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The Three Lakes, Wisconsin, Genealogical Society was formed to provide meetings and programs of genealogical interest and instruction in genealogical procedures. We also collect, preserve, and disseminate genealogical data found in the Three Lakes-Oneida County area, and/or relative to the people of this area.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON DEC. 9, 2013 !!!
Members attending wish all member snowbirds a

Happy New Year!

Thanks to our wonderful chairpersons, Donna Mather, Nancy and Bob Bailey we had a great time with wonderful food, excellent discussions regarding family memories and genealogies.
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PAST PROGRAMS OF 2013!!!


THREE LAKES SECOND ANNUAL HERITAGE FEST was held Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30, 2013 at the Three Lakes Athletic Field. We participated and offered free “lookup and get started” help for those interested in their heritage through the use of computer available data. Our booth was well attended and appreciated by many.


Irene Farkas,Donna Mather and Lisa Bacon completed another winter 2012 project and added another new heritage swingboard to the Three Lakes Historical Society Museum displays. Be sure to check these swingboards out! - they are truly awesome! Great work ladies. Thank you.


The Find A Grave Committee completed their project in the Fall and set up guidelines for updating/or correcting information as it becomes available.


Future Project 2014: A committee has been formed to index and scan obituaries for the Three Lakes area. More information to follow.

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PAST PROGRAMS OF 2012!!!


ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON DEC. 10, 2012 !!! Everyone attending had a wonderful time due to the wonderful food and decorations by our chairpersons Donna Mather and Nancy and Bob Bailey.

Three Lakes Heritage FestJuly 20 (6-8 PM) and Saturday July 21 Fest held at the Three Lakes High School ball field, parking at high school lot.


2012 Summer Project: Uploading gravesite locations and tombstone photos of interments in the Three Lakes Cemetery to Findagrave.com. Thanks to several volunteers this program is progressing and is expected to be completed by end of Summer.


Be sure to check out our swingboards at the Three Lakes Historical Society Museum which depict the lives of our early inhabitants with pictures and descendant families. Many thanks to Irene Farkas and Donna Mather for their participation in this program last year 2011. More to come eventually!!!!


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PROGRAMS 2011!!!


OUR JANUARY MEETING included a program on “CEMETERY RESEARCHING”

IN FEBRUARY we held our very popular "LOCKIN" AT THE DEMMER LIBRARY.

MARCH meeting included a program DESIGNED TO HELP MEMBERS PREPARE FOR OUR COMING TRIP TO THE WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY IN JUNE.

APRIL's meeting was a work session to prepare material for the GENEALOGICAL CORNER AT THE THREE LAKES HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM, opening in June.

MAY’S meeting included a program "GEDCOM, HOW TO USE IT" using Family Treemaker.

JUNE's meeting will include the same program 'GEDCOM, HOW TO USE IT" using PAF. Additionally some members will be going on our research trip to the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison June 7-9.

JULY'S meeting includes a program "A GUIDE TO USING THE NEW FAMILYSEARCH.ORG"

AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER meetings have programs planned to include genealogical computer tips, but no final schedule as of this date.

OCTOBER's plans include a trip to Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, more to follow.

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PAST ACTIVITIES 2010!!!


Our annual ethnic Christmas Party in December 2010 was especially enjoyed due to the efforts of our Chairpersons Pat Frank and Ann Bruckmoser. Great job ladies! Thank you so much for all the extra finishing touches.

Our CEMETERY WALK 2010 was held on July 10th and along with good weather, it was another successful event. A new Cemetery Walk book was printed in October including all three walks i.e. 2006, 2008 and 2010 and was available for a donation of $10. You may still be able to obtain one by contacting us through this website, or at the Three Lakes Chamber of Commerce. Our walks are so popular there is a great demand for these books and previous editions are all gone.

ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAM JULY 26, 2010 WITH ADAM BARRONE, RESEARCH CENTER/PERSI ACTING SUPERVISOR - OUR SPEAKER.
SUBJECT: "Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center as a Research Destination and a Repository for the Preservation of our Heritage".

Anyone choosing to preserve their own family history gave him a copy of their family book/history in CD form, pdf form or perhaps printed form. Allen County reprinted the material, bound it, applied a cover and kept one book safely on their reference shelves and provided the donor with a bound copy for themselves. Everyone who participated was very pleased with their bound material. What a generous offer and great opportunity!

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We supported the Demmer Library in promoting National Library Week April 13-17th, 2010 with an Ellis Island Display. Not only was the display impressive, but the descriptive movie accompanying the display was very moving. The library has purchased this cd and it is available for loan as well as other books and materials. Check with librarian.

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1881-2006


THREE LAKES, WISCONSIN

"Remembering the Past - Celebrating the Future"

On Saturday morning, July 8th, 2006, in conjunction with the Town of Three Lakes Celebration of its founding in 1881, the Three Lakes Genealogical Society presented a “Cemetery Walk” program designed to provide information on the history and personal life stories of the early settlers and their descendants.

Many of our current residents are descendants of these early pioneers were present to provide details on their early day to day lives. We actually presented 27 re-enactments provided by a fantastic group of descendants and other helpful “actors”.

Awesome, wonderful, terrific, interesting, “must do again” were just a few of the comments heard over and over again as over 250 people attended our “IF TOMBSTONES COULD TALK” CEMETERY WALK.



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--2008--

CELEBRATE HISTORY DAY



And so we did, our second “IF TOMBSTONES COULD TALK” Cemetery Walk was held on July 12, 2008 was another success - with the weather also cooperating. The program actually ran an hour and a half longer than intended due to the crowds who visited us. Attendance exceeded the 250 plus who attended in 2006.

The tour was vidoetaped so many more interesting pictures and family histories will be forthcoming, but for the moment, these are a few of the initial photos taken of our reenactors during this walk. The dvd is available at the library for viewing at the library, but currently may not be taken out.

Emma Karrow Bonack,portrayed by Diane Kliss, desc.

Nancy Brewster, TLGS Member, Tour Guide

Meta Baerenwald Schultz, portrayed by Connie Lyons, desc

Hiram Poler, portrayed by John Roberts, TLGS Member

And free lemonade provided by some great children

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OTHER ACTIVITIES; May 12 and 13, 2008 our group took their third annual research trip to the WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, in Madison. Since classes were still in session the library was open til 9 P.M. which gave us additional time to pursue our ancestors. All who have attended these group research trips consider this to be so very helpful and resourceful and are anxious to return again next Spring. Our next annual research trip was May 12 to 14th, 2009, again to that wonderful resource the WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY LIBRARY, in Madison. Everyone attending was successful in obtaining new information on their families and recommend this experience to all members. We do plan another such trip in May 2010. More details later.

Our October meeting was one of our very popular "Library Lockin" meetings which truly is a "Members Helping Members" meeting with access to all of the library's resources for the evening. Our next lockin will be Saturday Jan. 23rd. 2010 from 2 to 5 PM. We have changed from a night schedule to a day time to accommodate those members who do not wish to drive at night. We don't want any of our members to become a part of the deer herd "history".

Our new project for Fall, the "One on One" program has taken off nicely and so far we have helped six local residents in developing interests in their family history. As a result we picked up two new members so far. If you are unaware of this program just contact the Demmer library at 715/546-3391 or Charlene Roberts at 715/546-2823 and we will set up an appointment for you at the library. The first two hours consultation are FREE - FREE!

Our annual Ethnic Christmas party/meeting will be Monday, December 14th, 2009, at 12:30PM at the Reiter Center. Members are encouraged to bring a spouse or friend, a dish to pass and a family tradition to share with the group. We all enjoy hearing about the old traditions of our varied ancestors.

We are an ambitious and active genealogy society. If you are interested in joining us, or need help with your family research wherever your ancestors came from and live in the Three Lakes area --contact us by email.

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