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Upcoming HOWGS Programs and Events

05/18/2019 Heart O' Wisconsin Genealogical Society

“Chronicling America -- Using Historical Newspapers for Genealogy”

      DATE: Saturday, May 18, 2019
      TIME: 9:30 am
      WHERE: All-Purpose Roon at McMillan Memnorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids

The program will be presented by Bev Peaslee. Bev is a long time member of Heart O’ Wisconsin Genealogical Society and has held numerous offices. She is also currently working with the Town Clerk of Sherry to publish a book on the history of the township. Newspapers offer a fascinating look into the lives of our ancestors. In some cases, a local newspaper offers a look at the daily lives of our relatives, something a census or vital record cannot easily offer. Bev will show us how to use Chronicling America, a free, online searchable database of historic newspapers including the Wood County Reporter, which was printed from 1857 to 1923.
05/18/2019 Wisconsin Historical Society Workshop -- "Legal Genealogy"
Presented by Judy Russell. Judy is a genealogist with a law degree whose purpose is to help folks understand the often arcane and even impenetrable legal concepts and terminology that are so very important to those studying family history.

      DATE: Saturday, May 18, 2019
      TIME: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
      WHERE: Memorial Library, Room 126, Madison, Wi

For more information or to register, see https://www.wisconsinhistory.org or contact Lori Bessler 608-264-6519 or lori.bessler@wisconsinhistory.org.
06/15/2019 “Heart O' Wisconsin Genealogical Society Annual Cemetery Walk”
The cemetery walk is an annual event.

      DATE: Saturday, June 15, 2019
      TIME: 9:30 am
      WHERE: Pittsville, Wisconsin

This walk is an annual event. This year we will be touring the Pittsville Area Historical Society Museum at 10:00 am, and Old Founders Cemetery at 11:00 am in Pittsville, Wisconsin. Afterwards, we have a picnic style lunch at the Riverside Park Shelter. Come and join us!
08/17/2019 Welcome to the First meeting of the new year.


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