Monday, July 24, 2017

2017 - 2018 Planning Meeting for WCGS Wednesday July 26

The 2017 - 2018 Planning Meeting for Waukesha County Genealogy Society will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday July 26 at Southminster Presbyterian Church (Nelson Hall), 200 Richard Street, Waukesha, WI. All are welcomed to attend and contributed ideas for the coming year. There will not be a speaker at this meeting.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Genealogy Tip - Thanks

When communicating with someone, whether it be online, in person or by mail, always respond with a thank you. This simple gesture will give you one more chance to contact the person and reaffirm your connection.  This is especially important if they have sent a file or in some other way helped you out.

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Homestead Act of 1862 and How It Relates to your Genealogy Research

Waukesha County Genealogy Society member Steven Schellin will present at the  June 28, 2017 meeting " The Homestead Act of 1862 - US Land Policy Pre-Civil War through 1988". This copyrighted presentation is the work of Dr. John F. Kirn, Jr., presented by Steven Schellin with the author's permission. The meeting will be held at Southminster Presbyterian Church (Nelson Hall), 200 Richard Street, Waukesha, WI

Monday, May 22, 2017

Genealogy and the UWM Libraries: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.



  The Wednesday May 26 meeting will have as presenters: Heidi Anoszko - Reference and Instruction Specialist, UW-Milwaukee Archives and Area Research Center and Stephen Appel - Geospatial Information Specialist, American Geographical Society Library, UW-M Libraries. The meeting will be held at Southminster Presbyterian Church (Nelson Hall), 200 Richard Street, Waukesha, WI. There will be a short informative meeting at 6:45 p.m. with the presentation at 7:00 p.m.


Monday, May 1, 2017

Genealogy Tip - Watch for Surnames

You should always be on the lookout for cousins! If you belong to an organization that might cover your people's home turf always watch the newsletter, membership list, donor list or other form of communication looking for family surnames. Cousins show up in the most unusual places.

Monday, April 24, 2017

How to Write Your Own Obituary

Judy Rockwell will be our presenter at the Wednesday April 26 meeting of Waukesha County Genealogy Society. Judy is a member of Berlington Genealogical Society and will be sharing techniques on "How to Write Your Own Obituary". There will be a short informative meeting starting at 6:45 pm with the presentation to follow at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at Southminster Presbyterian Church (Nelson Hall), 200 Richard St., Waukesha, WI

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Genealogy Day Trip - Midway Village Museum, Rockford, Il

World War I re-enactment will be held Saturday April 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday April 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. For more information refer to Sunday April 2 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, TAP, Weekend Getaway. You can also go to their web site midwayvillage.com for more information.