This page shows upcoming events hosted or co-hosted by the Dane County Area Genealogical Society.

Upcoming events

    • 09 Sep 2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (chapel), 4505 Regent St., Madison, Wisconsin

    Commission Records

    Presented by: Emil Hoelter

    Emil Hoelter, Wisconsin Historical Society Processing Archivist, Library, Archives, and Museum Collections will speak about the Commission records and how they could be useful in genealogical research.

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    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (chapel), 4505 Regent St., Madison, Wisconsin

    Oh no! Grandad's World War I service record burned in a fire. What do I do now?

    Presented by: Richard Pifer, PhD

    Two kinds of knowledge are needed to do genealogical research or write a family history: knowledge of sources and knowledge of context. In the first half of the program, Dr. Pifer will talk about strategies for World War I era genealogy -- what records are available and how to find them. In the second half of the program, he will focus on what life was like during the war, on the home front and in the trenches.

    Rick Pifer is the retired Director of Public Services for the Library-Archives Division of the Wisconsin Historical Society. As an archivist and librarian, he spent 35 years helping genealogists identify and use the records they needed to trace their ancestry. He has taught a wide array of classes and workshops on topics ranging from courthouse research to mapping metes and bounds. As a historian, Dr. Pifer's research interest has always been the Wisconsin home front during the world wars.

    He is the author of A City at War: Milwaukee Labor During World War II (published 2003) and The Great War Comes to Wisconsin: Sacrifice, Patriotism and Free Speech in a Time of Crisis (due out in October 2017).

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Past events

12 Aug 2017 Webinars and On Line Genealogy Websites
08 Jul 2017 Summer Outing
10 Jun 2017 Finding Your German Origin and Old German Script
13 May 2017 There’s a Lot of History in Your Old Recipe Box
08 Apr 2017 Memory Keepers - Stories Our Heirlooms Tell: Stories, Care and Documentation
11 Mar 2017 Secrets of
11 Feb 2017 Digging for Doughboys: World War I Genealogy
14 Jan 2017 Military Records and Other Genealogical Resources in the WHS Archives
10 Dec 2016 Show and Tell
12 Nov 2016 German-American Resources for Genealogists
06 Oct 2016 Family History for Kids
01 Sep 2016 Resources at the Family History Center
09 Jul 2016 DCAGS Visit to the Wisconsin Historical Society Library
02 Jun 2016 Mining Obituaries
05 May 2016 Breaking through the Brickwalls
07 Apr 2016 Finding Connection to the Old Country: Looking for a German Connection & Beyond
03 Mar 2016 Discovering the DAR Website: Ancestors, Descendants, and More
04 Feb 2016 Collections and Services at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library Archives
07 Jan 2016 Writing and Presenting Your Family History
03 Dec 2015 December Member Show & Tell
05 Nov 2015 Preserving our Ancestors' Gravestones
01 Oct 2015 DNA and Genealogy
03 Sep 2015 Future Goals and Function of Our Society
06 Aug 2015 The German Presence in Wisconsin by Professor Mark Louden
11 Jul 2015 July Outing at Livsreise, Norwegian Heritage Center
04 Jun 2015 Dutch Immigration to Wisconsin in the 19th Century by Mary Risseeuw
07 May 2015 Land and Survey Records in the Archives of the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands by Randy Bixby
11 Feb 2015 FGS 2015 - Two Conferences, One Location!
04 Dec 2014 Third Annual Show & Tell Social
06 Nov 2014 Religious Records: More than Hatchings, Matchings & Dispatchings
04 Oct 2012 Introduction to New DCAGS Website / WorldCat
05 Jul 2012 Tour of Wisconsin Veteran's Museum & Ian's Pizza
08 Oct 2011 Dane County Area Genealogical Society Bi-Annual Genealogy Fair

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