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Mount Horeb Driftless Historium
Saturday, June 3 through Monday, December 31
Mount Horeb Driftless Historium
Driftless Historium: 100 South 2nd Street, Mount Horeb, WI
 
Mount Horeb Driftless Historium Public Access Hours:
Wednesdays through Sundays:  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.  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. 



Milwaukee County Historical Society's Brew City MKE: Milwaukee Beer Museum & Beer Bar
Wednesday, October 4 through Monday, October 1
Milwaukee County Historical Society's Brew City MKE: Milwaukee Beer Museum & Beer Bar
275 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee (Main entrance of the Shops at Grand Avenue)
 
The Milwaukee County Historical Society has re-located its popular display on Milwaukee beer and brewing history to the Grand Avenue Mall in downtown Milwaukee.  The society’s vast collection featuring artifacts, images and memorabilia is now housed at Brew City MKE.  By combining a beer museum with a beer bar, guests are welcome to explore an interactive exhibit on Milwaukee's brewing heritage and then raise a glass to the town fondly known as Brew City!  Brew City MKE will be on display for a one-year pilot experience and includes a bar featuring Milwaukee brews.
 
Admission to Brew City MKE museum is free to members of the Milwaukee County Historical Society.  General entrance fees are $10 for adults 21 and over; $7 for persons 13 to 20 years; children 12 and under are free.  All admissions include a beer or soda.  There is no charge to enter the tavern on its own.
 
Brew City MKE Hours:
  • Wednesdays thru Fridays: 11am to 8pm
  • Saturdays:                             11am to 10pm
  • Sundays:                                11am to 6pm
  • Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and select holidays
For additional information, please call 414-897-8765 or visit:  www.brewcitymilwaukee.com



Milwaukee County Historical Society’s Meet MKE Exhibit
Monday, November 20 through Sunday, November 1, 2020
Milwaukee County Historical Society’s Meet MKE Exhibit
Milwaukee County Historical Center, 910 N. Old World Third Street, Milwaukee
 
Meet MKE explores Milwaukee's history from bridges and breweries to founders and festivals, including some of the most iconic artifacts housed at the Milwaukee County Historical Society.  Treasures on display may not see the light of day very often, but are historically relevant or significant in some manner.  One of the most interesting pieces within the collection is a Lincoln Lithography Plate.  Created shortly after Lincoln's assassination, the Gugler (Lithograph) plate is one of the most famous renditions of the former president. 
 
Admission to the exhibit is free to Milwaukee County Historical Society members.  General admission is $7; children 6 - 12 are $3; and youngsters under 5 are free.
 
Exhibit hours:
Monday – Saturday:  9:30am- 5pm
Sundays:  Closed
 
For additional details, visit: www.milwaukeehistory.net or call (414) 273-8288.



Thursday, January 18 through Sunday, August 19
MCHS’s Back Yards to Big Leagues: Milwaukee’s Sports and Recreation History
Milwaukee County Historical Center, 910 N. Old World Third Street, Milwaukee
 
From professional, college, amateur and youth sports to active recreation, Milwaukee County has a rich history of sports participation and fan support.  To best illustrate this relationship, the Back Yards to Big Leagues: Milwaukee’s Sports and Recreation History exhibit will showcase artifacts, photographs, documents, and audio and visual media from the Milwaukee County Historical Society's museum and archival collections.  The major exhibit will remain on display until the end of April; a scaled-down version will be featured from May through August 2018.
 
Admission to the exhibit is free to Milwaukee County Historical Society members.  General admission is $7; children 6 - 12 are $3; and youngsters under 5 are free.
 
Exhibit hours:
Monday – Saturday:  9:30am- 5pm
Sundays:  Closed
For additional details or information on other exhibit-related events, visit www.milwaukeehistory.net or call (414) 273-8288.



Tuesday, February 20
WSGS February Webinar
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
How Understanding & Researching European Surnames Can Help Your Genealogical Research
  • Presenter: Julie GoucherJulie Goucher
  • Webinar Description: We begin with an explanation of what a surname study is before covering what might be the catalyst for a study and why such a study might be a resourceful way to research. We then explore the key research methods for exploring European surnames and how they can help when researching in Europe and breaking down brick walls. We explore how to collaborate and undertake analysis of the data and look at surname variants and deviants and if they are an important part of European surname research. We then focus on surname distribution maps and the part they play in understanding surnames in Europe. In the last segments of the presentation we explore promotion of our European surnames so connection can be made with others, the use of social media and DNA surname projects.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2167486350452662785
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar and handout information.  Please remember that this is a first come first served webinar.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar.


Friday, February 23
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society February Business Meeting & Program
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
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's "Beginner's" Genealogy Series Class
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.



Saturday, March 3
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
2nd Floor Meeting Room, Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Avenue, Monroe
 
Finding Your Ancestors in Fraternal Organizations – Rhonda McClure Webinar
 
Was your ancestor a Freemason, an Odd Fellow, a Knight of Columbus, or a member of another fraternal organization? In this webinar, Rhonda R. McClure teaches you how to identify different fraternal organizations, provide valuable tools for locating a lodge and its records, and discuss how these records can enrich your family history research.


Sunday, March 4 through Sunday, November 25
Milwaukee County Historical Society’s Lowell Damon House
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.


Monday, March 5
Fond du Lac County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting
6:00 pm
Fond du Lac Public Library, 32 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, McLane Meeting Room
 
Our guest speaker will be Randall Davidson. He wrote the book, WHA Radio and the Wisconsin Idea, which won the Award of Merit for best book on Wisconsin history, Wisconsin Historical Society.   

Randall worked for Wisconsin Public Radio as a news producer and news anchor for eighteen years, also serving as the network's chief announcer and unofficial historian. He is now director of radio services and a senior lecturer in Radio TV Film at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He lives in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. 


Thursday, March 8
Irish Genealogy - Ulster Historical Foundation Lecture Tour
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
UW-Madison, Memorial Library, Room 126
 
The Wisconsin Historical Society is proud to be a part of the 2018 Ulster Historical Foundation Lecture Tour!  
 
Join Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Foundation during their annual North American lecture tour to learn how to get the most out of Irish resources and records, gain strategies for breaking down brick walls, and grasp important historical context that may help fill in gaps in your research.  
 
Whether you are just beginning your Irish research or have been at it for years, you won’t want to miss these workshops!
  • Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research
  • Using land records: Griffith's Valuation, Tithe and Estate Records
  • Census substitutes and other important sources for the 18th and 19th centuries
  • Records Related to the Different Churches in Ireland
  • Sources for finding seventeenth-century families in Ireland, includes, though does not focus exclusively on the Plantation of Ulster
Cost: $30 (10% off for Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin State Genealogical Society members! WSGS Members use code WSGS18 at checkout!)

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.
 
Pre-registration is required.


Tuesday, March 13
Marathon County Genealogical Society Member Meeting
6:30 pm
 
Program to be set at a later date.


Wednesday, March 14
Milwaukee PAF User Group March Meeting
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee
 
Two programs to be presented:
  • Social Media for Genealogy Research presented by Cheryl Heck
  • Memories in FamilySearch by Jane Orne
The parking lot entrance is located on the east side of the building. For additional information, visit http://mpafug.org.


Saturday, March 17
Nashi Predky Online Workshop 2018 - Finding Your Roots in the 21st Century
8:00 am to 1:20 pm
Webinar
 
Ukrainian Genealogy Group to Host a Virtual Conference
 
The Ukrainian History and Education Center (UHEC) is proud to announce the first-ever virtual event for Ukrainian genealogy. Nashi Predky (Our Ancestors), the family history group of the UHEC, will be hosting their 2018 Spring Workshop virtually on Saturday, March 17th.
 
Since the group’s formation in 2013, all of the workshops and annual conferences have been held at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Somerset, New Jersey. This year, the committee is excited to offer this event to fellow researchers who may not be able to travel for an in-person event.
 
The one-day event will begin at 9 a.m. (EDT) with welcoming remarks from the event Chairperson Justin Houser, and the UHEC Archivist Michael Andrec. The workshop agenda includes four presentations with Question & Answer periods as well as breaks between sessions.
 
Attendees will watch presenters from around United States and Poland speak on the following topics:
  • Greek Catholics in Poland and Family Research by Tadeusz Piłat (Poland)
  • Introduction to Ukrainian Genealogy by Justin Houser (Pennsylvania)
  • Introduction to DNA and Genetic Genealogy by Paul Woodbury (Utah)
  • A Historical Overview of Ukraine by Michael Andrec (New Jersey)
Using the GoToWebinar online conferencing platform, attendees can view the presentations from anywhere in the world on their own computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Those attending the live sessions can also actively participate in the talks and ask questions through a special chat feature. Presentations will be archived for a 72-hour period after the event ends.
 
To learn more about the event, including lecture descriptions and speaker bios, and to complete the online registration, please visit the event page:
 
 
Don’t hesitate! There are less than 100 spaces available for the online event. Registration is $40.00 (10% discount for UHEC members).
 
 
About Nashi Predky
Nashi Predky, the family history group of the Ukrainian History and Education Center, has been helping families discover their Ukrainian ancestral roots since 2013. They hold two genealogical events annually, including a multi-day Fall Conference.
 


Saturday, March 17
Getting the Most Out of Your Genealogical Research!
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
UW-Madison, Memorial Library, Room 126
 
Thomas MacEntee is a nationally known speaker, genealogy and family history author and educator.  He brings new ideas to the table and shows family historians how to get the most out of their research using new techniques and tools.  His programs are always productive and entertaining!  Here are the lectures that will be presented at this workshop.
  • Genealogy Do-Over:  a Year of Learning from Mistakes
  • Mind Mapping Your Research Plans and Results
  • 15 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists
  • After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research

Cost: $30 (10% off for Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Members! WSGS Members use code WSGS18 at checkout.)

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.
 
Pre-registration is required.


Tuesday, March 20
WSGS March Webinar
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Oy Vay! You Want to Research Jewish Ancestors?
  • Presenter: Jennifer AlfordJennifer Alford
  • Webinar Description: Whether you have a Jewish ancestor or are looking to assist others, this session will introduce you to the history of the Jewish people, immigration to the United States, and aspects of their lives. Using this information we can get to know our Jewish ancestors in depth and find records that can take us back to the homeland.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1282768717209274113
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar and handout information.  Please remember that this is a first come first served webinar.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar.


Friday, March 23
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society March Business Meeting & Program
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Program:  “Treasures of the Great Lakes” with Suzette Lopez, executive director of the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society.  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
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's "Beginner's" Genealogy Series Class
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.



Saturday, April 7
Introduction to Using DNA for Genealogy Research
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
UW-Madison, Memorial Library, Room 126
 
DNA testing is the newest and most exciting tool in genealogical research!  It can also be overwhelming to understand the results and how to find relatives using those results.  Mary Eberle, Owner of DNA Hunters, LLC, provides clear instruction on how to use DNA results to uncover more about your family history.  Here are the topics that will be covered in this workshop:
  • Introduction to Using DNA for Genealogy Research:  Want to start using DNA for genealogy research but want guidance on the best approach? Received your DNA results and want a better understanding of them? This talk covers DNA basics, available tests, and how to develop your DNA testing plan.
  • Using Autosomal DNA for Genealogy Research:  Autosomal DNA (atDNA) provides the most useful information for most genealogists. Learn how to analyze your atDNA test results and find common ancestors with your DNA matches.
  • Using Y-DNA, Mitochondrial DNA, and X-DNA for Genealogy Research:  Understanding when these types of DNA can help (and when they won’t) is crucial. Learn how these types of DNA can be used to answer your genealogy questions.
  • Hands-on Exercise:  This exercise will go through interpreting one person’s DNA results from Ancestry. Learn some tricks for clarifying and making the most of your DNA test results.
Cost: $30 (10% off for Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Members. WSGS members use code WSGS18 at checkout)

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.
 
Pre-registration is required.


Saturday, April 7
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
2nd Floor Meeting Room, Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Avenue, Monroe
 
Railroads in the Landscape – Paul Schoenike
 
A railroad does not support itself, but rather draws heavily on the hinterland through which it is built. Explore the landscapes, and the people, machines, and challenges of running a railroad. Learn how the railroads affected the migration and lives of your ancestors.


Wednesday, April 11
Milwaukee PAF User Group April Meeting
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee
 
Two programs to be presented:
  • PERSI Genealogy Research presented by Bruce Butterfield
  • BYU for Genealogy Research Webinars on YouTube by Lynn Thrasher
The parking lot entrance is located on the east side of the building. For additional information, visit http://mpafug.org.


2018 WSGS Gene-A-Rama
Friday, April 13 through Saturday, April 14
2018 WSGS Gene-A-Rama
Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel, 1 North Main Street, Oshkosh
 
Join us in Oshkosh Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14, for Rediscovering Your Love of Genealogy: Moving from Overwhelmed to Organized. The conference will be held at the Best Wester Premier Waterfront Hotel.
 
Our featured speaker will be Tony Burroughs, an internationally known genealogist, author and lecturer, and Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association (FUGA). He is also the founder and CEO of the Center for Black Genealogy.
 
Watch the WSGS website and Facebook page for more information coming soon!
 


Saturday, April 14
Italian Genealogy Interest Group - Research Meeting
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Italian Community Center, 631 East Chicago Street, Milwaukee, WI
 
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 details on meetings, as well as a list of surnames being researched by their members:  http://www.orgsites.com/wi/point22/


Tuesday, April 17
WSGS April Webinar
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
On A Mission: Religion in the Great Lakes Region
  • Presenter: Cari TaplinCari Taplin
  • Webinar Description: Some of the first settlers in any region were missionaries who wanted to convert native tribes already in the region. The area around the Great Lakes was explored by Jesuits, Methodists, Moravians, Baptists, Anglicans, Quakers, Presbyterians and others. These groups built early churches and religious meeting places that served settlers and native people alike. This class will focus on major religions in the Great Lakes region, a history and timeline of their arrival and expansion in specific areas, and will include a discussion on the main denominational repositories for research.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6940041915140711427
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar and handout information.  Please remember that this is a first come first served webinar.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar.


Friday, April 27
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society April Business Meeting & Program
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Program:  “Civil War Veterans laid to rest in Forest Home Cemetery” with Tom Ludka.  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
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's "Beginner's" Genealogy Series Class
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.



Saturday, May 5
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
2nd Floor Meeting Room, Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Avenue, Monroe
 
Annual Meeting & Lunch  
 
2 programs:
Member Sandy Wille’s 2017 Trip to Norway and 
"The Coffin Ships: Death on the Ocean Crossing and One Family's Story." - Glenn Borreson Imagine yourself a child boarding a ship in Norway with your family, only to arrive weeks later in an American port city without your mother: she died on the ocean crossing and was buried at sea. What does that mean for you and your family? Will you have a home again? Can America still be "the golden land of opportunity? This program is about the Norwegian immigrant experience crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a "coffin ship," and specifically the story of one of Glenn's ancestor families and their struggle to begin a new life in America. Glenn Borreson is a retired Lutheran pastor who served a number of congregations including South Wayne. After retiring, he began research his family history, a move that led to preparing and presenting programs on his Norwegian-American heritage. 


Tuesday, May 8
Marathon County Genealogical Society Member Meeting
6:30 pm
Marathon County Historical Society/The Woodson House
 
Bring a photo of your mother, and her vital statistics, and tell a story that illustrates her character.


Wednesday, May 9
Milwaukee PAF User Group May Meeting
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee
 
Two programs to be presented:
  • Colonial Wars & Records presented by Winnie Mading          
  • Preparation for Madison Trip with Jane Orne
The parking lot entrance is located on the east side of the building. For additional information, visit http://mpafug.org.


WSGS May Webinar
Tuesday, May 15
WSGS May Webinar
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Tools to Organize and Collaborate with Your Cousins
  • Presenter: Kelli Jo Bergheimer
  • Webinar Description: Learn tips and techniques of online wikis, blogs, and collaborating tools to share your family history with your cousins, friends, and family. Topics covered include: The Hows and Whys of Collaboration, Blogs for Communication, Google Docs™, Shared Calendar (Google Calendar™, Outlook™) to Keep on Task, Wikis for Collaboration, Dropbox™, Mosey™, and Others for Backup and Sharing.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6551516287503128835
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar and handout information.  Please remember that this is a first come first served webinar.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar.


Friday, May 18
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society May Business Meeting & Program
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
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's "Beginner's" Genealogy Series Class
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.


Saturday, May 19
Norwegian Genealogy
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
UW-Madison, Memorial Library, Room 126
 
Jerry PaulsonNaeseth Chair for Genealogical Research and Publication at the Norwegian American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library, has been 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. He now leads classes in Beginning Genealogy and Writing Your Family History at our Center, as well as a multitude of seminars for community groups, lag and stevne meetings, and museums associated with Norwegian-American heritage and culture. For nearly a decade, Jerry has been accompanying groups of researchers to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
 
Jerry will provide 4 lectures on how to research Norwegian family history online and through traditional resources.

Cost: $30 (10% off for Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Members! WSGS members use code WSGS18 at checkout)

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.
 
Pre-registration is required.



Saturday, June 2
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
2nd Floor Meeting Room, Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Avenue, Monroe
Dairy By Design: the Transition to Dairying in the Badger State- Dave Driscoll of Wisconsin State Historical Society will address the fact that Wisconsin became the Dairy State not by fate or accident, but by the sustained actions of dedicated promoters and risk-taking  farmers over several decades.  The results transformed the economy of the state and the lives of Wisconsin farmers.  
 


Tuesday, June 12
Marathon County Genealogical Society Member Meeting
6:30 pm
Marathon County Historical Society/The Woodson House
 
Bring a photo of your father, and his vital statistics, and tell a story that illustrates his character.


Wednesday, June 13
Milwaukee PAF User Group June Meeting
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee
 
Two programs to be presented:
  • Stack of Research presented by Louise Stack
  • Show & Tell by John Canapa and others
The parking lot entrance is located on the east side of the building. For additional information, visit http://mpafug.org.


Tuesday, June 19
Milwaukee PAF User Group Bus Trip to the Wisconsin State Historical Society Library
 
If you’ve ever thought about researching your ancestry at the Wisconsin State Historical Society’s Library, the Milwaukee PAF User Group is ready to help you on your quest.  The organization has arranged for a charted bus to take members and their guests to this amazing repository.  Once aboard, you can relax and get ready for a full day of genealogical research – even better, you don’t have to worry about parking! 
 
Upon arrival, the library staff will be providing the group with a half-hour orientation on the library’s resources.  While there, Milwaukee PAF User Group Steering Committee members will be available to answer questions and help with your research. 
 
Seating is limited – to check on availability and fees, please contact Bob Heck:  bheck@voyager.net


Tuesday, June 19
WSGS June Webinar
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
50+ Online & Offline Sources for Finding Photos of Your Ancestors
  • Presenter: Katherine R. Willson
  • Webinar Description: If you haven't inherited photos of your ancestors, learn about the 50+ potential sources that you may have overlooked, including printed media, organizations, digital sources and even distant relatives that you may not know about (with tips on initiating contact that ensures a response).
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6089521292721167363
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar and handout information.  Please remember that this is a first come first served webinar.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar.


Friday, June 22
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society June Business Meeting & Program
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
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's "Beginner's" Genealogy Series Class
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.



Saturday, July 7
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
2nd Floor Meeting Room, Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Avenue, Monroe
 
Taverns, Trinkets & Tidbits  - Dr. Lance Sathoff will discuss the history of Monroe’s taverns and bars.


Wednesday, July 11
Milwaukee PAF User Group July Meeting
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee
 
Two programs to be presented:
  • US GenWeb for Research presented by Bob Tatalovich
  • Books Research on the Internet by Bob Heck
The parking lot entrance is located on the east side of the building. For additional information, visit http://mpafug.org.


Tuesday, July 17
WSGS July Webinar
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
"The Marriage of the Waters": The Erie Canal and the Opening of the Midwest
  • Presenter: Annette Burke LyttleAnnette Burke Lyttle
  • Webinar Description: The Erie Canal--a project many labeled hopeless and impossible--opened the Midwest to settlement and prosperity. It provided a far easier migration route to the Midwest than any of the land routes available, and it also gave settlers on the Midwestern frontier a less expensive way to get their goods and produce to Eastern markets. Learn about the building of this engineering marvel and how it affected the lives of our ancestors.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9215461437790991619
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar and handout information.  Please remember that this is a first come first served webinar.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar.


Friday, July 27
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society July Business Meeting & Program
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



Saturday, August 4
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Swiss Cemetery, Monroe
 
Swiss Cemetery Walk Field Trip - details TBD 


Wednesday, August 8
Milwaukee PAF User Group August Meeting
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee
 
Two programs to be presented:
  • Create your Own Cloud presented by Sam Colon
  • To Be Announced
The parking lot entrance is located on the east side of the building. For additional information, visit http://mpafug.org.


Tuesday, August 21
WSGS August Webinar
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Citing Sources and Evaluating Evidence
Thomas MacEntee
  • Presenter: Thomas MacEntee
  • Webinar Description: You’ll learn how to use the source citation templates, evidence evaluation features, as well as how to add/remove features to create a customized research log of your own. A good deal of time will be spent on citing sources and resources to make the process easier. In addition, we’ll cover how to look at a record and evaluate the evidence to determine if it proves or disproves the proof point. Finally, you’ll see how you can add new source citation templates, add new columns and more.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6166639938782146051
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar and handout information.  Please remember that this is a first come first served webinar.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar.


Saturday, August 25
Italian Genealogy Interest Group - Research Meeting
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Italian Community Center, 631 East Chicago Street, Milwaukee, WI
 
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 details on meetings, as well as a list of surnames being researched by their members:  http://www.orgsites.com/wi/point22/



Saturday, September 1
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
2nd Floor Meeting Room, Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Avenue, Monroe
 
Early Cheesemaking in Green County – Donna Douglas from the National Historic Cheesemaking Center will share the history of cheesemaking in Green County.


Wednesday, September 12
Milwaukee PAF User Group September Meeting
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee
 
Two programs to be presented:
  • Metes and Bounds Using Google Mapping presented by Cathy Dailey
  • Land Record Research by Bob Heck
The parking lot entrance is located on the east side of the building. For additional information, visit http://mpafug.org.