Bay Area Genealogical Society

Military Research, the Resources at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum

 3 March 2016 “Military Research, the Resources at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum” presented by Russell Horton and held in the lower level of the Brown County Library, 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, WI from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
The son and grandson of Army veterans, Russell Horton is the Reference & Outreach Archivist at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. He earned his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and master’s degrees in history and library science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is also the author of an award-winning article, “Unwanted in a White Man’s War: the Civil War Service of the Green Bay Tribes.” Russ began working at the WVM as a graduate student in 2001 and has worn many hats, processing manuscripts and cataloging objects before accepting his current position in 2008. He helps researchers ranging from genealogists to professional historians learn about the stories and sacrifices of Wisconsin veterans.

Please R.S.V.P. by February 29, 2016, if you plan on attending:
Barbara at 920-330-0026

Bay Area Genealogical Society 2016 Annual Conference

Saturday April 2, 2016 at Rock Garden / Comfort Suites Green Bay Wisconsin

Featuring: Paula Stuart-Warren Certified Genealogist®, FMGS, FUGA

Paula Stuart-Warren – professional genealogist specializing in genealogical and historical research, lecturing, consulting, and writing. Her lectures, research, and consultations for individuals, societies, law firms, and Indian tribes seeking records and advice has taken her to many states, courthouses, archives, historical societies, and libraries.

She is the Intermediate Course Coordinator for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh and teaches in other courses at both institutes. She has lectured at National Genealogical Society and Federation of Genealogical Societies conferences, and in many states and Canada on a variety of topics. She enjoys interacting with her audiences, and especially in Wisconsin where many of her ancestors first settled in the U.S.

A former officer of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Past President of the Northland Chapter of APG, and former board member of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, she currently serves on the Board of Directors of FGS. She currently has her own blog at

What Next? Developing Step-by-Step Research Plans
Failure to make a research plan runs the risk of overlooking important clues in the
records we already have and repeating the same research. This session includes hands-on exercises. A research plan is truly not a daunting task.

Research Reports for Ourselves: More than a Research Log
If you hired someone to do research for you, wouldn’t you want to know exactly what they checked? Full reporting to yourself on your research should be the same way.
It’s easier than you think!

Go to the Events Tab at the top. Then slide over to the tab Upcoming Events in 2016 for more details….

Genealogy 101 in 2016

Tracing one’s ancestors is a rewarding opportunity to discover and preserve a family history for generations to come. The Local History Department’s Genealogy 101 series focuses on the best methods of searching a variety of resources that may reveal very interesting or little-known information about a family. These methods apply to genealogical research across the United States.

Brown County Central Library Auditorium
Saturdays January 23 – March 19, 2016
9:10-10:45 am
(Library opens at 9 a.m.)

The annual Genealogy 101 series presents a variety of topics for genealogy research.  call 920-448-5815 to register.

For this weeks topic and further information on this series see our Events page or: