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Upcoming LWR Events

November 5, 2018 Genealogy Surprises. Genealogy brick walls are usually solved by dedication and hours of research, but sometimes an element of luck will help solve the mystery. Kim Sheintal will talk about some of her personal genealogy surprise discoveries.  Others will be given the opportunity to share their genealogy surprises too.  

December 3, 2018 Brick Wall Help.  This is your opportunity to bring your questions to a group of experts on various topics.  Each table will have a different topic and you can discuss and share your problems and/or expertise with others.  Coordinated by Nancy Johnson.  (Note: Please let Nancy know if you have a specific area of interest or if you are willing to host a table.

January 7, 2019 Immigration.  Unless your ancestors were Native Americans, they were immigrants and as genealogists and family historians, we want to find a record of their arrival.  Our success depends on the time frame and what we already know about our ancestor.  This lecture will put into perspective what records are available and the likelihood of finding an immigration record. Presented by Donna Moughty. 

February 4, 2019 TBD Presented by Susan Well. 

March 4, 2019 DNA. Peggy Jude has been conducting genealogical research for her family and clients for over 40 years. She is a member of the board of the Manatee Genealogical Society and a past board member of the Minnesota Genealogical Society. She is an alumnus of the Institute for Genealogy and History Research (IGHR), the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) and has attended numerous National and Regional Conferences. Presented by Peggy Jude.

April 21, 2019 2018-2019 Wrap-up.  April is the last meeting for the season, and Donna Moughty will present,  Map it Out: Using Maps to Locate your Ancestors.   When you’re trying to figure out which individual of the same name is your ancestor, locations are important and maps can help.  

Club contact is Nancy Johnson (752-9819; - please write “ LWR Genealogy” in the subject line).

Professional assistance: Donna M. Moughty, Website:

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