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Saturday, September 21
BIGWILL/British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois  (Affiliate Event)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Community Church, 5714 Broadway (2 blocks west of Hwy 12) in Richmond, IL 60071
 
Pins & Needles - Adding Social Media to Your Genealogy Repertoire
 
The British Interest Group of Wisconsin & Illinois (BIGWILL) welcomes Tina Beaird as guest speaker.
 
Many of us have used Facebook to find distant cousins and former high school friends. When it come to Genealogy, lots of social media sites are popping up to help make searching for ancestors even more rewarding. Tina will guide us through a fun session as to how to use sites like Pinterest, Flikr, History Pin and more which will help us find, identify and share ancestors.
 
Tina Beaird is a local history librarian and owner of Tamarack Genealogy in Oswego, Illinois. As a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the Association of Professional Genealogists, Tina lectures extensively on topics including military research, Scottish genealogy resources and archival preservation. She serves on the board directors for the Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board, the Northern Illinois Historic League, and the Oswego Heritage Association.


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.
 
Presentation topic:  Military Records (talk to begin at 2:30 pm)
 
For more information, visit:  https://www.aagsom.org/events


Tuesday, September 24
La Crosse Area Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting  (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.


Friday, September 27
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society September Board Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am
Milwaukee Public Central Library, Community Room 2b, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
 
All those interested are invited to attend. Please contact Lisa Christopherson, MCGS President, if you will be there.


Saturday, September 28
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Genealogy Class  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Public Central Library, Community Room 1, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
 
Getting Started: Organization & Software by Lisa Christopherson


Saturday, September 28
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society September Membership Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
12:30 pm
Milwaukee Public Central Library, Community Room 1, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
 
LDS Family History Library John Canapa, Director of the Family History Center in Hales Corners, Wisconsin



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.


Tuesday, October 1
Bay Area Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Kress Family Library 333 N. Broadway, De Pere, WI
 
Civil War Dress Attire Demonstration
 
Reservations appreciated by email or phone.


Tuesday, October 1
Douglas County Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm
Superior Public Library
 
Members will share their genealogical research, successes, brick walls, and latest finds.


Tuesday, October 1
Monroe, Juneau, Jackson Counties Genealogy Workshop - Special Learning Event  (Affiliate Event)
6:30 pm
Tomah Museum; 321 Superior Avenue, Tomah
 
Program:  DNA and Genealogy with featured speaker Hannah Scholze.  The talk will explain how to better understand and apply the results of DNA tests to expand your genealogy research.  This event is free and open to the public.
 
In conjunction with this presentation, MJJ is raffling off a DNA test kit.  Registration is free and is available at the following sites prior to the October 1st presentation:
  • Monroe County Local History Room and Museum:  200 W. Main Street, Sparta
  • Tomah Museum:  321 Superior Avenue, Tomah
Attendees to the October 1st talk will also have a chance to register; the winner will be drawn following the evening’s presentation. 
 
For additional information, email:  mjjworkshop@yahoo.com


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.
 
Have you ever wondered who built your ancestor’s home – or your home? What existed on the land before? What can you learn about the property and the people who lived there? This talk will give you some tools and clues to start you on your way.
 
The Green County Genealogical Society meeting will be held in the second floor meeting room of the Monroe Public Library at 10 am. Saturday, October 5. Refreshments are available for 15 minutes before the meeting. Visitors are always welcome and there is no cost to attend. You may call Sharon Mitchell (815-868-2416) or Donna Kjendlie (608-921-1537) if you have questions. Please leave a message if we are not able 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 your research.


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


Tuesday, October 8
Manitowoc County Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
6:00 pm
Board Room, Manitowoc Public Library 707 Quay St, Manitowoc, WI
 
The Centerville Sensation—The Murder of 1851 presented by Kirsten Husband


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.


Monday, October 14
Blue Hills Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting  (Affiliate Event)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Barron Senior Center, 12 N. 3rd Street, Barron
 
Program:  Ancestral search involving royalty.  The speaker will share the research data he uncovered during his quest to confirm royal roots.  A business meeting will precede the presentation; the event is free and open to the public.
 
For additional information, visit www.bhgsbc.org.


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)
Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, 333 South 13th Street, 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
 
The biennial CGSI Conference is the premier event for discovering genealogical research techniques within the Czech and Slovak Republics.  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
For more information on the 2019 Conference visit:  http://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


Wednesday, October 16
Milwaukee PAF User Group Meeting and Program  (Affiliate Event)
7:00 pm
Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
 
Programs:
Researching an Old Cemetery by Gary Hass and Understanding Find-A-Grave by Bob Heck


Saturday, October 19
Milwaukee PAF User's Group FREE Genealogy Workshop  (Affiliate Event)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Family History Center, 9600 W. Grange Avenue, Hales Corners, WI
 
Trying to locate the missing pieces of your family’s history?  Expand your research horizons by attending this FREE workshop presented by the Milwaukee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Milwaukee Personal Ancestral File Users Group (MPAFUG).  The workshop features twelve presentations for beginners to advanced family history buffs.
 
The free event is open to all interested in genealogy – you do not have to be a member of MPAFUG to attend.  For more information, please call the Milwaukee South Family History Center at 414-425-4182. 
 
You can register for the FREE Genealogy Workshop at http://familyhistoryworkshop.rworld.net/2019-genealogyworkshop.php. At this web site you can find detailed information about the 12 topics being presented.  We usually have between 300 and 350 people attending the workshop.  Please join us for a day of FREE genealogy fun and education!


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
Heart O' Wisconsin Genealogical Society  (Affiliate Event)
9:30 am
Thompson Room, Charles & JoAnn Lester Library, Nekoosa, WI

Our Ancestors & Their Churches - Presented by Amy Eichsteadt and Jim Schoenick
 
Religion was important to most of our ancestors and besides schools, the building of a church to worship in was one of the first institutions our ancestors established. Amy and Jim will give us a presentation on the history and some of the founding families for some of the churches in our area. 


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.
 
Presentation topic:  Cemetery Records and Obituary Research - What you Can Learn (talk to begin at 2:30 pm)
 
For more information, visit: https://www.aagsom.org/events.


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
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  
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.
 
 


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
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.


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.
 



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
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.