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Saturday, August 1 through Thursday, December 31
Upcoming Events  (WSGS Conference/Workshop)
Entries on this Events Calendar may be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Please contact the sponsoring organization to verify that they are still holding their event.

Saturday, October 24
Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International's Virtual Fall 2020 Symposium  (Affiliate Event)
9:45 am
Online: https://www.cgsi.org for more information
History of Fraternal Benefit Societies
Presentations to be provided by:
Dennis Povondra, National Treasurer of First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association and formerly of Cahtolic Workment of New Prague, Minnesota.
Joseph Bielecki, President of the Slovak Gymnastic Union Sokol, or Sokol USA.
Deborah Zeman, formerly of CSA Life, Lombard, Illinois.
Topics: The history of the Cesko-Slovansky Podporujici Spolecnost (CSPS) organization; History of the CSPS Hall in St. Paul, Minnesota.
For further information, see the CGSI website.
Registration: Now open online.
Cost: CGSI members, no charge. Non-members, $20.00

Saturday, October 24
Chippewa County Genealogical Society 40th Anniversary Celebration  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am
Central Lutheran Church, 28 East Columbia Street, Chippewa Falls
The Chippewa County Genealogical Society celebration of 40 years of tracing family trees will be held at 10:00 on October 24, 2020, at Central Lutheran Church, 28 East Columbia Street, Chippewa Falls. A short business meeting will be held, followed by a presentation about the society's history, including short presentations by its founders. Wearing a mask is required and everyone will be spaced a distance apart. Sanitizer will be available. Cake will be provided but bring your own coffee/pop. Drawing for prizes will be held.

German Genealogy Webinar
Saturday, November 7
German Genealogy Webinar  (Wisconsin Historical Soc Event)
9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Wisconsin Historical Society Webinar

Presenter: Jim Beidler

Cost: $40.00

Researching your German ancestors can be daunting.  There are many records to be found online and some records that can only be found in Germany.  Mr. Beidler will give the following four lectures on core records and online sources to help you find your ancestors in Germany.

Topics Covered:

  • Zigzagging Through German Church Records
  • Zeitung Sightings: German Language Newspapers from Around the Globe
  • German Research Online
  • All about Compgen.de
For more information and to register see https://shop.wisconsinhistory.org/german-genealogy-webinar.

Saturday, November 7
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am
Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Ave., Monroe, WI, Second Floor Meeting Room

Thursday, November 12
Vernon County Historical Society's November Genealogy Class  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am
Vernon County Museum (Normal School Museum), 410 S. Center Avenue, Viroqua, WI
Genealogy classes meet on the second Thursday of each month from February through November — there are no classes in January or December.  Classes start at 10am and feature a variety of topics to help you pursue your family history.

Genealogy classes are $5 for non-members; free for members.

To learn more, call:  (608) 637-7396 or visit:  http://www.vernoncountyhistory.org/calendar/calendar.php

Genealogy with Thomas MacEntee Webinar
Saturday, November 14
Genealogy with Thomas MacEntee Webinar  (Wisconsin Historical Soc Event)
9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Wisconsin Historical Society Webinar

Presenter: Thomas MacEntee

Cost: $40.00

Thomas MacEntee is a genealogy professional specializing in using technology and social media to improve genealogy research and to connect with the family history community.

Are you looking for ideas on how to get the most out of your genealogical research?  Lost on where to go next?  This workshop will provide many ideas on how to get your research going in the best direction! Topics to include the following.

  • One Touch Genealogy Research
  • Did I Get Everything?  Creating a Checklist
  • Smarter Search Strategies for Genealogy
  • You Can Do This: Photo Organizing and Preservation

Saturday, December 5
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am
Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Ave., Monroe, WI, Second Floor Meeting Room

Friday, April 9, 2021 through Saturday, April 10, 2021
2021 WSGS Gene-A-Rama Conference  (WSGS Conference/Workshop)
Holiday Inn, 4601 Calumet Avenue, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
More information will be provided closer to the event dates.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 through Saturday, October 16, 2021
18th Czechoslovak Genealogical/Cultural Conference  (Affiliate Event)
Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel, 6401 S. 13th St., Milwaukee, WI
Tuesday, October 12
  • Choice of Czech tour to Caledonia/Racine or a tour of Milwaukee top tourist sites.
Wednesday, October 13
  • Multi-ethnic tour of Milwaukee area, including Wisconsin Slovak Historical Society, Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Sokol Milwaukee Czech/Slovak Exhibit, and the Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Department in the Milwaukee Central Library.
  • Four baking/cooking workshops will be offered Wednesday at Blessed Sacrament Church.
  • On Wednesday evening we will provide information about CGSI and have a orientation for first time attendees.
Thursday, October 14-Saturday, October 16
  • Twelve small group workshops with Czech Folk Art, Czech, Slovak, Old German Script language classes, and two writing classes.
  • Sixteen breakout lectures each day. See https://cgsi.org/news-events/2021-cgsi-conference for the full program listing.
‚ÄčFriday, October 15
  • Parade of Kroje - Fashion show of participants in folk dress.
Saturday, October 16
  • Local ethnic entertainment groups will perform.