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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.



National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library present Twists and Turns: The Story of Sokol
Saturday, June 3 through Sunday, December 31
National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library present Twists and Turns: The Story of Sokol  (Out of State Event)
National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library, 1400 Inspirational Place SW, Cedar Rapids, IA
 
In honor of the 2017 Sokol Slet, the current exhibit of the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library (NCSML) traces the story of Sokol.  Named for the falcon and founded in 1862, Sokol embodied the belief that a nation must be physically fit, moral, and intelligent to secure its independence and retain it.
 
For additional information on this extraordinary exhibit, visit: www.ncsml.org/exhibits/story-of-sokol


Saturday, June 3 through Sunday, December 31
Mount Horeb Driftless Historium  (Wisconsin Event)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Driftless Historium: 100 South 2nd Street, Mount Horeb, WI
 
Mount Horeb Driftless Historium Public Access Hours:
Wednesdays to Sundays from 10am to 4pm
 
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. 


Sunday, June 4 through Sunday, December 31
Mount Horeb Driftless Historium  (Wisconsin Event)
100 South 2nd Street, Mount Horeb, WI
 
Driftless Historium Public Access Hours:
Wednesday through Sunday:  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.  It’s presence represents the culmination of nearly a decade of community-based efforts – from drawings, fundraising campaigns, to ultimate construction.  In addition to the historium’s archival collections, the facility features educational exhibits, a research center, and special program offerings.
 
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



Saturday, November 25 through Friday, December 29
Milwaukee County Historical Society’s Milwaukee’s Holiday Treasures and Traditions Exhibit  (Affiliate Event)
Milwaukee County Historical Center, 910 N. Old World Third Street, Milwaukee
 
Exhibit hours:
Monday – Saturday:  9:30am- 5pm
Sundays:  Closed
 
Stop by the Milwaukee County Historical Society as they celebrate yuletide cheer!  The traditional holiday exhibit will feature Billie the Brownie, the Milwaukee Holiday Parade, and other Milwaukee treasures from holidays past.  Created in 1917 by Schuster Department Stores for their holiday newspaper advertising, Billie the Brownie's popularity blossomed when he moved from print to the airwaves of WTMJ Radio in 1931.  For twenty-four years, Billie and his friends Larry, Sant, Me-Tik the Eskimo, and Willie Wagtail brought the spirit of Christmas alive for children in their daily North Pole updates.  Billie the Brownie’s last broadcast was on Christmas Eve in 1955.
 
Admission to the exhibit is free to Milwaukee County Historical Society members.  General admission is $7; children 12 and under are free.
 
The Milwaukee County Historical Society will be closed on Thanksgiving, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th, as well as Christmas day, Monday, December 25th.
 
For additional details, visit: www.milwaukeehistory.net or call (414) 273-8288.


Tuesday, November 28
La Crosse Area Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm
La Crosse Public Library Lower Level, 800 Main Street, La Crosse
 
Ethnic Treat Night: Family Memorabilia Show and Tell



Saturday, December 2
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
 
Topics:
  • Getting it on Record:  Courthouse and Archives
  • From Cradle to Grave:  Church and Cemetery Records
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.
 
Room location to be announced.  Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library.  Visitors are always welcome. 


Saturday, December 2
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
2nd Floor Meeting Room, Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Avenue
 
Program to be announced.
 
You may call Sharon (815-868-2416) or Donna (608-921-1537) if you have questions.


Monday, December 4
Fond du Lac County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fond du Lac Public Library, 32 Sheboygan Street


Tuesday, December 5
Northern Waters Genealogical Society Program  (Affiliate Event)
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Boulder Junction Community Center, 5392 Park Street, Boulder Junction, WI
 
Show and Tell: Bring your favorite website, record source and or hints to help fellow researchers.


Saturday, December 9
The Wisconsin Historical Society Collections and Services  (WHS Event)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium, 816 State Street, Madison
 
The Wisconsin Historical Society Library Archives holds one of the top 5 genealogical collections in the country. It includes resources from across the United States and Canada. The newspaper collection is second only to the Library of Congress and the map collection is international in scope. It holds what every genealogist dreams about... great stories! The WHS staff will provide 4 lectures on collections and services that you will find easily accessible in this great collection.

Everyone will have the opportunity to bring family history materials (photographs, documents, and artifacts) to our Ask a Conservator booth at the event. It is a great opportunity to get preservation advice from the experts! (We cannot provide monetary appraisals)

Treasures of the Library Archives will be on display during the all day event. 

100 spots available. Registration required. Free lunch provided. 

Date: December 9
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium
Lecturers: Lee Grady, Reference Archivist; Katie Mullen, Director of Collections Preservation; Craig Dell, Objects Conservator; Lori Bessler, Reference Librarian

Each attendee has the choice of the following box lunches:
  • 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 select if you would like Gluten Free bread

Each lunch box contains the following:
Mixed salad/balsamic dressing on the side, chocolate truffle, kettle chips and soda/water. Feel free to bring your own drink.
 
 


Sunday, December 10
MCHS presents A Very Merry Milwaukee – Photo Opportunity with Santa and Billie the Brownie  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Milwaukee County Historical Center, 910 N. Old World Third Street, Milwaukee
 
Capture the holiday spirit in a photo with Milwaukee’s own “celebrity” Billie the Brownie!  Don’t miss the chance to get your picture with Santa as you tell him what you would like under the tree this year.  This family event includes story time with Mrs. Claus, coloring and letters to Santa Station, a chance to view the exhibit, and yummy holiday cookies!  There is a charge for photos taken with Santa and/or Billie the Brownie.
 
For additional details, visit: www.milwaukeehistory.net or call (414) 273-8288.


Tuesday, December 19
Taming Transcription  (WSGS Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Presenter: Michelle D. NovakMichelle D Novak
  • Webinar Description: Transcribing from original documents can unlock events, actions and sentiments that haven't been expressed since they were first written--and that may shed entirely new light on your ancestors' lives. But learning a manageable system for your transcription work can make the difference between enjoyment and chaos. In this session, Michelle D. Novak will share a large transcription project currently underway, one that started with one New Jersey Supreme Court case involving an ancestor and has now grown to dozens of individual and related case files (still with no end in sight). Using only scans saved to PDFs of the documents and MS Word, she has devised a three-step process to staying organized through rounds of transcription and proofreading.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5314503026474542338 
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, January 26, 2018
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society January Business Meeting & Program  (Affiliate Event)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Program topic to be announced.  The presentation will follow the business meeting at approximately 1:30 PM.
 
The Community Room is next to the first floor rotunda, just off the main library entrance.  For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room.
 
Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library.  Visitors are always welcome.
 
For additional information, visit:  http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org.


Saturday, January 27, 2018
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's "Beginner's" Genealogy Series Class  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Topic:  Starting at Home — Milwaukee Public Library
 
MCGS “Beginner” genealogy classes are free, however, a $10.00 fee is charged to cover the cost of class handouts containing information and forms to assist you in research.  Learn more at: http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org, then click on the “Genealogy Classes” link on the left.
 
For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room. Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library.  Visitors are always welcome.



Friday, February 23, 2018
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society February Business Meeting & Program  (Affiliate Event)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Program topic to be announced.  The presentation will follow the business meeting at approximately 1:30 PM.
 
The Community Room is next to the first floor rotunda, just off the main library entrance.  For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room.
 
Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library.  Visitors are always welcome.
 
For additional information, visit:  http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org.


Saturday, February 24, 2018
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's "Beginner's" Genealogy Series Class  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Topic:  More than just Books — General Library Records
 
MCGS “Beginner” genealogy classes are free, however, a $10.00 fee is charged to cover the cost of class handouts containing information and forms to assist you in research.  Learn more at: http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org, then click on the “Genealogy Classes” link on the left.
 
For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room. Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library.  Visitors are always welcome.



Friday, March 23, 2018
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society March Business Meeting & Program  (Affiliate Event)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Program topic to be announced.  The presentation will follow the business meeting at approximately 1:30 PM.
 
The Community Room is next to the first floor rotunda, just off the main library entrance.  For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room.
 
Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library.  Visitors are always welcome.
 
For additional information, visit:  http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org.


Saturday, March 24, 2018
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's "Beginner's" Genealogy Series Class  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Topic:  Asking Questions, Finding Answers — Queries, Newspapers, and Social Media
 
MCGS “Beginner” genealogy classes are free, however, a $10.00 fee is charged to cover the cost of class handouts containing information and forms to assist you in research.  Learn more at: http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org, then click on the “Genealogy Classes” link on the left.
 
For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room. Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library.  Visitors are always welcome.



Friday, April 13, 2018 through Saturday, April 14, 2018
2018 WSGS Gene-A-Rama  (WSGS Conference/Workshop)
Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel, 1 North Main Street, Oshkosh


Friday, April 27, 2018
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society April Business Meeting & Program  (Affiliate Event)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Program topic to be announced.  The presentation will follow the business meeting at approximately 1:30 PM.
 
The Community Room is next to the first floor rotunda, just off the main library entrance.  For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room.
 
Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library.  Visitors are always welcome.
 
For additional information, visit:  http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org.


Saturday, April 28, 2018
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's "Beginner's" Genealogy Series Class  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Topic:  Traveling Abroad (or not) — Foreign Research and Professional Help
 
MCGS “Beginner” genealogy classes are free, however, a $10.00 fee is charged to cover the cost of class handouts containing information and forms to assist you in research.  Learn more at: http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org, then click on the “Genealogy Classes” link on the left.
 
For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room. Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library.  Visitors are always welcome.



Friday, May 18, 2018
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
 
Program topic to be announced.  The presentation will follow the business meeting at approximately 1:30 PM.
 
The Community Room is next to the first floor rotunda, just off the main library entrance.  For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room.
 
Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library.  Visitors are always welcome.
 
For additional information, visit:  http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org.


Saturday, May 19, 2018
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's "Beginner's" Genealogy Series Class  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Topic:  Don’t Jump to Conclusions — After the 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.
 
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.



Friday, June 22, 2018
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society June Business Meeting & Program  (Affiliate Event)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Program topic to be announced.  The presentation will follow the business meeting at approximately 1:30 PM.
 
The Community Room is next to the first floor rotunda, just off the main library entrance.  For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room.
 
Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library.  Visitors are always welcome.
 
For additional information, visit:  http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org.


Saturday, June 23, 2018
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's "Beginner's" Genealogy Series Class  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Topic:  DNA for Genealogy:  What it Can and Can’t Do
 
MCGS “Beginner” genealogy classes are free, however, a $10.00 fee is charged to cover the cost of class handouts containing information and forms to assist you in research.  Learn more at: http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org, then click on the “Genealogy Classes” link on the left.
 
For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room. Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library.  Visitors are always welcome.



Friday, July 27, 2018
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society July Business Meeting & Program  (Affiliate Event)
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Join them for a "Library Picnic.”  Pack your favorite summertime sandwiches and snacks for a lunchtime get-together.  Members and guests can view scrapbooks full of clippings from the past, while sharing genealogical discoveries and problem-solving tips for breaking through research roadblocks.
 
For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room.  Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library.  Visitors are always welcome.
 
For additional information visit:  http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org



Friday, October 12, 2018 through Saturday, October 13, 2018
2018 WSGS Fall Seminar  (WSGS Conference/Workshop)
Hotel Marshfield, 2700 South Central Avenue, Marshfield