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Meetings of the Marshfield Area Genealogy Group are regularly held at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Marshfield Public Library, except August (traditionally our group picnic) and November & December (no meetings.)

Each meeting features a special program planned to inform, educate and entertain members while helping them grow in their family research techniques.
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2018 Meetings 

All meetings start at 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted, in the Felker Family Genealogy and Local History Room at the Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library.

January 25th- "Disaster Planning for Your Genealogy” MAGG member, Vickie Schnitzler will be talking about how you can keep your genealogy safe and steps to take to help safeguard your research.

February 22nd - "A virtual tour of the Wisconsin Area Research Center, UW-Stevens Point.”  Don Schnitzler and MAGG members will share some of their recent finds at the research center with a focus on the naturalization records held in the archives.  

March 22nd - "Challenges of African American Genealogical Research” James Walker, President for the Stevens Point Area Genealogy Society will be talking about researching his family and how historical events had an impact on comprehensive records. 

April 26th - "Historic Marshfield Tax Records” Don Schnitzler will be discussing historic tax records in Marshfield that are available, where to find them and what kind of information you'll find that will be helpful to genealogists.

May 24th - "Preservation of Family Genealogical History to Incorporate Personal Mementos and Multi-media Records" Rhonda Whetstone is a professional genealogist and the featured historical columnist for Gannett News/USA Today in various Central Wisconsin cities, including the Marshfield News Herald. Through her creative side, she has found a way to expand the preservation of family genealogical history to incorporate personal mementos and multi-media records from today which will become the treasures of tomorrow for those who follow in our footsteps. This interesting presentation is sure to revitalize your research and record-keeping in a very unique way." 

June 28th - "Electronic Resources Available Through the National Archives for Genealogical Research"  Don Schnitzler will be sharing that you don't have to travel to the National Archives in Washington D.C. to get many of the records that are stored there. Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

July 26th - MAGG Picnic at Hillside Cemetery, starting at 6:00 p.m. (Backup location in case of rain will be the Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library.)

August 30th - "Pillars for Peace: Charles J. Vopička & The Konopiště Spy." Anna Cookova. will be including in the lecture the importance of getting old articles, letters, and journals translated and ways to help posterity stay connected to those roots. May even throw a bit of Czech language in there and would certainly like to leave a bit of time for questions! Meeting will be at the Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Libray, Felker Local History and Genealogy Room, starting at 6:30 p.m.

September 27th - "Finding the Family of Libby Sharp - Building a Case For Family Relationships Using Indirect and Negative Evidence."   MAGG’s own Jen Witzel, will be sharing her experience in breaking through a brick wall by thinking a little outside the box and using some of the techniques of Indirect and Negative Evidence.  Meeting will be at the Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Libray, Felker Local History and Genealogy Room, starting at 7:00 p.m.

October 25th - "Dearly Departed", A Round-table discussion by members of MAGG on interesting obituaries that they have found during their genealogical research.  They will highlight interesting leads and clues to helping with their research.

November/December - No Meeting