing sources and resources to make the process easier. In addition, we’ll cover how to look at a record and evaluate the evidence to determine if it proves or disproves the proof point. Finally, you’ll see how you can add new source citation templates, add new columns and more.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6166639938782146051
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.

September 2018
On, Wisconsin! The 24th Infantry, 1862-1865, Brothers Forever
  • Presenter: Jean Wilcox HibbenJean Wilcox Hibben
  • Date:  Tuesday, September 18, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description: In 1862, Wisconsin got the 2nd call for volunteers for the Union Army in the Civil War. The 24th was comprised of many Germans, along with many long-time Milwaukee residents, including the commanding officer, Arthur MacArthur. The life of this unit is seen through records of a Milwaukee pioneer and private in Company I, focusing on what records are available (and where) for others searching Wisconsin Civil War soldiers. The soldiers from this and other units made up part of the population of the state, contributing to it long after the War. But the veterans were forever connected because of their shared experience; find out why and how. Drawing some from the book by W.J.K. Beaudot, historical records, newspapers, military, and GAR documents, the regiment's history will come to light for family, Civil War, and Wisconsin historians.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1858458712039712771
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.

October 2018
Unpuzzling the Past: Tips and Techniques for French Records
  • Presenter: Bryna O'Sullivan
  • Date:  Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description: What do you do when you want to research your French-Canadian ancestors - and don't speak or read French? This presenation will cover techniques for working through French language records, including typical formats, when to use a word list or dictionary, and when to spend the money on a translator.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6477944665954725635
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.

November 2018
More than Just the Census: Federal Government Publications for Genealogical Research
  • Presenter: Anne KasuboskiAnne Kasuboski
  • Date:  Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description: Most researchers know that the National Archives holds a wealth of original records valuable for family history. But the U.S. Government Printing Office is the largest publisher in the world, giving federal depository libraries in each Congressional District government published books full of personal information and history on our ancestors. This session will demonstrate the types of information to be found in books and databases as close as the nearest federal depository library in your Congressional District.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7343375765735486211
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.

December 2018
Secret Societies: Finding Your Ancestors in Fraternal OrganizationsMichael Strauss
  • Presenter: Michael Strauss
  • Date:  Tuesday, December 18, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description: Were your ancestors Freemasons? Did you family have a connection with the I.O.O.F. or Daughters of Rebekah? Discover the rich history and genealogical material that await you with membership records, historical research, and photographs of your family who may have belonged to one or more of these secret societies or female auxiliaries.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4109215089190675203
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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