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Mount Horeb Driftless Historium
Saturday, June 3 through Monday, December 31
Mount Horeb Driftless Historium  (Wisconsin Event)
Driftless Historium: 100 South 2nd Street, Mount Horeb, WI
 
Mount Horeb Driftless Historium Public Access Hours:
Wednesdays through Sundays:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Newly opened, the $1.7 million, three-building history center is located in the heart of downtown Mount Horeb.  Its presence represents the culmination of nearly a decade of community-based efforts – from drawings and fundraising campaigns to the center’s ultimate construction.  In addition to the historium’s archival collections, the facility features educational exhibits, a research center, and special program offerings.
 
Currently on display, the Historium’s first special exhibit entitled Creators, Collectors & Communities: Making Ethnic Identities through Objects” explores the artistic evolution of Mount Horeb’s ethnic identity from cherished immigrant trunks passed down through the generations to Main Street’s quirky, Scandinavian-inspired wooden trolls.
 
Tour groups of all ages are welcome – please contact the Historium staff to schedule an appointment.  For more information, call 608-437-6486, visit www.driftlesshistorium.org, or email: mthorebmuseum@mhtc.net. 



Milwaukee County Historical Society's Brew City MKE: Milwaukee Beer Museum & Beer Bar
Wednesday, October 4 through Monday, October 1
Milwaukee County Historical Society's Brew City MKE: Milwaukee Beer Museum & Beer Bar  (Affiliate Event)
275 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee (Main entrance of the Shops at Grand Avenue)
 
The Milwaukee County Historical Society has re-located its popular display on Milwaukee beer and brewing history to the Grand Avenue Mall in downtown Milwaukee.  The society’s vast collection featuring artifacts, images and memorabilia is now housed at Brew City MKE.  By combining a beer museum with a beer bar, guests are welcome to explore an interactive exhibit on Milwaukee's brewing heritage and then raise a glass to the town fondly known as Brew City!  Brew City MKE will be on display for a one-year pilot experience and includes a bar featuring Milwaukee brews.
 
Admission to Brew City MKE museum is free to members of the Milwaukee County Historical Society.  General entrance fees are $10 for adults 21 and over; $7 for persons 13 to 20 years; children 12 and under are free.  All admissions include a beer or soda.  There is no charge to enter the tavern on its own.
 
Brew City MKE Hours:
  • Wednesdays thru Fridays: 11am to 8pm
  • Saturdays:                             11am to 10pm
  • Sundays:                                11am to 6pm
  • Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and select holidays
For additional information, please call 414-897-8765 or visit:  www.brewcitymilwaukee.com



Milwaukee County Historical Society’s Meet MKE Exhibit
Monday, November 20 through Sunday, November 1, 2020
Milwaukee County Historical Society’s Meet MKE Exhibit  (Affiliate Event)
Milwaukee County Historical Center, 910 N. Old World Third Street, Milwaukee
 
Meet MKE explores Milwaukee's history from bridges and breweries to founders and festivals, including some of the most iconic artifacts housed at the Milwaukee County Historical Society.  Treasures on display may not see the light of day very often, but are historically relevant or significant in some manner.  One of the most interesting pieces within the collection is a Lincoln Lithography Plate.  Created shortly after Lincoln's assassination, the Gugler (Lithograph) plate is one of the most famous renditions of the former president. 
 
Admission to the exhibit is free to Milwaukee County Historical Society members.  General admission is $7; children 6 - 12 are $3; and youngsters under 5 are free.
 
Exhibit hours:
Monday – Saturday:  9:30am- 5pm
Sundays:  Closed
 
For additional details, visit: www.milwaukeehistory.net or call (414) 273-8288.



Thursday, January 18 through Sunday, August 19
MCHS’s Back Yards to Big Leagues: Milwaukee’s Sports and Recreation History  (Affiliate Event)
Milwaukee County Historical Center, 910 N. Old World Third Street, Milwaukee
 
From professional, college, amateur and youth sports to active recreation, Milwaukee County has a rich history of sports participation and fan support.  To best illustrate this relationship, the Back Yards to Big Leagues: Milwaukee’s Sports and Recreation History exhibit will showcase artifacts, photographs, documents, and audio and visual media from the Milwaukee County Historical Society's museum and archival collections.  The major exhibit will remain on display until the end of April; a scaled-down version will be featured from May through August 2018.
 
Admission to the exhibit is free to Milwaukee County Historical Society members.  General admission is $7; children 6 - 12 are $3; and youngsters under 5 are free.
 
Exhibit hours:
Monday – Saturday:  9:30am- 5pm
Sundays:  Closed
For additional details or information on other exhibit-related events, visit www.milwaukeehistory.net or call (414) 273-8288.



Sunday, March 4 through Sunday, November 25
Milwaukee County Historical Society’s Lowell Damon House  (Affiliate Event)
2107 Wauwatosa Avenue (76th Street), Wauwatosa, WI.
 
Lowell Damon House Hours:
Tours are available on Sundays (March through November): 1 to 5pm
Closed holidays
 
Construction started on this home in 1844 by Oliver Damon and was completed in 1847 by his son, Lowell. The house, believed to be Wauwatosa’s oldest residence, stands as a classic example of a colonial home. In 1941, the sons of Alexander Rogers, a former owner, gave it to the Milwaukee County Historical Society. Since then, it has operated as a museum.
 
Admission fee: $2/person.  For additional information, please call (414) 273-8288.



Tuesday, June 19
Milwaukee PAF User Group Bus Trip to the Wisconsin State Historical Society Library  (Affiliate Event)
 
If you’ve ever thought about researching your ancestry at the Wisconsin State Historical Society’s Library, the Milwaukee PAF User Group is ready to help you on your quest.  The organization has arranged for a charted bus to take members and their guests to this amazing repository.  Once aboard, you can relax and get ready for a full day of genealogical research – even better, you don’t have to worry about parking! 
 
Upon arrival, the library staff will be providing the group with a half-hour orientation on the library’s resources.  While there, Milwaukee PAF User Group Steering Committee members will be available to answer questions and help with your research. 
 
Seating is limited – to check on availability and fees, please contact Bob Heck:  bheck@voyager.net


Tuesday, June 19
WSGS June Webinar  (WSGS Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
50+ Online & Offline Sources for Finding Photos of Your Ancestors
  • Presenter: Katherine R. Willson
  • 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.


Friday, June 22
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society June Business Meeting & Program  (Affiliate Event)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Program topic to be announced.  The presentation will follow the business meeting at approximately 1:30 PM.
 
The Community Room is next to the first floor rotunda, just off the main library entrance.  For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room.
 
Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library.  Visitors are always welcome.
 
For additional information, visit:  http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org.


Saturday, June 23
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's "Beginner's" Genealogy Series Class  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Topic:  DNA for Genealogy:  What it Can and Can’t Do
 
MCGS “Beginner” genealogy classes are free, however, a $10.00 fee is charged to cover the cost of class handouts containing information and forms to assist you in research.  Learn more at: http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org, then click on the “Genealogy Classes” link on the left.
 
For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room. Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library.  Visitors are always welcome.



Saturday, July 7
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
2nd Floor Meeting Room, Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Avenue, Monroe
 
Taverns, Trinkets & Tidbits  - Dr. Lance Sathoff will discuss the history of Monroe’s taverns and bars.


Wednesday, July 11
Milwaukee PAF User Group July Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee
 
Two programs to be presented:
  • US GenWeb for Research presented by Bob Tatalovich
  • Books Research on the Internet by Bob Heck
The parking lot entrance is located on the east side of the building. For additional information, visit http://mpafug.org.


Tuesday, July 17
WSGS July Webinar  (WSGS Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
"The Marriage of the Waters": The Erie Canal and the Opening of the Midwest
  • Presenter: Annette Burke LyttleAnnette Burke Lyttle
  • 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.


Friday, July 27
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society July Business Meeting & Program  (Affiliate Event)
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Join them for a "Library Picnic.”  Pack your favorite summertime sandwiches and snacks for a lunchtime get-together.  Members and guests can view scrapbooks full of clippings from the past, while sharing genealogical discoveries and problem-solving tips for breaking through research roadblocks.
 
For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room.  Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library.  Visitors are always welcome.
 
For additional information visit:  http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org



Saturday, August 4
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Swiss Cemetery, Monroe
 
Swiss Cemetery Walk Field Trip - details TBD 


Wednesday, August 8
Milwaukee PAF User Group August Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee
 
Two programs to be presented:
  • Create your Own Cloud presented by Sam Colon
  • To Be Announced
The parking lot entrance is located on the east side of the building. For additional information, visit http://mpafug.org.


Tuesday, August 21
WSGS August Webinar  (WSGS Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Citing Sources and Evaluating Evidence
Thomas MacEntee
  • Presenter: Thomas MacEntee
  • 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.


Saturday, August 25
Italian Genealogy Interest Group - Research Meeting  (Wisconsin Event)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Italian Community Center, 631 East Chicago Street, Milwaukee, WI
 
Known as "Pursuing Our Italian Names Together (P.O.I.N.T.) – Chapter 22”, the Italian Area Interest Group welcomes anyone to their meetings with an interest in Italian family history. For more information, kindly contact George Koleas:  GeorgeJK676@wi.rr.com or call 262-251-7216 after 7pm. 
 
Visit their website for additional details on meetings, as well as a list of surnames being researched by their members:  http://www.orgsites.com/wi/point22/



Saturday, September 1
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
2nd Floor Meeting Room, Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Avenue, Monroe
 
Early Cheesemaking in Green County – Donna Douglas from the National Historic Cheesemaking Center will share the history of cheesemaking in Green County.


Wednesday, September 12
Milwaukee PAF User Group September Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee
 
Two programs to be presented:
  • Metes and Bounds Using Google Mapping presented by Cathy Dailey
  • Land Record Research by Bob Heck
The parking lot entrance is located on the east side of the building. For additional information, visit http://mpafug.org.


Tuesday, September 18
WSGS September Webinar  (WSGS Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
On, Wisconsin! The 24th Infantry, 1862-1865, Brothers Forever
  • Presenter: Jean Wilcox HibbenJean Wilcox Hibben
  • 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.



Saturday, October 6
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
2nd Floor Meeting Room, Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Avenue, Monroe
 
Preserving Family Treasures – Katie Mullen, Preservation Coordinator, Wisconsin Historical Society.


Wednesday, October 10
Milwaukee PAF User Group October Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee
 
Two programs to be presented:
  • To Be Announced
The parking lot entrance is located on the east side of the building. For additional information, visit http://mpafug.org.


Friday, October 12 through Saturday, October 13
2018 WSGS Fall Seminar  (WSGS Conference/Workshop)
Hotel Marshfield, 2700 South Central Avenue, Marshfield
Our featured speaker will be 
 
Louise St. Denis
 
More details to come!
 
 


Tuesday, October 16
WSGS October Webinar  (WSGS Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Unpuzzling the Past: Tips and Techniques for French Records
  • Presenter: Bryna O'Sullivan
  • 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.


Thursday, October 18
Our Ancestors Were German  (Affiliate Event)
6:30 pm
History Center, Washington County, 320 S. 5th Avenue, West Bend
 
Presented by Astrid Adler, Author and German Genealogist, http://www.tiefenort-emigrants.de
 
In Astrid Adler's own words: "You will find out why from 1840 to 1900 between 10-50% of the inhabitants emigrated from some of the towns. How did people prepare for emigration at that time? How did people travel from Thuringia to the port cities of Bermerhaven and Hamburg? You will learn interesting facts about the crossing and the journey onward in America. I will report on the lives of immigrants in their new American homeland."
 
Free to Washington County Historical Society members, $15 for non-members.
 
Online registration is available at http://www.historyisfun.com.
 
For more information contact: director@historyisfun.com.
 


Friday, October 19
Our Ancestors Were German  (Affiliate Event)
1:00 pm
Southminster Presbyterian Church (Nelson Hall), 200 Richard Street, Waukesha
 
Presented by Astrid Adler, Author and German Genealogist, http://www.tiefenort-emigrants.de
 
In Astrid Adler's own words: "You will find out why from 1840 to 1900 between 10-50% of the inhabitants emigrated from some of the towns. How did people prepare for emigration at that time? How did people travel from Thuringia to the port cities of Bermerhaven and Hamburg? You will learn interesting facts about the crossing and the journey onward in America. I will report on the lives of immigrants in their new American homeland."
 
A free will donation will be accepted. Any non-member of the Waukesha County Genealogical Society who donates $10.00 or more will be given a one year membership to the organization.
 
For more information contact: waukcgs@gmail.com.
 


Tuesday, October 23
Our Ancestors Were German  (Affiliate Event)
6:30 pm
Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Blvd., Beloit
 
 
Presented by Astrid Adler, Author and German Genealogist, http://www.tiefenort-emigrants.de
 
In Astrid Adler's own words: "You will find out why from 1840 to 1900 between 10-50% of the inhabitants emigrated from some of the towns. How did people prepare for emigration at that time? How did people travel from Thuringia to the port cities of Bermerhaven and Hamburg? You will learn interesting facts about the crossing and the journey onward in America. I will report on the lives of immigrants in their new American homeland."
 
Free to attend.
 
Co-sponsored by the German Interest Group - Wisconsin and the Beloit Public Library.
 
For more information, contact: vhahn@beloitlibrary.org or wasserstrass@att.net.
 



Saturday, November 3
Italian Genealogy Interest Group - Research Meeting  (Wisconsin Event)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Italian Community Center, 631 East Chicago Street, Milwaukee, WI
 
Known as "Pursuing Our Italian Names Together (P.O.I.N.T.) – Chapter 22”, the Italian Area Interest Group welcomes anyone to their meetings with an interest in Italian family history. For more information, kindly contact George Koleas:  GeorgeJK676@wi.rr.com or call 262-251-7216 after 7pm. 
 
Visit their website for additional details on meetings, as well as a list of surnames being researched by their members:  http://www.orgsites.com/wi/point22/


Saturday, November 3
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
2nd Floor Meeting Room, Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Avenue, Monroe
 
Funeral Homes and Family History: They Are Dying to Meet You! –Daniel Earl – webinar


Wednesday, November 14
Milwaukee PAF User Group November Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee
 
Two programs to be presented:
  • To Be Announced
The parking lot entrance is located on the east side of the building. For additional information, visit http://mpafug.org.


Tuesday, November 20
WSGS November Webinar  (WSGS Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
More than Just the Census: Federal Government Publications for Genealogical Research
  • Presenter: Anne KasuboskiAnne Kasuboski
  • 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.



Saturday, December 1
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
2nd Floor Meeting Room, Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Avenue, Monroe
 
Members Show & Share – Christmas/holiday memories and family traditions – favorite ornaments or gifts from the past or any other family heirloom or story.


Tuesday, December 18
WSGS December Webinar  (WSGS Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Secret Societies: Finding Your Ancestors in Fraternal Organizations
 
Michael Strauss
  • Presenter: Michael Strauss
  • 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.