by Vicki Hann 11-22-2017
2018 Stateline Genealogy Club @ Beloit Public Library Programs are now set. They are below, and always available on the tab at the top of the BLOG.
(Sorry, I have been off for a few weeks after knee surgery. More posts will follow as I recover more. I will be back to work after the December 8, 2017 program. That webinar/program will still happen. Enjoy your Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.)
2018 Programs for Stateline Genealogy Club @ Beloit Public Library
2nd Fridays of the month from 10 a.m. – noon.
Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse BLVD, Beloit WI
January 12, 2018 “Family History for Beginners, and Detective Techniques for Experienced Genealogists”, by Vicki Ruthe Hahn – Effectively find the most that you can about your family history with hands-on exercises, & examples. Be successful using basic genealogy research methods. Learn how to: search archives & on-line, record evidence, organize your genealogy, use timelines & “FAN” clubs, analyze records, & find missing clues based on what you know, etc.
February 9, 2018 “How to Use FamilySearch.org”, by Nancy Ritter, Beloit Family History Center
March 9, 2018 “The PaperLess Genealogist, Organize Your Genealogy with Digital Files”, webinar by Denise May Levenick – Archiving Photographs and paperwork.
Tuesday March 27, 2018 Bonus Program “Emily’s Story – The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider” A Presentation by Clark Kidder. 7 – 9 p.m. BPL Meeting Room.
April 13, 2018 – Polish Ancestors – Place Names and Websites; Two FamilySearch.org webinars.
May 11, 2018 “My Genealogy Do-Over – A Year of Learning from Research Mistakes”, webinar by Thomas MacEntee – Follow experienced genealogist Thomas MacEntee as he re-starts his genealogy research from scratch and includes sound research practices and methodologies which he has learned over the years, as well as new templates and the latest technology, to create a better body of family history.
May 25, 2018 Oakwood Cemetery, Beloit 9 a.m. – Bonus 4th Friday Tour – Robert Pokorney III
June 8, 2018 “What is the difference between Amish, Quakers, Mennonites, and Hutterites – for my Family Genealogy Search?” Several webinars explaining the differences.
June 22, 2018 – WHS Wisconsin Historical Society Tour and Research – Bonus 4th Friday Leave Van Galder bus station at 7:30? a.m. Arrive at 9:00? Lori Bessler’s tour. Library stacks close at 4:30, Library closes at 5:00.
July 13 2018 “Remembering Frances Willard; an Internationally-renowned Leader in the Temperance & Suffrage Movements, From Janesville WI” by Elizabeth Martiniak and Julie Orvis
August 10, 2018 – Familysearch Wiki for Nordic Countries, FamilySearch.org webinar by Liv Anderson – Teaches how to best use the wiki when doing Scandinavian Research
September 14, 2018 “Research Your Overseas Ancestors Without Going ‘Across the Pond”, by Vicki Ruthe Hahn – Learn how to find your immigrant ancestors’ information in U.S. records, in over-seas on-line genealogy databases, and in other, mostly-free, resources. How histories and maps help track their immigrations. What to do about language barriers. Emphasis on England, Ireland, Germany, and Norway.
October 12, 2018 – “Downtown Rockton Illinois Devastated by Fire on October 31, 1907”, by Steve Balsley
November 9, 2018 – “Genealogy Clues found in Obituaries and Funeral Home Records”, by Betsy Swisher
December 14, 2018 – “Laurence Ousley of the Beloit Public Library – Researching and Writing an African-American Family Life Story”, by Vicki Ruthe Hahn