Volunteers work to abstract and photograph the tombstones of Barron County. About half the cemeteries in the county are completed and projects for this year will be determined. If weather does not permit, the alternative plans for the evening involve a master-blaster indexing night at the Research Room, using personal laptops etc. Volunteers welcomed.
Tuesday, June 11
Heart O' Wisconsin Genealogical Society meeting and cemetery walk (Affiliate Event)
Featured Speaker will be Tony Burroughs, FUGA. Other speakers include Walter T. McDonald, James L. Hansen, FASG, Lori Bessler and Crystal M. Moten, Ph.D. Space is limited. For more information e-mail email@example.com of see the link below!
Exciting, new lectures specially made for this conference from internationally renowned author and genealogist Tony Burroughs: Black Roots, the Nature of Genealogy, and Pullman Porters: Researching Railroad Records.
Walter McDonald will speak about Joshua Glover, runaway slave, as well as give some insight into his new research on the Underground Railroad of Wisconsin.
Crystal Moten of University of Wisconsin, Madison, provides a look into the lives of black women through the lens of historical records.
Jim Hansen, FASG, will dive into African American newspapers and periodicals.
Lori Bessler, Reference Librarian, will demonstrate Ancestry and FamilySearch.
Meeting, 9:00-9:25 AM, Workshop, 9:25 AM-?? Don't have time to work on your research? Need help breaking through that wall? come and spend some time researching your roots. Bring your research and laptop. Spend an hour or bring a lunch and spend the day. This is a perfect time for th ebeginning researcher to receive feedback from other family researchers. Come and join us! (Note: Workshop will be held upstairs.)
Wednesday, August 21 through Saturday, August 24
Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference - Journey Through Generations (National Conference/Institute)