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Monday, October 21
Burlington Genealogical Society Workshop  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Gateway Technical College, 496 Mc Canna Parkway, Burlington, WI, Burlington Gateway Center Building
 
Death Certificates & Death Records

Where to find them, evaluating the information, why can't I find Grandpa's? Information on free and paid sources, obscure websites, research tips..and more.

The Genealogical Society meets at Gateway Technical College in Burlington. Guests are welcome.

Members are asked to bring 1-3 death certificates from their research and to explain the unique or unusual feature that will help others in their genealogical research methods. Examples: unusual as to how you found the record, or unusual or unique information, contradictory information, or a feature that helped solve a genealogical question, or has created a new question or new problem in resolving facts.

For more information, please see 
https://burlingtongenealogical.weebly.com/program-workshop.html.


Tuesday, October 22
La Crosse Area Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm to 8:45 pm
La Crosse Public Library, 800 Main Street, La Crosse, WI
 
Presentation topic: “Hear, Here Project and Oral History” presented by Jenny DeRocher, archivist, La Crosse Public Library.  Using a location-based mobile phone, the “Hear, Here” documentary project captures the history of local neighborhoods through the voices of community members.  A business meeting will follow the presentation; the event is free and open to the public.
 


Friday, October 25 through Friday, October 25
Local History & Historic Preservation Conference  (Wisconsin Historical Soc Event)
Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI
 
Don't miss the largest event in Wisconsin for Local History and HIstoric Preservation!
 
 
This year's conference includes:
  • 36 sessions and workshops
  • Featured speakers historian John Gurda and maritime archaeologist Caitlin Zant
  • Lake Geneva Walking Tour
  • Opportunities for consulttion with archivists, educators, and marketing specialists
 
 
 
 


Saturday, October 26
Danish American Genealogy  (Wisconsin Historical Soc Event)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
UW-Madison Memorial Library, 728 State Street, Madison, WI, Room 126
 
Heather Nelsen Mullen is President of the National Danish-American Genealogical Society and has been active genealogically for over 10 years. Her passions are Danish genealogy, history, and writing to make ancestors' lives engaging to others. She has lectured on Danish history, historical diseases, and genealogical research skills. Heather also enjoys general American genealogy, reading, and travel.

Link: danishgenealogy.org

Topics that will be covered in this workshop:
  • Introduction to Danish Genealogy: Finding your ancestor's town of origin in Denmark is essential in Danish genealogical research. We will explore Danish emigration and Danish emigration records, the structure of Danish countries and parishes and the Danish patronymic surname system, and using U.S. records. Combining these fundamentals will create a strong foundation for successful research.   
  • Danish Vital Records: Danish vital records are well preserved, available online, and provide a wealth of information about your ancestors, but searching them can be challenging. Learn how to locate and navigate Danish census and church records (birth, confirmation, marriage, death). Get tips on Danish vocabulary and reading Gothic script. Examine how the digitized original Danish records are organized and get tips to avoid pitfalls while searching the Danish Archives.  
  • Websites and Tips for Danish Genealogy: Once you've mastered searches in the Danish National Archives, it's time to explore other online resources to add to your Danish genealogy toolbox. These gems might be just the tip needed to break through that brick wall. 
  • Using History to Make Your Ancestors "Come Alive": Do your family's eyes glaze over when you talk about the birth dates of their great-great grandparents? Have you found every record possible but still not satisfied your thirst for knowledge? Having trouble piecing together why your ancestor did something? All of these problems can be helped using history! Learn to use local, national, and world history to fill in details and experiences in your ancestors' lives, delight your family with interesting historical tidbits, and make ancestors "come alive" to our loved ones. You will learn specific examples in Danish history and where to explore further on your own.
 


Saturday, October 26
Chippewa County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Chippewa County Area History Center & Museum, 123 Allen Street, Chippewa Falls
 
Monthly Meeting
The room will be open at 9:00 AM and the meeting will begin at 10:00 AM. Coffee and dessert will be offered, please bring a dish to share if you'd like.
 
We will learn how to read land descriptions and share with each our experiences using maps to find information about our family history.
 
The meeting is open to the public and visitors are encouraged to attend.


Saturday, October 26
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Class  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Public Central Library, Community Room 1, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
 
More Than Just Names: Census Records


Saturday, October 26
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Monthly Membership Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
12:30 pm
Milwaukee Public Central Library, Community Room 1, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
 
October Membership Meeting


Wednesday, October 30
Waukesha County Genealogy Society Beginner Genealogy Instructional Series  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Southminster Presbyterian Church (Nelson Hall), 200 Richard St., Waukesha, WI
 
Beginner Genealogy Instructional Series
Presented by
Waukesha County Genealogy Society
Wednesdays: October 2, 9, 16, 30, Nov 6
 
7:00 P.M. - 8:45 P.M.
 
Presented at:
Southminster Presbyterian Church (Nelson Hall),
 200 Richard Street, Waukesha, WI
October 16 Class will be held at:
Citizens Bank of Mukwonago, Waukesha Training Center
2109 Corporate Drive, Waukesha WI
at the corner of Les Paul Parkway (Hwy 59) and Center Road
 
Topics: getting started, using the census, church and cemetery records,
 queries, courthouse and library research, organizing your work & more
 
Optional instructional packet is available for $10.00 cash
 
Attendance is FREE but registration, via email or mail, is required
 
WCGS
P.O.Box 1541
Waukesha, WI 53187
waukcgs.blogspot.com



Saturday, November 2
Records, Records and More Records!  (Wisconsin Historical Soc Event)
UW-Madison Memorial Library, 728 State Street, Madison, WI, Room 126
 
Paula Stuart-Warren, CGsm, FMGS, FUGA.  You might look at her and think that she is an average Midwestern woman. Part of that is true but she is far from average. First of all, Paula is a workaholic who loves her profession and loves to get others excited about their family history. Paula works full time in the area of genealogical and historical research, lecturing, consulting, and writing. She has been a Board-certified genealogist since 1988, passing the every-five-year renewal assessments by the national Board for Certification of Genealogists. She is a firm believer in continuing education in genealogy and strives to keep up-to-date by participating in national and local conferences, reading the publications of many genealogical and historical organizations and individuals both off and online. She completed the week-long U.S. National Institute of Genealogical Research held at the National Archives in Washington, DC.

Link: genealogybypaula.com

Topics that will be covered in this workshop:
  • Lord Preserve Us! Church Records for Family History Research: U.S. Church records hold fantastic details for our family history. Learn tips for determining which church, where the records are today, and understanding the variances from denomination to denomination and within a denomination. Learn what's online, in print, in archives, and at the churches themselves. The records often predate the civil recordings of births, marriages, and deaths. Churches related to specific ethnic groups may give clues to the old country.
  • The Three Rs: Reading, 'Riting, and Research in School Records: The census taker only came around every five or ten years, and each ancestor may leave behind only one birth, christening, marriage, and death record. Did your ancestor or a sibling attend or teach school at some point?  School records are kept every day, every month, every year. This presentation  describes many of the school records you may be able to locate. These include all levels of education, and both public and private institutions. The bulk of the lecture covers the records of primary schools, but touches on those for high school, college, and specialty or institutional type schools. 
  • A World of Records: Using the Family History Library and Family History Centers: Even with all that we can find online, from home, or obtain from family members, there is still a need to look at an original church record, probate file, land deed, or other record to verify info and fill in details. We can't all travel to each ancestral location, but the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and its almost 4,000 Family History Centers, give us access to digitized and microfilmed original records from all over the world! Each location has access to many subscription genealogy websites. Learn the pluses, limitations, some tips, and more.
  • Railroad Records and Railroad History - Methods for Tracking: We hear that grandpa worked for THE Railroad. For which railroad? Where did it run? Are there records which may provide personal and work details? Visuals and references demonstrate the wealth of historical materials available across the U.S. Learn where to turn to find out more about the railroad, the variety of records, and how to locate them today.
 


Saturday, November 2
La Crosse Area Genealogical Society’s Free Fall Genealogy Workshop  (Affiliate Event)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Black River Beach Neighborhood Center; 1433 Rose Street, La Crosse
 
Wow – jumpstart your research with this FREE genealogy workshop.  A variety of topics to be covered, including: 
  • Church and cemetery records
  • How to organize your research
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
  • DNA overview
  • Tips/tricks/gadgets to further your family tree.

The event is free and open to the public. To reserve your spot, call the Black River Beach Neighborhood Center at (608) 789-8640.


Saturday, November 2
Green County Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Ave., Monroe, WI, Second floor meeting room
 
Using the FamilySearch Wiki to Research English Ancestors – and Others  
Green County Genealogical Society member Sharon Mitchell will show how to use the FamilySearch Wiki to research elusive English ancestors – and others -- with help from the FamilySearch Wiki.
 
The Green County Genealogical Society meeting will be held in the second floor meeting room of the Monroe Public Library at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 2. Refreshments are available for 15 minutes before the meeting. Visitors are always welcome and there is no cost to attend. You may call Donna Kjendlie (608-921-1537) or Sharon Mitchell (815-868-2416) if you have questions. Please leave a message if we are unable to answer.
 
The GCGS Research Center (located in lower level of the Monroe Public Library) is available to the public for research. Normal Research Center hours are: Tuesdays and third Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and first Saturday after the meeting from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment by calling 608-921-1537. Main holdings are on Green County. Both Rock and Lafayette Counties are well represented as well as several other counties, states, countries, and ethnic groups. A large clipping collection of births, marriages and obituaries is available. Volunteers are on staff to help with research.


Saturday, November 2
MCGS Italian Genealogy Interest Group — November Research Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Italian Community Center 531 East Chicago Street Milwaukee, WI 53202
 
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 meeting dates, as well as a list of surnames being researched by their members:  http://www.orgsites.com/wi/point22/


Fond du Lac County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting
Monday, November 4
Fond du Lac County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm
Fond du Lac Public Library, 32 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, McLane Room
 
Holy Land Healing 
November 4,2019 at 6pm, McLane Room

 
At our next meeting our guest speakers will be Dr Betty Sanfelippo and Erin Steward.  They are two of the authors of a new book,  Holy Land Healing.  Dr. F. Fuller McBride and Dr. Darold A. Treffert are the two other authors. 

The book is stories from doctors, nurses, and nuns who practiced in Fond du Lac during the 50 year span from 1965 to 2015. Some refer to those as the “Golden Years” of medicine. So much happened during that half century. There were astonishing advances in medical knowledge, techniques, equipment, prevention, and treatment strategies. That’s the good news.

Yet, some of those, along with system-wide complex administrative changes, contributed to depersonalization of care and erosion of bedside manner, a regrettable tradeoff. These stories-- some enlightening, many inspirational, others humorous-- come from 24 doctors and Sister-nurses who served at St. Agnes Hospital during these years.

The book is available from Amazon you can see a preview by clicking on the link.  There are multiple copies at the Fond du Lac Public Library. 


Tuesday, November 5
Northern Waters Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Boulder Junction Community Center, 5392 Park Street, Boulder Junction
 
Trying to locate your ancestors' Catholic records?  Join NWGS for a pre-recorded webinar on Finding Roots in Catholic Records by Lisa Toth Salinas.
 
For additional program information, please contact Carol Williams at 715-686-7339.
 
 


Tuesday, November 5
Douglas County Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm
Superior Public Library
To be determined


Wednesday, November 6
Waukesha County Genealogy Society Beginner Genealogy Instructional Series  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Southminster Presbyterian Church (Nelson Hall), 200 Richard St., Waukesha, WI
 
Beginner Genealogy Instructional Series
Presented by
Waukesha County Genealogy Society
Wednesdays: October 2, 9, 16, 30, Nov 6
 
7:00 P.M. - 8:45 P.M.
 
Presented at:
Southminster Presbyterian Church (Nelson Hall),
 200 Richard Street, Waukesha, WI
October 16 Class will be held at:
Citizens Bank of Mukwonago, Waukesha Training Center
2109 Corporate Drive, Waukesha WI
at the corner of Les Paul Parkway (Hwy 59) and Center Road
 
Topics: getting started, using the census, church and cemetery records,
 queries, courthouse and library research, organizing your work & more
 
Optional instructional packet is available for $10.00 cash
 
Attendance is FREE but registration, via email or mail, is required
 
WCGS
P.O.Box 1541
Waukesha, WI 53187
waukcgs.blogspot.com


Saturday, November 9
Waupaca Area Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
9:00 am
Holly History & Genealogical Center, 321 South Main St., Waupaca, WI
 
Annual elections and by-law revisions.


Monday, November 11
Blue Hills Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Barron Senior Center, 12 N. 3rd Street, Barron
 
Program:  To be determined.  A business meeting will precede the presentation; the event is free and open to the public.
 
For additional information, visit www.bhgsbc.org.


Tuesday, November 12
Manitowoc County Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm
Balkansky Room, Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay St, Manitowoc, WI
 
Finding Those Who Served: Military Genealogy with Russell Horton of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.


Wednesday, November 13
Milwaukee PAF User Group Meeting and Program  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm
Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
 
Programs:
Civil War Research by Tom Mueller from Sons of the Union Veterans and Using City Directories for Genealogy Research by Bruce Butterfield


Saturday, November 16
Heart O' Wisconsin Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am
McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids
 
Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?  Avoid those family arguments and hard feelings!
 
Jackie Carattini from the University of Wisconsin Extension will give a step-by-step guide to passing on our possessions and family treasures (such as your genealogical research!).


Saturday, November 16
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Class  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Public Central Library, Community Room 1, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
 
Getting It On Record: Courthouses and Archives; Church and Cemetery Records


Saturday, November 16
British Interest Group of Wisconsin & Illinois (BIGWILL) November Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Community Church, 5714 Broadway, Richmond, IL
 
British Resouces on the FindMyPast Website
 
The British Interest Group of Wisconsin & Illinois (BIGWILL) welcomes Maureen Brady as speaker from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Community Church, 5714 Broadway, Richmond, IL 60071. 

Maureen's presentation will help us to better understand and use Find My Past, a comprehensive website with an ever-growing list of databases and images for British family history research. She will guide us through some of the most useful resources, various search techniques on the website and a case study of a British soldier of the Napoleonic era.

Maureen Brady, a former school librarian and computer educator, has 35 years experience with family history research. She has traced her own Scottish roots back to the end of the 17th century and beyond, and has also pursued Chicago area research, and the trans-Allegheny U.S., Quebec, Irish and Swedish research. She is the co-director and trainer for the Crystal Lake (IL) Family History Center. Maureen has made numerous presentations to Illinois and Wisconsin genealogical societies, libraries, conferences and workshops, including presenting at the 2002 National Genealogical Society Conference in the States and the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Central Florida Family History Conference. 

BIGWILL, a genealogical special interest group for those who wish to research family history and ancestry in the British Isles, meets at 10:00 am on the third Saturday of January, March, May, July, September and November at the Community Church, 5714 Broadway (2 blocks west of Hwy 12) in Richmond, IL 60071.


Saturday, November 16
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Monthly Membership Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
12:30 pm
Milwaukee Public Central Library, Community Room 1, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
 
November Membership Meeting


Saturday, November 16
MCGS African American Genealogical Society of Milwaukee Monthly Meeting - November  (Affiliate Event)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Milwaukee Public Library – Villard Square Branch; 5190 N. 35th Street, Milwaukee
 
The group meets on the third Saturday of each month (except during July and August).  Open to the public, the meetings provide an opportunity to hear interesting speakers, learn helpful hints on research techniques, and share ideas to further your genealogical pursuits.
 
Presentation topic:  Keeping Your Records Organized and Using Computer Software (talk to begin at 2:30 pm)
 
For more information, visit: https://www.aagsom.org/events.


Saturday, November 16
Saving Your Digital Stuff: Your Family History  (Wisconsin Event)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Appleton Public Library, 225 N. Oneida Street, Appleton, Meeting Room C
 
Find Your Ancestors Event
Saving Your Digital Stuff: Your Family History
 
Most family scrapbooks are priceless. Very few things are worth more. With technology making a more prominent role in people's lives, families have been saving keepsakes and photos digitally. Ms. Dorothea Salo will help families make sure they don't lose their precious stuff. In her talk "Saving Your Digital Stuff: Your Family History," she will talk about "how to ensure your family’s digital history doesn’t disappear in a cloud of pixels!"

Dorothea Salo teaches about digital information in the iSchool at UW-Madison: everything from online privacy and security to relational-database design. She has also built “Recover Analog and Digital Data” (RADD) to save personal, family, and community history in Wisconsin from decaying 20th-century media such as VHS tapes and floppy disks. Her professional interests include copyright, scholarly communication, and digital preservation.
 
There is a possibility this program may be livestreamed. Check the library’s  Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/appletonpubliclibrary/  for more information.


Tuesday, November 19
Rock County Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
6:30 pm
Carriage House, 450 N. Jackson Street, Janesville, WI
 
Intro to Native American Resources by Karen Weston
 
A review of how to begin researching Native American ancestors, identifying some basic resources and noting some sites for Iroquois, Five Civilized Tribes, and Wisconsin nations genealogy.
 
Karen Weston is recently retired from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she spent the last 24 years as the Area Research Center curator. She has a BA History (Mt. Holyoke College), MS in Library Science (Case Western Reserve University), and MA American History (UW-Madison). Ms. Weston is president of the Walworth County Genealogical Society, a member of WSGS, National Genealogical Society, Virginia Genealogical Society, and the New England Historic Genealogical Society.


Friday, November 22 through Sunday, November 24
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Booth at Holiday Folk Fair International  (Affiliate Event)
Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center, 8200 W Greenfield Ave, West Allis, WI
 
Holiday Folk Fair International Hours:
Friday, November 16:  2 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, November 17:  10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, November 18:  10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
Known as America’s premier multi-cultural event, the Holiday Folk Fair International provides visitors with a world of music, food, dance and arts under one roof!  Interested in your family history? The Milwaukee County Genealogical Society will be partnering with the Milwaukee Public Library to man an on-site genealogy booth to help you trace your roots.
 
For additional information on the fair, visit: http://www.folkfair.org/


Tuesday, November 26
La Crosse Area Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm
La Crosse Public Library, 800 Main Street, La Crosse, WI
 
Ethnic Treat Night:  The Biggest Obstacles You Have Encountered Doing Family Research
Those attending are encouraged to bring an ethnic treat to share with the rest of the group.  A business meeting will follow the presentation; the event is free and open to the public.
 



Monday, December 2
Fond du Lac County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm
Fond du Lac Public Library, 32 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, McLane Room
 
Monthly Meeting with Annual Christmas Party!


Tuesday, December 3
Northern Waters Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Manitowish Waters Community Center, 5733 Airport Road, Manitowish Waters
 
Time to share your favorite family stories and folklore!  Join them for an afternoon of audience participation at:  Saint or Sinner - who was your most memorable female ancestor? 
 
For additional program information, please contact Carol Williams at 715-686-7339.


Saturday, December 7
Green County Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Ave., Monroe, WI, Second floor meeting room
 
Women’s Suffrage - videos and discussion 


Saturday, December 7
They Came to America: Finding Immigrant Ancestors  (Wisconsin Event)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Appleton Public Library, 225 N. Oneida Street, Appleton, Meeting Room C
 
Find Your Ancestors Event
They Came to America: Finding Immigrant Ancestors
 
Deb Anderson, Director of the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center, will share some strategies for finding your immigrant ancestors. Anderson will focus on the process of becoming a citizen and the records that were generated from the process. Other original documents yielding rich immigrant history clues will also be discussed.

About our speaker:
Deb has served as the director of the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center for nearly thirty years. Prior to this role, she served as an archivist at the Wisconsin Historical Society. She also regularly serves as a mentor and consultant for local county historical societies and libraries. Deb is passionate about helping researchers use archival records to find clues for their family histories.


Tuesday, December 17
Rock County Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
6:30 pm
 
RCHS/RCGS Holiday Party
 
Details to come!


Saturday, December 21
Heart O' Wisconsin Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am
McMillan Memorial Library
“Black Sheep, Heroes and Scoundrels!” Almost every family has one of these.  Let us know who yours is. These characters can be the most interesting of our ancestors. Will a Salem Witch make an appearance?


Saturday, December 21
MCGS African American Genealogical Society of Milwaukee Monthly Meeting - December  (Affiliate Event)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Milwaukee Public Library – Villard Square Branch; 5190 N. 35th Street, Milwaukee
 
The group meets on the third Saturday of each month (except during July and August).  Open to the public, the meetings provide an opportunity to hear interesting speakers, learn helpful hints on research techniques, and share ideas to further your genealogical pursuits.
 
For more information, visit:  Aagsmilw.webs.com



Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Douglas County Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm
Superior Public Library
Annual Business Meeting and Election of Officers



Saturday, February 15, 2020
Heart O' Wisconsin Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am
McMillan Memorial Library in Wisconsin Rapids
Family History Research Day. Would you like to know more about your ancestors? Come to our Research Day and find out more about your family.  Experienced volunteers will be there to give you assistance and answer your questions.  



Saturday, March 21, 2020
Heart O' Wisconsin Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am
McMillan Memorial Library in Wisconsin Rapids
“Ten Common Mistakes Genealogists Make”.  Don Schnitzler of Marshfield will present how to recognize and avoid common mistakes including how to analyze contradictions between family records.



Friday, April 3, 2020 through Saturday, April 4, 2020
2020 WSGS Gene-A-Rama  (WSGS Conference/Workshop)
Holiday Inn, 4601 Calumet Avenue, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
 
More information to come!



Friday, July 31, 2020 through Saturday, August 1, 2020
Celtic Connections 2020  (National Conference/Institute)
Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, IL 60090

The Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI) and The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA) are co-sponsoring a genealogy conference, Celtic Connections 2020, which will take place July 31-August 1, 2020, at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling, IL.  (www.celtic-connections.org).  The conference will include two full days of lectures covering aspects of Celtic genealogy, history, and music. International and national genealogists will present sessions on using resources in the United States and abroad. Watch their website for more information as planning continues.




Mayflower Celebration Cruise – Journey of Genealogy in Association With Ancestry
Friday, August 14, 2020 through Friday, August 21, 2020
Mayflower Celebration Cruise – Journey of Genealogy in Association With Ancestry  (Affiliate Event)
Cruise from Southampton, England to New York City
 
In celebration of the 400-year anniversary of the Mayflower voyage to the New World, join Wisconsin Mayflower State Society Governor Dr. Bill Hopkins and his wife Mary for a seven-day cruise from Southampton, England to New York City aboard the Queen Mary II.  The cruise is sponsored by AncestryProGenealogists and will feature several genealogy lectures including DNA research.  Prior to sailing, there will be a gathering in Upper Clatford, Hampshire, England, the birthplace of Stephen Hopkins, a signatory of the Mayflower Compact.
 
For additional information, please contact Dr. Hopkins: doch609@aol.com; phone/text message: 715-703-3271 or by USPS: Dr. Bill Hopkins, 900 W. Chippewa St., Cadott, WI 54727.