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

Upcoming events

    • 21 Jul 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • FWSQ, 1824 State Highway 33, Portage, WI
    Fort Winnebago Surgeon’s Quarters Bicentennial
    Saturday, July 21
    9:30am - 4:00pm

    NOTICE: There is NO meeting at the Chapel on July 14th.

    This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Fort Winnebago Surgeon’s Quarters in Portage, WI. The log building was constructed in 1819 and overlooks the site where Louis Joliet and Father Marquette left the Fox River to portage to the Wisconsin River in 1673. It is the oldest building in Wisconsin on its original foundation. The building was used as a home for the Francois LeRoi family for their portage and fur trading businesses.

    DCAGS plans to attend the Bicentennial celebration will be held on Saturday, July 21st from 10am-4pm. Admission is free that day. There will be demonstrations on the Fur Trade, Medicine in the Wisconsin Territory, historic reenactments, blacksmith, bead and trade displays, quilt-turning, flint lock gun demonstrations and 1830 soldiers encampment.

    FWSQ is located at 1824 State Highway 33, Portage, WI. Anyone interested in carpooling/caravaning to Portage can meet at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Regent Street site at 9:30am. There are plans to have lunch at the The Red Apple Restaurant at 1153 E. Main Street, Portage. Otherwise, pack a lunch, since there will be no food vendors on site.
    For more information about the Fort Winnebago Surgeon’s Quarters go to or their Facebook page

Past events

09 Jun 2018 DCAGS June meeting
12 May 2018 SIGs are Coming to DCAGS
14 Apr 2018 DCAGS: History of Photographic Formats
10 Mar 2018 DCAGS: 2018 Czecho/Slovak Centennial
10 Feb 2018 A Morning with Lori Bessler
13 Jan 2018 Research in Norway
09 Dec 2017 DCAGS Show and Tell
11 Nov 2017 What’s Been Done: Using Someone Else’s Genealogy Research
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
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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