2022 - 2023
Saturday 9:30am - 11:30am (In Person and Online)
Getting Started: Organization and Software
Learn the best way to get started on your family history (or what to do if you've already started). We'll also spend some time discussing the various software programs available for managing your growing collection of data.
More than Just Names: Census Records
Census records are one of the major sources of genealogical information and it's important to know how to make the most of this important source.
by Diane Piedt
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Getting it on Record: Courthouses and Archives
From Cradle to Grave: Church and Cemetery Records
Learn about two different sources for important genealogical information that may not be available anywhere else -- local courthouses and cemeteries.
by Diane Piedt
MCGS is suggesting a program on DNA, sponsored by the Appleton Public Library
December 10 at 2:00pm (CT)
Appleton Public Library - Find Your Ancestors series:
Find Your Ancestors: DNA
Join Appleton Public Library via Zoom for a virtual genealogical program as part of their annual Find Your Ancestors series. This month they are excited to feature two presentations on DNA from Diahan Southard.
Session 1: Five Tips to Make Sense of Your DNA Testing
So you have had your autosomal DNA tested: now what? Come learn in 45 minutes what would take you hours to read about online, and leave armed with enough information to start making your DNA work for you.
Session 2: Find Missing Ancestors Using DNA Testing: An Introduction for Genealogists
Your DNA can help you fill in blank spaces on your family tree! Start learning how to find missing ancestors through your DNA match list.
Presented by Diahan Southard
Diahan Southard is a leading voice for consumer DNA testing from her position as Founder of Your DNA Guide. Diahan teaches internationally, consults with leading testing companies and forensics experts. Southard's company, Your DNA Guide (YourDNAGuide.com) deploys a team of scientists who provide one-on-one genetic genealogy education and research services. You will walk away from an interaction with her enlightened and motivated as she has a passion for genetic genealogy, a genuine love for people, and a gift for making the technical understandable.
Starting at Home: Milwaukee Public Library
A spotlight on the special resources found at the Central Library in Milwaukee.
by Milwaukee Public Library Librarian Heather Smith
More than Just Books: General Library Records
Learn about the many ways that libraries can be useful to the family historian.
by Margaret Sandoval Skare
Asking Questions, Finding Answers:
Queries, Newspapers, and Social Media
To get an answer, you must first ask the question. Find out what goes into a successful query -- whether you mail it or post it online. Also discover all the wonderful material to be found in historic newspapers.
Travelling Abroad (or Not):
Foreign Research and Professional Help
by Karen Jegen
Don’t Jump to Conclusions: After the Research
So you've been finding documents, collecting information --- but what does it all mean? Learn how to use the information you find as evidence to support a sound genealogical conclusion.
DNA for Genealogy: What It Can and Can’t Do