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Past Events 2014 – Bay Area Genealogical Society
Bay Area Genealogical Society

Past Events 2014

Genealogy 101
Brown County Central Library Auditorium 
Saturdays, January 25 – March 15 , 2014
9:10-10:45 am
(Library opens at 9 a.m.)

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.

Date Program Title
Saturday, January 25 Vital Records
Saturday, February 1 Census Records
Saturday, February 8 Newspapers
Saturday, February 15 Land Records
Saturday, February 22 Naturalizations
Saturday, March 1 Court Records
Saturday, March 8 Computer Programs
Satruday, March 15 Computer Databases
  • Bonus programs are sponsored by the Bay Area Genealogical Society
  • Call the Local History & Genealogy Department to reserve your spot: 920.448.5815
  • Sign up for one or all classes: they’re FREE!

Park FREE downtown on Saturday

Visit the Brown County Library’s website for further information:

Bay Area Genealogical Annual Meeting
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Rock Garden
1951 Bond St
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54303-4627

Reservation Deadline: March 14, 2014 

Meal & Sessions Members: $13.00 per person Non-Members: $25.00 per person
Sessions Only Members: Free Non-Members: $12.00 per person

Meal Choice:
A Chicken Princess; chicken breast with sauce and asparagus
B Herb Crusted Haddock

Both entrees come with a garden salad with choice of 2 dressings, baby red potatoes, vegetable blend, dinner rolls, desert, coffee, milk.

 9:30 a.m. Registration 

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Session 1 — Speaker: Jay Fonkert  Genealogical Detours: Solving Problems with Indirect Evidence—Learn how to solve a problem when you can find no direct evidence answering your question. Become an “evidence weaver” and reveal your family’s history.

11:30 a.m. Lunch 

12:45 p.m. Meeting & Elections 

1:00 p.m. Session 2 — Speaker: Jay Fonkert Finding Truth Beyond Family Lore: the Three Hidden Wives of John C. Fawkner—Learn how to test family lore against original records and separate kernels of truth from myth. The key is correlating evidence. A broad search across time and geography yields probate, guardianship, tax and court records that reveal the truth.

2:30 p.m. New Website Demo

Reservation Deadline: March 14, 2014


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Meal Price:$13.00 per member and $25.00 per non-member, includes meal and tip and helps defray cost of speaker and facility.

Make checks payable to B.A.G.S. and mail to:   B.A.G.S. Annual Banquet  PO Box 283  Green Bay, WI 54305