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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.



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.



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/


Monday, August 27
Chippewa County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm
Central Lutheran Church, 28 East Columbia St., Chippewa Falls. WI
The Chippewa County Genealogy Society's Annual Indoor Potluck Picnic
 
The featured speaker for this meeting will be Gary Swartz, who will share his interesting research about the many rural schools of Chippewa County. 

Bring a dish to pass; a short business meeting will be held after the supper. The meeting is open to the public and visitors are encouraged to attend.



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.


Saturday, September 8
Dane County Area Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
11:00 am
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (chapel), 4505 Regent St., Madison, Wisconsin
 
Genealogy Proof Arguments
with Bob Rettammel, President of DCAGS
 
A Proof Argument is an important skill to develop for any genealogy project. It allows you to see how the results of your research either correlate or resolve a conflict between two or more pieces of evidence (direct or indirect evidence). It is a written presentation of the logic supporting any conflict or holes in your research.
 
At this program you will learn what elements make a proof argument and the presenter will provide a case study of his own family proof argument.Genealogy Proof Arguments
 
with Bob Rettammel, President of DCAGS
 
A Proof Argument is an important skill to develop for any genealogy project. It allows you to see how the results of your research either correlate or resolve a conflict between two or more pieces of evidence (direct or indirect evidence). It is a written presentation of the logic supporting any conflict or holes in your research.
 
At this program you will learn what elements make a proof argument and the presenter will provide a case study of his own family proof argument.
 
Not sure how to register? Click here.


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.


Saturday, September 15
2018 Society Leaders Workshop  (WSGS Conference/Workshop)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Mount Horeb Area Historical Society, 100 S. Second Street, Mount Horeb
 
The 2018 WSGS Society Leaders Workshop:
Building a Better Local Genealogical Society
 
Are you an officer in your local genealogical society? This workshop is for you! Join Wisconsin State Genealogical Society leaders and leaders from other Affiliate societies to learn skills for running your local society such as recruiting members and marketing using social media.
 
Register using the attached registration form, or online here. Registration Deadline: September 1, 2018.
 
Registration Categories
Is Your Society:
Name of Your Society
What office do you hold?
 
 


Saturday, September 15
British Interest Group of Wisconsin & Illinois (BIGWILL) Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Community Church, 5714 Broadway, Richmond, IL 60071
 
"Discovering your UK/Irish Roots Online”, presented by Debra Dudek
 
Websites and Resources for English, Welsh, Irish and Scottish Ancestry - There is no such thing as "one stop genealogy shopping"! This program will lead you through the resources and search techniques for the three big United Kingdom and Irish databases: FindMyPast, ScotlandsPeople and RootsIreland. Learn what's new on these databases, how you can apply them to your research and how privacy and information rights impact your quest for records.

 Debra M. Dudek is Head of Adult and Teen Services at the Fountaindale Public Library District in Bolingbrook, IL. Ms. Dudek specializes in British genealogy and technology topics. She is currently pursuing a second masters degree in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.



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.


Wednesday, September 19
Burlington Genealogical Society of Wisconsin Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm
Burlington Gateway Center, 496 McCanna Pkwy, Burlington, WI
--- Ins & Outs of ancestry.com 
 
Tips & great hints, getting the most out of your subscription, for beginners & experts!  Presented by LouAnn Corrigan


Saturday, September 22
Wisconsin Historical Society Polish Genealogy Workshop  (WHS Event)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
UW-Madison Memorial Library, Room 126
 
 
Stephen Szabados, genealogy speaker, author, and columnist, provides instructive guidance in the often confusing paper trail of our Polish ancestors. If you have any Polish lines in your family, this workshop is a must see! 

This workshop always sells out. Be sure to register early!

 
  • Polish Immigration to America
  • Researching the Polish Partitions
  • Making sense of your Polish records: Translating and organizing your information
  • Beyond the Basics: Breaking Down Walls
About the Lecturer: Stephen Szabados received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and an MBA from Northern Illinois University. 

Date: September 22nd
Time: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Location: Memorial Library, Room 126
Cost: $40.00 (WHS and WSGS members receive 10% off!--Enter WSGS as the discount code)

Boxed Lunch Options:

Choice 1: Ham, Swiss, Dijon Aioli, Spring Mix, Rye Bread
Choice 2: Smoked Turkey, White Cheddar, Bacon, Tomato Aioli, Multigrain Bread
Choice 3: Butternut Squash Spread, Grilled Vegetables, Greens, Spinach Tortilla- vegan

Please specify if you would like Gluten Free Bread

Each lunch comes with:
Mixed salad/balsamic dressing (packaged separately), chocolate truffle, kettle chips. Both soda and water will be available. 

 


Saturday, September 29
Wisconsin Historical Society Workshop Drafting a Source Citation without Anxiety  (WHS Event)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
UW-Madison Memorial Library, Room 126
 
 
If you missed this workshop last year, you will want to take it this year!

Writing a source for the documents we use as genealogists has become confusing, even frightening. It need not be when you focus on five words. The workshop leader will demonstrate how five basic components apply to every kind of document genealogists use, from a vital record to an interview with a great-aunt to a photo of a headstone. Workshop attendees will be given five documents to practice writing a source citation.

Lecturer: George L. Findlen, CG, CGL

Date: September 29th
Time: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Location: Memorial Library, Room 126
Cost: $40.00 (WHS and WSGS members receive 10% off-enter WSGS as the discount code)

Boxed Lunch Options:

Choice 1: Ham, Swiss, Dijon Aioli, Spring Mix, Rye Bread
Choice 2: Smoked Turkey, White Cheddar, Bacon, Tomato Aioli, Multigrain Bread
Choice 3: Butternut Squash Spread, Grilled Vegetables, Greens, Spinach Tortilla- vegan

Please specify if you would like Gluten Free Bread.

Each lunch comes with:
Mixed salad/balsamic dressing (packaged separately), chocolate truffle, kettle chips. Both soda and water will be available.

If you have any questions, please call 608-264-6519 or email
lori.bessler@wisconsinhistory.org.
 
Register on the WHS Website.



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
Do You Know How to Read? - Fall Seminar Pre-Conference Workshop  (WSGS Conference/Workshop)
12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Hotel Marshfield Best Western Premier Collection, 2700 S. Central Ave., Marshfield
 
Do You Know How to Read?
A 2018 Fall Seminar Pre-Conference Workshop with
Louise St Denis, PLCGS

WOW! I bet you didn’t think you would be asked this question at a genealogy conference: "Do you know how to read?" There’s a good reason we are asking this question. Learning proper genealogical analysis and evaluation techniques requires being exposed to best practices via case studies. These types of case studies appear in peer-reviewed journals. This workshop will help you better understand this type of more scholarly articles. You will be required to read the full content of the assigned article several times. You will be given guidelines and the article before the workshop to be better prepared for an in-depth discussion of the article’s methodologies.

This three-hour pre-conference workshop will be held on Friday, October 12, 2018. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. with the workshop starting at 1:00 p.m. There will be one 30-minute break midway. The workshop will be held at the Hotel Marshfield Best Western Premier Collection, 2700 S. Central Avenue, Marshfield, Wisconsin.

There is an onsite bar and restaurant for snacks and beverages. You may bring your lunch with you prior to the workshop.
 
Registration is $30.00. Please fill out the attached registration form and mail it along with a check payable to WSGS or register onlineThis workshop is limited to 50 individuals. Please e-mail the office to verify that space is still available. Separate payment from the Fall Seminar for this event is requested.
 


2018 WSGS Fall Seminar - Fine Tuning Your Genealogical Puzzle
Saturday, October 13
2018 WSGS Fall Seminar - Fine Tuning Your Genealogical Puzzle  (WSGS Conference/Workshop)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hotel Marshfield Best Western Premier Collection, 2700 S. Central Ave., Marshfield
 
Fine Tuning Your Genealogical Puzzle:
Using Different Techniques & Strategies
for Organizing & Researching
 
Featuring
Louise St Denis, PLCGS
 
Hosted by
Marshfield Area Genealogy Group
 
Lectures
 
Making the Mountains of Paper Disappear
 
I Found It Once, Why Can't I Find It Again?
 
Am I Doing Everything Right?
 
Adding Social History to Your Family Research
 
A Deli Lunch  Buffet will be available for purchase, but must be ordered by September 28th.
 
Rooms are available at Hotel Marshfield, Best Western Premier Collection for $109.00 plus tax for a double queen, single or double occupancy. Contact the hotel at 715-387-2700 by September 12th and identify yourself as being with the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society to reserve a room.
 
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.) WSGS members will receive a copy of the full-sized registration brochure in the mail and may register with a check payable to WSGS via U.S. mail. Anyone may also register online.
 


Saturday, October 13
Genetically Speaking DNA Workshop with Mary Eberle  (Affiliate Event)
9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay St., Manitowoc, Balkansky Community Room
 

DNA Workshop & lunch provided for free.  Registration Required. No Preregistration.  

Registration starts September 1, 2018:  Register by calling 920-686-3010 or stopping by Manitowoc Public Library service desk. (No email or mail registrations–sorry.)  Space limited to 100.

Join Mary Eberle, an experienced genealogist and DNA expert, for a workshop to help you understand your DNA results.  This workshop is designed for beginners, but also covers more advanced topics.  Presentations include:

1. Introduction to Using DNA for Genealogy Research: This talk covers DNA basics, available tests, and how to develop your DNA testing plan.

2. Using Autosomal DNA for Genealogy Research: Autosomal DNA provides the most useful information for most genealogists. Learn how to analyze your test results and find common ancestors with your DNA matches.

3. Using Y-DNA, Mitochondrial DNA, and X-DNA for Genealogy Research: Understanding when these types of DNA can help (and when they won’t) is crucial. Learn how these types of DNA can be used to answer your genealogy questions.

4. Hands-on Exercise: This exercise will go through interpreting one person’s DNA results from Ancestry. Learn some tricks for clarifying and making the most of your DNA test results.

About Mary Eberle:
Mary Eberle – Owner of DNA Hunters, LLC
Mary Eberle is an experienced genealogist and a DNA expert. She’s a former patent attorney with extensive DNA experience.  Mary began her work in the field of DNA research 30 years ago.  She developed DNA tests to match transplant donors and recipients.  She wrote and published many scientific papers on this work and presented at scientific conferences.

She honed her writing and communication skills during her subsequent work as a biotech patent attorney.  She has 13 years of writing complex patent applications and corresponding with clients.  After leaving the practice of law, Mary participated in many genealogy workshops, including: CeCe Moore’s Advanced Genetic Genealogy for Unknown Parentage at the Forensic Genealogy Institute (2015 and 2016), Angie Bush’s Advanced DNA Analysis Techniques for Genealogical Research at SLIG (2016).  This background contributed to her successful genetic genealogy practice, which offers several services.

Registration doesn’t start until September 1st.  I have attended some of Mary Eberle’s DNA Workshops and can attest that they are very informative & well done.  If you would like to know some general information on the workshop feel free to send me your questions and I’ll try and answer them: MCGS1745@live.com. I do NOT have anything to do with the registration process. Please do not try to register before September 1.   It won’t work.

For more information, see the Manitowoc County Genealogical Society website.



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.


Wednesday, October 17
Burlington Genealogical Society of Wisconsin Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm
Burlington Gateway Center, 496 McCanna Pkwy, Burlington, WI
---  "Wisconsin during the Great War: WWI"
 
 What was it like living as a German immigrant in Wisconsin during WWI? You will be shocked by the real stories.  Slides & presentation by Dave Desimone, Wisconsin Historical Society


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.
 


Sunday, October 21
Wisconsin Historical Society Jewish Genealogy Workshop  (WHS Event)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
UW-Madison Memorial Library, Room 126
 
 
In her presentations on Jewishgen.org, Debbie Kroopkin will guide us through the Jewishgen.org maze, explaining the structure and purpose of the many components of the website. Her presentations will provide details that will help researchers glean as much information as possible on their families and towns.
 
  • Techniques for Using Jewishgen.org Part I
    • Learn all about the many components of the Jewishgen.org website to glean as much information as possible on your families and towns.
  • Techniques for Using Jewishgen.org Part II
    • Learn all about the many components of the Jewishgen.org website to glean as much information as possible on your families and towns.
  • Unique Aspects of Genealogy Research for Jewish Families
    • Learn how to navigate genealogy research for Jewish families. Glean a basic understanding of variations of Jewish given names and the acquisition of surnames. Understand Jewish community migration patterns, reading Hebrew tombstones, and where to being to search for family, including Israelis, and survivors and victims of the Holocaust.
About the Lecturer: Debbie Kroopkin is currently the President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. She has worked on her family history for over two decades and now conducts research for others. She has a master’s degree in social work administration with grant writing, interagency collaboration and program planning experience.

Date: October 21st
Time: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Location: Memorial Library Room 126
Cost: $40.00 (WHS and WSGS Members receive 10% off-use WSGS as the discount code)

Boxed Lunch Options:

Choice 1: Ham, Swiss, Dijon Aioli, Spring Mix, Rye Bread
Choice 2: Smoked Turkey, White Cheddar, Bacon, Tomato Aioli, Multigrain Bread
Choice 3: Butternut Squash Spread, Grilled Vegetables, Greens, Spinach Tortilla- vegan

Please specify if you would like Gluten Free Bread

Each lunch comes with:
Mixed salad/balsamic dressing (packaged separately), chocolate truffle, kettle chips. Both soda and water will be available. 

If you have any questions, please call 608-264-6519 or email lori.bessler@wisconsinhistory.org.
 
Register on the WHS website.


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
Wisconsin Historical Society Workshop Finding Our German Ancestors in Europe  (WHS Event)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
UW-Madison Memorial Library, Room 126
 
Finding Our German Ancestors in Europe
SOLD OUT
 
Learn about finding your German ancestors in Europe with Dr. Wolfgang Grams and Antje Petty.

Documents and Biographies
  • This session is an introduction and guide to family history research with German resources. It follows the life of the "typical" German immigrant family and the documents they left behind. A special focus will be on finding the ancestral hometowns on the other side of the Atlantic in the context of Central Europe's complex territorial history.
"Hurrah, We are Sailing to America"
  • Travel patterns for German immigrants changed over the centuries. This session will cover travel routs, ports of embarkation, the role of emigration agencies, the shift from sail to steam, and the many traces immigrants left behind on their journeys that now provide resources for genealogists.
About the Lecturers: Dr. Wolfgang Grams is a historian based in Oldenburg, Germany. He is the founder and managing director of "Routes to Roots, Research and Travel." Antje Petty is the Associate Director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Date: November 3rd
Time: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Location: Memorial Library, Room 126
Cost: $40.00 (WHS, WSGS, and Members of the Max Kade Institute receive 10% off-use WSGS as the discount code)

Boxed Lunch Options:

Choice 1: Ham, Swiss, Dijon Aioli, Spring Mix, Rye Bread
Choice 2: Smoked Turkey, White Cheddar, Bacon, Tomato Aioli, Multigrain Bread
Choice 3: Butternut Squash Spread, Grilled Vegetables, Greens, Spinach Tortilla- vegan

Please specify if you would like Gluten Free Bread

Each lunch comes with:
Mixed salad/balsamic dressing (packaged separately), chocolate truffle, kettle chips. Both soda and water will be available. 

If you have any questions, please call 608-264-6519 or email lori.bessler@wisconsinhistory.org.
 
Register on the WHS website.
 


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


Saturday, November 3
Wisconsin Black Historical Society 30th Anniversary Celebration  (Wisconsin Event)
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center Street, Milwaukee
 

The Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum will kick off its 30th Anniversary year with a celebratory gala on Saturday, November 3, in the museum’s historic Bernice Lindsey Hall. This evening’s theme is inspired by its 30th Anniversary, celebrating three decades of preserving African American history. Distinguished guests from Milwaukee’s diverse communities are expected to attend this very special event. In addition, the museum will honor and recognize its Founding Executive Director, Clayborn Benson III.

This year’s gala - the museum’s largest fundraiser - marks a special milestone for the museum and honors the great work that has been done to preserve African American heritage in Wisconsin. You only turn thirty once, as the saying goes, so we have planned a very festive event will feature very festive event will feature a video collection with highlights from the last 30 amazing years, dinner, entertainment, and many surprises!

Our guest speaker for the evening is Bill Taylor, influential TMJ4 news anchor/reporter for 30 years from 1972-2002. We are proud to have Attorney John Daniels, Jr. and his wife Irma Daniels as the gala’s hosts.



Saturday, November 10
Wisconsin Historical Society Workshop Getting Started with Your Genealogy Journey  (WHS Event)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
UW-Madison Memorial Library, Room 126
 
 
Sign up for this interactive workshop for help to grow the branches of your family tree! Lecturer Patricia Glover-Howard, an entrepreneur, researcher, and Genealogist uses her passion and expertise to help you build a "genealogy toolbox" that's overflowing!

This workshop includes:
  1. Where to begin: Resources in my home and community
  2. How to conduct an oral history?
  3. Overview of traditional resources- Federal records, newspapers, military and probate records
  4. It's not all online!
About the Lecturer: Patricia Glover-Howard has over 20 years in the education and technology industries working as Educator and Consultant. Patricia is co-host of the BlogTalk Radio show, Research at the National Archives and Beyond with Bernice Bennett. She also works with middle school children as an ambassador for the Finding Your Roots Seedlings program- founded by Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 

Date: November 10
Time: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Location: Memorial Library, Room 126
Cost: $40.00 (WHS and WSGS members receive 10% off; WSGS members use code WSGS18 at checkout)

Boxed Lunch Options:

Choice 1: Ham, Swiss, Dijon Aioli, Spring Mix, Rye Bread
Choice 2: Smoked Turkey, White Cheddar, Bacon, Tomato Aioli, Multigrain Bread
Choice 3: Butternut Squash Spread, Grilled Vegetables, Greens, Spinach Tortilla- vegan

Please specify if you would like Gluten Free Bread

Each lunch comes with:
Mixed salad/balsamic dressing (packaged separately), chocolate truffle, kettle chips. Both soda and water will be available. 

If you have any questions, please call 608-264-6519 or email lori.bessler@wisconsinhistory.org.
 
Register on the WHS website
 
 


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.