2018 Programs for Stateline Genealogy Club @ Beloit Public Library

Updated 1-31-2018

2018 Programs for Stateline Genealogy Club @ Beloit Public Library

605 Eclipse BLVD, Beloit WI                                     

 2nd Fridays of the month 10 a.m. – noon.


January 12 – “Family History for Beginners, & Detective Techniques for Experienced Genealogists”, by Vicki Ruthe Hahn – hands-on & examples.

February 9 – “How to Use FamilySearch.org”, by Nancy Ritter,    Beloit Family History Center

March 9 – “The PaperLess Genealogist, Organize Your Genealogy with Digital Files”, webinar by Denise May Levenick – Archiving Photos & paperwork.

Tuesday March 27 – Bonus Program “Emily’s Story – The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider”, by author Clark Kidder. Books Sold & Signed.                                                7 p.m. BPL Meeting Room.

April 13– Polish Ancestors – Place Names & Websites; 2 FamilySearch.org webinars.

May 11 – “My Genealogy Do-Over; A Year of Learning from Research Mistakes”, webinar by Thomas MacEntee – experienced genealogist re-starts his genealogy research from scratch to include new research practices and methodologies

May 25 – Bonus 4th Friday Tour – Meet at Oakwood Cemetery, 1221 Clary St, Beloit.  9 a.m. – Robert Pokorney, Director

June 8, 2018 “What is the difference between Amish, Quakers, Mennonites, & Hutterites – for my Family Genealogy Search?”  YouTubes explain differences.

June 22- Bonus 4th Friday Tour & Research, WHS Wisconsin Historical Society – Leave So. Beloit IL Van Galder bus station at 8:05? a.m. Arrive 9:20?  – $18.50 on-line. Stacks close 4:30, Library closes 5.

July 13 – “Remembering Frances Willard; an Internationally-renowned Leader in the Temperance & Suffrage Movements, From Janesville WI”, by Elizabeth Martiniak and Julie Orvis

August 10 – “Familysearch Wiki for Nordic Countries”, FamilySearch.org webinar by Liv Anderson – How to best use the wiki for doing Scandinavian Research.

September 14 – “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, etc. Language barriers? Emphasis on England, Ireland, Germany, & Norway.

October 12– “Downtown Rockton Illinois Devastated by Fire on October 31, 1907”, by Steve Balsley

Tues. October 23–Bonus Program “19th century Emigration from Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach”, by Astrid Adler, German author of “Our Ancestors Were German” & “Goodbye Forever – Life Beyond Germany”.  Books Sold & Signed.  6:30 p.m. BPL Meeting Room.

November 9, 2018 – “Genealogy Clues found in Obituaries and Funeral Home Records”, by Jarod Williams

December 14, 2018 – “Laurence Ousley of the Beloit Public Library – Researching and Writing an African-American (or any) Family Life Story”, by Vicki Ruthe Hahn 


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