Events

The Society meets the second Mondays of the month February through November at the Barron Senior Center, 12 N. 3rd St., Barron, WI, except where time and place are changed as noted. Meetings are free and open to the public.

June 11 meeting – Note that this is a Tuesday

The group will meet at 6 p.m. at the Perley Cemetery, 1 1/2-2nd Street, Turtle Lake, WI to take photos and document tombstone text. Bring digital cameras, pencils, scrub brushes, pails.

July 8 Meeting

Rosella Amundson will be speaking on the research process and using newspapers for genealogy research. 6:30 hospitality, 7:00 program, Barron Senior Center, 12 N. 3rd St., Barron.

August 12 Meeting

Tammie Schutz, Pioneer Village Museum director, will present information about the Museum, what records they have, and future plans for the Museum.

September 22 Meeting

David Bradford will speak on “So I Tested My DNA; Now What?” at the Barron Senior Center at 2:30 p.m. For our special speaker program there is a charge of $5/person to be paid at the door.

October 14, 2019 meeting

The Blue Hills Genealogical Society announces its October 14 program that features one man’s journey into the world of family history. The meeting starts with hospitality at 6:30 and program at 7:00 p.m. at the Barron Senior Center, 12 N. 3rd St., Barron.  The program is free and open to the public.

The speaker Michael Larson began his family genealogy with just a handful of family names.  In a little over two years, he has gathered over 17,000 names.  Included in that group are important figures in American history, and nobility and royalty from across Europe stretching back over 1000 years. He will discuss his journey of discovery and his methods for using various online sites to research and confirm names of ancestors.

November 11, 2019 meeting

Menomonie Area Research Center director Heather Stecklein will give an overview of the types of county records they hold and how to navigate their newspaper and court record indexes. She will include information about the naturalization records they have for our area and how to remotely find records for your research and then have the ARC scan them and send the copies to you.

 

Winter Recess

The Blue Hills Genealogical Society will recess from Nov. 12, 2019 to Feb. 10, 2020. The Resource Library will be closed during this recess, and no program meetings will be held. For Lookups, contact Lookup Chair Rosella Amundson, pla@charter.net.