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Meeting Information:


Meetings are announced in the Lakeland Times, FYI, WRJO, and Wisconsin Public Radio.

Our group meets the First Tuesday of each month.

              October thru March, we meet from 3-5 pm.

              April thru September, from 7-9 pm.

We rotate our meetings between 3 locations:  Presque Isle, Manitowish Waters and Boulder Junction.


Upcoming Meetings (all are welcome):

For more program information call Carol Williams at 715-686-7339.
Tuesday Jan 2, 3:00 -5:00 pm Manitowish Waters Community Center

Four Genealogy Giants:,,, and - a comparison of the major genealogy websites, presented by Carol Williams

Tuesday Feb 6, 3:00 - 5:00 pm Boulder Junction Community Center Locating Pennsylvania Vital and Religious Records, presented by Lia Alzo by Webinar
Tuesday March 6, 3:00 -5:00 pm Presque Isle Community Center Finnish Genealogy, presented by Jim Kurtti from Finlandia University
Tuesday April 3, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Boulder Junction Community Center Using City Directories for Genealogy Research and where they can lead you, presented by Tom Doberstein
Tuesday May 1, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Manitowish Waters Community Center

Sharing Your Story- a Panel Discussion with the Story Tellers Among Us, presented by Dick Fields, Bob Bailey, and  Ann Egan

Tuesday June 5, 7:00 -9:00 pm Boulder Junction Community Center Czechoslovakian Genealogy - presented by Steve Szabados
Tuesday July 3, 7:00-9:00 pm Presque Isle Library lower level

Caring for Keepsakes: Top 10 family heirlooms, webinar by Denise Levenick - Preservation and storage tips for the most popular family treasures, from photographs to furniture, from love letters to lockets, from family Bibles to battlefield relics. Learn to identify common hazards such as pests, mold, and acid migration, and how to safely store heirlooms in your home

Thursday, July 5   7:00-9:00 pm Pine Lawn Cemetery - Manitowish Waters Stories beneath the stones- cemetery walk with cosponsor Manitowish Waters Historical Society
Tuesday August 7, 5:30-7:30 pm Manitowish Waters Lions Club Pavilion Annual Picnic
Tuesday September 4, 7:00 - 9:00 Boulder Junction Community Center National Archives Resources at the Chicago Branch-presented by Jane Haldeman-  Records from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin dating from the 1800’s. ; Territorial Papers, Farm records, Naturalization, Military, Taxes, Postal Service, and Court cases
Tuesday October 2, 3:00 -5:00 pm Boulder Junction Community Center

Saving our Stones - Tombstone preservation, presented by Jarrod Roll

Tuesday November 6, 3:00 - 5:00 pm Presque Isle Library lower level The Western Reserve- Migration into the Midwest; Paths taken and Records left behind
Tuesday December 4, 3:00 - 5:00 pm Manitowish Waters Community Center

Show and Tell…a chance to share your new genealogical finds.