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Meeting Information:


Meetings are announced in the Lakeland Times, FYI, WRJO, and Wisconsin Public Radio. Also, flyers are placed monthly at all three of the participating libraries.


Our group meets the first Tuesday of each month. 

We rotate our meeting location between 3 libraries:


Phone Number:

On the Web at:

Presque Isle Community Library


Frank B. Koller Library in Manitowish Waters


Boulder Junction Library



Upcoming Meetings (all are welcome):

For more program information call Carol Williams at 715-686-7339.


May 2, 7-9 pm

Boulder Junction Community Center

Unraveling the Myths of Castle Garden and Ellis Island: Describes the immigrant experience upon arrival at their port of entry; includes a slide presentation of rarely seen  images of the inside of Ellis Island -Presented by Jerry Paulson



June 3, 7-9pm

Presque Isle Community Center

Come and Get it - a  film on the logging industry in Northern Wisconsin - presented by NWGS member, Tom Jerow; Sponsored by the Heritage Center of Presque Isle and the NWGS.



June 6, 7-9 pm

Boulder Junction Community Center

- Steve Szabados - Beyond the Basics: Hints to solve your Brick Walls  Learn techniques to solve your brick walls; Overcome problems with the spelling of surnames; learn to search in the correct location and review cases that will help unlock the early U.S. census records. Steve reviews various advanced search techniques that he has used to overcome challenges finding those difficult documents. 




July 5,

6:30-8:30 pm

Boulder Junction Cemetery of the Pines

Cemetery Walk - Boulder Junction Cemetery of the Pines-In case of rain the program will be in the Boulder Junction Community Center

Tuesday Aug. 1, 5:30-7:30pm Manitowish Waters Lions Club Pavilion Annual Picnic
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 7-9pm Boulder Junction Community Center

Using Social Security Records for Genealogical Research- Presented by Don Schnitzler

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 3-5pm Boulder Junction Community Center

Susan Fassbender- Using Google Earth in Genealogy Research


Tuesday, Nov. 7, 3-5pm Presque Isle Community Center (lower level) vs Presented by Carol Williams


Tuesday, Dec. 5, 3-5pm Boulder Junction Community Center

Show and Tell. Bring your favorite website, record source and or hints to help fellow researchers.