Sorry to say

“Genealogy Help” with Manitowoc County Genealogical Society volunteers  at Manitowoc Public Library is Canceled until September.

For Genealogy Help visit our “Contact” page. Our “Links” page may also be helpful to you.

Watch for updates for our Next Manitowoc County Genealogical Society Meeting

Ancestry Library Edition access

A friend sent me this announcement from The Abundant Genealogy Newsletter from Thomas MacEntee:

“Ancestry: FREE ACCESS to Ancestry Library Edition! This means if you have a library card from a participating library AND they have online access, you can get Ancestry at home for FREE! “As approved by Ancestry.com, ProQuest will provide public libraries with temporary remote access to Ancestry Library Edition through April 30, 2020. Ancestry will evaluate the need monthly and will adjust the access dates accordingly. Secure, patron authentication on the library’s website must already exist in order to obtain remote access.”  (Complete article at: https://mailchi.mp/abundantgenealogy/covid19-promos?e=274b02bc87 )

For the Manitowoc Calumet MCLS Library System:

1.  Visit: https://mani.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/mcls/?

2.  Click on “My Account” at the top of the screen.
3.  Enter your library card number, and PIN (last four digits of your phone number).

4.  Click on the orange house button, which will take you back to the home page of the catalog.

5. Ancestry.com & Newspaper Archive will then appear in the left-side column.

6.  Or for Manitowoc Public Library go to: www.manitowoclibrary.org/databases  with the following directions for both Ancestry.com & Newspaper Archives.

For Mead Public Library, Sheboygan go to:  https://www.meadpl.org/  and find information  on their scrolling ad, or go to www.meadpl.org/genealogy  .  They also offer remote access to NewspaperArchive.com.

Check your local library website to see if this is available to you.

Hope this brightens your day a bit!

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Cancellations:

The Manitowoc County Genealogical Society is canceling Genealogy Help” at Manitowoc Public Library, the “Genealogy Club”activities at Lester Public Library, Two Rivers, and our Manitowoc County Genealogical Society Meetings until further notice. Wisconsin State 2020 Gene-A-Rama in Manitowoc has also been canceled for this year, all in response to the COVID-19 virus.  We will let you know when our activities will resume.

Please take care & stay safe,

M.C.G.S.  https://manitowoccountygenealogicalsociety.wordpress.com/

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Cancellation Update

The Manitowoc County Genealogical Society is canceling Genealogy Help” at Manitowoc Public Library, the “Genealogy Club” activities at Lester Public Library, Two Rivers, and our Manitowoc County Genealogical Society Meetings until further notice. Wisconsin State 2020 Gene-A-Rama in Manitowoc has also been canceled for this year, all in response to the COVID-19 virus.  We will let you know when our activities will resume.  

Please take care & stay safe,

M.C.G.S.  https://manitowoccountygenealogicalsociety.wordpress.com/

Some Cancellations

Genealogy Help on Tuesdays from 3pm – 5pm at Manitowoc Public Library is Canceled through April 10. 

Genealogy Club at Lester Public Library, Two Rivers is also Canceled through April 10.

W.S.G.S. 2020 Gene-A-Rama is canceled.  To possibly be rescheduled for Manitowoc for 2021.  Please see this page for more information.  

Beyond that date all events are pending.  Events that we have listed in our E-Mails may also be canceled.  Please check with the organization involved.

Bored? Check Out Some of These

1. Ancestry.com FREE access to All Irish Records though March 18  https://www.ancestry.com/cs/stpatricksday

2. MyHeritage.com Irish Record Collection FREE access March 5-22 https://www.geneamusings.com/2020/03/myheritage-announces-free-access-to_5.html  (From Genea-Musing Blog 3/5/20):  

3. Genealogy TV Shows https://www.familytreemagazine.com/premium/must-see-genealogy-tv/  (From FamilyTree Magazine Blog updated Oct. 2019)

4. Some Rootstech 2020 Videos to view for free https://www.rootstech.org/ select “Video Archive” then select “Free Video Archive”. 

Manitowoc County Genealogical Society Meeting 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, Balkansky Room at Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay St., Manitowoc, WI. At this meeting we will be discussing the upcoming Gene-A-Rama event and doing prep work for it. As part of our March meeting we will also be sharing family research and helping others if time permits. We offer Genealogy help on Tuesdays from 3pm – 5pm in the local history area of Manitowoc Public Library.

Genealogy Club at the Lester Public Library, 1001 Adams St., Two Rivers, WI, 10:15am-11:45am select Thursdays.  March 5:  Explore USGenWeb.org .  March 19:  Explore Naturalization Records.  http://www.lesterlibrary.org  > Programs & Classes

February Manitowoc County Genealogical Society Meeting

6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in the Balkansky Room, Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay Street, Manitowoc, WI 54220. Program: “Forensic Genealogy” with Alan Wambold, member Association of Professional Genealogists. The program is free and open to the public. We also offer “Genealogy Help” on Tuesdays from 3pm – 5pm in the local history area of Manitowoc Public Library.

And check out “Genealogy Club” some Thursdays from 10:15am -11:45am at Lester Public Library, Two Rivers, WI http://www.lesterlibrary.org/programs-classes/ > Other Adult Programs

SAVE THE DATE! WSGS Gene-A-Rama Apr. 3 & 4, 2020, Holiday Inn, Manitowoc, WI  More information soon!   www.WSGS.org Join us for a great conference!

Upcoming Manitowoc County Genealogical Society Meeting

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 6pm in the Balkansky Room, Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay St., Manitowoc, WI

We will have a fun program “Share Your Treasures”, where members bring in a treasured family object and tell us its story.  It’s  kind of like Antiques Roadshow but without the appraisal.  The program is free and open to the public.

We also offer “Genealogy Help” on Tuesdays from 3pm – 5pm in the local history area of Manitowoc Public Library.

“Genealogy Club” in the Webster Room, Lester Public Library, 1001 Adams St., Two Rivers, WI.  10:15am-11:45am, some Thursdays starting in January 2020.  (Check their website for dates—to be coming soon.)  Various short programs & time for sharing/helping with genealogy.  www.lesterlibrary.org/programs-classes    920-793-8888

WSGS Gene-A-Rama Apr. 3 & 4, 2020, Holiday Inn, Manitowoc, WI. More information coming soon!   www.WSGS.org Join us for a great conference!

Manitowoc County Genealogical Society Meeting, Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 6:00pm Program: “Finding Those Who Served: Military Genealogy” with Russell Horton of the Wisconsin Veteran’s Museum. The meeting will be in the Balkansky Room, Manitowoc Public Library 707 Quay St., Manitowoc, WI. The Public is welcome.

Russ Horton is the Reference & Outreach Archivist at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, where he helps researchers ranging from genealogists to professional historians learn about the stories of Wisconsin veterans. He will discuss the best methods and resources for researching the veteran in your family tree.