Northern Waters Genealogical Society

The Northern Waters Genealogical Society is a diverse group of people interested in their family history, those just beginning genealogy research and more experienced family historians.  It meets monthly for a brief business meeting followed by a genealogical program designed to help members and guests research family records and document their family histories.

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month from 2:00 - 4:00 pm (October through March) and from 6:00 - 8:00 pm (April through September).  Meetings rotate between the Boulder Junction Community Center, Presque Isle Community Center, Manitowish Waters Community Center and Zoom.


2021 Program Schedule

Meetings are subject to change due to weather.  Please check with the meeting location if weather is inclement

Date Time Location Topic
03/02/2021 2-4 PM Zoom  

“The Germanic French: Researching Alsatian and Lorrainian Families” speaker John Coletta, via prerecorded webinar.


04/04/2021 6-8 PM Zoom  

“Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate, and all my Genealogy Stuff” Jackie Carattini


05/04/2021 6-8 PM Boulder Junction Community Center or Zoom  

“Was Great Grandma Really Native American? An Introduction to Native American Genealogical Research” speaker Janice Lovelace, by prerecorded webinar. Janice will be joining us for questions at the end of the presentation.


06/01/2021 6-8 PM Boulder Junction Community Center or Zoom  

“Yesterday’s News, Today’s History: Using Historic Newspapers for your Genealogy Research” presented by Randi Ramsden


07/06/2021 6-8 PM Boulder Junction Community Center or Zoom  

“Become a Courthouse Detective: How to Search for County Records to Advance Your Family History Research” presented by Joanne Sher


08/03/2021 5:30-7:30 PM Manitowish Waters Lions Pavilion or Zoom  

Annual Members and Guests Picnic



09/07/2021 6-8 PM Boulder Junction Community Center or Zoom “Genealogical Records Found in the Wisconsin regional Archives (ARCS)” by Brad Casselberry
10/05/2021 2-4 PM Boulder Junction Community Center or Zoom  

“Surnames: Their Origins, Meanings and Geographical Locations” presented by Maureen Brady


11/02/2021 2-4 PM Zoom  

“Overlooked Research Resources: A GoldMine to be Discovered” by speaker Ann Staley


12/07/2021 2 - 4 PM Boulder Junction Community Center or Zoom  

“Genealogy Roadshow – What’s Your Story?” presented by NWGS Members


For more Program Information, call Carol at 715-686-7339