Speakers Bureau Lecture

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org: What to Expect and What Not to Expect

Saturday, April 20, 2019

9:30 – 10:30 am

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The Wisconsin Historical Society Speakers Bureau offers an exciting opportunity for our historians, curators and authors to visit your community and share the stories of our great state.

Although these two websites contain many collections and tools for genealogists, they both have pros and cons to them that most genealogists don't realize are there. Lori Bessler, Reference Librarian at the Wisconsin Historical Society, will provide descriptions on these pros and cons as well as instruction on other places to go to find more about your ancestors.

Lori Bessler is the genealogy and local history specialist in the Wisconsin Historical Society's Library, Archives and Museum Collections division. She presents a wide variety of talks and workshops for the general public, including "Genealogy: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced," "Using Ancestry.com," "Using FamilySearch.org," "Online Research," "Where to Find Collections Anywhere and Everywhere," and "Immigration Research."


McMillan Memorial Library
490 E Grand Ave
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494