2019 Programs for
Stateline Genealogy Club @ Beloit Public Library
605 Eclipse BLVD, Beloit WI 53511
2nd Fridays of the month 10 a.m. – noon.
All are welcome. Free resources and support to those learning or doing research on their family history.
BLOG – “statelinegenealogyclub.wordpress.com” for Contact Information, Links & Helps
January 11 – “NEHGS New England Historic Genealogical Society – ‘Get the Most from AmericanAncestors.org”, Legacy Family Tree webinar by Claire Vail. In Classroom.
February 8 –”Using Maps in Genealogy”, various webinars from BYU:
Understanding Maps, Land Ownership Maps, Locating Ancestors from Maps and Gazetteers, Sanborn Maps, U.S. Land Records
March 8 – “You Use WHAT for Genealogy? Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools” Legacy Family Tree webinar by Thomas MacEntee – How to Use Google, Copyright, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Blogging, Dropbox, Social Media for genealogy.
April 12 – “Research Your Swedish Heritage in Living Color Using ArkivDigital”, by speaker Kathy Meade from https://www.arkivdigital.net/. Swedish Church Records and other Historical Records online. In Classroom.
May 10 “Genealogy Clues Found in Obituaries and Funeral Home Records”, by speaker Jarod Williams, Rosman Funeral Home (rescheduled from 2018.) In Classroom
June 14 “Crossing the Border, French Canadian Ancestors”, by speaker George Findlen. The steps, resources & aids that one needs to successfully identify the parents of an immigrant who settled in the U.S. from Quebec.
June 28, 2019 – Bonus 2nd Friday Tour & Research at WHS Wisconsin Historical Society. Van Galder Coach Bus So Beloit IL FastMart/McDonalds 8 a.m. boarding to Madison WI/UW Campus Langdon/Park. Return early evening.
July 12 “Finding the Genealogy of Houses, & Those that Lived In Them” by speaker Vicki Ruthe Hahn
August 9 “An Introduction to WikiTree, the Free Global Family Tree” by speaker Marty Acks. A community of genealogists growing an accurate single family tree using DNA & traditional genealogical sources.
September 13 – “NARA; Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives and Records Administration” on-line Slideshow by Claire Kluskens (presented by Vicki Ruthe Hahn)
October 11 – “Reminiscing – Life Writing Your Story for Posterity to Share with Your Family”, by speaker Vicki Ruthe Hahn. Hands on exercises and suggestions on how to reflect your own life through words, photos, and mapping. Bring a photo or picture from your past that you want to write about. Part 2 -“Soda Fountains to Robots”, amusing stories and vignettes of local personalities in local family owned pharmacies with author Connie Sveum. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing.
November 8 – “Stateline Travelers – Chicago Gangsters Connections to Northern Illinois & Wisconsin”, by speaker Vicki Ruthe Hahn
December 13 – “Lineage Groups – Proofs for DAR, SAR, Colonial Dames, Etc.” A group presentation by local experts, and using FamilySearch.org ->search>Wiki> lineage societies ((presented by Vicki Ruthe Hahn)