Welcome to the Genealogical Research Society of Eau Claire’s 2017-2018 year of learning, sharing, and camaraderie!
Upcoming GRSEC Events:
2018 General Meeting Schedule: General Meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month from September through May in the Chippewa Valley Museum in Carson Park, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Meetings begin at 10:00 AM, with informal help and coffee being shared by members at 9:30 AM until the start of the meeting. The public is invited. Note: speakers at our Genealogy Open Labs will present at the beginning of the session.
April 14—”Veterans Tribute Park and Trail in Eau Claire,” presented by Patrick Mattson.
Spring 2018 Open Labs (held at L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library):
Thursday, March 15 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in the Chippewa Room
Tuesday, April 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Dabble Box with presenter Todd Johnson
Calendar of Upcoming Events:
March 13—Adventures in History: Book Club, 6:30 p.m. at the Chippewa Valley Museum. Book discussion: Breaking Rockefeller: The Incredible Story of the Ambitious Rivals Who Toppled an Oil Empire by Peter B. Doran.
March 20—Webinar, “Oy Vay” You Want to Research Jewish Ancestors?” Presented by Jennifer Alford, sponsored by WSGS. 7 p.m. CST, register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1282768717209274113
March 22—“Forged in Blood: How the Iron Brigade Earned its Metallic Moniker” 6 to 7 p.m., Eau Claire Room, L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. Presented by author and historian, Eric Schlehlein. No register necessary. Details.
April 13-14—WSGS Gene-A-Rama (WSGS Conference/Workshop). Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel, 1 North Main St., Oshkosh, WI. Watch the WSGS website and Facebook page for more information coming soon!
April 17—Webinar, “On a Mission: Religion in the Great Lakes Region.” Presented by Cari Taplin, sponsored by WSGS. 7 p.m. CST, register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6940041915140711427
April 20-21—Germanic Genealogy Society Spring Conference, Inver Grove Heights, MN. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured speaker, Timo Kracke, Ganderkesee, Germany. For more information and to register: https://ggsmn.org/eventListings.php?nm=38
April 24—Lecture, “German-Language Newspapers: A History of Wisconsin.” Sauk City Public Library. 2 to 3 p.m., sponsored by the WI Historical Society Speakers Bureau.
Upcoming Genealogy Workshops and Classes from the Wisconsin Historical Society
These workshops are sponsored by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Society members and members of the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society receive discounts on registration fees at most events. For more information, visit https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS4170
Saturday, March 17, How to Get the Most Out of Your Genealogy, Thomas MacEntee
Saturday, April 7, Introduction for Using DNA for Genealogy Research, Mary Eberle
Saturday, May 19, Norwegian Genealogy, Jerry Paulson
Looking for a good calendar highlighting upcoming genealogy webinars? Look no further than Dear Myrtle’s GeneaWebinars Calendar. She has at least two and sometimes more webinars going every week. She also has an explanation as to how things work, a time zone converter and other tips and tricks.