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2015-2016 Board

President: Jim Walker

Vice-President: Pam Anderson

Secretary: Linda Kappell

Treasurer: Tim Zimmerman

Newsletter: Kevin Knitt & Barbara Miller

Website: LuAnn Elsinger

Membership: Carol Gardner

Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society

(Portage County, Wisconsin)

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Welcome to the Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society on the web.  This site will provide you with local resources to assist you in searching your family tree in Portage County and the greater Stevens Point area.

The Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society, also known as SPAGS, was founded in 1975.  SPAGS is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering an interest in genealogy, sharing information, collecting, compiling and recording genealogical records of Portage County, and assisting members and others in tracing their local history.

SPAGS meets the first Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise announced, except in January, July and August, at the Lincoln Center, 1519 Water Street, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and is open to the public.  Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and include guest speakers on various topics of interest.  For our Calendar of Events, see below. 


Membership in our society includes monthly meetings and a subscription to our quarterly newsletter "Pedigree Pointers".  (View a sample issue.)   Dues for the year are $15.00/single and $20.00/family.  Please send your dues to the Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society ℅ Portage County Library, 1001 Main St., Stevens Point, WI 54481.  Here is a printable membership form.

2015-16 Calendar

2 September 2015 - "Welcome back! "A Time to Share." What did you discover about your family this summer? Did you take a trip to your family's homeland? Tell us about your latest genealogical finds. Also, clean out your closet and bring genealogy related items to swap: magazines, books, maps, old newsletters, etc., or to just unload them. Dues are due!  Individual $15 and Family $20.

7 October 2015 - "Luxemburg" A presentation by past President Karla Leppen on her recent homeland visit.

4 November 2015 - "DNA" An aid to modern genealogical research. How can it help? A presentation by Pam Anderson.

2 December 2015 - "Annual Christmas Party " This will be our holiday party. Bring a holiday treat, as well as any special holiday traditions, to share.

January 2016 - No Meeting.

3 February 2016 - Karen Olson Trzebiatowski will share her recent homeland visit to Norway.

2 March 2016 - "Going Through Castle Garden and Ellis Island." What would your ancestor have experienced?

6 April 2016 - "Civil War Research"

4 May 2016 - "Naturalization Records and Process." Presentation by Pam Anderson. Also, election of the 2016-2017 officers will be held. 

1 June 2016 - Cemetery Walk. - 6:00 p.m. - St. Casimir Catholic Church Cemetery, 203 Casimir Road W, Stevens Point (Map). Caretaker Norbert Strojny will lead the walk. Ron DeWitt, a local contractor, may be available to talk about markers and monuments.


Each Meeting will have a "Show and Tell" time.  Everyone is encouraged to bring information relevant to the topic of the meeting.

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