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Friday, February 17 through Friday, May 26
Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz  (Wisconsin Event)
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee
ESTHER NISENTHAL KRINITZ was 15 when she defied Nazi orders, separating from her family as they and the other Jews of their Polish village reported to a nearby train station. Making their way to a village where they were unknown, Esther and her younger sister survived the war by posing as Polish farm girls. They never saw their family again.

Fifty years later, determined to show her daughters the family she had lost, Esther turned to needle and thread to create a series of 36 hauntingly beautiful, exquisitely detailed works of fabric collage and embroidery - a legacy born of love, loss, and a the sheer force of memory.
 
For more information, visit the Jewish Museum Milwaukee website at JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org.



Sunday, March 5 through Sunday, November 26
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.



Monday, May 1
Fond du Lac County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fond du Lac Public Library, 32 Sheboygan Street


Wednesday, May 3
Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society (SPAGS) Monthly Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm
Lincoln Center, 1519 Water St., Stevens Point, WI
 
Program: "SPAGS Roadshow"


Saturday, May 6
Italian American Genealogy - John Colletta, Ph.D.  (WHS Event)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Room 126, Memorial Library, 728 State Street, UW-Madison Campus
 
Our speaker is John Colletta, Ph.D. Dr. Colletta is one of America’s most popular genealogical lecturers. Knowledgeable, experienced and entertaining, he resides in Washington, D.C. For twenty years, while laying the foundation for his career in genealogy, he worked half-time at the Library of Congress and taught workshops at the National Archives. See the rest of his biography on his website www.genealogyjohn.com

Lectures will include the following:
  • Immigration to America, Colonial Times to 1930: Where Do Your Ancestors Fit In?
  • Rediscovering “La Famiglia:” Tracing Back to Your Ancestor from Italy
  • Rediscovering “La Famiglia:” Records of Italy, One by One, Line by Line
  • Discovering the REAL Stories of Your Immigrant Ancestors
Date: Saturday, May 6
Time: 9am-4pm
Location:Room 126, Memorial Library, 728 State Street (UW Campus)
Cost: $30.00; Lunch included (WHS and WSGS members receive 10% off. Use code: GENE17 )


Saturday, May 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
 
Growing Up As A Teen During the Blitz – Author Joy Aavang shares her memories of living with her grandparents in England before and during WWII. Their home was near a military target, so the German Blitz repeatedly forced them to seek cover in air-raid shelters. Join us to hear her coming-of-age story, living in a danger zone, and working for Lloyd’s of London. 
 
You may call Sharon (815-868-2416) or Donna (608-921-1537) if you have questions.


National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century Genealogy Lineage Workshop
Saturday, May 6
National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century Genealogy Lineage Workshop  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library, 211 E. 2nd Street, Marshfield, WI
Are you a descendant of an ancestor who lived and served in one of the Original Colonies prior to 1701?
 
Come join us to learn the basics of family research, and what is required to become a member of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century.  Please contact: cold1776@yahoo.com for reservations.  There is no fee for this workshop.


Tuesday, May 9
Milwaukee County Historical Society’s Annual Awards Dinner  (Affiliate Event)
5:30 pm
Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
 
The Milwaukee County Historical Society’s Annual Awards Dinner honors the people, places, and businesses that have worked to preserve and promote local history.  Additionally, the event features Anniversary Accolades, recognition of the 50th, 75th, 100th, 125th, 150th, and 175th anniversaries of local businesses, organizations, schools, and universities.
 
For additional details, visit: www.milwaukeehistory.net or call (414) 273-8288.


Tuesday, May 9
Manitowoc County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm
Balkansky Room, Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay St., Manitowoc, WI
 
Program- "Planning a Family Reunion"


Wednesday, May 10 through Saturday, May 13
National Genealogical Society 2017 Family History Conference - Family History Lives Here  (National Conference/Institute)
Raleigh, North Carolina
 
Energize Your Research and Sharpen Your Family History Skills at the NGS 2017 Family History Conference

You can choose from more than 175 sessions designed to help advance your research by learning about techniques and resources to discover your roots and build your family tree. Join our experts and genealogists from all over the U.S. and beyond, for four exciting days in Raleigh, May 2017.

For Program, Registration, Pre-Conference Events, and Hotel Reservation information, see http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/



Wednesday, May 10
Milwaukee PAF User Group May Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 West Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee
 
Topics:  Preparing for a Research Trip presented by Winnie Mading and Naturalization Records in Wisconsin presented by Bob Tatalovich.
 
The parking lot entrance is located on the east side of the building. For additional information, visit http://mpafug.org.


Thursday, May 11
Taylor County Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm
Francis L. Simek Memorial Library, Medford, WI
 
Annual Meeting with election of officers.


Monday, May 15 through Sunday, October 15
Milwaukee County Historical Society’s Jeremiah Curtin House  (Affiliate Event)
West Grange Avenue and South 84th Street, Greendale, WI
 
Jeremiah Curtin House:
Open by appointment only:  May 15 thru October 15, 2017
 
David Curtin, his wife Ellen, and infant son Jeremiah were among a group of Irish immigrants who settled in the old Town of Greenfield in the mid-1830s. With help from a stonemason, David built the first stone house in the community. In 1866, it was sold to the Trimborn family and remained occupied until the 1920s. The Milwaukee County Historical Society acquired the house in 1952 from the federal government, and it was selected as Milwaukee County’s Bicentennial Project in 1976. Funds raised by various community organizations helped restore the site in the late 1970s. The house was officially dedicated on the 150th anniversary of Jeremiah’s birth, September 6, 1985.
 
Guided tours are by appointment only; tour fee is $2/person with a minimum requirement of 10 guests.  For more information or to schedule a tour, please call 414-273-8288.


Monday, May 15 through Sunday, October 15
Milwaukee County Historical Society’s Trimborn Farm  (Affiliate Event)
8881 West Grange Avenue, Greendale, WI
 
Trimborn Farm Hours:
Open May 15 thru October 15, 2017
Trimborn Farm Park Grounds:  10am to 10pm
Trimborn Buildings:  Open with guided tour only
 
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Trimborn Farm is also a State Historic Site and Milwaukee County Landmark. Except for the farmhouse, buildings on Trimborn Farm are accessible to the physically challenged. Packed gravel drives and lawn may be difficult for those using wheelchairs or walkers. Two wheelchair accessible restrooms are available.
 
Guided building and/or grounds tours for groups are by appointment only. To schedule a tour, please call at least two weeks in advance. Tours are $5/person with a minimum requirement of 10 guests; children under age six are free.  Admission to the park grounds is free.
 
Photography permits are required year-round
 
For more information, visit:  http://www.trimbornfarm.com/ or call 414-273-8288.


Tuesday, May 16
Misbegotten Children: Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate  (WSGS Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Presenter: Peggy Clemens LauritzenPeggy Clemens Lauritzen
  • Webinar Description:Illegitimacy can be both a surprise and an embarrassment as we  discover more and more about our family’s history.  Treated with care and sensitivity, we can use many available resources to help  us in our research.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1827781229875918081
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar. Please remember that this is a first-come, first-served webinar, and that there are a limited number of spots to view the webinar live.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar.


Friday, May 19
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society May Business Meeting & Program  (Affiliate Event)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
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.
 
Following the Business Meeting at approximately 1:30 PM, Margaret Skare, MCGS Board member, will address the unique Irish/Mexican connection that occurred during the Mexican-American War. Irish and German immigrants, along with freed African slaves deserted the United States Army to fight with the Mexican military in the St. Patrick's Brigade or El Batallon de los San Patricios.
 
For additional information visit http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org


Saturday, May 20
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's "Beginners" Genealogy Series Class  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
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. 
 
Topic: Traveling Abroad (or not) - Foreign Research.  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.


Tuesday, May 23
La Crosse Area Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm
La Crosse Public Library Lower Level, 800 Main Street, La Crosse
 
Resources of the La Crosse Public Library Archives by Anita Doering


Saturday, May 27
Lower Wisconsin River Gen. & Hist. Res. Ctr., Inc  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am
The Meeting Room of Century Hall, Wauzeka, WI
 
DVD - Fill "Er" Up - The Glory Days of Wisconsin Gas Stations
 
9:00 a.m. Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Program
Formal meeting following program.


Monday, May 29
Forest Home Cemetery's Memorial Day History Tour - A Walk Through Milwaukee's History  (Affiliate Event)
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Forest Home Cemetery- Halls of History Building: 2405 West Forest Home Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
 
Tour Title:  Milwaukee History
Following Forest Home Cemetery’s Memorial Day Service, join Paul Haubrich of the Forest Home Preservation Association for a walking tour on Milwaukee's History. The free 90-minute tour will wander throughout the cemetery and highlight individuals responsible for creating Milwaukee’s history. The tour will assemble at the Halls of History; comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
 
For additional details, call 414-645-2632 or visit: www.foresthomecemetery.com



Saturday, June 3 through Saturday, September 30
Milwaukee County Historical Society’s Kilbourntown House (Benjamin Church House)  (Affiliate Event)
4400 North Estabook Drive (Estabrook Park), Shorewood, WI
 
Kilbourtown House/Benjamin Church House:
Open Saturdays and Sundays:  12Noon to 3pm
June through September 2017
The house is located just north of the Estabrook Park entrance on East Capitol Drive.
 
Benjamin Church, a carpenter from New York, built Kilbourntown House in 1844. A Greek-revival architecture design, the house was originally located in the section of Milwaukee known as Kilbourntown. It was saved from destruction in 1938 when it was moved to Estabrook Park and restored as a WPA project.
 
The home contains an outstanding collection of mid-nineteenth century furniture and decorative arts, as well as a neighboring kitchen herb garden. The Milwaukee County Historical Society, the Milwaukee County Parks, and the Colonial Dames maintain the house jointly. Kilbourntown House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Admission fee is $2/person.
 
For more information, please call 414- 273-8288.  


Saturday, June 3
Grand Opening of the Mount Horeb Area Historical Society’s “Driftless Historium”  (Affiliate Event)
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
100 South Second Street, Mount Horeb, WI
 
Come celebrate the opening of Wisconsin’s newest cultural destination – the Driftless Historium history center. Grand opening activities kick-off with a ribbon cutting ceremony and continue throughout the day with a musical time warp” live outdoor concert experience. 
 
For more information, visit: www.mthorebhistory.org or call 608-437-6486.


Saturday, June 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
 
PECK-A-TON-OKA, Janette Hartman, former curator/administrator of Iowa County, Wisconsin Society Museum, will speak on the journey of the Emma Rudolf family, immigrants from Switzerland, and their journey through St. Louis up the Fever River area, making their way to New Glarus.
 
You may call Sharon (815-868-2416) or Donna (608-921-1537) if you have questions.


Monday, June 5
Fond du Lac County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fond du Lac Public Library, 32 Sheboygan Street


Saturday, June 10
Brunch with the Barons at Forest Home Cemetery  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Forest Home Cemetery: 2405 West Forest Home Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
 
A fundraiser for Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee County Historical Society, and Pabst Mansion, Brunch with the Beer Barons will include re-enactors, as well as public access to the Blatz Mausoleum.
 
For additional information: 414-645-2632 or visit: www.foresthomecemetery.com


Sunday, June 11
Forest Home Cemetery's "Walk in History" Free Guided Tours  (Affiliate Event)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Forest Home Cemetery- Halls of History Building: 2405 West Forest Home Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
 
Tour Title:  Civil War History - Tour I
Presented by the Forest Home Preservation Association, this free 90-minute tour led by Civil War historians Margaret Berres and Tom Ludka encompasses the varied stories of veterans laid to rest at Forest Home Cemetery. Walking shoes are strongly recommended for participants. 
 
All tours are free to the public; donations to the Forest Home Preservation Society are gratefully appreciated and help to make these tours possible.
 
For more information on historic Forest Home Cemetery tours, call 414-645-2632 or visit: www.foresthomecemetery.com


Wednesday, June 14
Milwaukee PAF User Group June Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 West Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee
 
Topics:  Photo Magic - How to Repair and Improve old Photos and Documents presented by Bob Heck, and What’s in Your Attic? presented by Louise Stack.
 
The parking lot entrance is located on the east side of the building. For additional information, visit http://mpafug.org.


Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 18
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Booth at Polish Fest  (Affiliate Event)
Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds), 200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI
 
Polish Fest Hours:
Friday, June 16:  12Noon to 12 Midnight
Saturday, June 17:  12Noon to 12Midnight
Sunday, June 18:  12Noon to 8pm
 
As America’s largest Polish festival, Polish Fest celebrates the art, culture and traditions that are uniquely Polish.  The festival features traditional entertainment, authentic food, cooking and folk art demonstrations, vodka lounge, Polish marketplace, as well as a variety of children’s activities.  Want to know more about your Polish ancestry? The Milwaukee County Genealogical Society’s Genealogy Booth will be on-site to help you trace your family roots.
  
For admission fees and discount offers, as well as other information on the festival, visit:  http://www.polishfest.org/.


Saturday, June 17
Digging Deeper into DNA Testing - Mary Eberle, JD  (WHS Event)
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Room 126, Memorial Library, 728 State Street, UW-Madison Campus
 
Our speaker is Mary Eberle, JD. Mary Eberle is an experienced genetic 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. See the rest of her biography on her website www.dnahunters.com.

Lectures will include the following:
  • Interpreting Your Ancestry DNA Results
  • Interpreting Your FamilyTree and 23andMeDNA results
  • Using GEDMatch for Analyzing DNA Results and Finding New DNA Matches
  • Hands-on Exercise-Putting the Pieces Together to Break Through a Brick Wall
Date: Saturday, June 17
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: Room 126, Memorial Library, 728 State street
Cost: $30; Lunch included (WHS and WSGS members receive 10% off. Use code: GENE17 )


Tuesday, June 20
Milwaukee PAF User Group Bus Trip to the Wisconsin State Historical Society Library  (Affiliate Event)
As details become available, they will be posted on the MPAFUG website:  http://mpafug.org.


Tuesday, June 20
100 Years Later: World War I Genealogy  (WSGS Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Presenter: Russell HortonRussell Horton
  • Webinar Description: Russell Horton, the Reference Archivist at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, will introduce the museum’s online World War I Database to help genealogists find their Wisconsin veterans to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. He will also discuss other resources to help you dig for the doughboy in your family tree.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7746449023659591426
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar. Please remember that this is a first-come, first-served webinar, and that there are a limited number of spots to view the webinar live.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar.


Friday, June 23
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
 
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.
 
Following the Business Meeting at approximately 1:30 PM, Roger Cobb will speak on DNA analysis for genealogical purposes.
 
For additional information visit http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org


Saturday, June 24
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's "Beginners" Genealogy Series Class  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
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. 
 
Topic:  Putting it all Together: Research Reports and Review.  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.


Saturday, June 24
Mount Horeb Area Historical Society's Artist Demonstration Day & Kids’ “Make Do” Art Station  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
100 South Second Street, Mount Horeb, WI
 
Artist Demonstration Day features metal artist John Pahlas of Center Ground Studio – creator of the Driftless Historium's lobby sculpture. Additionally, four kids’ “Make Do” art stations will be positioned throughout the center to inspire your child’s imagination. 
 
For more information, visit: www.mthorebhistory.org or call 608-437-6486.


Sunday, June 25
Forest Home Cemetery's "Walk in History" Free Guided Tours  (Affiliate Event)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Forest Home Cemetery- Halls of History Building: 2405 West Forest Home Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
 
Tour Title:  Women of the 1800's - Untold Stories of Accomplishments
Presented by the Forest Home Preservation Association, the free 90-minute tour led by Anita Pietrykowski focuses on stories and accomplishments of remarkable Milwaukee women during the 1800’s. Walking shoes are strongly recommended for participants. 
 
All tours are free to the public; donations to the Forest Home Preservation Society are gratefully appreciated and help to make these tours possible.
 
For more information on historic Forest Home Cemetery tours, call 414-645-2632 or visit: www.foresthomecemetery.com


Tuesday, June 27
La Crosse Area Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm
La Crosse Public Library Lower Level, 800 Main Street, La Crosse
 
Cemetery Day


Wednesday, June 28 through Thursday, June 29
German-American Genealogical Partnership Biennial Conference  (National Conference/Institute)
Brooklyn Park, MN
More information at www.ggsmn.org/cpage.php?pt=70



Saturday, July 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
 
MEMBERS SHOW AND SHARE FAMILY HEIRLOOMS AND STORIES
 
You may call Sharon (815-868-2416) or Donna (608-921-1537) if you have questions.


Monday, July 3
Fond du Lac County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fond du Lac Public Library, 32 Sheboygan Street


Sunday, July 9
Forest Home Cemetery's "Walk in History" Free Guided Tours  (Affiliate Event)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Forest Home Cemetery- Halls of History Building: 2405 West Forest Home Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
 
Tour Title:  Famous Milwaukeeans
Presented by the Forest Home Preservation Association, the free 90-minute tour led by local history buff Bob Giese explores the individuals who helped to create and shape Milwaukee’s industrial culture over the past 175 years. Walking shoes are strongly recommended for participants. 
 
All tours are free to the public; donations to the Forest Home Preservation Society are gratefully appreciated and help to make these tours possible.
 
For more information on historic Forest Home Cemetery tours, call 414-645-2632 or visit: www.foresthomecemetery.com


Tuesday, July 11 through Thursday, July 13
Midwest African American Genealogy Institute  (National Conference/Institute)
Allen County Public Library (ACPL), Fort Wayne, Indiana
 
Since 2013, the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI) has provided an amazing learning experience for genealogists and researchers. The Institute, also known commonly as MAAGI has grown and has taken its place as a trusted educational and training institute. After the recent fourth year, the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute is growing. A record number of participants came from multiple states, and it is clear that MAAGI has established itself as a genealogical educational experience of benefit for the beginner, the intermediate researcher, and the professional.

MAAGI's history is a unique one, having been hosted for the first three years at Harris Stowe State University, in St. Louis. Participants found that MAAGI provided  genealogical training and guidance needed to expand their skills. For 2016, the MAAGI experience was hosted at one of the largest genealogy libraries in the country, Allen County Public Library (ACPL) in Ft. Wayne Indiana. We were delighted to take the institute to Allen County, and this next year, participants will be able to take advantage of being at this amazing repository once again, and will be able to utilize the research opportunities while there.

MAAGI is the only African American focused event offering a total of 48 classes over 3 days with evening lectures, and guided personalized instruction. In 2016 attendee selected a track in which they immersed themselves in a core curriculum for three days taking 12 different classes, guided by nationally recognized instructors. 

MAAGI 2017 will begin on Tuesday July 11th and conclude on Thursday July 13th, so come and join the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute family for a memorable and content rich experience!

Our goal is to provide education, through research with the right resources
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For more information see http://www.maagiinstitute.org/ and watch this video.

                                                            MAAGI - The Teaching Institute 
 
 


Wednesday, July 12
Milwaukee PAF User Group July Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 West Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee
 
Topics:  Terminology & Stuff: External Storage, DVD Storage, Cloud Storage, and Scanners by Sam Colon and Moving Date & Software, GEDCOM, and File Management 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 18
Finding Online Resources from Lineage Societies  (WSGS Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Presenter: Elizabeth O'NealElizabeth O'Neal
  • Webinar Description: Many of us know that lineage societies have been collecting and preserving family histories for over 125 years, but did you know that some of these treasures can be found for free online? And you don't even have to be a member to take advantage of them! Thousands of applications and supporting documents have been submitted to lineage societies over the years, and your brick wall ancestor could be hiding in the file of one of their members. From the databases and downloadable documents of the DAR, to simple lists of pioneers and soldiers, this class will show you what gems are available online and where to find them. By the time we are finished, you just might be inspired to join!
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7132402566148077570
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar. Please remember that this is a first-come, first-served webinar, and that there are a limited number of spots to view the webinar live.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar.


Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Booth at Festa Italiana  (Affiliate Event)
Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds), 200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI
 
Festa Italiana Hours:
Friday, July 21:  3pm to 12Midnight
Saturday, July 22:  11:30am to 12Midnight
Sunday, July 23:  11:30am to 11pm
 
At Festa Italiana, everyone’s Italian! Live, eat and play Italian – enjoy traditional entertainment, authentic food, cooking demonstrations, wine tasting, and Italian games and activities.  Want to know more about your Italian ancestry? The Milwaukee County Genealogical Society’s Genealogy Booth will be on-site to help you trace your family roots.
  
For admission fees and discount offers, as well as other information on the festival, visit:  http://festaitaliana.com/


Sunday, July 23
Forest Home Cemetery's "Walk in History" Free Guided Tours  (Affiliate Event)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Forest Home Cemetery- Halls of History Building: 2405 West Forest Home Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
 
Tour Title:  Mayors of Milwaukee
Presented by the Forest Home Preservation Association, the free 90-minute tour led by Bob Giese tells the tales of past Milwaukee mayors.  Forest Home Cemetery is the final resting place for 27 of the city’s 44 mayors. Walking shoes are strongly recommended for participants. 
 
All tours are free to the public; donations to the Forest Home Preservation Society are gratefully appreciated and help to make these tours possible.
 
For more information on historic Forest Home Cemetery tours, call 414-645-2632 or visit: www.foresthomecemetery.com


Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Booth at German Fest  (Affiliate Event)
Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds), 200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI
 
German Fest Hours:
Friday, July 28:  3pm to 12Midnight
Saturday, July 29:  12Noon to 12Midnight
Sunday, July 30:  12Noon to 9pm
 
Since 1981, German Fest has been celebrating all things German - food, travel, history, music, tradition and much more!  Want to explore your German ancestry? The Milwaukee County Genealogical Society’s Genealogy Booth will be on-site to help you trace your family roots.
  
For admission fees and discount offers, as well as other information on the festival, visit:  http://germanfest.com


Friday, July 28
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
 
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.
 
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 additional information visit http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org



Saturday, August 5
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
2nd Floor Meeting Room, Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Avenue
 
Marriage Records and Where to Find Them - Member Sharon Mitchell will discuss various marriage records and traditions.
 
You may call Sharon (815-868-2416) or Donna (608-921-1537) if you have questions.


Sunday, August 6
Forest Home Cemetery's "Walk in History" Free Guided Tours  (Affiliate Event)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Forest Home Cemetery- Halls of History Building: 2405 West Forest Home Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
 
Tour Title:  Contemporary Milwaukee Women
Presented by the Forest Home Preservation Association, the free 90-minute tour led by Anita Pietrykowski examines the role and contributions of women in contemporary Milwaukee history. Walking shoes are strongly recommended for participants. 
 
All tours are free to the public; donations to the Forest Home Preservation Society are gratefully appreciated and help to make these tours possible.
 
For more information on historic Forest Home Cemetery tours, call 414-645-2632 or visit: www.foresthomecemetery.com


Monday, August 7
Fond du Lac County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fond du Lac Public Library, 32 Sheboygan Street