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Upcoming Webinars

September 2023

You Light Up My Census! Researching Beyond

  • Presenter: Jennifer Roodzant
  • Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM Central
  • Webinar Description: Did you know resources are available to genealogists outside the U.S. census population schedules? The U.S. Marshalls and enumerators had to follow instructions outlined in manuals which are excellent tools for genealogists. Jennifer will provide tips, tricks, and resources to extract more information and evidence than ever! Using examples, she will demonstrate what codes and tick marks represent and introduce resources and methods to advance your census research.
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October 2023

Unearthing Your Ancestor’s Stories in Historical Newspapers

  • Presenter: Daniel Horowitz
  • Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM Central
  • Webinar Description: Finding mention of your ancestors in a historical newspaper collection is striking genealogy gold. The articles, obituaries, and advertisements in newspapers can teach you about your relatives’ professions, passions, and connections within the community — fascinating details that you won’t find anywhere else. You may even be lucky enough to find a photo! In this session, Daniel will introduce you to techniques and best practices that can help you find your ancestors’ stories in historical newspaper collections — even if previous attempts you’ve made have come up dry.
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November 2023

Wisconsin Agriculture: Farming in the Dairyland

  • Presenter: Jean Wilcox Hibben
  • Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM Central
  • Webinar Description: Farming is said to provide the backbone of America; nowhere is this more accurate than in Wisconsin. Learn how the farmer contributed to the country’s way of life, ways to research farm values and records, and why the farming ancestor and farm family are to be revered and respected. After this lecture, no one should use the phrase, “my ancestor was JUST a farmer”!
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December 2023

Creating Google Earth Tours

  • Presenter: Karen A. Fortin
  • Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM Central
  • Webinar Description: Google Earth tours can be a fun way to share your genealogical research with relatives. This class will show you the basics of how to create, save, and share a tour that can visually illustrate the life and travels of your ancestors using the web-based Google Earth projects feature.
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