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Tuesday, March 17
March 2020  (Upcoming Webinars)
7:00 pm
 
Using Timelines in Your Research
 
Presenter: Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph. D.Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph. D.
Date:  Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM Central
Webinar Description: Timelines (chronologies of events in the lives of your ancestral families) are a terrific genealogical tool. Not only can they help you solve problems and identify holes in your research, they can help you get ready to write up and share your findings.
 
After registering you will receive an e-mail with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar. 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. If you have problems connecting to the software, be sure to check that your browser software is running the most current version available.



Tuesday, April 21
April 2020  (Upcoming Webinars)
7:00 pm
 
Digging Into Finding Aids: The Road Map to Any Manuscript Collection
 
Presenter: Melissa BarkerMelissa Barker
Date:  Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM Central
Webinar Description: Genealogists use all kinds of tools to help them with their genealogy research. One of the best tools to understand and use when working with Manuscript Collections is the Finding Aid. Archivists develop Finding Aids to help genealogists navigate through Manuscript Collections to find their ancestors. This presentation will help genealogists read, follow and use a Finding Aid to find your ancestors in the records.
 
After registering you will receive an e-mail with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar. 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. If you have problems connecting to the software, be sure to check that your browser software is running the most current version available.



Tuesday, May 19
May 2020  (Upcoming Webinars)
7:00 pm
 
Who Needed It Anyway? Researching Around the Missing 1890 Census
 
Presenter: Sara CochranSara Cochran
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM Central
Webinar Description: The loss of the 1890 Federal census is a source of great frustration for American genealogists, but all hope is not lost! Learn strategies and gather tips for success in locatin your family in other records between the 1880 and 1900 Federal censuses.
 
After registering you will receive an e-mail with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar. 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. If you have problems connecting to the software, be sure to check that your browser software is running the most current version available.



Tuesday, June 16
June 2020  (Upcoming Webinars)
7:00 pm
 
Smarter Search Strategies for Genealogy
 
Presenter: Thomas MacEnteeThomas MacEntee
Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM Central
Webinar Description: The majority of genealogists begin their research online and often become frustrated with the lack of results. The cause might not be a lack of records at the specific site, but the manner in which you're performing the search! While basic search techniques work on all the major genealogy sites, you need to power up your search skills to get the most out of niche genealogy websites and uncover those hidden record sets!
 
After registering you will receive an e-mail with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar. 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. If you have problems connecting to the software, be sure to check that your browser software is running the most current version available.



Tuesday, July 21
July 2020  (Upcoming Webinars)
7:00 pm
 
What Is the Genealogical Proof Standard and Why Do I Need It?
 
Presenter: Janice LovelaceJanice Lovelace
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM Central
Webinar Description: Are you puzzled about how and why to use Genealogical Proof Standard? Does it even matter when researching your own family? This presentation reviews the five elements of GPS and discusses why they are important in all genealogical research.
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After registering you will receive an e-mail with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar. 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. If you have problems connecting to the software, be sure to check that your browser software is running the most current version available.



Tuesday, August 18
August 2020  (Upcoming Webinars)
7:00 pm
 
Bounty Land: It's Complicated
 
Presenter: Annette Burke LyttleAnnette Burke Lyttle
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM Central
Webinar Description: Bounty land was offered as compensation for soldiers who fought in the Revolution, War of 1812, and Mexican War, but veterans of these wars didn’t simply take up residence on their land grants. Some did, but many people who weren’t veterans ended up with these lands. Learn about the laws, all the people who got involved, and where to find the records.
 
After registering you will receive an e-mail with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar. 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. If you have problems connecting to the software, be sure to check that your browser software is running the most current version available.



Tuesday, September 15
September 2020  (Upcoming Webinars)
7:00 pm
 
Swedes in Wisconsin and Beyond: Unlocking Your Swedish Family History
 
Presenter: Deanna E. KorteDeanna E. Korte
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM Central
Webinar Description: A brief history of how and why Swedes immigrated to the USA and Wisconsin, what life may have looked like after immigration, and how to trace one's history back to Sweden using genealogical records.
 
After registering you will receive an e-mail with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar. 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. If you have problems connecting to the software, be sure to check that your browser software is running the most current version available.
 



Tuesday, October 20
October 2020  (Upcoming Webinars)
7:00 pm
 
Gravestones and Epitaphs of Our Ancestors
 
Presenter: Michael L. Strauss, AGMichael Strauss
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM Central
Webinar Description: Locating the gravestones of our ancestors can solve mysteries that might otherwise remain hidden. This presentation focuses on the history of markers along with the materials used to construct them. Particular attention is given to symbols, markings, and tracing the carvers as a means to discover new information Discussion on how to preserve and read old tombstones using mirrors; along with epitaphs and other written personal messages that can bring us closer to our ancestors.
 
After registering you will receive an e-mail with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar. 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. If you have problems connecting to the software, be sure to check that your browser software is running the most current version available.



Tuesday, November 17
November 2020  (Upcoming Webinars)
7:00 pm
 
How Research Plans Prevent Distractions
 
Presenter: Tammy PrioloTammy Priolo
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM Central
Webinar Description: This lecture discusses barriers in genealogical research and how sticking with a research plan can help avoid barriers for correct documentation of family history preservation. Topics to be covered are the Genealogical Proof Standard, distractions, research plans and rewards.
 
After registering you will receive an e-mail with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar. 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. If you have problems connecting to the software, be sure to check that your browser software is running the most current version available.



Tuesday, December 15
December 2020  (Upcoming Webinars)
7:00 pm
 
Researching Displaced People
 
Presenter: Julie GoucherJulie Goucher
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM Central
Webinar Description: In this presentation we focus on the researching those who were displaced, across parts of Europe and elsewhere globally. Why displacement might occur and where, as well as the impact that has on the ability for genealogists to find their forebears. We delve deep in the resources available. We consider occupations, religious influence and surnames and consider the changing of names and the wider concept of individuals starting over. Examples for Wisconsin and Midwest will be included.
 
After registering you will receive an e-mail with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar. 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. If you have problems connecting to the software, be sure to check that your browser software is running the most current version available.