Greetings and welcome to the Bay Area Genealogical Society’s website!
Our society was founded in 1975 to educate people in genealogical research techniques and to make historical and genealogical material available to the general public. We locate and compile original materials and acquire donations of genealogical books and materials.
We are pleased to hold several educational sessions throughout the year. If you are interested in learning more about our events, see our calendar page for more information.
Bay Area Genealogical Society 2017 Annual Conference
Saturday March 25, 2017 at Rock Garden / Comfort Suites Green Bay Wisconsin
Alice Hoyt Veen, CG
Alice Hoyt Veen, a sixth-generation Iowan, has been a dedicated family historian for more than thirty years. She is a Board-certified genealogist and a full-time professional researcher and educator. Her business, Prairie Roots Research, specializes in Midwestern and territorial records, with an emphasis on military history and Midwestern connections to American colonial roots.
She serves as a trustee for the BCG Education Fund, an independent non-profit charitable trust, advancing the educational aims of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® by funding learning programs consistent with genealogical standards.
Alice also serves on the Iowa Genealogical Society education committee and writes a regular column for the IGS newsletter. Her website, http://www.prairierootsresearch.com, includes a blog dedicated to Iowa genealogical and historical topics.
Documentation and Citation: Keep Calm and Cite Your Sources
Keeping track of information sources is an important step in the research process, and it’s not as difficult as you might think. Learn the basics for documenting the sources you access for family information. Presentation includes simple, practical examples and step-by-step practice.
Therapy for Troubled Evidence: Resolving Conflicts
Different sources often provide different answers to the same question. If your findings include major inconsistencies or disagreements, it’s time to put your evidence on the analyst’s couch and provide therapeutic intervention for those troubled sources. The presentation discusses strategies for resolving conflicts in evidence and for reaching a “well-reasoned conclusion.”
Go to the Events Tab at the top. Then slide over to the tab Upcoming Events in 2017 for more details….
Every House Has a History: The Genealogy of your House
10 November 2016 “Every House Has a History: The Genealogy of your House” presented by Susan C Fassbender and held in the Brown County Central Library – lower level 515 Pine St Green Bay, Wisconsin from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm.
“If these walls could talk.” We may not be able to make walls talk, but we can get them to whisper a few of their stories in our ears. Learn the process of creating a genealogy of a house, and the fun in telling the story. Presented by Susan Fassbender who will explain searching for land records, how to use Google Earth and more!
Please register by October 31, 2016, if you plan on attending:
Barbara at 920-330-0026
Etched in Stone – Cemeteries: Their Symbols and Customs Presentation
4 October 2016 “Etched in Stone – Cemeteries: Their Symbols and Customs Presentation” presented by Dennis Jacobs and held in the Brown County Central Library – lower level 515 Pine St Green Bay, Wisconsin from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm.
Dennis R Jacobs has been doing cemetery research since he was a teenager. He would ride his bicycle to Holy Cross Cemetery in Bay Settlement and do rubbings with crayons and notebook paper. This love of cemeteries has turned into a hobby, where Dennis now is documenting the graves of Civil War soldiers that gave their lives during the war. He also assists friends and family on to document, photograph and correctly clean gravestones. Dennis is the Senior Vice Commander of Old Abe camp 8 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and the camp is currently working on searching and recording the graves of all the Civil War veterans in Wisconsin, so they can be added to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War national grave database.
Please register by September 30, 2016, if you plan on attending:
Barbara at 920-330-0026