Events

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

Upcoming events

    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (chapel), 4505 Regent St., Madison, Wisconsin
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    What’s Been Done:
    Using Someone Else’s Genealogy Research

    Presented by: Thomas MacEntee


    Whether you are new to genealogy or you’ve been working on your family history for years, incorporating the research of others can always be tricky. Here’s how to develop a proven strategy to benefit from the work of other genealogists.

    Many of us as genealogists have inherited research from a relative and we are not always sure whether the content is reliable. What’s the best way to incorporate the research of others into your own research without leading to dead ends, road blocks and unnecessary detours?

    Here’s a road map on the best way to handle “outside research” and benefit from it as you combine the content with your own research:

    • The “Outside Research” Problem
    • Inherited Research Action Plan
    • Evaluating Research Content: A Step-by-Step Approach
    • Working with Other Researchers
    • Tips and Tricks for Incorporating Research
    • Resource List

    Thomas MacEntee is the driving force between High-Definition Genealogy whose goal is to help companies, non-profits and individual “focus” on family history.  Thomas has been involved with genealogy and family history for close to 20 years and for the past two years has dedicated himself professionally to various aspects of the genealogy industry.

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Past events

14 Oct 2017 Strategies for World War I Era Genealogy
09 Sep 2017 Commission Records
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 findagrave.com
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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