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Behind the Cheese Curtain: A Look at Wisconsin Genealogy Resources

Behind the Cheese Curtain: A Look at Wisconsin Genealogy Resources

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: Participants will learn the basics of researching their Wisconsin ancestors starting with the early history as part of the Northwest Territory up through the present-day.

Description: While many of our ancestors may have settled in or passed through Wisconsin, finding them and the records left behind is another story. Wisconsin research offers certain challenges and it helps to know the strategies needed to tackle those records. You’ll not only get a quick lesson in Wisconsin history, you’ll also learn about special record sets and resources unique to the Badger State.

Audience Level: Beginner

Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen; internet connection

Content: 8 page handout

Outline

  • A Badger’s Approach to Wisconsin Genealogy
  • A Brief Wisconsin History Lesson
  • 10 Resources You Should Know
  • The Genealogy Badger’s Secret Burrow
  • Wisconsin Research Strategies, Tips and Tricks
  • Resource List

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