Mailing Address: P.O. Box 936, Janesville, WI 53547-0936
Library & Archives New Location: 430 N. Jackson St., Janesville, WI
Hours: 9AM-3PM Wed. & Thu. & Noon-3PM Fri. (call ahead)
Phone: (608) 752-5891
Email: Research Inquiries Note: Research fees apply:
- $20 for first hour.; $10/hour thereafter;
- Copy cost: $1/page (members $0.50/pg.)
MAILING ADDRESS: Rock County Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 936, Janesville, WI 53547-0936
NEW LOCATION: The RCGS library and office are located at the newly renovated Charles Tallman Home, 430 N. Jackson St. adjacent to the Tallman House Restoration in Janesville, Wisconsin.
HOURS: The RCGS library and RCHS archive are open to the public from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Wednesdays & Thursdays and Noon to 3 P.M. Fridays. Contact us by phone to confirm we will be open on a particular day or to request special accommodation.
EMAIL: The RCGS webmaster can forward your email questions or requests to the Society Librarian, our staff of researchers, the Society newsletter editor or others.
PHONE NUMBERS: RCGS library at 608-752-5891.
Genetic Genealogy - Basic Introduction to Family Research using DNA
Location: Meet at Helen Jeffris Woods Museum Gallery Room, 426 N. Jackson Street, in Janesville, WI which is two doors south of the Lincoln Tallman Restorations. (Click for map & directions). There is handicapped parking in the rear of the building with additional parking at the Charles Tallman House, 430 North Jackson Street, or across Mineral Point Avenue at the Mercy enclosed parking ramp. There is no charge for parking in the Mercy parking ramp.
Cost and Invitation: Free and Open to the Public.
Program Presenter(s): David Bradford, RCGS board member and officer, manages the Society's web site and has indexed and published a variety of historical reference books, plat maps and atlases for the RCGS. David was was trained in family medicine at UW and speaks to audiences regionally on a variety of technology topics, including tips and tricks for using Google to advance research and genetic (DNA) genealogy. David regularly writes articles and answers research questions in the Society newsletter.
Recent and ongoing advances in DNA testing have expanded opportunities to use your (or a family member's) DNA to advance your genealogical research - and do so has become easy, painless and less expensive over time.
Mr. Bradford will explain the basic underpinnings of DNA testing and explain - in plain English - the best uses, reliability and limitations of genetic genealogy research with real-life examples. Q & A to follow. .