The Sheboygan County Historical Research Center is a highly valuable and unique treasure for our area, efficiently and professionally preserving items of local history which would otherwise be lost, supported solely from donations, and available at no cost to researchers.
Edwin L. Fisher
If you are curious about your family history, country of your ancestors, when your family came to America, or veterans in your family, then our genealogy classes and seminars are for you! Classes are held on Mondays at our facility from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Cost is $15 for members, or $20 for non-members.
February 24, 2018 - Ancestry.com
10:00am at Mead Public Library - Rocca Room
Great for beginners through experts. We'll talk about getting signed up, best ways to search for odd things, use of their cloud based family tree feature and much more.
March 12, 2018 -- Genealogy Work Day
1:00pm at SCHRC
No Charge - Bring Your Problems or just come to work and visit.
April 9, 2018 -- Land Records and Use of Plat Books and City Directories
Use of SCHRC's pre-1900 land records, learning to read legal land descriptions, Use of a variety of plat books and what each type offers, and use of city directories to track people.
May 14, 2018 -- Personal Historian, Telling the Stories of Your People
How to ask questions of relatives, what to ask, who to ask. Crafting dialogue and then choosing what to tell and what not to tell.
September 10, 2018 -- How to Get the Most from Census Records
We'll look at every census from 1790 to 1940, mortality schedules and other census-type records. Each collected different information. We'll deal with abbreviations, misspellings,and everything one can learn from census records.
October 8, 2018 -- Orphanages, Industrial Schools, Asylums and other such resources
These often untouched resources can provide a wealth of information about children and adults who lived in less than stellar circumstances.
November 12, 2018 -- Genealogy Essentials
This class will be a review of best practices in genealogy.
December 10, 2018 -- Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Different Types of Homes
This class will teach a bit of architecture, house and barn styles common to time periods, changes in living patterns and what can be learned about a house or barn from research.