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.

March 13, 2021, GRSEC General Meeting – Glenn Borreson; The Coffin Ships: Death on the Ocean Crossing and One Family’s Story

April 10, 2021, GRSEC General Meeting – Anna Zook, Reference & Digital Services Librarian at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library; “The McCann Brothers in the Chippewa Valley: Stories and Hearsay.” Anna is a descendant of this family.

May 8, 2021, GRSEC General Meeting – Lori Bessler; Wisconsin Historical Society: Organizing Your Research

Calendar of Upcoming Events:

March 16 – Virtual Genealogy, sponsored by the Allen County Public Library (ACPL). Introduction to Irish Internet Sites, 2:30 to 3:30 pm, EDT. Link here:

March 20 – Webinar sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS). Runestones and Runic Inscriptions. 1 pm CST. Link here: Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 833 7051 3778

March 23 – Virtual Genealogy, sponsored by ACPL. Genealogy Research in Poland and Their Former Territories, 2:30 to 3:30 pm EDT. Link here:

April 6 – Webinar. Sponsored by the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA). “Analysis and Correlation: A Case Study on a Missing Family in the Census,” by Peggy Lauritzen, AG. 6 to 7:30 pm MT. Link here:

April 7 –Webinar sponsored by MGS. Documentation and Citation: Keep Calm and Cite Your Sources! 7 to 8:15 pm CT. Link here:

April 9-10 – Wisconsin State Genealogical Society’s 2021 Virtual Gene-a-Rama. Investigating Your Roots Becoming a Genealogy Super Sleuth. Featuring The Genealogy Guys, George G Morgan and Drew Smith. Sponsored by Wisconsin State Genealogical Society. Learn more here.

April 17 – Virtual Conference. MGS Spring 2021 All Star Conference. There is a fee associated with this conference. Link here:

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.

October 2021 – GRSEC Forest Hill Cemetery Walk (more details TBA).

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.