Welcome to the Lafayette County Genealogical Society Blog. My name is Ginny Gerber and my husband and I live in Monroe, WI. My ancestors immigrated from Norway and Germany and settled in Lafayette County. I became interested in genealogy when I found a hand written family tree in my Dad’s estate, but I will save that story for another time.
The LCGS has an exciting event coming up on Sunday, July 27 and Sunday, Aug 24. Elder and Sister Riley, missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, will help people interested in furthering their family research by learning how to access the billions of records available through FamilySearch, Puzzilla, Fold3, FindMyPast, and Ancestry. FamilySearch.org and Puzzilla.org are free websites for researching your ancestors. This is an opportunity to let Elder and Sister Riley show you how to use these sites and access the greatest amount of records!
LCGS will be holding the two part special presentations on Sunday, July 27 at the Johnson Public Library, 131 E. Catherine Street, Darlington, WI at 1:30 pm and the follow up session on Sunday, August 24 at the same time and location. Bring your own laptop, if you have one as the library has a limited number of computers available. If you do not already have an account at FamilySearch.org you may want to do the initial login process to register and create a username and password ahead of time. Remember it is free! Otherwise, the process can be done at the presentation.
This is a one time opportunity you do not want to miss. Post if you have any questions or comments. I hope to see you Sunday!