Thursday, March 16, 2017

Genealogy Tip - Join Local Genealogy Societies

 It could be to your benefit to join local and/or state genealogy societies for the areas your people were from. I have found many cousins this way for little expense. If the society has a surname registry make sure to join it and check the membership list for family names. You may then have found relatives willing to help you in your search.

Monday, February 20, 2017

WCGS Meeting Wednesday February 22 - Blame It on Your Ancestors! What Did You Really Inherit?

The February meeting will be held at Southminster Presbyterian Church (Nelson Hall), 200 Richard Street, Waukesha. The meeting begins at 6:45 pm with a short informative business meeting. The program starting at 7:00 pm. Steve Schellin will present about Medical Genealogy, a neglected area of genealogical research that may answer some questions and raise many more. You may have the answers and not know it! If the Waukesha Public School System cancels functions due to weather this meeting will also be canceled.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Genealogy Tip - From the Mouth of Babes

Don't give up on our younger generations for continuing our love of family history and genealogy. They just think about it a little differently. I was talking to a millennial about touching a document versus seeing it on the computer. He said  "Yes, it is the closest thing we have to time travel." There is hope.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Genealogy Tip - How did they live?

Have you ever wondered about your ancestors everyday life? What the weather was like for them on any given day? Find the closest larger city.  You can add this city to your weather app on your telephone or computer to monitor the weather for your family's home village. I personally monitor four cities in Germany - I find it great fun and informative.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Waukesha County Museum Presents Wednesday December 7

The December 7 Waukesha County Genealogy Society will enjoy a presentation by Waukesha County Museum " Waukesha County Pioneers and Early Settlers".
The evening starts with a short business meeting at 6:45 P.M. followed by the presentation at 7:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at Southminster Presbyterian Church (Nelson Hall), 200 Richard St., Waukesha, WI 53189. Please note if Waukesha Public Schools are closed because of inclement weather, WCGS meetings are cancelled.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Genealogy Tip - Holiday Folk Fair Nov 18, 19 and 20

Celebrate the Culture of Water at the Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center on Friday November 18 from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday November 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday November 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Food, Music and Arts from many parts of the world are there for your entertainment. Many organizations have booths with their organization's information. More information is available at FolkFair.org. See you there!

Monday, October 24, 2016

WCGS Meeting Wednesday October 26

The October meeting will be held at Southminster Presbyterian Church (Nelson Hall), 200 Richard Street, Waukesha. The meeting begins at 6:45 pm with a short informative business meeting. Erin Johnston, storyteller, will share  " La Corriveau: A Ghost Story with Genealogy Records" and "How many More Miles? A Cross-Country Journey in 1875" at 7:00pm.