Wisconsin State Genealogical Society
About the Society
The Wisconsin State Genealogical Society (WSGS) is a statewide genealogical organization. Founded in 1939, WSGS now has members both within and outside of Wisconsin.

WSGS is a non-stock, nonprofit Wisconsin corporation whose basic purpose is to encourage, facilitate and improve the quality of genealogical study in Wisconsin and about Wisconsin families. To these ends WSGS:
  • Collects and publishes genealogical and historical material related to Wisconsin families and their forebears
  • Conducts meetings and conferences for the instruction and interest of members
  • Encourages the establishment of genealogical collections in libraries throughout the state
  • Works to ensure public records in Wisconsin remain open for genealogical and historical research.
WSGS is proud to be a member of the Wisconsin Council for Local History, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and an organizational life member of the National Genealogical Society.
 
 WSGS Districts
 
 
 
The WSGS Executive Committee consists of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and an appointed District Representative.
 
The current Executive Committee is:
 
 
Vickie Schnitzler
  President:
  
  (Term expires December, 2015)
 
 
 
 
 
  Vice President: 
  
  
  (Term expires December, 2015)
 
 
Ellen Rohr
 
  Acting Secretary:
 
  (Term expires December, 2014)
 
 
 
 
 
Tina Krummel
  Treasurer: 
  (Term expires December, 2014)
 
 
 
 
 
Karl Brekke
  District Representative:
 
  (Term expires December, 2015)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WSGS' Administrative Assistant is Chris Klauer.
 
Chris Klauer
Each of Wisconsin's 72 counties belong to a WSGS District which has an elected Representative. The current District Representatives are:
 
Capital District (Columbia, Dane, Green and Rock Counties):
Katherine Sparks
 
  (Term expires December, 2016)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Central District (Adams, Green Lake, Marquette, Portage, Waupaca, Waushara and Wood Counties):
Jonah Jung
 
  (Term expires December, 2015)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coulee District (Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe and Vernon Counties):
Barbara Nelson
 
 (Term expires December, 2015)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
East Central District (Dodge, Fond du Lac, Jefferson, Ozaukee, Sheboygan and Washington Counties):
Karl Brekke
 
  (Term expires December, 2014)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Metropolitan District (Milwaukee County):
Ellen Rohr
 
  (Term expires December, 2014)
 
 
 
 
 
Northeastern District (Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties):
Anne Kasuboski
 
  (Term expires December, 2014)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Northwestern District (Barron, Burnett, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn Counties):   
Amber Genett
  
  (Term expires December, 2014)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Northwoods District (Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Menomonee, Oneida, Shawano and Vilas Counties):
Sharon Karow
   
  (Term expires December, 2016)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Southeastern District (Kenosha, Racine, Walworth and Waukesha Counties):
Jill Elwing
 
  (Term expires December, 2015)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Southwestern District (Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland and Sauk Counties):
Shirley Randall
  
  (Term expires December, 2016)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Superior District (Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas and Iron Counties):
Vicki Garro
 
  (Term expires December, 2015)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
West Central District (Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, St. Croix, Taylor and Trempeleau Counties):
Sue Beety
  (Term expires December, 2016)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Operating Year: January - December 2014


Governing Board

President: VICKIE SCHNITZLER
Vice President: Vacant
Secretary: ELLEN ROHR
Executive Commit District Rep: KARL BREKKE
Treasurer: TINA KRUMMEL
 

District Representatives

Capital District: KATHERINE SPARKS
Coulee District: BARBARA NELSON
Central District: JONAH JUNG
East Central District: KARL BREKKE
Metropolitan District: ELLEN ROHR
Northeastern District: ANNE KASUBOSKI
Northwestern District: AMBER GENETT
Northwoods District: SHARON KAROW
Southeastern District: JILL ELWING
Southwestern District: SHIRLEY RANDALL
Superior District: VICKI GARRO
West Central District: SUSAN BEETY
 

Committee Chairs

Advocacy: SHARON KAROW
Communications & Technology: ELLEN ROHR
Finance & Development: Vacant
Membership: CHRIS KLAUER
Newsletter: TINA KRUMMEL
Nominating: KARL BREKKE
Outreach: CHRIS KLAUER
Program & Education: CHRIS KLAUER
Public Relations: CHRIS KLAUER
Publications: CHRIS KLAUER
Volunteers: CHRIS KLAUER
Webmaster: ELLEN ROHR
 
WSGS
P.O. Box 5106
Madison, WI 53705-0106
E-mail WSGS at wsgs@wsgs.org
 
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