PGS Website Handout
From PGS meeting: 23 Oct 2008
PGS Website -
23 Oct 2008
20+ Years of Preparation-by Sue HOHNEKE, PGS webmaster
PGS WEBSITE = GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH GUIDE OF DOOR COUNTY
For over 20 years the PGS has been working on a “Door County Research Guide” which has never been published. We have researched and gathered information hoping for the day when we could make a “Genealogical Research Guide for Door County” available.
We have produced projects such as the “Door County Place Names Project”, 1910 Federal Door County Census Index and the Door County Pre-1907 Marriage Index, all created to help fulfill our aim to make Genealogical Research in Door County easier. However, it seemed as if our aim of a Research Guide was never to be fulfilled and as time passed some of our information became outdated.
With the creation of our PGS Website on Rootsweb, the day has arrived when our aim of a “Genealogical Research Guide of Door County” has been realized. The reason for having a PGS Website has been made clear by our years of information gathering. It is the media wherewith our long awaited Genealogical Research Guide for this area can be published. Not only can we point people in the right directions for sources, but we can be the source!
Our long years of learning how to create a website, losing our initial site and re-inventing our newest one have been very timely as computers and computer programs have continued to advance to the point where the only barrier facing us is our own short-sightedness. No longer do we need to wait till we have mastered WordPerfect or HTML. Information can be updated overnight!
We need to “push the envelope” to see what we can do with our PGS Website as our “Genealogical Research Guide of Door County”. We all need to contribute though to attain the high standard we would wish our PGS Website to reach.
What are the best things of the best websites we have used for our own research? How can we make our PGS Website be the best and help people the most? These are some of the things I hope we will be able to talk about this evening and incorporate into our PGS Website.
First, we need to understand what we have on our PGS Website so far.
Second, we need to know what is “in the works” already for our PGS Website.
Third, we need to plan for future development.
First: Let’s take a look at what is now on our PGS Website:
ORGANIZATION of the PGS Website:
HOMEPAGE: INDEX to the PGS Website
-PGS E-mail/Mailing Address
-Search Engine for whole site (currently through SiteLevel)
-PGS Mission Statement
-PGS Next Meeting date/time
-LINKS to PGS Page- with links to further PGS Pages:
-Officers: Current Listing of PGS Officers
-Calendar: PGS Meetings times/places, upcoming programs.
-*News: about the PGS Website additions/acquisitions as well as genealogical research news for county, state, and world.
-*Updates: journal of PGS Website changes/updates/additions with links.
-Membership: Invitation to join the PGS
-Link to Membership Application
-Programs: Past PGS Programs for the public in picture and text
-Sample meetings in pictures
-*Newsletters: PGS Newsletter Archive with Index (1989 & 1990 so far)
-*Surnames: Index of Surnames with researcher/e-mail
-E-mails: PGS E-mails received with substantial Door County family info.
-PGS Cemetery Group: up-to-date doings of our newest committee
-PGS 20th Anniversary: D.C. Adv. Newspaper article from June 2007.
-LINK for How-To-Research: 2007 WITW Program Handout page (also on website as PDF File.
-LINKS for Door County Research
-Door County Civil Towns: Map of Door County for the (14) Civil Towns each of which has a Webpage which each include links to:
Maps, Histories, Cemeteries, Churches, Schools, Town Halls, Post Offices, Surnames, Miscellaneous Information and Fire of 1871.
-**Cemeteries: Main Cemeteries Indexes Page on which all Door County Cemeteries are named and have individual webpages of their own.
-Census: PGS 1910 Federal Census Index for Door County Page linking to Abbreviations File and Census Index PDF file.
-Clergy Index: Alpha. Index of Door County Clergy with church affiliation and years of service (in progress-begun Summer of 2008).
-Military: currently includes only Link to the PGS Kewaunee Co. Civil War Vets PDF File Page.
-Naturalizations: Explanation of Citizenship Papers and Link to Green Bay ARC (Area Research Center).
-Newsletter Archive: Currently: PGS Newsletters Scanned as jpgs to PDF files and Index of Surnames (Vol. 1 and 2, 1989 and 1990 so far).
-Newspapers: Newspaper Titles/years of publication, Links to Laurie Room-Door Co. Library where microfilms are located and to D.C. Obituary Index currently on our Website.
-Obituary Index: Sally TREICHEL’s Door County Obituaries Index is being put on our website-currently up to 1899 for the Door County Advocate.
-Surnames: Surname Index created from E-mail Queries and should include membership Surnames (Please fill out form tonight listing Surname and where being researched along with your e-mail address.)
-Treichel D.C. File: Page explaining Sally’s Door County Families File with link to an off-site webpage of explanations with Family History Library (FHL) film numbers.
-Vital Records: No births yet:
-Marriages: Door Co. Pre-1907 Marriage Index Pages (complete-the Alphabetical Index alone was on the PGS Website till Oct 2008)
-Marriage Index: Individual pages for each letter A-W and then X,Y,Z. Find the date and certificate number of the marriage then go to the
-Marriages In Sequence Pages: (originally produced by the PGS in the (7) Marriage Index books): now 14 webpages by year and sequence numbers to find marriage desired listing all persons on the marriage (husband, wife, parents of husband, parents of wife, birth place if listed, marriage date, marriage place, person performing marriage, witnesses) .
-Deaths: Door Co. Pre-1907 Death Index (PDF File)(now up to End of 1897)
-Death Index (Alphabetical): PDF File-searchable at top of the PDF browser heading. Find year and certificate number and then go to the
-Deaths Sequential: PDF File-Go to the year and then certificate number to find all the people listed on the death certificate as well as all information included (i.e. where born, birthdate, where died and when, parents names, spouses names, burial place, cause of death, occupation-all possible on the listing if on the original certificate).
-(NO BIRTHS YET!)
-Laurie Room: Door County Library Page. Explanation of what is available at the Laurie History Room for researchers. More to be added in the future (see PGS Calendar-Jan 2009 Meeting).
-Genealogy Links: Page of links to other websites that are of interest and use for Door County WI Research and for Genealogical Research in general.
-Counter: counts number of visitor hits to our PGS Homepage.
*Link also on HOMEPAGE
** See CEMETERIES on PGS WEBSITE in this handout.
Second: We need to know what is “in the works” already for our PGS Website:
Projects In Progress and what is now available for them on website:
- Door County Pre-1907 Death Index. Up to 1897 at present.
- Door County Obituary Index - Up to 1899 for Door County Advocate at present.
- Door County Cemeteries:
- Bayside Cemetery Index (1970's) - up to the “G’s” at present.
- St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Index:
(2008 Transcription by the PGS Cemetery Group) - Approx. ½ on website
- Zion Lutheran Cemetery by Holly KOHLS online now - pictures to be linked soon on website
- Salem Lutheran Cemetery transcription by Holly KOHLS
- see other CEMETERIES Indexes to be completed below!
-Laurie Room-DCL updated list of what is available-to come: See PGS Calendar for Jan 2009 meeting.
-Surname Index - (See Sheet to fill out this evening!)
-Clergy Index - Jennifer LEVENDUSKY has taken this index project over.
-PGS Newsletter Archives & Index - (only Vol 1 & 2 - 1989 to 1990: complete) We need to continue to scan and index these)
-MAPS-Finish putting cemeteries on town maps!
-CHURCHES-Finish listing those churches whose records have been microfilmed (avail. at FHC’s)
CEMETERIES on PGS Website
BAILEYS HARBOR, TOWN OF - Baileys Harbor Town Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on website yet)
BAILEYS HARBOR, TOWN OF - St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on website yet)
BRUSSELS, TOWN OF - Brussels Town Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on website yet)
EGG HARBOR, TOWN OF - Egg Harbor Town Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on Website yet)
EGG HARBOR, TOWN OF - St. John the Baptist Cemetery #1 (Microfilmed-not on Website yet)
EGG HARBOR, TOWN OF - St. John the Baptist Cemetery #2 (Microfilmed-not on Website yet)
GARDNER, TOWN OF - Tornado (Microfilmed-not on website yet)
GIBRALTAR, TOWN OF - Bethany Lutheran/Ephraim Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on website yet
GIBRALTAR, TOWN OF - Blossomburg Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on website yet)
GIBRALTAR, TOWN OF - Eagle Island/Horseshoe Island Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on website yet)
GIBRALTAR, TOWN OF - Ephraim Moravian Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on website yet)
GIBRALTAR, TOWN OF - Evangelical United Brethren/Fish Creek/Gibraltar Town/Maple Grove/Reinhart Cemetery - (Microfilmed-not on website yet)
GIBRALTAR, TOWN OF - Juddville Town Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on website yet)
GIBRALTAR, TOWN OF - St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on website yet)
GIBRALTAR, TOWN OF - Thorp Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on website yet)
JACKSONPORT, TOWN OF - Church of the Holy Nativity/Christ the King Episcopal Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on website yet)
JACKSONPORT, TOWN OF - St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on website yet)
LIBERTY GROVE, TOWN OF - Liberty Grove Town/Rowley's Bay Cemetery (2008-Doug ARNDT’s Tombstone Project)
LIBERTY GROVE, TOWN OF - Little Sister Cemetery - Sister Bay (2008-Doug ARNDT’s Tombstone Project)
LIBERTY GROVE, TOWN OF - St. Rosalia's Catholic/Sister Bay Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on website yet)
LIBERTY GROVE, TOWN OF - Trinity Lutheran Cemetery-Ellison Bay (Microfilmed-not on website yet)
NASEWAUPEE, TOWN OF - Hainesville /Scandinavian Cemetery (2001)-Only up to “B’s” on website-Sue HAVEL still typing her transcription of 2001 up.
NASEWAUPEE, TOWN OF - Salem Lutheran Cemetery (2000)-Holly KOHLS’-2006-2007 coming soon with pictures.
NASEWAUPEE, TOWN OF - Schumacher/Nasewaupee Town Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on website yet)
NASEWAUPEE, TOWN OF - Weckler/Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on website yet)
SEVASTOPOL, TOWN OF - Bayside Cemetery (Bay Side)- Sturgeon Bay (1973)-incomplete retype to "G's (INCOMPLETE on website)
SEVASTOPOL, TOWN OF - Family Cemetery (abandoned) (Microfilmed-not on website yet)
SEVASTOPOL, TOWN OF - St. John Lutheran Cemetery-Valmy (Microfilmed-not on website yet)
SEVASTOPOL, TOWN OF - Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on website yet)
SEVASTOPOL, TOWN OF - Whitefish Bay Moravian Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on website yet)
STURGEON BAY, TOWN OF - Mount Olive Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on website yet)
STURGEON BAY, TOWN OF - Sturgeon Bay Town/Samuelson Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on website yet)
WASHINGTON, TOWN OF - Rock Island #1 Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on website yet)-More recent transcription done-Sally to get files to us for website)
WASHINGTON, TOWN OF - Rock Island #2 Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on website yet)-More recent transcription done-Sally to get files to us for website)
WASHINGTON, TOWN OF - Rock Island #3 Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on website yet)-More recent transcription done-Sally to get files to us for website)
WASHINGTON, TOWN OF - Washington Island Town Cemetery (Microfilmed-not on website yet)-More recent transcription done-Sally to get files to us for website)
Third: We need to plan for future development of the PGS Website:
FUTURE PGS WEBSITE TO-DO LIST
DOOR COUNTY CIVIL TOWNS-Continuation of gathering information and pictures for each of the (14) Civil Towns:
-Histories for each town/historical articles:
-Glean from the DC Advocate: Centennial Edition-22 Mar 1962
-Microfilm at Laurie Room-DCL
-Ginny HAEN’s town project
-Door County Archives?
-Cemeteries: pictures of each cemetery eventually.
-Get 1970's indexes copied of cemeteries needed so we can retype them
-New transcriptions of cemeteries and pictures of stones for the PGS Cemetery Group-2009!:
-Town of Clay Banks-Clay Banks Town Cem (transcription up-to-date (Dick HITT): some pictures taken Oct 2008 and on website)
-Town of Clay Banks-Tanum Ev. Luth Cem (some pictures taken Oct 2008 and on website)
-Town of Nasewaupee-Hainesville Cem (some pictures taken Oct 2008 and on website)
-Town of Sevastopol-Bayside Cem. (LOOMING IN THE FUTURE BUT NO FEAR!!)
-Churches: pictures of each church when possible:
-Town of Clay Banks-Tanum Ev. Luth. Church on website
-Town of Nasewaupee-Hainesville Luth Church on website
-Archival - (Door County Archives/Door County Historical Museum)
-Town Halls: pictures needed.
-Town of Clay Banks Town Hall on website.
-Schools: Information on names and locations of schools/pictures where possible.
VITAL RECORDS: Door County EARLY BIRTHS-using the PGS Newsletters we could OCR or Retype? Or?
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Research has been done for them by Ginny HAEN-ask her to share.
DOOR COUNTY ARCHIVES: Pictures and list of what is available etc. in the future.
OBITUARIES: Possibly Download as JPGs from newspapers to Link to our OBITUARY INDEX?
CENSUSES: Make page discussing what censuses are available for Door County & area and where to go to find them and what information is available on each one.
MILITARY: Get project Sue Hohneke did from census veteran schedule-does Sally have a copy?
ANY OTHER IDEAS??
If we work together, our PGS Website will continue to grow. Our long-awaited “Genealogical Research Guide for Door County” is a reality that can keep getting better and better!
TIP TO REMEMBER:
When you go for a drive, take your digital camera along and take pictures of CHURCHES, CEMETERIES, SCHOOLS, TOWN HALLS, Etc. For our PGS Website!
Please Send Submissions of Anything for the PGS Website to:
or to our PGS E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOUND AT TOWN OF FORESTVILLE-St. Mary’s Cath. Cem. (OLD) on 11 Oct 2008-HENNESSY Column Stone for Richard and Maria:
“In that happy land
we will meet them
With those loved
and gone before
And again with Joy
we’ll meet them
There where parting
is no more.”