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.
German genealogy is complex and very interesting. We'll learn how to begin, what are the best resources to use, online and otherwise. We'll also learn enough German history to aid in our genealogical search, and we'll develop a good German language cheat sheet to use in reading documents.
Writing a book about your family or your genealogical research can be a major challenge, but it is just the first step in getting your publication out to your family and other interested people. The advent of print on demand and of electronic publishing, also known as eBook publishing, adds options for publishing and distribution of family histories and genealogies. It is important to understand the overall process of traditional publishing to understand the differences with the newer technology.
We will learn about a couple of different affordable options for publishing, learn how to begin, how to structure your book, and much more.
A genealogical DNA test looks at a person's genome at specific locations. Results give information about genealogy or personal ancestry. In general, these tests compare the results of an individual to others from the same lineage or to current and historic ethnic groups. We'll learn about the different tests available, what it can tell us and much more.
This class will focus on a variety of techniques and research strategies that will make you a more successful genealogist.