Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Genealogy Tip - What is in a Name

The ending of your German ancestor's name may give you clues to where they were when they started using that surname. Ethnic Germans began using surnames in the 1400s.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November Meeting November 19

The November meeting has been moved one week earlier because of Thanksgiving. We will meet on Wednesday November 19 at St Luke's Lutheran Church (next to the Waukesha Public Library). There will be a short business meeting at 6:45 pm with sharing to follow. Members of our organization will share what then have been doing and their results. People can also ask for suggestions to help with their own work.

Monday, October 20, 2014

WCGS Meeting: October 22, 2014 - Kenosha Civil War Museum

Brett Lobello will share "The Kenosha Civil War Museum and the 21st Century"
Join us at St. Luke's Church (next  to Waukesha Public Library) at 6:45 p.m. for a short business meeting. The program starts at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Genealogy Tip - Always Check the Back

When gathering information always check the back for more information. Whether it be a photo, tombstone, document, picture hanging on the wall or your grandfather's rocker always check for more information. When photographing or scanning an item create a note stating the pertinent information and that it is side one of two or side two of two. Place this note so that it is scanned or photographed along with the item. This will keep the two sides together.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sepember 24 Meeting - Getting the Most out of Google

David Bradford will share 50 Tips and Tricks on How to Get the Most out of Google.
Join us at St Luke's Church (next to Waukasha Public Library) at 6:45 p.m. for a short business meeting. The program starts at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Check our Program Schedule

We have just announced our list of speakers / topics for the upcoming year. Click on "Meetings" to see the complete list.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Genealogy Tip - Where is She?

If you can't find a female relative born in the 1880s, consider the fact that she was born after the 1880 census and may have been married with a new name before the 1900 census.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Potluck Social Wednesday August 27

Come join us for our End of the Year Gathering at St Luke's Lutheran Church (next to the Waukesha
Public Library). Bring your own beverage and a dish to pass. We will provide the rest. We will have time to share after the meal.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Genealogy Tip - Start at the Beginning

"The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one." -Mark Twain

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

2014 - 2015 Planning Meeting July 23

The  Wednesday July 23 WCGS meeting will be a 2014 - 2015 Planning meeting - no speaker.
All are welcome to join us in planning for the new year. The meeting will start approx. 6:30 pm at St Luke's Church ( next to the Waukesha Public Library) in the Library.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Genealogy Tip - Study and Remember the Past

Each of our ancestors has a unique history. This history made them who they were and in turn has helped make us who we are.  Remember this as we celebrate July 4th.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wednesday June 25th Meeting

Join us fron 6:45pm to 8:30pm at the Waukesha Public Library Community Room. We will be having an open forum/ sharing meeting. Our scheduled speaker will not be able to attend. If you have something you would like to share or a specific question,  that would be of interest to others, please contact us in advance so we can add you to the list. You can contact us here on our blog by going to "Contact Us"

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wednesday May 28th Meeting

Join us for Jovanka Ristic's presentation "AGS Library map collection - Putting Your Ancestors on the Map". The short business meeting starts at 6:45 PM. The program starts at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St, Waukesha (located next to the Waukesha Public Library)

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Genealogy Tip - FREE Civil War Documents

Fold3 is providing free access to their Civil War documents through April 30, 2014.
Go to:   go.fold3.com/civilwar/

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Genealogy Tip - Watch for Surnames

When you receive communications, from any genealogy organization you belong to, always keep an eye open for surnames you are looking for. You may just find a cousin sitting next to you at a meeting.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Genealogy Tip - Remember to Source

Always remember to document your sources immediately. Document the sources for ALL finds and interviews, including internet finds.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Beginner Genealogy Instructional Series

Come join us for FREE. Tuesdays in March and April. Go to our Blog and look in the right hand column for more information and to register.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Think Spring

WCGS Beginner Genealogy Series will start March 25, 2014. More details to follow - stay tuned