I was going to compose a post to tell about an event for Thursday, May 17, but the St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society already has the info put together on its website. We did this a couple years ago and people stayed for three hours with questions. I was able to answer most questions but if I don’t know the answer specifically, I can point you to a place to find the sought-after information.
Won’t you join us in River Falls, Wisconsin at the public library meeting room at 7:00 p.m.? Even if you don’t have a specific question, it’s a time to learn from those that others present. If you live in the Twin Cites area, it’s less than an hour to River Falls. The meeting and parking are free. You might consider joining the society, though!
May 17, 2018—Stump the Genealogist—Open Question and Answer with Professional Genealogist Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA—Bring your questions, especially those that relate to brick wall problems, and ask a professional. Paula should be able to give you direction to take your research to the next level.
Paula Stuart-Warren, Certified Genealogist, is an internationally recognized genealogical educator, researcher, and consultant focusing on unusual resources, manuscripts, methodology, and analyzing records. She specializes in Midwestern research; Native American research; the Works Progress Administration (WPA); railroad records; the fur trade; emigration, immigration, and naturalization records; court records; federal records; Catholic records, and numerous other areas. She spends extensive research time at state archives, historical societies, and at various locations of the National Archives. She is a long-time course coordinator and instructor for SLIG (Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy) and GRIP (Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh) and for Ancestry Academy, and has presented seminars all across the U.S. and in Canada. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of FGS (Federation of Genealogical Societies), of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, and a former officer of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Eight of her foreign born ancestors chose Wisconsin as their first place to settle in the U.S. Of those, five then moved to Minnesota.