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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.
 
Permanent Exhibit:  “Life and Change at the Edge of Driftless” provides visitors with a fascinating walk through history.  From the time of the great glaciers to present day, you’ll meet American Indians, miners, innkeepers, farmers, cheese makers, and Civilian Conservation Corps participants as you discover their stories through words, documents, photos, and hundreds of artifacts.

The exhibit incorporates all levels of the museum experience from diorama settings, hands on stations, interactive questions and media outlets.
 
Temporary Exhibit:  Creators, Collectors & Communities:  Making Ethnic Identity through Art
In partnership with UW-Madison’s Material Culture educators and students, the exhibition aims to create a layered multi-media experience that examines the evolution of ethnic identity in Southwestern Wisconsin.  From folk art carefully transported here by the area’s first immigrant residents, to the troll statues that greet visitors to Mount Horeb’s Main Street, the area’s ethnic evolution is traced through the creative expression of local artists and artisans. 
 
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 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.



Milwaukee County Historical Society's Brew City MKE: Milwaukee Beer Museum & Beer Bar
Monday, January 1 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019
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



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.



Wednesday, October 17
Burlington Genealogical Society of Wisconsin Meeting
6:00 pm
Burlington Gateway Center, 496 McCanna Pkwy, Burlington, WI
---  "Wisconsin during the Great War: WWI"
 
 What was it like living as a German immigrant in Wisconsin during WWI? You will be shocked by the real stories.  Slides & presentation by Dave Desimone, Wisconsin Historical Society


Thursday, October 18
Our Ancestors Were German
6:30 pm
History Center, Washington County, 320 S. 5th Avenue, West Bend
 
Presented by Astrid Adler, Author and German Genealogist, http://www.tiefenort-emigrants.de
 
In Astrid Adler's own words: "You will find out why from 1840 to 1900 between 10-50% of the inhabitants emigrated from some of the towns. How did people prepare for emigration at that time? How did people travel from Thuringia to the port cities of Bermerhaven and Hamburg? You will learn interesting facts about the crossing and the journey onward in America. I will report on the lives of immigrants in their new American homeland."
 
Free to Washington County Historical Society members, $15 for non-members.
 
Online registration is available at http://www.historyisfun.com.
 
For more information contact: director@historyisfun.com.
 


Friday, October 19
Our Ancestors Were German
1:00 pm
Southminster Presbyterian Church (Nelson Hall), 200 Richard Street, Waukesha
 
Presented by Astrid Adler, Author and German Genealogist, http://www.tiefenort-emigrants.de
 
In Astrid Adler's own words: "You will find out why from 1840 to 1900 between 10-50% of the inhabitants emigrated from some of the towns. How did people prepare for emigration at that time? How did people travel from Thuringia to the port cities of Bermerhaven and Hamburg? You will learn interesting facts about the crossing and the journey onward in America. I will report on the lives of immigrants in their new American homeland."
 
A free will donation will be accepted. Any non-member of the Waukesha County Genealogical Society who donates $10.00 or more will be given a one year membership to the organization.
 
For more information contact: waukcgs@gmail.com.
 


Friday, October 19
Green County Genealogical Society
6:30 pm
Monroe Public Library at 925 16th Ave.
David Bradford will present “Google Hints, Tips, and Tricks for Everyone” 


FREE Genealogy Workshop
Saturday, October 20
FREE Genealogy Workshop
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
9600 W. Grange Avenue; Hales Corners, WI
 
FREE Genealogy Workshop
With course offerings for beginners to advanced genealogists, this free workshop will review research methodology while showcasing alternative resources for documenting your family history.  Make plans to join them!
 
Presented by:
  • Milwaukee Family History Center of The Church of Latter-Day Saints
  • Milwaukee Personal Ancestral File User Group (MPAFUG)
Topics:
  • Census records and city directories
  • Federal records
  • General genealogy research strategies
  • Google research techniques
  • Locating German and Polish ancestors
  • Newspapers and alternative resources
  • Property records
 
Workshop details and registration:  http://FamilyHistoryWorkshop.rworld.net
 
On-line registration deadline:  October 10, 2018


Saturday, October 20
African American Genealogical Society of Milwaukee Monthly Meeting - October
1:00 pm to 3:00 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


Sunday, October 21
Wisconsin Historical Society Jewish Genealogy Workshop
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
UW-Madison Memorial Library, Room 126
 
 
In her presentations on Jewishgen.org, Debbie Kroopkin will guide us through the Jewishgen.org maze, explaining the structure and purpose of the many components of the website. Her presentations will provide details that will help researchers glean as much information as possible on their families and towns.
 
  • Techniques for Using Jewishgen.org Part I
    • Learn all about the many components of the Jewishgen.org website to glean as much information as possible on your families and towns.
  • Techniques for Using Jewishgen.org Part II
    • Learn all about the many components of the Jewishgen.org website to glean as much information as possible on your families and towns.
  • Unique Aspects of Genealogy Research for Jewish Families
    • Learn how to navigate genealogy research for Jewish families. Glean a basic understanding of variations of Jewish given names and the acquisition of surnames. Understand Jewish community migration patterns, reading Hebrew tombstones, and where to being to search for family, including Israelis, and survivors and victims of the Holocaust.
About the Lecturer: Debbie Kroopkin is currently the President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. She has worked on her family history for over two decades and now conducts research for others. She has a master’s degree in social work administration with grant writing, interagency collaboration and program planning experience.

Date: October 21st
Time: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Location: Memorial Library Room 126
Cost: $40.00 (WHS and WSGS Members receive 10% off-use WSGS as the discount code)

Boxed Lunch Options:

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 specify if you would like Gluten Free Bread

Each lunch comes with:
Mixed salad/balsamic dressing (packaged separately), chocolate truffle, kettle chips. Both soda and water will be available. 

If you have any questions, please call 608-264-6519 or email lori.bessler@wisconsinhistory.org.
 
Register on the WHS website.


Sunday, October 21
Mount Horeb Area Historical Society Annual Meeting
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Driftless Historium: 100 South 2nd Street, Mount Horeb, WI
 
Following the business meeting and election of board members, the Society is proud to partner with Friends of Stewart Park to host the editors of "Driftless Reader," a UW-Press compendium featuring "writings that highlight the unique natural and cultural history, landscape, and literature of this region.”  Join Curt Meine and Keefe Keeley as they celebrate the richness of the Drifless region with readings, musings and music. 
 
The event is free to attend and open to the public.  For more information, call 608-437-6486 or email: mthorebhistory@mhtc.net.


Tuesday, October 23
Our Ancestors Were German
6:30 pm
Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Blvd., Beloit
 
 
Presented by Astrid Adler, Author and German Genealogist, http://www.tiefenort-emigrants.de
 
In Astrid Adler's own words: "You will find out why from 1840 to 1900 between 10-50% of the inhabitants emigrated from some of the towns. How did people prepare for emigration at that time? How did people travel from Thuringia to the port cities of Bermerhaven and Hamburg? You will learn interesting facts about the crossing and the journey onward in America. I will report on the lives of immigrants in their new American homeland."
 
Free to attend.
 
Co-sponsored by the German Interest Group - Wisconsin and the Beloit Public Library.
 
For more information, contact: vhahn@beloitlibrary.org or wasserstrass@att.net.
 


Saturday, October 27
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:  Getting Started:  Organization and Software
 
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, October 27
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting and Program - October
1:00 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Program to follow membership meeting.
Topic:  Photo Restoration and Present Day Preservation with Gerry Bakic of Mike Crivello Photography
 
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



Moonlight Gala: Thrivent Financial Fundraiser Driftless Historium and Mt. Horeb Veterans Memorial
Friday, November 2
Moonlight Gala: Thrivent Financial Fundraiser Driftless Historium and Mt. Horeb Veterans Memorial
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Martinson Hall; 108 South 2nd Street, Mount Horeb
 
The evening begins with a cocktail reception during which guests will have the opportunity to bid on an array of unique silent and live auction offerings followed by an evening of dancing to the sounds of The Brian Whitty Group.  The $50 ticket includes two drink vouchers and heavy hors d'oeuvres.  Prizes to be awarded for "Best Dressed Male," "Best Dressed Female," and "Most Dapper Duo."  100% of the ticket price, as well as funds raised from the silent and live auctions will provide support for projects of the Driftless Historium and Mount Horeb Veterans Memorial Association.
 
For more information, call 608-437-6486.


Saturday, November 3
CGSI Quarterly Program and Annual Membership Meeting
1385 Mendota Heights Road; Mendota Heights, MN
 
The day includes an orientation of the Minnesota Genealogical Society Library along with hands-on assistance researching Czech and Slovak hard copy materials and online records.  For further information, go to www.cgsi.org and click on the Events & News tab.


Saturday, November 3
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, November 3
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
2nd Floor Meeting Room, Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Avenue, Monroe
 
Funeral Homes and Family History: They Are Dying to Meet You! –Daniel Earl – webinar


Saturday, November 3
Italian Genealogy Interest Group — November Research Meeting
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/


Saturday, November 3
Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum will celebrate its 30th
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
2620 West Center Street Milwaukee WI 53206

The Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum will celebrate its 30th Anniversary year with our signature Anniversary Gala on 

Saturday, November 3, in the museum’s historic Bernice Lindsey Hall.  

 Distinguished guests from Milwaukee’s diverse communities are expected to attend this very special event. 

 This year’s gala - the museum’s largest fundraiser - marks a special milestone for the museum and honors the great work that has been done to preserve African American heritage in Wisconsin.  

 We have planned a video collection with highlights from the last 30 amazing years, dinner, entertainment, and many surprises!

 Our guest speaker for the evening is Bill Taylor, influential TMJ4 news anchor/reporter for 30 years from 1972-2002. As well as special awards honoring our founding Executive Director Clayborn Benson and others.

 We are proud to have Attorney John Daniels, Jr. and his wife Irma Daniels as the gala’s hosts.

 

For more information please go to: http://www.wbhsm.org/event/30th-anniversary-dinner-save-the-date/



Wisconsin Black Historical Society 30th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, November 3
Wisconsin Black Historical Society 30th Anniversary Celebration
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center Street, Milwaukee
 

The Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum will celebrate its 30th Anniversary year with a signature Anniversary Gala on Saturday, November 3, in the museum’s historic Bernice Lindsey Hall. Distinguished guests from Milwaukee’s diverse communities are expected to attend this very special event. In addition, the museum will honor and recognize its Founding Executive Director, Clayborn Benson III.

This year’s gala - the museum’s largest fundraiser - marks a special milestone for the museum and honors the great work that has been done to preserve African American heritage in Wisconsin. You only turn thirty once, as the saying goes, so we have planned a very festive event will feature very festive event will feature a video collection with highlights from the last 30 amazing years, dinner, entertainment, and many surprises!

Our guest speaker for the evening is Bill Taylor, influential TMJ4 news anchor/reporter for 30 years from 1972-2002. We are proud to have Attorney John Daniels, Jr. and his wife Irma Daniels as the gala’s hosts.

For additional information and sponsorship interest, please call us at 414-372-7677. Advance link to purchase tickets.



Thursday, November 8
Mount Horeb's Driftless Historium presents Beyond the Trenches – The Legacy of Wisconsin in WWI
6:30 pm
Mount Horeb Public Library; 105 Perimeter Road, Mount Horeb, WI
 
This Veterans Day marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended WWI.  In partnership with the Mount Horeb Public Library, Kevin Hampton, curator of history at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, will explore the legacies and stories of some of the over 122,000 Wisconsinites that served in WWI.
 
For more information, please call 608-437-5021 or email: mhpl@mounthorebwi.info. 
 


Saturday, November 10
Wisconsin Historical Society Workshop Getting Started with Your Genealogy Journey
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
UW-Madison Memorial Library, Room 126
 
 
Sign up for this interactive workshop for help to grow the branches of your family tree! Lecturer Patricia Glover-Howard, an entrepreneur, researcher, and Genealogist uses her passion and expertise to help you build a "genealogy toolbox" that's overflowing!

This workshop includes:
  1. Where to begin: Resources in my home and community
  2. How to conduct an oral history?
  3. Overview of traditional resources- Federal records, newspapers, military and probate records
  4. It's not all online!
About the Lecturer: Patricia Glover-Howard has over 20 years in the education and technology industries working as Educator and Consultant. Patricia is co-host of the BlogTalk Radio show, Research at the National Archives and Beyond with Bernice Bennett. She also works with middle school children as an ambassador for the Finding Your Roots Seedlings program- founded by Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 

Date: November 10
Time: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Location: Memorial Library, Room 126
Cost: $40.00 (WHS and WSGS members receive 10% off; WSGS members use code WSGS18 at checkout)

Boxed Lunch Options:

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 specify if you would like Gluten Free Bread

Each lunch comes with:
Mixed salad/balsamic dressing (packaged separately), chocolate truffle, kettle chips. Both soda and water will be available. 

If you have any questions, please call 608-264-6519 or email lori.bessler@wisconsinhistory.org.
 
Register on the WHS website
 
 


Saturday, November 10
Society of Mayflower Descendants in Wisconsin's Annual Compact Day Luncheon
10:30 am to 4:00 pm
Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee
 
The annual event commemorates the signing of the Mayflower Compact aboard the ship, which ultimately became the first governing document of Plymouth Colony.
 
The luncheon is open to members, families, and guests, and includes a business meeting where new members are recognized, followed by a Thanksgiving-style banquet of turkey with dressing, green salad, and pumpkin pie.  During the gathering, the society honors their scholarship recipients, essay-contest winners, and History Teacher-of-the-Year honoree.
 


Tuesday, November 13
Manitowc County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting
6:00 pm
Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay St., Manitowoc, Balkansky Community Room
 
A Look at Old German Records - Karyl Rommelfanger


Wednesday, November 14
Milwaukee PAF User Group November Meeting
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee
 
Two programs to be presented:
  • “GENUKI – Great Britain UK and Irish Research” by Bob Tatalovich
  • “Irish Church Records On-line” presented by Bob Heck
The parking lot entrance is located on the east side of the building. For additional information, visit http://mpafug.org.


Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Booth at Holiday Folk Fair International
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/


Saturday, November 17
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's "Beginner's" Genealogy Series Class
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Humanities Room - 2nd floor
 
Topic:  More than just Names:  Census 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.
 
Directions to the Humanities Room:  From the main library entrance on Wisconsin Avenue, proceed through the rotunda into the first floor of the library.  Take the central staircase, or use the elevator just past the staircase on the right, to the second floor.  At the top of the staircase, head north on the main aisle to the Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Room; it will be the first room on your right.  From the elevator, turn right onto the main aisle of the second floor of the library.  The Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Room is the first room on your right off of the main aisle.
 
For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed through the rotunda into the first floor of the library.  The elevator to the second floor is located just past the central staircase on your right.  From the elevator, turn right onto the main aisle of the second floor of the library. The Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Room is the first room on your right off of the main aisle.
 
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, November 17
African American Genealogical Society of Milwaukee Monthly Meeting - November
1:00 pm to 3:00 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


Saturday, November 17
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting and Program - November
1:00 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Program to follow membership meeting.
Topic:  Family Tree Detectives – A Time Traveling History Day for All with Mary Patricia Voell, a personal, family and organization historian
 
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.


Tuesday, November 20
WSGS November Webinar
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
More than Just the Census: Federal Government Publications for Genealogical Research
  • Presenter: Anne KasuboskiAnne Kasuboski
  • Webinar Description: Most researchers know that the National Archives holds a wealth of original records valuable for family history. But the U.S. Government Printing Office is the largest publisher in the world, giving federal depository libraries in each Congressional District government published books full of personal information and history on our ancestors. This session will demonstrate the types of information to be found in books and databases as close as the nearest federal depository library in your Congressional District.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7343375765735486211
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, December 1
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:  Getting it on Record:  Courthouse and Archives; From Cradle to Grave:  Church and Cemetery Records
 
MCGS “Beginner” genealogy classes are free, however, a $10.00 fee is charged to cover the cost of class handouts containing information and forms to assist you in research.  Learn more at: http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org, then click on the “Genealogy Classes” link on the left.
 
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, December 1
Green County Genealogical Society Meeting
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
2nd Floor Meeting Room, Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Avenue, Monroe
 
Members Show & Share – Christmas/holiday memories and family traditions – favorite ornaments or gifts from the past or any other family heirloom or story.


Saturday, December 1
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting and Program - December
1:00 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Program to follow membership meeting.
Topic:   Family Traditions & Family Stories = Story Swap:  Fruitcake & Socks & Wreaths, Oh My!  Join the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society for an old-fashioned cookie exchange, favorite refreshment and a chance to share your favorite holiday traditions. 
 
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, December 15
African American Genealogical Society of Milwaukee Monthly Meeting - December
1:00 pm to 3:00 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, December 18
WSGS December Webinar
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Secret Societies: Finding Your Ancestors in Fraternal Organizations
 
Michael Strauss
  • Presenter: Michael Strauss
  • Webinar Description: Were your ancestors Freemasons? Did you family have a connection with the I.O.O.F. or Daughters of Rebekah? Discover the rich history and genealogical material that await you with membership records, historical research, and photographs of your family who may have belonged to one or more of these secret societies or female auxiliaries.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4109215089190675203
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.



Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Manitowc County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting
6:00 pm
Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay St., Manitowoc, Balkansky Community Room
 
Share Your Research with MCGS Members


Saturday, January 26, 2019
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:  Starting at Home:  Milwaukee Public Library
 
MCGS “Beginner” genealogy classes are free, however, a $10.00 fee is charged to cover the cost of class handouts containing information and forms to assist you in research.  Learn more at: http://www.milwaukeegenealogy.org, then click on the “Genealogy Classes” link on the left.
 
For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room. Metered street parking is available around the library building; there is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library.  Visitors are always welcome.


Saturday, January 26, 2019
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting and Program - January
1:00 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Program to follow membership meeting.
Topic:  The Different DNA Tests and What They Mean
 
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.



Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Manitowc County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting
6:00 pm
Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay St., Manitowoc, Balkansky Community Room
 
Getting Started: Genealogy on the Internet - Sue Paider



Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Manitowc County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting
6:00 pm
Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay St., Manitowoc, Balkansky Community Room
 
Federal Government Publications - Anne Kasuboski, WSGS


2019 WSGS Gene-A-Rama Conference
Friday, March 29, 2019 through Saturday, March 30, 2019
2019 WSGS Gene-A-Rama Conference
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, 3060 S. Kinney Coulee Road, Onalaska
 
Want to fill in more blanks on your family tree? Our spring conference is designed to make your research more productive. Our featured speaker will be Amy Johnson Crow, CG.
 
Save the date and we'll save a place for you and your friends. Make plans to join us!



Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Manitowc County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting
6:00 pm
Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay St., Manitowoc, Balkansky Community Room
 
It's All Online! Or Is It? - Lori Bessler, Wisconsin Historical Society



Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Manitowc County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting
6:00 pm
Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay St., Manitowoc, Balkansky Community Room
 
Elections and Pie Social



Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International's 2019 Genealogical & Cultural Conference
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 through Saturday, October 19, 2019
Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International's 2019 Genealogical & Cultural Conference
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