Wisconsin State Genealogical Society
Founded in 1939, the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society’s mission is to help people discover the excitement of family history by providing leadership to the Wisconsin genealogical community and supporting them through education, communication, advocacy, and development of research materials. It holds two educational conferences each year, the one-day Fall Seminar and the two-day Gene-A-Rama in the spring. Each features outstanding speakers of national stature, workshops on special subjects and vendors of genealogical publications, supplies and services. The quarterly WSGS Newsletter includes church, Bible, vital and cemetery records, helpful hints, articles on genealogy and a free query section for members. The society also publishes indexes to the application files for its Pioneer and Century Ancestor Certificate programs. The files hold a wide variety of genealogical data, including vital, church, land, naturalization and probate records, obituaries and other data which can be of great value to current researchers.
WSGS is a member of the Wisconsin Council for Local History, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and an organizational life member of the National Genealogical Society.