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Friday, August 23 through Sunday, August 25
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Booth at Mexican Fiesta  (Affiliate Event)
Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds), 200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI
 
Mexican Fiesta Hours:
Friday, August 23:  12Noon to 12Midnight
Saturday, August 24:  12Noon to 12Midnight
Sunday, August 25:  12Noon to 12Midnight
 
Mexican Fiesta brings the unique sound, culture, and taste of Mexico to Milwaukee’s lakefront. Visitors will be able to experience the country’s rich history, art, music and food while wandering throughout the festival grounds.  Want to explore your Hispanic 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.mexicanfiesta.org/


Saturday, August 24
MCGS Italian Genealogy Interest Group — August 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/


Friday, August 30 through Sunday, September 1
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Booth at Wisconsin Highland Games  (Affiliate Event)
Waukesha Expo Center, 1000 Northview Rd. (Highway FT), Waukesha, WI
 
Wisconsin Highland Games Hours:
Friday, August 30:  5 to 10pm
Saturday, August 31:  9am to 10pm
Sunday, September 1:  9am to 9pm
 
The Wisconsin Highland Games offers a weekend of Scottish and Celtic fun for the whole family, featuring music, dance, athletics, food, drink, living history, and much more.  Want to explore your British Isle roots? The Milwaukee County Genealogical Society’s Genealogy Booth will be on-site to help you trace your family history.  
 
For admission fees, as well as other information on the festival, visit:  http://www.wisconsinscottish.org/



Tuesday, September 3
Northern Waters Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Boulder Junction Community Center, 5392 Park Street, Boulder Junction, WI
 
Learn about Family History Research in the British Isles from presenter Maureen Brady.
 
For additional program information, please contact Carol Williams at 715-686-7339.
 


Saturday, September 7
Green County Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Ave., Monroe, WI, Second floor meeting room
 
WORKSHOP – (time, cost, and other details TBD)  Lori Bessler, Reference Librarian at Wisconsin Historical Society, will present two programs: 
 
Organizing and Analyzing Your Research –Whether you have been researching 1 year or 30, this program will provide guidance on how to document, store, file and digitize your genealogical materials. You need to know what you have and easily access your research to make the most of your time. Otherwise you may recreate the wheel over and over again. This lecture will help you simplify your record keeping and show how to analyze documents to uncover more stories.
 
Meet Mrs. George H. James: Writing a Biographical Sketch If you have had fun “hunting” your ancestors, you will have even more fun sharing those stories through writing. Many researchers are intimidates at the prospect of writing when it turns out to be a lot easier than they would think. This program shows you how a few documents on an ancestor could put a lot of story together by following a few simple steps. We owe it to our ancestors to tell their stories.
Following lunch there will be discussion on various ways to share your family history and stories through self publishing and smaller projects. Examples of self-published books will be available to view.


Saturday, September 14
Rock County Genealogical Society 2019 Scholarship Conference  (Affiliate Event)
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
UW-Whitewater at Rock County, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, WI
 
The Rock County Genealogical Society would like to invite you to join us at the 2019 Scholarship Conference on September 14, 2019. The event will be held at UWW-Rock County, Williams Hall, from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM. There will be four presentation during the day in Lecture Hall 103. Please see the attachment for more information.
 
All revenue from this conference is designated towards the 2020 high school graduate scholarship award.


Saturday, September 14
Colonial Genealogical Research  (Wisconsin Historical Soc Event)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
UW-Madison Memorial Library, 728 State Street, Madison, WI, Room 126
 
Michael J. Leclerc, CG*, is an internationally renowned genealogist. He has authored numerous articles for genealogy magazines and scholarly journals, and is a popular presenter at conferences and seminars around the world. He has appeared as an expert in major media, such as the Boston Globe, Huffington Post, the New York Times, and Time magazine. Michael worked in a variety of capacities at the New England Historic Genealogical Society for 17 years.

In 2012 he joined Mocavo as Chief Genealogist. After the successful sale of Mocavo to FindMyPast, Michael left there in 2015. He then started Genealogy Professor, where he works to provide intermediate and advanced educational opportunities to those researching their family history.

He has edited several books, including Genealogical Writing in the 21st Century: A Guide to Register Style and More, Second Edition, with Henry Hoff, and the fifth edition of the seminal guidebook Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research. Most recently he contributed the "Crafting Family Histories" chapter to the new manual Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice and Standards, edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills. He was a contributing editor for American Ancestors magazine, and a consulting editor for the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. In addition to the Register, his scholarly articles have appeared in other leading journals, including The American Genealogist, Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, and Rhode Island Roots.

Michael served on the boards of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Federation of Genealogical Societies. He is certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. You can reach him through mjleclerc.com and Facebook.com/michaeljleclercas well as genprof.net.
 


Saturday, September 14
Waupaca Area Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Waupaca Area Public Library, 107 S Main St., Waupaca, WI
 
Special workshop - Genealogy DNA Research  - Guest speaker, Mary Eberle
As a retired attorney, Mary started DNA Hunters, LLC in 2015. Mary is a DNA expert and genetic genealogist with 30 years of DNA experience.


Tuesday, September 17
Rock County Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
6:30 pm
Rock County Historical Society Carriage House, 450 N. Jackson St., Janesville, WI
 
Leaving Europe for the New World: Documents of Emigration from German-Speaking Europe with Antje Petty
 
Your ancestors decided to leave German-Speaking Europe for America - what did they do at home before they were able to embark on their journey? This presentation will look at the different requirements and conditions prospective emigrants faced over three centuries, and the documents they left behind during the emigration process and the transatlantic journey. Changes in travel routes and means of transportation will also be addressed.
 
Antje Petty is the Associate Director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She shares the resources of the Institute with the community through lectures and workshops and has done extensive research on German-speaking immigrant families. Ms. Petty holds a B.A. in International Studies/Russian and Eastern European Studies and an M.A. in Germanics, both from the University of Washington in Seattle.
 
(The Carriage House is located behind the Lincoln-Tallman House.)


Saturday, September 21
MCGS African American Genealogical Society of Milwaukee Monthly Meeting - September  (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, September 24
La Crosse Area Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm
La Crosse Public Library, 800 Main Street, La Crosse, WI
 
Laura Godden will speak on "Declarations and Petitions: Investigating US Naturalization Records of Immigrants." Laura is a Special Collections Historian at UW-La Crosse's Murphy Library.



Tuesday, October 1
Northern Waters Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presque Isle Community Center, 8306 School Loop Road, Presque Isle
 
Confused about which software is the right one for your genealogical research?  Make plans to attend this meeting where members of NWGS will introduce you to:  Genealogy Software to help Organize your Genealogy Research - Family Tree Maker, RootsMagic and Legacy.
 
For additional program information, please contact Carol Williams at 715-686-7339.


Wednesday, October 2
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


Friday, October 4 through Saturday, October 5
2019 WSGS Fall Seminar and Pre-Conference  (WSGS Conference/Workshop)
Ramada Waupaca Hotel, 110 Grand Seasons Drive, Waupaca, Wisconsin
 
More information to come!


Saturday, October 5
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
 
Searching through the Windows of Your Ancestor's Home - Presented by member Linda Schiesser.
Ever wonder who built your house or your ancestor's home?  What existed on this land before?  What can I learn about the property?  These questions can be answered by you if you have the right tools.  This talk will give you some of the tools and clues to start you on your way.


Saturday, October 5
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Booth at Scandinavian Fest  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Ronald Reagan Elementary School, 4225 South Calhoun Road, New Berlin, WI
 
The annual Scandinavian Festival includes arts & crafts, music, ethnic dancing, and, of course yummy food! Interested in discovering more about your Scandinavian roots? The Milwaukee County Genealogical Society’s Genealogy Booth will be on-site to help you trace your family history.
 
For admission fees, discount offers, and other information on the festival, visit: http://www.vasaorder.net/calendar.cfm?lodge=492


Wednesday, October 9
Waukesha County Genealogy Society Beginner Genealogy Instructional Series  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm to 8:34 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, October 12
Waupaca Area Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
9:00 am
Holly History & Genealogical Center, 321 South Main St., Waupaca, WI
 
25th Anniversary Celebration - Watch for details.


Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International's 2019 Genealogical & Cultural Conference
Tuesday, October 15 through Saturday, October 19
Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International's 2019 Genealogical & Cultural Conference  (Out of State Event)
Lincoln, NE
 
Searching Czech or Slovak roots?  Save the date and make plans to attend this international conference.
 
17th Annual Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI)
Genealogical and Cultural Conference
October 15 - 19, 2019
Lincoln, NE
 
The biennial CGSI Conference is the premier genealogical research event for the areas now known as the Czech Republic and Slovakia.  The conference features local, national, and international speakers, along with workshops, field trips, entertainment, and access to CGSI’s traveling resource library with on-site assistance.
  • Nearly 60 breakout sessions, including five speakers from the Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • Parade of Kroje and area cultural tours
  • Hands-on folk craft workshops and mini-language classes
CGSI membership and conference registration details to be posted at:  www.cgsievents.com


Tuesday, October 15
Rock County Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
6:30 pm
Carriage House, 450 N. Jackson Street, Janesville, WI
 
Spooky Stories Volume 1: The Salem Witch Trials by Tom Skinner
 
A bewitching tale of hysteria awaits you! Join local expert Tom Skinner as he tells the tale of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Hear about the history, people accused, and the fallout of this horrifying chapter in American History. A discussion of family connections to the story and a question and answer session will round out the evening.
 
Mr. Tom Skinner is a retired counselor from Craig High School in Janesville WI. He was born in Beverly MA and raised in Danvers, MA (formerly known as Salem Village). Mr. Skinner’s childhood home was approximately one quarter mile from the Towne family farm where his 7th Great-Grandmother, Rebecca (Towne) Nurse lived with her 2 sisters, Mary (Towne) Easty and Sarah (Towne) Cloyce; they were all accused of witchcraft. Mr. Skinner is a history enthusiast, researcher, and smokehouse master. 


Wednesday, October 16
Waukesha County Genealogy Society Beginner Genealogy Instructional Series  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Citizens Bank of Mukwonago, Waukesha Training Center, 2109 Corporate Dr., 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, October 19
Norwegian Genealogy  (Wisconsin Historical Soc Event)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
UW-Madison Memorial Library, 728 State Street, Madison, WI, Room 126
 
Jerry Paulson, Naeseth Chair for Genealogical Research and Publication.  Norwegian American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library.  www.nagcnl.org
 
Jerry has been a part of the NAGC staff since he retired from his career with the University Hospitals in 2000. Doing genealogical research for over forty years, Jerry had an opportunity to work as a volunteer with Gerhard Naeseth in the early 1990's, helping create one of the first computer databases for Norwegian-American genealogy. Among the many classes he has taught, Jerry offered genealogical instruction for over 25 years at Madison Area Technical College for adult continuing education.
Topics that will be covered at the workshop:
  • Can Norwegian American Genealogical Center help me find MY Ole Olson?  Resources and methods available at Norwegian American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library to help you find your ancestors in Norway and help track them in the United States.
  • Black sheep, horse thieves and some nice people grow on family trees. The basics of how to research organize and document a genealogical project.
  • Scandinavians to the Midwest and Points Beyond: Explanation of why our ancestors packed their bags and headed not only to America, but other points west.  What did they experience on the sailing ships coming over and how readily were they accepted when they arrived?  This also covers their assimilation into life here in America.
  • Naturalization - The final step toward Americanization?? Did your immigrant ancestor start or complete the process? What were the steps and what records were generated?


Saturday, October 19
MCGS African American Genealogical Society of Milwaukee Monthly Meeting - October  (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


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.
 


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  (Affiliate Event)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Black River Beach House, 1433 Rose St., La Crosse, WI
 
Fall Genealogy Workshop – Beginning and Intermediate genealogy Workshop. Topics include Organizing Research, Using Ancestry.com for Research, Gadgets, US Census Records, Sanborn Fire Maps, and a DNA Overview. Free & open to the public, donations requested. Contact La Crosse Park & Recreation Department to pre-register.


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  
Member Sharon Mitchell will show us how to find those elusive British (and other) ancestors with help from FamilySearch.


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/


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.
 
 


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.


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.
 
For more information, visit:  Aagsmilw.webs.com


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  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm
La Crosse Public Library, 800 Main Street, La Crosse, WI
 
Ethnic Treat Night:  The Biggest Obstacle You Have Encountered Doing Family Research
Those attending are encouraged to bring an ethnic treat to share with the rest of the group.



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 


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


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



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.