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Wisconsin STate Genealogical Society

April 2023

Genealogy of a Neighborhood: Urban & Rural

  • Presenter: Mary Risseeuw
  • Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM Central
  • Webinar Description: When your search for family (immediate and extended) hits a wall, or when you want to fill in blanks and move beyond the names and dates into stories, it’s time to search the ‘neighborhood.’ Through the use of city directories, plat maps, census records, population registers, cemetery records, ship passenger lists, and other record sources, you can cast a wider net and create a more complex study.  This methodology is about broadening your search and your concept of your ancestors place in their community. Examples used are an extended family in multiple counties in Wisconsin.
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2023 Spring Gene-a-Rama

  Trials and Tribulations of Coming to America

  Katherine Wilson

  Friday & Saturday, March 24-25, 2023


  The Lismore – A Double Tree by Hilton

  333 Gibson St, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Online Registration is now closed.  We will be accepting walk-in registrations at the event.

WSGS is proud to offer our members the


DNA Boot Camp Webinar Series


Presented by

Mary Eberle and Thomas MacEntee

Getting Started With DNA and Genealogy Boot Camp

The DNA Boot Camp is a series of 12 webinars giving a basic introduction to genetic genealogy, discussing some of the most popular websites currently being used, and how to use DNA as evidence in your research. The webinars include:

      • Introduction to Using DNA for Genealogy Research
      • Using Autosomal DNA for Genealogy Research
      • GEDMatch — Powerful Tools for Analyzing DNA Results and Finding New DNA Matches
      • Combining DNA and Non-DNA Evidence — A Case Study
      • Using X-DNA for Genealogical Research
      • X-DNA Case Studies
      • Interpreting Your AncestryDNA Results
      • AncestryDNA Hands-On Exercises
      • Intepreting Your FamilyTreeDNA Results
      • Interpreting Your 23andMe Results
      • Researching Difficult DNA Matches
      • Understanding Ethnicity Estimates

To access the DNA Boot Camp, log into your WSGS member account and a link will be available under the Webinars tab.

We hope you enjoy this membership benefit! If you're not already a member, join us today!

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