2017 Programs for Stateline Genealogy Club @ Beloit Public Library

2017 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

January 13, 2017 – “Got Illinois Ancestors? A Guide to Prairie State Genealogy”, Legacy webinar by Thomas MacEntee.

February 10, 2017 – “Show & Tell & Ask – Multi-topics & a Chance to Share Family History Tips” –All.  Webinar rescheduled – now Nov.10.

Special Program, Monday, February 20, 2017 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. African-American History Month – Reminisce Beloit, Sharing Your Memories of Living in Beloit” – bring your stories.

March 10, 2017 – “Genealogical Databases, Burial Records, Maps, & Local History of Eastlawn & Oakwood Cemeteries in Beloit”, by Robert L. Pokorney II, Cemetery Operations Coordinator

April 14, 2017– “Introduction to Genealogy at the National Archives (NARA)” – Webinar by Claire Kluskens. Basic genealogical research techniques using Federal records at National Archives, including census, immigration, & military service, & pension records.

Special Program, Monday, May 10, 2017 11:15 a.m. to noon Reminisce Beloit – Recording Your Story for Posterity, Oral History”, by Vicki Ruthe Hahn.  A session at Beloit Public Library all-day Senior Conference 2017 “It’s All About Attitude”

May 12, 2017 – “Sources and Citations Made Simple, Standard, and Powerful”, Legacy webinar by Geoff Rasmussen.  1 hour 39 minutes

May 26, 2017 – Fourth Friday – “Bonus Tour & recap by Robert L. Pokorney II of March 10th Program at Oakwood Cemetery”, 1221 Clary Street. Meet at Oakwood chapel at 10 a.m.  CANCELED due to storm damage – will be rescheduled!

June 9, 2017 – “Foundations in DNA: DNA Overview” 2016 Legacy Webinar by Blaine Bettinger, An Introduction to Y-DNA, Mitochondrial DNA, & Autosomal DNA testing – how inherited & tested, who to test & where.

June 15th -17th – CAGGNI- Allen County Library, Indiana Road Trip.  Maybe join them? I was not able to go.  Did anyone else go?

July 14, 2017 – Ellis Island Immigration Museum, New York City – Peter Urban’s tour -how 12 million immigrants were processed there;  archival photos & films – immigrant experience. 

August 11, 2017 – “Getting to Know William Graydon’s Family, And Me – a Study Showing Genealogy Research Methods and Regional Connections”, by Vicki Ruthe Hahn

August 18, 2017 – Bonus Tour & research at U of WI Whitewater Anderson Library Archives Room 1230.  Third Friday 9 am – 4:30 pm. Carpool leaving Beloit Public Library at 8 a.m. Jefferson, Rock, Walworth Counties – Primary SourcesCourt, Probate, Land Records.  WI ARC Area Research Center – request record from other ARCs  to be delivered to UWW for use that day.

September 8, 2017 – “Adoption for the Forensic Genealogist” 2016 Legacy Webinar by Michael S. Ramage.  Historical & modern adoption laws & methods that may enable you to uncover hidden adoptions, with a real life case study.

October 13, 2017 – “Formatting, Printing and Self-Publishing a Book – Hints and Advice for First-Time Authors”, by Katherine Kemnitz, genealogist.

November 10, 2017 – “Evidence: Guidelines for Evaluating Genealogical Evidence”, Legacy webinar by Linda Woodward Geiger  1 hour 17 min. Determine if research you have found about your ancestors is good or bad information Sort out evidence & analyze sources and data.

December 8, 2017 – “Tracking Migration Using the Big 4 U.S. Record Sources”, Legacy webinar by Mary Hill, 1 hour 29 min.  Where to find and how to use census, vital, land & probate records.

Reminisce Beloit! – Oral Local History on-going project.                                                        Ask for a Form or a recording time.

BLOG “statelinegenealogyclub.wordpress.com”, Vicki Ruthe Hahn