Event Title: Swedish Genealogy
Location of Event: Virtual (online workshop)
Presenter Name: Kathy Meade
Description of Event: Kathy Meade, North American representative for ArkivDigital AD AB, will take us on a fascinating journey through the genealogy records of Swedish immigrants. Discover new strategies to help you find more about your ancestry. Meade’s company, ArkivDigital AD AB, offers online access to newly photographed color images of Swedish church books and other historical records.
- Where do I begin? Basics of Swedish Research
- Introduction to the Swedish Church Books
- Introduction to the Swedish Estate Inventory Records
- Name indexes are making Swedish research easier!
If you can’t attend live, this workshop will be recorded and the recording will be made available to all registrants for 30 days.
The registration deadline is Thursday, September 21st at 12:00 p.m. CT. Don’t wait…register today to save your seat!
Website Link: https://shop.wisconsinhistory.org/swedish-genealogy
The Chippewa County Genealogical Society will meet at 10:00 on Saturday, September 23, at the History Center (12 Bridgewater Avenue) for a short business meeting. Following the meeting there will be a car pool to UWEC to visit the archives at McIntyre Library. The Speaker will be, archivist, Sarah Beer, who will talk about the archive collection and what it has to offer researchers of Chippewa County. For further information, visit our website at ccgswi.wix.com/ccgswi
Join other CAGGNI members on a research trip to Madison, WI!
The Road Trip Committee is planning a tour and research at the Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State St., Madison, and nearby repositories.
This trip offers flexibility for your trip, including arranging your own travel and hotel accommodations.
A block of rooms have been reserved for our group at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 440 W. Johnson St., Madison, (608) 255-0360. Cost will be $259 per night for a King Suite with a king bed and sofa bed.
Thursday, Sept 28, is research on your own and can include the UW–Madison library and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Join other CAGGNI members for a casual dinner at Der Rathskeller in the student union, 800 Langdon St.
Friday, Sept 29, starts at 9 a.m. with a tour of the Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives. Librarians will be available for assistance following the tour.
The Library and Archives close at 5 p.m. Friday, and a group dinner will follow at Porta Bella, 425 N. Frances St., Madison.
Saturday you can continue your research on your own at the Society from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The road trip is for CAGGNI members and their guests. Up to two nonmember guests are welcome to attend with a CAGGNI member.
Registered members and guests will receive a name tag, itinerary, attendee list and printed materials.
If you’re traveling with a spouse/partner who is not researching, they are welcome to join the group for any meals.
Registration will close August 30.
Event Title: Genealogical Research Methodology Workshop
Presenter Name: Julie Miller
Description of Event: Join Julie Miller, a nationally-known genealogy speaker and researcher, on a journey through unique sources and methods for genealogical research. Miller presents a case study that pulls all of these methods together to tell an amazing story. This workshop is for all levels of genealogical research.
- Transcribing Documents: An Essential Skill for Genealogists
- Abstracting Documents: An Essential Skill for All Genealogists
- Sources or Clues? Pitfalls of Using Published Genealogies and Online Trees
- Eddie Wench: The Case of a Little Lost Boy
The registration deadline is Thursday, October 5th at 12:00 p.m. CT. Don’t wait…register today to save your seat!
Website Link: https://shop.wisconsinhistory.org/genealogical-research-methodology
The Green County Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting October 7 at the Monroe Public Library.
The program is "The Cheesemaking History of Green County & the Surrounding Area"presented by Paul Vassalotti.
Paul Vassalotti, Wisconsin Cheesemaking Historian, will be presenting the cheesemaking history and cheese factories of the area. He will also be sharing his biographical work on several of the area cheesemakers.
Paul Vassalotti is referred to as the "Wisconsin Cheesemaking Historian". He currently has done research on several Wisconsin counties which has given him a broad knowledge of cheesemaking in different parts of the state. Paul is retired and lives in Cross Plains, WI. He is also very involved as a volunteer at the National Historic Cheesemaking Center Museum in Monroe.
OCTOBER 2023 - ZOOM SIMULCAST PROGRAM
INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY TREE MAKER SOFTWARE
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 6:30 p.m. local WI time.
Cost: Free Zoom-only Program - open to the public.
Location: Zoom-Only Presentation can be viewed from Zoom on your Home PC or Smartphone with the Zoom app.
!! Door Prize !!: A Copy of the Current Family Tree Maker Software Package.
Program Presenter: Mark Olsen is the Family Tree Maker Ambassador to historical and genealogical societies around the world, working to support their members as they use Family Tree Maker. Mark is a graduate of Brigham Young University and holds a bachelor's degree in Family History with a Spanish records emphasis. He has been working in the genealogy industry since 2007 and has been the Family Tree Maker Ambassador since 2016.
Program Summary: Join us for an introduction to the current version of Family Tree Maker. We will discuss Family Tree Maker and what makes it different from other genealogy products and software. We will focus on a quick walk through of the various family tree building features from how to get and install the software and move on to basic use and creating or downloading your very own family tree. We will discuss how it works with Ancestry.com and with FamilySearch and be happy to discuss all your questions. We will also discuss Family Tree Maker partner products - Charting Companion and Family Book Creator - both are amazing plug-ins that can help you create incredible charts, graphs, and books. This class is for all levels of genealogists, whether you are just getting started or very experienced.
How to Attend: This live Zoom presentation may be viewed at the Milton House (address & Map Link above) OR viewed remotely on Zoom at the same scheduled time. The Zoom link, and handout link below allow participation from your home PC, Mac, or smartphone.
WISCONSIN STATE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 2023 FALL SEMINAR
Showcasing Madison Genealogy
Friday and Saturday, October 13-14, 2023
Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53713. Website: www.marriott.com/msnsi Rooms are available at Sheraton Madison Hotel, at the rate of $129.00 plus tax. Contact the hotel at 1-888-625-4988 or local number 1-608-251-2300 for reservations by September 14th. Please let them know you are with WSG. There is a standard, 48-hour cancellation policy for guestrooms. All rooms have a 55” flat screen HD television, an in-room safe, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, refrigerators, and free parking. There is a community microwave and area to purchase deli/cold food and drink in the main lobby. You must drive to any restaurant. You can also use this link to reserve your room: Book your group rate for WSGS Fall Seminar
September 14 is the “received by” dates for forms and checks mailed in or if registering online. September 14- Early bird registrations for members and non-members to get discounted rate; Vendor registrations due; Hotel block is released so make your hotel reservations by this time to guarantee the WSGS rate; If you want to have lunch with the group on Saturday, you must order your luncheon meal by this date; If you want a printed syllabus, you must order it by this date. Otherwise, you will have to print/save the copy when it’s emailed out. A link to the syllabus will emailed to attendees the week of the conference to all participants. If you order a hard copy, you will receive it at registration. You can still register up to or at the conference but not for meals!
Friday Pre-Conference- Friday, October 13, 2023- 12:00-3:00 PM
11:30 AM Registration opens
12:00 PM Pre-Conference begins- Antje Petty, Associate Director- Max Kade Institute for German-
American Studies. Topic: German American Resources at the Max Kade Institute Dana Kelly, Executive Director- Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library. Topic- Beyond Basic DNA Matching
4:30-7:00 PM Local Affiliate Social Event at Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library, 415 West Main St, Madison for all attendees to visit, socialize and network! Local Affiliate Social Event Co-Hosted by Dane County Area Genealogical Society and Norwegian American Genealogical Center. Join us for a casual evening to meet and exchange ideas with other affiliate leaders and genealogy enthusiasts. An assortment of refreshments will be provided from 4:30-7:00. Limited off-street parking is available. Carpooling is encouraged.
Saturday Fall Conference- Saturday, October 14, 2023:
Speakers- Lori Bessler, Reference Librarian, Library, Archives, and Museum Collections- Wisconsin Historical Society; Dana Kelly, Executive Director- Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library; and Russell Horton, Reference & Outreach Archivist- Wisconsin Veterans Museum.
8:00 AM Registration and Vendor Exhibits Open
9:00 AM Welcome- Tina Krummel, WSGS President; Presentation of Wisconsin Historical Society/WSGS Family History/Genealogy Book Award- Lori Bessler and Tina Krummel
9:30 AM Lori Bessler – Topic: Wisconsin Historical Society Collections: It’s More Than You Think!
10:30 AM Break/Vendor Exhibits Open
11:00 AM Dana Kelly – Topic: Introduction to Norwegian & Norwegian-American Genealogy
12:00 PM Lunch /Vendor Exhibits
1:30 PM Russell Horton – Topic: Finding Those Who Served: Military Genealogy at the Wisconsin
2:30 PM Break/Vendor Exhibits Open
Saturday Luncheon - $28 /person includes sandwich, pasta salad, beverage, whole fruit, cookie and a WSGS Cookbook for the first 70 that register for the luncheon! There will be an update on the WSGS website for luncheon attendees! Sandwich Options!Pesto Chicken Wrap- Grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato, fresh mozzarella, and pesto aioli wrapped in a garden vegetable tortilla. Deli Club Sandwich- Smoked ham, turkey, and bacon with Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and avocado aioli on 9-grain bread. Roasted Vegetable Wrap-Roasted zucchini, red onion, eggplant, mushrooms, and tomato with spinach and balsamic dressing wrapped in a garden vegetable tortilla.
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5th Annual RCGS Scholarship Workshop :
BUILDING QUALITY FAMILY TREES plus RETOUCHING AND PRESERVING OLD PHOTOS
Date/Time: Saturday, October 14, 2023, Doors open at 8:30 a.m.; Welcome at 9:00 a.m., Programs: 9:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with short lunch and breaks between presentations.
THIS IS A LIVE IN-PERSON WORKSHOP - WITH A ZOOM SIMULCAST
Zoom, is viewable from PC, Mac, tablet, or smartphone. Admission via Zoom link & password are provided upon paid registration at the RCGS Events and Speakers web page www.RCGSWI.org:
· Beginning Genealogy - Mary Buelow, Hedberg Librarian
· Intermediate Genealogy: Evaluation - Ruth Anderson, RCGS Librarian
· Photographic Retouching - Desiree Shaw, RCGS Newsletter Editor
· Photographic Preservation - Desiree Shaw, RCGS Newsletter Editor
Location: In-person, 9 a.m. at the Tomah Room of the Milton House, 18 S. Janesville St., Milton, WI
Via Zoom, 9 a.m. for out-of-area attendees, from your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone
· $25 for RCGS & Milton House Museum members
· $35 for non-members
· $13 Lunch optional at checkout
Registration Fee Includes:
· Attendance in-person or by simultaneous Zoom
· Zoom Link and Password provided with registration receipt
· 4 program Audience Handouts (posted 1 week before workshop)
· Web access to recorded conference content afterward
Presenter name: Eileen Kellor
Description of event: The Fitchburg Historical Society's fall program will highlight one of the area's oldest organizations, the Swan Creek Sewing Circle. Four generations of women have continued the group's founding principle of "neighborliness." Eileen Kellor, a third generation member of the Circle will share the history of the Circle, how it adapted over time and during COVID, what it means to its current members, and the importance of maintaining traditions. And keeping with one the Circle's most important traditions, a dessert will be served.
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The Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International will be holding its 19th Genealogical and Cultural Conference October 17-21, 2023 at The Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee, WI.
Registration for our Conference opens on Monday May 1.
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2023 Local History & Historic Preservation Conference
Join us in La Crosse October 18-20 to exchange ideas, celebrate successes, and plan for the future of local history and historic preservation.
View the conference schedule and learn more about the conference HERE.
Early-Bird Rates through August 20
Two-Day - $155, Thursday Only - $105, Friday Only - $100 Members of the Wisconsin Historical Society are eligible for a 10% discount.
If you are not yet a member, you may join HERE.
REGISTER ONLINE NOW
This year's conference in historic downtown La Crosse features:
· 27 one-hour sessions and 6 half-day workshops on using engaging social media, fundraising, rural historic preservation, digitization, window restoration, stewarding Native American collections, exhibit development, pop culture in museums, fostering community partnerships, building a virtual museum, and much more.
· Networking opportunities with history enthusiasts from around the state and one-on-one advice from archivists, educators, curators, and marketing professionals, in addition to historical organizations' displays at our 2023 History Resource Center.
· Opportunities to experience regional programming, including La Crosse ghost tours, a downtown student and emerging professionals meet-up, and local history performances and open houses.
Stay in La Crosse and explore the historic downtown and Mississippi River walk.
Make your hotel reservations early to receive the conference rate.
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Event Title: French Canadian Genealogy Workshop
Presenter Name: Margaret Fortier
Description of Event: Do you have French-Canadian roots? Margaret Fortier, board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, will lead you through the paper trail of French-Canadian genealogy research to help you discover the best strategies to trace your French-Canadian ancestors.
The registration deadline is Thursday, October 26th at 12:00 p.m. CT. Don’t wait…register today to save your seat!
Website Link: https://shop.wisconsinhistory.org/french-canadian-genealogy
NOVEMBER 2023 - LIVE, IN-PERSON & ZOOM SIMULCAST PROGRAM
DIGGING INTO YOUR NORWEGIAN GENEALOGY
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 6:30 p.m. local WI time.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Location: Live Presentation at the Milton House Museum, 18 S. Janesville Rd., Milton, WI (Map Link) or view From Zoom on your Home PC or Smartphone with the Zoom app.
Program Presenter: Dana Kelly is the Executive Director of the Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library in Madison and member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She oversees the daily operation of the center and coordinates and designs NAGC's outreach activities and educational programming. Her lectures and courses focus on Norwegian-American genealogy and Norwegian immigration history.
Program Summary: Details to follow.
How to Attend: This live presentation may be attended at the Milton House (address & Map Link above) OR viewed remotely on Zoom at the same scheduled time. The Zoom link, and handout link below allow participation from your home PC, Mac, or smartphone.
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