Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society
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.
3 September 2014 - "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.
1 October 2014 - "Do you have New England Ancestors?" This program looks at New England as a whole as well as the six individual states. Examples come from American Ancestors website which is the New England Genealogical & Historical Society paid site, from Ancestry.com, FamilySearch .org, and state archives.
5 November 2014 - "What can I find on New York?" This program will explain the difficulty of researching in New York because vital records can be very late. It will include New York Archives as well as the free newspapers and an explanation of County and Town historians, probate records, land records, naturalization records and some church records. Military records will include the Balloting book which can be seen online.
3 December 2014 - "Annual Christmas Party " This will be our holiday party. Bring a holiday treat, as well as any special holiday traditions, to share.
January 2015 - No Meeting.
4 February 2015 - To be announced.
4 March 2015 - To be announced.
1 April 2015 - To be announced.
6 May 2015 - Election of the 2015-2016 officers will be held.
3 June 2015 - Cemetery Walk. - To be announced.
Each Meeting will have a "Show and Tell" time. Everyone is encouraged to bring information relevant to the topic of the meeting. Each meeting will also include a short presentation by a member on their ancestral homeland.
Note: Entering a name in the search box above will return limited results. HOWEVER, there is a way to search for all occurrences of a name or term within our site. To do so, you need to follow the directions below.
Use the Google search box above.
Copy and paste the following address into the search box replacing "boyer" for the name you wish to search. Make sure there is a space between ~wispags/ and the name or term you are searching.
The above search yields all the pages containing the word "boyer." You can use the modifiers "and" or "or" to get different results.