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Upcoming HOWGS Programs and Events

02/17/2024

FEBRUARY MEETING

      DATE: Saturday, February 17, 2024
      TIME: 9:30 a.m.
      WHERE: All-Purpose Room at McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids

      PROGRAM: Getting to Know FamilySearch.org

Heart O' Wisconsin Genealogical Society member Diantha Neinfeldt will give an in-person presentation. Diantha is a longtime and instrumental member of the Heart O' Wisconsin Genealogical Society. She was recently honored by being inducted into the Virginia V. Irving Volunteer Hall of Fame by the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society.

Diantha will present a general overview of the FamilySearch.org website and its valuable resources and features.

03/16/2024

MARCH MEETING

      DATE: Saturday, March 16, 2024
      TIME: 9:30 a.m.
      WHERE: All-Purpose Room at McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids

      PROGRAM: Dog Tags - They're Someone's History

Presenter Bill Parker will give us an in-person presentation. He works closely with the South Wood Historical Museum.

Bill has a large collection of dog tags. He will discuss how dog tags are an easy way to make a connection with names, families, and military units/divisions.

Remember to bring your family dog tags! Bill will discuss them with you as time permits.

04/20/2024

APRIL MEETING

      DATE: Saturday, April 20, 2024
      TIME: 9:30 a.m.
      WHERE: All-Purpose Room at McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids

      PROGRAM: Ho-Chunk Nation & Tracking Native Family Lineage

This will be an in-person presentation by Eliza Decorah and Verna Blackdeer. The Office of Tribal Enrollment maintains the genealogical data for the membership of Ho-Chunk Nation and implements the process under the Nation’s constitution for those seeking enrollment. The past and present genealogical practices are an integral part of the makeup of the Nation.



05/18/2024

MAY MEETING

      DATE: Saturday, May 18, 2024
      TIME: 9:30 a.m.
      WHERE: All-Purpose Room at McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids

      PROGRAM: Neighbors Past and Present: The Wisconsin German Experience

This will be a virtual presentation by Antje Petty. Antje is the Associate Director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies in the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is dedicated to researching, preserving, and sharing the stories of German-speaking immigrants and their descendants in the larger context of global migration past and present.

Antje's presentation covers German migration and settlement in Wisconsin, questions of ethnicity and identity in newly forged communities, and the cohesiveness of these communities over the decades, especially in times of economic crisis or war.

06/15/2024

JUNE MEETING

      DATE: Saturday, June 15, 2024
      TIME: To Be Determined
      WHERE: To Be Determined

      PROGRAM: HOWGS Annual Cemetery Walk and Luncheon

Program details to be determined.

07/20/2024

JULY MEETING

      DATE: No July Meeting
      TIME: No July Meeting
      WHERE: No July Meeting

      PROGRAM:See everyone at our next meeting on August 17, 2024. Enjoy your summer!

 

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