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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.



Mount Horeb Driftless Historium
Tuesday, January 1 through Sunday, January 5, 2020
Mount Horeb Driftless Historium
Driftless Historium: 100 South 2nd Street, Mount Horeb, WI
 
Mount Horeb Driftless Historium
Public access hours:  Wednesdays to Sundays from 10am to 4pm
(For holiday hours, please contact the historium.)
 
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.mthorebhistory.org or email: mthorebmuseum@mhtc.net



Saturday, February 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:  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, February 23
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting and Program - February
1:00 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Program to follow membership meeting.
 
Topic:  Recollection Wisconsin – a partnership for institutions and people presented by Cathy Markwiese, Management Librarian for Cataloging, Processing and Electronic Subscriptions at the Milwaukee Public Library and Shawn Vesely, Audiovisual Project Archivist for WiLS (formerly Wisconsin Library Services).
 
Recollection Wisconsin brings together digital cultural heritage resources from Wisconsin libraries, archives, museums and historical societies and shares them with the world in partnership with the Digital Public Library of America. This presentation will highlight resources for family history research from Recollection Wisconsin and DPLA. It will also showcase one of Recollection Wisconsin's current initiatives, Listening to War: Digitizing Wisconsin’s Wartime Oral Histories, an effort to preserve and provide access to more than 1,100 oral history interviews documenting the lives of Wisconsin veterans and civilians during wartime
 
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 2
Green County Genealogical Society
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Monroe Public Library 925 16th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566 second floor meeting room
 
History of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) – Mark Peterson - Learn about the public relief program in the U.S. for unemployed, unmarried men ages 17-28. The CCCs was the most popular of the New Deal programs and led to greater public awareness and appreciation of the outdoors and the nation’s natural resources. Enrollees planted nearly 3 billion trees and constructed trails, lodges, and related facilities in more than 800 parks nationwide among other tasks.


Tuesday, March 5 through Tuesday, March 5
Northern Waters Genealogical Society
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Boulder Junction Community Center 5392 Park Street Boulder Junction, WI 54512
Using Social Networking for Genealogy - Facebook, Featuring NWGS member Tom Jerow


Friday, March 8
Stateline Genealogy Club Program - You Use WHAT for Genealogy?
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Blvd, Beloit, WI
 
"You Use WHAT for Genealogy? Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools," Legacy Family Tree webinar by Thomas MacEntee
 
How to use Google, Copyright, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Blogging, Dropbox, Social Media for genealogy.


Saturday, March 9
Czech-Slovak Genealogy Interest Group - March Research Meeting
9:15 am to 4:45 pm
New Berlin Public Library – Heritage Room, 15105 West Library Lane, New Berlin
 
Open to anyone with an interest in researching their Czech-Slovak ancestors, the group provides a forum for attendees to share resources and learn how to access online records located in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.  For more information or help researching your Czech/Slovak family members, please contact Susan Chapman at ChapmanSusanM@aol.com or Harold Kralik at hawkeye850@att.net
 
Sunday, March 9th agenda:
General gathering:  9:15am to 4:45pm
Presentation:             9:30 to 10:30am
Heirloom:  Translated Letters presented by Anna Cooková 
(Room is located in main entry hallway.)
 
Translators are always welcome and appreciated to help with interpreting old records/documents. For a meeting calendar and dates of other Czech/Slovak activities in the Milwaukee area, visit:  https://milwaukeegenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=12#Czech-Slovak


Saturday, March 9
Writing the Driftless Landscape: Writer's Workshop at Driftless Historium
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Driftless Historium: 100 South 2nd Street, Mount Horeb, WI
 
Presenter:  Catherine Young, writing instructor and naturalist, will lead exercises and prompts to help you generate and craft prose and poetry. Rooted in farm life, Catherine lives with her family in Wisconsin's Driftless Area. Her writings and podcasts are available at http://catherineyoungwriter.weebly.com/ ​
 
Each hill and hollow, creek and river way in the Driftless bioregion holds a story. Come explore this place through writing the landscape. This workshop is for all writers -- those who have never written to those who write regularly and seek new ideas, inspiration and sympathetic authorial companionship. 

All participants will receive a writer's notebook and should bring their preferred writing utensil(s).  No other supplies are needed, except an open mind and creative spirit.

The Fine Print: 
•  Ages 17 and up
• Non-refundable $25/person workshop fee
• Class maximum: 12 students.
• Reservations close on Friday, March 1st, 2019. 
• Rain date (in the case of inclement weather): Saturday, March 16th
 
Make your reservation today by calling 608-437-6486 or email: mthorebhistory@mhtc.net


Saturday, March 9
Mount Horeb Area Historical Society and Driftless Historium host author Kevin Koch
2:00 pm
Driftless Historium: 100 South 2nd Street, Mount Horeb, WI -- Education Room
 
Presenter:  Kevin Koch, author and Loras College Professor
Thin Places: The Ireland-Driftless Connection of Spirit & Land
 
Join the Mount Horeb Area Historical Society and Driftless Historium for a special reading by Kevin Koch.  In addition to reading brief excerpts from his newest book, The Thin Places: A Celtic Landscape from Ireland to the Driftless, he will also discuss eight themes of Celtic spirituality applied to both regions amid a photographic backdrop of Ireland and the Driftless Area. 
 
The Thin Places as well as copies of Koch's other books will be available for sale and signing by the author immediately before and following the 2:00pm program. Reservations are not required. Call 608-437-6486 for more information.
 
This event will take place in the Historium's Community Education Room. It is free and open to the public.


Tuesday, March 12
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


Wednesday, March 13
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:
  • New Toys for the Genealogist presented by Gary Haas
  • DNA: An Update by Pat Mundstock
The parking lot entrance is located on the east side of the building. For additional information, visit http://mpafug.org.


Saturday, March 16 through Sunday, May 12
Driftless Historium presents Bauer & Beckwith: Paintings and Mosaics, An Exhibition of Art
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Driftless Historium: 100 South 2nd Street, Mount Horeb, WI
 
The Driftless Historium is honored to host an exhibition of paintings and mosaics by Wisconsin artists Chuck Bauer and Chuck Beckwith.  This free fine arts show will be on display in the Kalscheur Family Foundation Community Education Room & Gallery. 

For more information, call 608-437-6486 or email: mthorebhistory@mhtc.net


Saturday, March 16
African American Genealogical Society of Milwaukee Monthly Meeting - March
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


Saturday, March 16
Driftless Historium presents Bauer & Beckwith: Paintings and Mosaics -- Opening Reception
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Driftless Historium: 100 South 2nd Street, Mount Horeb, WI
 
Meet Chuck Bauer and Chuck Beckwith, the dynamic duo behind the "Bauer & Beckwith: Paintings and Mosaics" art exhibition at the Driftless Historium. 
 
Join them - the reception is free and open to all.  Refreshments will be served; reservations are not needed.
 
For more information, call 608-437-6486 or email: mthorebhistory@mhtc.net


Saturday, March 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:  Enrich your Research: Newspapers, Queries 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, March 23
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting and Program - March
1:00 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Program to follow membership meeting.
 
Topic:  German Genealogy For The Non-German Speaker presented by Carolin Kauten, genealogist, blogger and owner of Memory Keepers Guide
 
Learn how to find your German origins without needing to know fluent German.  You’ll discover what records are helpful for finding your ancestor's hometown, and then what to do once you’ve located where to look.  The discussion will also include online German resources, as well as German-American resources.  
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.


2019 WSGS Gene-A-Rama Conference
Friday, March 29 through Saturday, March 30
2019 WSGS Gene-A-Rama Conference
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, 3060 S. Kinney Coulee Road, Onalaska
 
Wisconsin State Genealogical Society’s
2019 Spring Gene-A-Rama
Friday, March 29 & Saturday, March 30, 2019
Uncovering Resources I Wish I had Known about Sooner
Featured Speaker:  Amy Johnson Crow, CG
 
This year’s event promises to be a great learning experience for all levels of genealogists.  Our featured speaker is nationally known genealogist: Amy Johnson Crow.  Additionally, with help from The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Wisconsin, we will be offering free ten-minute private genealogy consultations (details to be provided at check-in).
 
Location
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
3060 S. Kinney Coulee Rd.
Onalaska, WI
800-659-2220
 
Conference description
You’ve hunted for years looking for any clue that could help to fill in your family’s history. Then, by sheer coincidence, you learn about a rarely used, but available resource that could help break down your brick walls – of course, you wish you would have known about it sooner. Join us -- we'll introduce you to a variety of untapped resources that can help advance your family research.
 
Conference details and registration:  https://conference.wsgs.org



Tuesday, April 2 through Tuesday, April 2
Northern Waters Genealogical Society
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Boulder Junction Community Center 5392 Park Street Boulder Junction, WI 54512
Were your Ancestors Friends? -  A pre-recorded Webinar with Speaker Peggy Clemens Lauritzen.


Saturday, April 6
Green County Genealogical Society
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Monroe Public Library 925 16th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566 second floor meeting room
 
Coming to Green County on the Erie Canal – Duane Freitag of Green Dale WI will present a program on how the famed canal was used by European immigrants in the 1800’s as they traveled from New York City to Milwaukee and on to Green County. The program will include a discussion of building the canal as well as some of the families who came from Switzerland in 1846, went west on the canal, and settled in New Glarus. Freitag, a retired reporter and editor for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, is a native of New Glarus and has written several books about the Swiss of Green County. 


Monday, April 8
Driftless Historium presents 3rd Annual "Flavor of the Year" Ice Cream Tasting
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Driftless Historium: 100 South 2nd Street, Mount Horeb, WI
 
The Driftless Historium asks for your help in deciding their site-exclusive, can't-get-it-anywhere-else 2019 Ice Cream Flavor of the Year.  With community input at the event, board members and staff of the Mount Horeb Historical Society will determine a flavor winner.
 
Here’s your chance to taste test fabulously unique ice cream concoctions prepared by UW Platteville students in Dr. Tera Montgomery’s Dairy Science class.  The winning flavor will be publically debuted on June 1st and June 2nd during the "Native Art Marketplace" weekend.

The event is open to all with a suggested donation of $2/person or $5/household.  All proceeds will benefit 2019 children's programming.
 
To learn more, call 608-437-6486 or email mthorebahs@gmail.com


Tuesday, April 9
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


Wednesday, April 10
Milwaukee PAF User Group April Meeting
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee
 
Program:  Member Show and Tell
You'll never know what tips and tricks you'll learn when the audience shares their stories of discovery!
 
The parking lot entrance is located on the east side of the building. For additional information, visit http://mpafug.org.


Friday, April 12
Stateline Genealogy Club Program - Research Your Swedish Heritage in Living Color Using ArkivDigital
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Blvd, Beloit, WI
 
Research Your Swedish Heritage in Living Color Using ArkivDigital by Kathy Meade from https://www.arkivdigital.net.
 
Swedish church records and other historical records online. This program will be held in the Classroom.


Saturday, April 13
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society’s 21st Biennial Workshop
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Best Western Plus – Milwaukee Airport Hotel & Conference Center, 5105 South Howell Avenue, Milwaukee
 
Join them for this jam-packed day of genealogy learning.  Their speaker line-up includes:
  • Katherine Willson, nationally-known genealogist, educator and author
    • Founder/president of the Virtual Genealogical Society
    • Member, Board of Directors for the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG)
    • Secretary for the Genealogical Speaker’s Guild 
  • Jovanka Ristić, senior academic librarian, AGS Library a UW- Milwaukee
  • Suzette Lopez, executive director of the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society and caretaker of the Great Lakes Marine Collection located within Milwaukee’s Central Library
  • Christina Zahn
    • President of the Southeast Wisconsin Chapter of AHSGR (American Historical Society of Germans from Russia)
    • National board member, Huguenots
  • Mary Patricia Voell, personal historian, author and theatrical producer
    • Owner of Legacies, LLC – personal family and organizational historian


Saturday, April 13
Stories in the Soup Pot: Writer's Workshop & Lunch at Driftless Historium
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Driftless Historium: 100 South 2nd Street, Mount Horeb, WI
 
Presenter:  Catherine Young, writing instructor and naturalist, will lead exercises and prompts to help you craft delectable written creations.  Rooted in farm life, Catherine lives with her family in Wisconsin's Driftless Area. Her writings and podcasts are available at http://catherineyoungwriter.weebly.com/ ​
 
Have you ever told a story about a great meal?  Or perhaps a food disaster?  Food is great writing inspiration because it's an essential ingredient in life and in story.  Food engages our senses and helps us to develop relationships to places and each other.

This experience will be fittingly capped by including a lunch from Sunn Cafe (covered in your workshop fee).  This workshop is for all writers --those who have never written, to those who write regularly and seek new ideas, inspiration and sympathetic authorial companionship. 

The Fine Print: 
•  Ages 17 and up
• Non-refundable $35/person workshop fee, includes lunch
• Class maximum: 12 students.
• Reservations close on Friday, March 1st, 2019. 
• Rain date (in the case of inclement weather): Saturday, April 27th
 
Make your reservation today by calling 608-437-6486 or email: mthorebhistory@mhtc.net


Saturday, April 13
Mount Horeb Area Historical Society presents Taboo Topics - Explorations of Uncomfortable History
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Driftless Historium: 100 South 2nd Street, Mount Horeb, WI
 
Taboo Topics:  Explorations of Uncomfortable History
PTSD: Healing through Storytelling
 
Presenter:  Karl Stewart, author, educator, former US Army Green Beret, 2nd generation combat veteran and PTSD survivor, will share his personal journey with post-traumatic stress disorder as translated into a literary theme.  He has incorporated PTSD into his last two award-winning novels, The Seventh Cruise and Up Harvey’s Creek.
 
Mr. Stewart’s books will be available for purchase and signing by the author immediately before and after the presentation. 

As part of the Mount Horeb Area Historical Society’s series, “Taboo Topics: Explorations of Uncomfortable History", the program strives to respectfully explore cultural and historical themes that are generally misunderstood or misrepresented.
 
This program is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.
 
For more information, call 608-437-6486 or email:  mthorehistory@mhtc.net


Saturday, April 20
African American Genealogical Society of Milwaukee Monthly Meeting - April
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


Saturday, April 27
Lower Wisconsin River Genealogical & Historical Research Center
9:00 am
Meeting Room of Century Hall, 213 E Front St # B, Wauzeka, WI
 
Meeting subject pending


Saturday, April 27
Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International - Live Webinar featuring Slovakian authors
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Live Webinar
 
Join the Czech Society for this live webinar featuring Slovakian authors Gabriela Bereghazyova and Zuzana Palovic 
 
Topic:  The Linden – A Tree’s Cultural Roots.  The presentation will include content from the authors'  book:  Slovakia – The Legend of the Linden, as well as their recent research trip to the Czech Republic. 
 
As available, additional details to be posted at www.cgsi.org
 


Saturday, April 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:  Travelling 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, April 27
Italian Genealogy Interest Group — April 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, April 27
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting and Program - April
1:00 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1, Library Computer Room
 
Program to follow membership meeting.
 
Topic:  Fine Tuning Your Search Techniques presented by Lisa Christopherson, president of Milwaukee County Genealogical Society
 
The internet is constantly changing.  The amazing number of new and improved websites should make searching easier, but users continue to have difficulty conducting online research.  This computer lab program features a combination lecture and hands-on presentation that will provide new approaches to making use of Google to enhance your family history.
 
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 4
Green County Genealogical Society
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Monroe Public Library 925 16th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566 second floor meeting room
 
History of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) – Mark Peterson - Learn about the public relief program in the U.S. for unemployed, unmarried men ages 17-28. The CCCs was the most popular of the New Deal programs and led to greater public awareness and appreciation of the outdoors and the nation’s natural resources. Enrollees planted nearly 3 billion trees and constructed trails, lodges, and related facilities in more than 800 parks nationwide among other tasks.


Tuesday, May 7
Northern Waters Genealogical Society
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Boulder Junction Community Center 5392 Park Street Boulder Junction, WI 54512
Finding French Ancestors - pre-recorded Webinar with Speaker Luana Darby.


Wednesday, May 8
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:
  • Finding the Trail to Europe presented by Bob Heck
  • Tracing Military Deaths by Louise Stack
The parking lot entrance is located on the east side of the building. For additional information, visit http://mpafug.org.


Friday, May 10
Stateline Genealogy Club Program - Genealogy Clues Found in Obituaries and Funeral Home Records
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Blvd, Beloit, WI
 
Genealogy Clues Found in Obituaries and Funeral Home Records by speaker Jarod Williams, Rosman Funeral Home (rescheduled from 2018).
This program will be held in the Classroom.


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


Saturday, May 18
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  
You've found documents, collected information --- but what does it all mean?  Learn how to use the information you find as evidence to support a sound genealogical conclusion.
 
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 18
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting and Program - May
1:00 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Program to follow membership meeting.
 
Topic:  Caring for Family Papers presented by Alison Bridger, cataloger – Library, Archives and Museum Collections Division of the Wisconsin Historical Society and instructor at UW-Madison
 
Many of us have family documents stored in old shoeboxes, suitcases or plastic tubs, but don’t know what to do with them.  They might be letters from the war front, scrapbooks your grandmother put together, photographs, genealogies, financial documents, or legal records.  This workshop will go over what is worth keeping and how best to organize and store them for future generations.
 
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 18
African American Genealogical Society of Milwaukee Monthly Meeting - May
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



Saturday, June 1
Green County Genealogical Society
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Monroe Public Library 925 16th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566 second floor meeting room
 
The Role of Our Ancestors in Building a Great State -- Ken Germanson, president emeritus of the Wisconsin Labor History Society in Milwaukee, will present the story of how workers struggled to create better lives for their families and for generations to come that has long been overlooked. Hear how workers organized into unions and struggled and even gave up their lives to win equity while their labors helped to make Wisconsin. There will also be discussion of the resources available for probing ancestral backgrounds.


Tuesday, June 4
Northern Waters Genealogical Society
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Boulder Junction Community Center 5392 Park Street Boulder Junction, WI 54512
What on Earth is Genelogy, anyway? with special guest Speaker George Findlen.


Wednesday, June 12
Milwaukee PAF User Group June Meeting
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee
 
Program:  Research Strategies presented by Jane Orne
 
The parking lot entrance is located on the east side of the building. For additional information, visit http://mpafug.org.


Friday, June 14
Stateline Genealogy Club Program - Crossing the Border: French-Canadian Ancestors
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Blvd, Beloit, WI
 
Crossing the Border: French-Canadian Ancestors by speaker George Findlen
The steps, resources and aids that one needs to successfully identify the parents of an immigrant who settled in the U.S. from Quebec.


Saturday, June 15
African American Genealogical Society of Milwaukee Monthly Meeting - June
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Milwaukee Public Library – Villard Square Branch; 5190 N. 35th Street, Milwaukee
 
The group meets on the third Saturday of each month (except during July and August).  Open to the public, the meetings provide an opportunity to hear interesting speakers, learn helpful hints on research techniques, and share ideas to further your genealogical pursuits.
 
For more information, visit:  Aagsmilw.webs.com


Friday, June 28
Stateline Genealogy Club Program - Tour & Research at Wisconsin Historical Society
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
South Beloit, IL, FastMart/McDonald's
 
Bonus Second Friday! Tour and Research at Wisconsin Historical Society Library
Van Galder Coach bus boarding at South Beloit, Illinois, FastMart/McDonald's at 8:00 AM for Madison, Wisconsin/University of Wisconsin campus Langdon/Park. Return early evening.


Saturday, June 29
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, June 29
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting and Program - June
1:00 pm
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Community Room 1
 
Program to follow membership meeting.
 
Topic:  Twenty Five Years in the Streets of Milwaukee After Dark reviewed by Tracy Reinhardt, Thornton Library Director at the Galloway House & Village of the Fond du Lac County Historical Society
 
Tracy brings to life the 2018 publication:  Twenty-five Years on the Streets of Milwaukee After Dark; Together with Sketches of Experiences as Newsboy in the Army, Capture and Imprisonment in Libby Prison, and Other War-time Notes and Incidents.   Selected by scholars as being culturally important, this work was reproduced from the original artifact.
 
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, July 2
Northern Waters Genealogical Society
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Boulder Junction Community Center 5392 Park Street Boulder Junction, WI 54512
Black Sheep Genelogy with NWGS member Carole Goetz as featured Speaker.