Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

Upcoming WSGS Webinars

June, 2016
Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis
  • Presenter: George G. Morgan
  • Date:  Tuesday, June 21, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description: Evidence comes in many forms and with varying amounts of content. This lecture focuses on analyzing evidence for reliable and less-than-reliable information. It begins with a discussion of types of source materials - original vs. derivative - and the differences between primary and secondary information., and goes on to address mixed content on sources. Print. vs. electronic media are considered throughout, and evaluation of source citations to help determine evidence weight and reliability is stressed.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1715506791750322946
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar and handout information.  Please remember that this is a first come first served webinar.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar. 
 

July, 2016
Using Evernote as Your Primary Tool for Capturing Notes and Ideas
  • Presenter: Drew Smith
  • Date:  Tuesday, July 19, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description: Learn to use Evernote, a tool that allows genealogists to capture, organize, preserve, and synchronize (across multiple devices) small pieces of information, including ideas, notes (typed, handwritten, and audio), photos, online articles, web pages, and URLs.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6074047850068537857
 
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar and handout information.  Please remember that this is a first come first served webinar.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar. 
 

August 2016
Using Word to Write Your Family History
  • Presenter: Seema Kenney
  • Date:  Tuesday, August 16, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description: This class focuses on features of Word that make the creation of your family history quicker & easier.  Explore the use of AutoCorrect, AutoText, Footnotes, Indexing and Sections within Microsoft Word-
    • AutoCorrect:  Word can recognize your shorthand, allowing you to type fewer keystrokes.
    • AutoText:  Save phrases, sentences or paragraphs that you use frequently and insert them into your document with as few as three clicks of your mouse.
    • Footnotes/Endnotes:  Word will number and place your footnotes or endnotes at your request and then re-number and re-arrange as you edit your document.  Combine this with autotext to save lots of time and increase the consistency of your citations.
    • Index:  Create an index to your document as you proofread by highlighting each name.  Word will update the index at your request, while alphabetizing and tracking page numbers.
    • Sections:  Dividing your document into sections allows for additional customization as headers, footers, and other formatting can be unique to each section of your document.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5152687892317967873
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar and handout information.  Please remember that this is a first come first served webinar.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar. 
 

September 2016
The ABC's and 123's of Researching Your Ancestor's School Records
  • Presenter: Melissa Barker
  • Date:  Tuesday, September 20, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description: School records should be an important part of any genealogists research.  This presentation will help you to know what school records could be available and where you can find them.  Even if your ancestor didn’t go to school, this presentation will reveal school records where your ancestor just might be mentioned.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/768860265584457217
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar and handout information.  Please remember that this is a first come first served webinar.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar. 
 

October 2016
Roosevelt's Tree Army: Genealogy Resources in the Civilian Conservation Corp  
  • Presenter: Michael Strauss, AG
  • Date:  Tuesday, October 18, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description: Tens of thousands of young men came together to serve in the vanguard of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal program. Discover some of your ancestors who may have worked and served with the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1933 to 1942. The New Deal era in American History has many great resources that have been untapped for years, and seldom used by genealogists and family historians.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3247476133944486914
 
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar and handout information.  Please remember that this is a first come first served webinar.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar. 
 

November 2016
Passenger List Research:  Castle Garden, Ellis Island and other Ports of Entry
  • Presenter: Bob Heck
  • Date:  Tuesday, November 15, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description: During this presentation we will learn about the history of passenger lists, where to find them and what information may be available in the records. Using real life examples we will discuss search techniques that can help you find those hidden ancestors. We will also learn about the "To America" series, which can be a great help in finding your immigrant ancestors. We will learn what those cryptic numbers mean on a passenger list and how they can lead you to naturalization documents of your ancestors.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/161668163288972546
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar and handout information.  Please remember that this is a first come first served webinar.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar. 
 

December 2016
Eight Common Mistakes That Genealogists Make and How to Avoid Them
  • Presenter: Donald Schnitzler
  • Date:  Tuesday, December 20, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description: This program highlights some of the common mistakes made by genealogists researching their family history as well as strategies that help overcome them.  Discussion topics include basic research methodologies (alternate records selection tables), documenting and citing sources, use of research logs, and planning for the future.
    Objectives:
    At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:
    • Recognize and Avoid common mistakes made in genealogical research
    • Strategize for the best approach to finding the missing pieces of genealogical information
    • Discuss and Apply elements of the Genealogical Proof Standard
    • Acknowledge and Analyze inevitable contradictions in and between family records
    • Consider possible approaches to “passing on” genealogical work
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3558432315931053058
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar and handout information.  Please remember that this is a first come first served webinar.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar.