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
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
Starting at Home: Milwaukee Public Library
A spotlight on the special resources found at the Central Library in Milwaukee.
by Milwaukee Public Library Librarian
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