Bay Area Genealogical Society

Cancelled as of 2020-03-16 Bay Area Genealogical Society 2020 Annual Conference

Saturday April 18, 2019 at Legend’s/Swan Club De Pere Wisconsin

Featured Speaker: Stephen Szabados

Steve Szabados is a genealogy speaker, author, and columnist. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and an MBA from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

He has been researching his ancestors for about nineteen years and has traced ancestors back to 1600s New England and 1730’s in Poland, Germany, Bohemia, and Slovenia. He has given numerous presentations to genealogical groups and libraries in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. His goal is to share his passion for Family History.

He is a member of the Polish Genealogical Society of America and is also a genealogy volunteer at the Arlington Heights Illinois Library. He is the author of over fifteen print books on genealogy that include Basic Genealogy and beyond, Write Your Family History, Finding Grandma’s European Ancestors, Polish Genealogy, Memories of Dziadka, Finding your Czech and Slovak Ancestors, and his most recent book DNA and Genealogy Research: Simplified. He has also published ten eBooks on genealogy. All are must-have books for the beginning genealogist looking for their European heritage. Steve also is the genealogy columnist for the Polish American Journal.

European Immigration to America from 1800 to 1939 When, Where, Why and How.
When did your ancestors immigrate, where did they leave, why did they leave, how did they get here? These are questions we all hope to find the answers. This presentation studies the history of Europe and gives some insights to possible answers to the questions about your ancestors’ immigration. The material will hopefully clear up your confusion of where and why your ancestors left.

Practical Tools to Use with DNA Results in your Genealogy Research DNA testing has become a popular topic among professional genealogists and everyday family researchers. Why should we take a DNA test? How can DNA testing help us with our Genealogical research? If you have brick walls, DNA testing may give you clues to unlock these secrets. Which company offers the best testing results? Can a DNA test help you solve the mysteries hiding in your Genealogy? This program will compare the major companies offering DNA testing and discuss practical tools that are available that should answer some of your questions and make you think about a few more.




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The Edmund Fitzgerald

Wednesday November 6, 2019
presented by Rochelle Pennington
6:00 — 7:30 pm
Location: Kress Family Library, 333 N Broadway, De Pere

No charge, open to the public

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Civil War Dress Attire Demonstration

Tuesday October 1, 2019
presented by Lori Shawhan
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Kress Family Library, 333 N Broadway, De Pere

No charge, open to the public

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The Making of Pioneer Wisconsin: Voices of Early Settlers

Wednesday May 1, 2019
presented by Michael E. Stevens
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Kress Family Library, 333 N Broadway, De Pere

Historian Michael E. Stevens’ new book, The Making of Pioneer Wisconsin: Voices of Early Settlers, provides a unique and intimate glimpse into the lives of these early settlers as they describe what it felt like to be a teenager in a wagon heading west or an isolated young wife living far from her friends and family. Woven together with context provided by these first-person accounts, the book forms a fascinating narrative that deepens our ability to understand and empathize with Wisconsin’s early pioneers

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Bay Area Genealogical Society 2019 Annual Conference

Saturday April 13, 2019 at Rock Garden / Comfort Suites Green Bay Wisconsin

Featured Speaker: Caron Primas Brennan

Caron Primas Brennan loves history, biography, puzzles and a good mystery, which makes her perfectly suited to genealogy research! She has been researching her family history since a 6th grade school project got her interested and using the internet since before it was “cool.” She belongs to several local and regional genealogy groups, is the recording Secretary for the Illinois State Genealogical Society, a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. When not working at her day job, researching her own family tree or making genealogy presentations, Caron may be researching for others or writing for her blog!

Newspapers as Genealogical Resources Learn how to find and use newspapers to find information about your ancestors as well as the times they lived in. Some of the items to be found in newspapers includes: obituaries, marriage and engagement announcements, birth announcements, legal cases, and ship passage information. We will learn how to find newspapers on line, in libraries and archives and cite your sources.

Where Did I Put Great-Grandpa? Organizing for Genealogist Organizing your genealogy information so that you can find what you want when you want it can be a daunting task. Get tips on how to keep records in digital and print-based formats.




 

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Christmas Tree Ship



7 November 2018 (Wednesday) “Christmas Tree Ship”
presented by Rochelle Pennington
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Kress Family Library, 333 N Broadway, De Pere

The 1912 Lake Michigan Shipwreck of the ship hauling Christmas tree’s from Michigan to Chicago.

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Mayflower 101



17 October 2018 (Wednesday) “Mayflower 101”
presented by Dr Bill Hopkins
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Brown County Library, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Greater Society of Mayflower Descendants The Society of Mayflower Descendants of the State of Wisconsin

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Orphan Door St Joseph Orphanage



5 September 2018 (Wednesday) “Orphan Doors” St Joseph Orphanage Green Bay WI
presented by Bea Seidl
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Kress Family Library, 333 N Broadway Ave, De Pere

Bea Seidl, shares her story of living at St Joseph’s Orphanage in Green Bay for eight years of her young life. This is an inspiring, poignant memoir of survival and personal strength.

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The Orphan Trains



3 May 2018 (Thursday) “The Orphan Trains”
presented by Don Youniss
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: De Pere Community Center
600 Grant Street, De Pere, Wisconsin

The Orphan Trains from the East Coast to the Midwest

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