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Saturday, August 1 through Thursday, December 31
Upcoming Events  (WSGS Conference/Workshop)
Entries on this Events Calendar may have been put in several months ago and the sponsoring organization may not have notified us of any changes to their plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Please contact the sponsoring organization to verify that they are still holding their event.


Mayflower Celebration Cruise – Journey of Genealogy in Association With Ancestry
Friday, August 14 through Friday, August 21
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.


Friday, August 21
Father Rehrl's Rectory & Exhibit Open  (Affiliate Event)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
St. Agnes Historic Site, 1386 Fond du Lac St., West Bend
 
Constructed in 1856, it was here that the Sisters of St. Agnes managed one of the first schools in Washington County, educating children of all denominations. Within the fieldstone rectory of Father Caper Rehrl, the exhibit From Mound Builders to Church Builders highlights the triumph of survival over inexperience on the Wisconsin frontier. There is no charge for admission. Contact: Justin Agar-Pratt, 262-335-4678, justinap@historyisfun.com.



Thursday, September 10
Vernon County Historical Society's September 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


Saturday, September 12
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am
Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Ave., Monroe, WI, Second Floor Meeting Room


Saturday, September 12
Ozaukee County Historical Society Harry Potter at the Village  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Ozaukee County Pioneer Village, 4880 Highway I, Saukville, WI
 

The Ozaukee County Historical Society will hold Harry Potter at the Village on Saturday, September 12th at the Ozaukee County Pioneer Village from 10AM-5PM. 

 

Harry Potter makes a visit to Ozaukee County Pioneer Village, with magic, wizardry and fantasy. Dress in your Harry Potter costume and parade around the village with Harry Potter. Put on your robes and house colors to help us celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter. We will have fun Harry Potter themed activities for the whole family including a sorting hat, wand decorating, trivia, a costume parade, Quidditch tournament, and much more!

 

Kids and adults will be able to interact with some of their favorite characters, hunt fantastic beasts, enjoy lunch at the Great Hall, and have their picture taken at Platform 9 ¾. This celebration will take place rain or shine, and is sure to be a good time for all Harry Potter fans. 

Tickets are $12.50 in advance or $15.00 at the event.



Tuesday, September 15
The Woman's Hour Has Struck: Wisconsin's Role in the Women's Suffrage Movement  (Affiliate Event)
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The Tower Heritage Center, 320 S. 5th Avenue, West Bend
 
Take a march through suffrage history. Explore the stories of leaders, tactics, losses, and victories as women worked for the right to vote. See how Wisconsin fits within the larger story of enfranchisement and analyze the conflict and complications that suffragists faced as they sought the right to vote. Contact: Justin Agar-Pratt, 262-335-4678, justinap@historyisfun.com.


African American Genealogy Webinar
Saturday, September 26
African American Genealogy Webinar  (Wisconsin Historical Soc Event)
9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Wisconsin Historical Society Webinar

Presenter: Tony Burroughs

Cost: $40.00


The Wisconsin Historical Society is pleased to host Tony Burroughs, an internationally known genealogist who taught genealogy at Chicago State University for fifteen years. He researched Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Johnson’s family history and consulted on the Oprah Winfrey genealogy, the Reverend Al Sharpton genealogy; African American LivesThe Real Family of Jesus, and The History Detectives. He also consulted with Ancestry.com, Chicago City Colleges, Chicago Public Schools and New York Public Schools.


He appeared with Henry Louis Gates on Oprah's Roots and African American Lives. He also appeared in Blood and Glory: The Civil War in Color (History Channel) and was the genealogist in The Real Family of Jesus (Discovery Channel).


Tony's book, Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to tracing the African American Family Tree, was number one on Essence Magazine's Best Seller List. Tony has traced his family back eight generations.

 
For more information and to register, see https://shop.wisconsinhistory.org/african-american-genealogy
 



Saturday, October 3
Ozaukee County Historical Society Autumn at the Village  (Affiliate Event)
Ozaukee County Pioneer Village, 4880 Highway I, Saukville, WI
 

The Ozaukee County Historical Society brings you the sights, smells and sounds of fall at their Autumn at the Village fall festival on Saturday, October 3rd at Ozaukee County Pioneer Village in Saukville.  Enjoy a great day in the country that is fun for the whole family. Rain or shine, we'll have a good time. Most of the activities can be brought inside the buildings, so don't let the rain keep you away!

 

Visitors will see historic demonstrations of blacksmithing, wood cutting, basket making, wool making, candle making, spinning, corn shelling and embroidery, to name a few. The smells of mulled cider, seasonal foods cooking on the wood stove, and bread baking in the Summer Kitchen will fill the air. Poul and Linda Sanderson from, Pickin' Up Speed will demonstrate old time instruments such as an auto-harp, dulcimer and stand up bass to play a few tunes. Special guests from Old World Wisconsin will demonstrate drying fruits and vegetables among the things folks did to get ready for winter.

Everyone can take part in a 15-minute wagon ride, compliments of the Wisconsin Antique Power Reunion, through Hawthorne Hills Park. Pumpkins, squash, gourds, apples and hand-made brooms will be available for sale.

 

Children can participate in craft activities which will include, rope making, corn-husk doll making, wooden puzzle making, stamp art, weaving and more. The Oscar Grady Library of Saukville will provide spooky stories and Halloween legends in the Liberty Schoolhouse.

 

Finally, families can relax and enjoy a warm bowl of homemade sausage stew, chili with cornbread or chicken with dumpling soup. Some of the other fall foods that will be served are hot cider, pumpkin pie, apple pie with pumpkin or apple ice cream.

 

Admission is $5 and Children 5 and under are free. Children who wish to show off their Halloween Costumes will receive a sweet treat!

 

 All proceeds benefit the Pioneer Village Hall capital campaign.



Saturday, October 3
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am
Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Ave., Monroe, WI, Second Floor Meeting Room


Thursday, October 8
Vernon County Historical Society's October 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



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.