Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

2021 WSGS Fall Seminar

“Genealogy bringing us back together again” 
Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, FOGS
Hosted by
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Vital Records Before State Registration
Let’s not take every printed or compiled source as “gospel.” Perhaps there are some hidden sources to help make our research more credible.
Putting America to Work - The Records of the WPA (Works Progress Administration)
Many of the indexes and records we use today were compiled by the WPA; those unemployed professionals who were ‘put to work’ in the days following the Great Depression.
Each day there are millions of new images being added to genealogy databases. We can access these on many devices from just about anywhere. However, is there still a need to make an in -person visit to research?
Analysis and Correlation: A Case Study on a Family Missing in the Census
The U.S. Federal Census is one of the first places researchers go to research their families. It's a beginning genealogist's dream to see their family lines build. But do we return and check our research as often as we should?
About Our Speaker
Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, FOGS, author of Legacy QuickGuides on Appalachia, is an instructor at Ancestry Academy and Family Tree University, and a columnist for Reminisce magazine. She has been named a Fellow of the Ohio Genealogical Society, and was the 2018 recipient of the Laura G. Prescott Award for Exemplary Service to Professional Genealogy. She is also a former researcher at Ancestry ProGenealogists. 
For more information, and to register for the Fall Seminar, please see the attached brochure. (Please note that the brochure is intended to be printed on 11"x 14" paper.)  You may register via check payable to WSGS via U.S. mail or online with a credit or debit card via Paypal. Reduced registration rates are available for WSGS members and by registering early. Attendees will receive an electronic syllabus via download from the GoToWebinar software once you log in that day. It will NOT be sent separately before the conference.
Special Note
This event will be recorded and available for viewing for 30 days after the end of the seminar. If you cannot attend the live presentations, you can view them later at your convenience. Thank you to our speaker for this wonderful opportunity!
Online Registration
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Non-Member Registration
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When registering 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 with the link to the pre-conference webinar.