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Past Events 2015 – Bay Area Genealogical Society
Bay Area Genealogical Society

Past Events 2015

 22 Sep 2015 “Finding Ancestors: Genealogy and Social Media” presented by Kathleen Laprise and held in the Auditorium of the Brown County Library, 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, WI from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm.  Extra parking may be found in the Pine Street Parking Ram, 4th level.  Learn the importance of social media in genealogical research.  Make it work for you by keeping up to date on what is happening along with learning new tools for researching and organizing your genealogy project.

19 May 2015Finding Ancestors – Genealogical DNA Basics” presented by Kathie Laprise and held in the Auditorium of the Brown County Library, 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, WI from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm. It is open to the public, there is no charge to attend. The topic will cover the history of genealogical DNA, the types of tests, companies who offer testing and web extensions and sites which can provide additional help with the data.

28 Apr 2015Finding Ancestors – Genealogical Resources in the Diocese of Green Bay” presented by Kris Matthies and held in the Auditorium of the Brown County Library, 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, WI from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. It is open to the public, there is no charge to attend. The topic covers what the Diocese of Green Bay offers for genealogical research.

Bay Area Genealogical Annual Meeting
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Rock Garden / Comfort Suites
1951 Bond St
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54303

Reservation Due Date: March 18, 2015

Reservations received by due date will be eligible in the banquet raffle!!!

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
(gluten free please request in advance)

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

9:30 am Registration

10:00 am – 11:30 am Session 1 — Speaker: Stephen Szabados Easy Steps to Organize and Share your Heritage

Simple method of organizing research into readable documents, and cover sources of information that can add some rare treasures to your history to make your history a must read for most of your family.

11:30 am Lunch

12:30 pm Meeting & Elections

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Session 2 — Speaker: Stephen Szabados Polish Immigration: When, Where, Why and How

You will learn some history of Poland and give insight to possible answers to the questions about your ancestors immigration. Hopefully clear-up confusion why your Polish ancestors listed that they were born in other countries on early U.S. documents.

2:30 pm Questions/Book Signing

Reservation Deadline: March 18, 2015


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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

Download Registration form:
2015 Annual Meeting Registration

February 24, 2015  Tuesday “Monuments & Memorials” in Green Bay
5:30 – 6:30 pm Tony Knuppel and Rick Brumlic from Schlaefer Martin Monuments will give a short talk in the in the library auditorium on the lower floor of the Brown County Central Library.

Genealogy 101
Brown County Central Library Auditorium 
Saturdays, January 24 – March 21 , 2015
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 24 Vital Records
Saturday, January 31 Census Records
Saturday, February 7 Newspapers
Saturday, February 14 Land Records
Saturday, February 21 Naturalizations
Saturday, February 28 Court Records
Saturday, March 7 & 14 Computer Programs
Saturday, March 21 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: