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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.

2016-17 Calendar

7 September 2016 - "How to Tell Your Story." Presentation by Pam Anderson
Dues are due!  Individual $15 and Family $20.

5 October 2016 - "Stevens Point Library Genealogy Resources." Presentation by Diane Lang. NOTE: Meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. at the Portage County Public Library, 1001 Main Street Stevens Point, WI 54481, (715) 346-1544.

2 November 2016 - "Poland and Trzebiatowski Reunion." Presentation by Karla Leppen.

7 December 2016 - "Annual Christmas Party." This will be our holiday party. Bring a holiday treat, as well as any special holiday traditions, to share.

January 2017 - No Meeting.

1 February 2017 - "The 3 R's of Cemetery Maintenance." Presentation by Karla Leppen.

1 March 2017 - "Researching African American Ancestry." Presentation by Jim Walker.

5 April 2017 - "Common Mistakes in Genealogy." Presentation by Don Schnitzler

3 May 2017 - "SPAGS Road Show." Also, election of the 2017-2018 officers will be held. 

7 June 2017 - Cemetery Walk.


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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