At our January meeting we will explore: What got you interested in Genealogy? MCGS members are asked to find a piece of ephemera; be it a document, card, newspaper article or ad, photo, or object of some sort, and give us a short narrative of its’ genealogical connection to you. If time permits, more than one item may be shown. The meeting will be through Zoom at 6:00pm. For more information contact us.
Here are a couple of links you might want to explore:
Digital Christmas Cards from the New York Public Library Digital Collection.
All of our MCGS in-person events are canceled until further notice. We will let you know when they resume. We will be having a Zoom meeting January 12th. For more information Contact us.
Consider joining the Manitowoc County Genealogical Society. Check out what we have to offer! Please visit our Membership page for more information.
Happy Holidays from Manitowoc County Genealogical Society!
Some First Thanksgiving Virtual Field Trips https://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/webcast.htm?affiliate_id=21181&clickId=3371874933
The Manitowoc County Genealogical Society “Genealogy Help” at Manitowoc Public Library, “Genealogy Club” at Lester Public Library, Two Rivers, and our Manitowoc County Genealogical Society Meetings are canceled until further notice. This is in response to the COVID-19 virus. We will let you know when those activities will resume. There are benefits to becoming a Manitowoc County Genealogical Society member. See our “Membership” page for more information. Not a member? Have a genealogy question? Maybe we can help you. Contact us.
“AncestryDNA Changes Coming Soon – What I’m Doing” post—Randy Seaver, Genea-Musings Blog 7/16/20 https://www.geneamusings.com/2020/07/ancestrydna-changes-coming-soon-what-im.html
For Some Virtual Genealogy Meetings, Webinars, Workshops and Conferences From Other Societies and Organizations Visit https://conferencekeeper.org/calendar/ and http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/calendar.html
“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
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:
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!
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,
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,
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.
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”.