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Upcoming Events

    • 13 Aug 2022
    • 14 Aug 2022
    • German Fest Grounds, La Crosse

    Irish Fest

    La Crosse Area Genealogical Society will have a booth at the festival.

    For more information see the Irish Fest website.

    • 18 Aug 2022
    • 21 Aug 2022
    • Summerfest Grounds, Henry Maier Festival Park, 200 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee

    Irish Fest

    Milwaukee County Genealogical Society will have a booth at the festival. 

    For more information at irishfest.com

    • 26 Aug 2022
    • 28 Aug 2022
    • Summerfest Grounds, Henry Maier Festival Park, 200 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee

    Mexican Fiesta

    Milwaukee County Genealogical Society will have a booth at the festival.

    For more information at mexicanfiesta.org

    • 3 Sep 2022
    • 4 Sep 2022
    • Waukesha Expo Center

    Wisconsin Highland Games

    Milwaukee County Genealogical Society will have a booth at the festival. 

    For more information at wisconsinscottish.org

    • 13 Sep 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Virtual Zoom Meeting

    Program Presenter(s): Dr. J P Leary (Cherokee/Delaware) serves as an Associate Professor in First Nations Studies, History, and Humanities, as a member of the graduate faculty in the Professional Program in Education, and as a faculty affiliate with the Education Center for First Nations Studies. He regularly teaches a variety of courses including Introduction to FNS: The Tribal World, American Indians in Film, Mohican Ethno-history, First Nations and Education Policy, and the FNS Seminar. His primary research interests relate to curriculum policy, the history of education, and the representation and self-representation of Native people in education and popular culture. Dr. Leary is also the faculty advisor for Intertribal Student Council.


    Program Summary: Since its passage in 1989, a state law known as Act 31 requires that all students in Wisconsin learn about the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of Wisconsin’s federally recognized tribes. The Story of Act 31 details the law’s inception-tracing its origins to a court decision in 1983 that affirmed American Indian hunting and fishing treaty rights in Wisconsin, and to the violent public outcry that followed the court’s decision. Leary paints a picture of controversy stemming from past policy decisions that denied generations of Wisconsin students the opportunity to learn about tribal history.


    How to Attend: This is a LIVE presentation and must be watched at the scheduled time.  The Zoom link, program code and handout link on the RCGS website will allow participation from your home PC, Mac, or smartphone.

    Cost: Free and open to the public.

    • 17 Sep 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Virtual Meeting

    Election/Getting and Staying Organized: Paper or Digital?

    Until further notice, The Society is conducting virtual educational meetings for members. To attend a monthly virtual membership meeting, go to “Contact Us” and request a meeting invitation. To join our organization, go to “Become a Member.” 

    • 27 Sep 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • La Crosse Public Library

    Migration presented by Prof. Tiffany Trimmer

    • 1 Oct 2022
    • Drexel Town Square, Oak Creek

    CAFE: A Cultural Event

    Milwaukee County Genealogical Society will have a booth at the festival. 

    For more information at oakcreekwi.gov

    • 1 Oct 2022
    • Ronald Reagan Elementary School, 4225 S Calhoun Rd, New Berlin

    Scandinavian Fest

    Milwaukee County Genealogical Society will have a booth at the festival. 

    For more information

    • 15 Oct 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Virtual Meeting

    Grandmama Said What? Conducting Oral Histories & Evaluating Evidence

    Until further notice, The Society is conducting virtual educational meetings for members. To attend a monthly virtual membership meeting, go to “Contact Us” and request a meeting invitation. To join our organization, go to “Become a Member.” 

    • 16 Oct 2022
    • 23 Oct 2022
    • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Jerry Paulson & Chris Klauer

    Join WSGS Affiliate Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library for a research tour to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah where you’ll find the largest collection of genealogical materials in the world; NAGC researchers (Jerry Paulson & Chris Klauer) will be available to assist you during the entire trip; knowledgeable library staff & volunteers will be on hand for research help. This trip is not limited to those with Norwegian ancestry!

    For more information and to register, see the NAGCNL website at http://www.nagcnl.org/event/genealogy-research-trip-to-salt-lake-city-october-16-23-2022/

    • 25 Oct 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • La Crosse Public Library

    1950 Census presented by Terry Micks

    • 18 Nov 2022
    • 20 Nov 2022
    • State Fair Park Exposition Center, 8200 W Greenfield Ave, West Allis

    Holiday Folk Fair International

    Milwaukee County Genealogical Society will have a booth at the folk fair. 

    For more information at folkfair.org

    • 19 Nov 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Virtual Meeting

    Courthouses, Libraries Archives Oh My!

    Until further notice, The Society is conducting virtual educational meetings for members. To attend a monthly virtual membership meeting, go to “Contact Us” and request a meeting invitation. To join our organization, go to “Become a Member.” 

    • 22 Nov 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • La Crosse Public Library

    Brickwall Round Table and Ethnic Treats

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