Welcome to the Genealogical Research Society of Eau Claire’s 2020-2021 year of learning, sharing, and camaraderie!

Upcoming GRSEC Events:

In-person meetings have been canceled until further notice. Virtual meetings are continuing. Please watch for updates!

2020-21 General Meeting Schedule:  General Meetings are held the second Saturday of the months of September through May.  They will be via “Zoom” until further notice.  Meetings begin at 10:00.  Instructions will be emailed to members having email.  We will make every attempt to contact others. The Genealogy Open Labs are suspended until further notice.

January 9, 2021, GRSEC General Meeting – “Maria the Midwife” presented by Glenn Borreson.

February 13, 2021, GRSEC General Meeting – Program by Micheal J. Larson, who teaches American History in the Menomonie School District. He will give a presentation on his book, “Dear Delia, which chronicles the story of Henry F. Young, an officer in the famed Iron Brigade, as told through 155 letters home. His insights, often poignant and powerful, enable readers to witness the Civil War as he did. Young covers innumerable details of military service—from the camaraderie, pettiness, and thievery he witnessed among the troops, to the brutality of internecine war. Michael first unearthed Young’s correspondence at the Wisconsin Historical Society as an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire in 1985.”

Calendar of Upcoming Events:

January 15, 2021, WebinarThe Crown: A Tour of Filming Locations of the Most Expensive TV Series Ever Made. 4 pm to 5:15 pm EST. You need to register by January 15 here.

January 15, 2021, Webinar – The Federal Census: Moving Beyond the Population Schedule. 3 pm to 4 pm EST. You need to register by January 28 here.

February 16, 2021, Webinar – NUCMC and Its Cousins: Keys to Lost Ancestral Records, presented by Paula Stuart-Warren, 7 pm CST. Register here.

February 16, 2021, Online Class – Displaying & Publishing Your Family History. Sponsored by Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS). 10 to 11:30 am. Members, $15 and non-members $20. Register here.

February 25-27, 2021, RootsTech 2021 – A Free Online Conference. You must sign up here. All content will be available following this event for “at least 12 months.”

June 4-5, 2021 & June 11-12, 2021, South California Genealogical Society Jamboree – Complete descriptions of the conferences are at the Jamboree website. The schedule is up now and registration opens on January 11.

RootsTech – Watch past sessions of RootsTech here.

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.