Upcoming Events

Below are some genealogy events from our society and other area societies. So mark your calendar and plan to attend some of these.

Saturday, February 4 – “WHO ARE THE AMISH?” (Green County Genealogical Society)

who-are-the-amish-webMark Louden, Max Kade Institute co-director, a Mennonite and fluent speaker of Pennsylvania Dutch, will be the speaker for the February 4 meeting of the Green County Genealogical Society. He will speak on the Old Order Amish, one of America’s most familiar yet widely misunderstood religious groups. Professor Mark Louden will address the central aspects of Amish life and the Christian faith that anchors it, with a special emphasis on Amish communities in Wisconsin, which has the 4th largest population of any U.S. state. He will clarify a number of misunderstandings about the Amish, as well as their close spiritual cousins, the Mennonites.

The Green County Genealogical Society meeting will be held in the second floor meeting room of the Monroe Public Library at 10 am, Saturday, February 4. Visitors are always welcome and there is no cost to attend.

Sunday, March 26 – “FRONTIER MEDICAL DISEASES AND TREATMENTS”  (Lafayette County Genealogical Society & Lafayette County Historical Society)

Dr. Gordon E. Dammann, renowned Midwestern and Eastern historian speaker of Lena, Illinois, will be talking on “Frontier Medical Diseases and Treatments”. Dr. Dammann was an Army Post Dental Surgeon and Captain (1969-70) and is now retired from private dental practice (1971-2011). He is also the Founder of the Lena Area Historical as well as the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Gordon is credited as the author or editor of several publications of Historical and Civil War subjects and events, as well as early medical histories. He also has held a long time listing of Historical Society Affiliations and has received several awards from them in appreciation for his active participation within numerous historical functions and events. Gordon or “Gordy”, as he also answers to, stays quite busy as a Certified Guide at the Antietam National Battlefield in Virginia during his summer months, along with his high in demand requested lectures.

The combined Genealogical and Historical Society meeting will meet on Sunday, March 26 at the Town Bank Meeting Room, 15815 Hwy 81, Darlington, WI. Use lower level entrance on the back side of building. Visitors are welcome and there is no cost to attend.

Sunday, June 25 – “GENEALOGY SOURCES ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE”  (Lafayette County Genealogical Society & Lafayette County Historical Society)

lori-bessler-1-2Lori Bessler, Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library Archives in Madison, will talk on “Genealogy Sources Anywhere and Everywhere”. Lore Bessler has worked at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library Archives since 1988 and has lectured throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest on genealogical topics for over 30 years. Lori also has the experience of researching family history for over 40 years and specializes in breaking down brick walls and finding hard-to-find resources.

The combined Genealogical and Historical Society meeting will meet on Sunday, March 26 at the Town Bank Meeting Room, 15815 Hwy 81, Darlington, WI. Use lower level entrance on the back side of building. Visitors are welcome and there is no cost to attend.

WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY GENEALOGY WORKSHOPS

Saturday, March 18th – “Genealogy and Technology” by Thomas MacEntee

Saturday, April 22nd – “German American Genealogy” by James Biedler

Saturday, May 6th – “Italian Genealogy” by John Colletta, Ph.D.

Saturday, June 17th – “Digging Deeper Into DNA” by Mary Eberle, JD

Click here to register

These workshops will be held at the Memorial Library on the UW Madison campus. These are all day events where a box lunch is provided.

Workshop Fee:  Regular: $30;     Members of the WHS & WSGS: $27

 

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