Kenosha County Genealogy Society
 

Genealogy is the History of YOU!

How You Can Help . . .

 
1)  Become a Member.  Visit our Membership page to see how.
2)  Join one of our many committees.
3)  Share your historical documents.
4)  Write an article for our Newsletter, no previous experience required.
5)  Volunteer for one of our Society Projects:

One-On-One Genealogy Consultation

As long as you know the basic computer genealogy you can help people research their history at the Southside Public Library during scheduled consultations.  Shadow one of the genealogists until you are comfortable providing assistance to people on your own.

Obituary Project

Clipping all obituaries, marriages, marriage licenses, weddings, engagements, anniversaries, divorces, births, 100 & over birthdays, 5 generations from Kenosha newspaper one day a week for notebook to be given to the Kenosha Library Genealogy section when completed.

To sign up or for more information, contact Judy Uelmen at (262) 764-2630 or [email protected]


Tombstone Project

The Kenosha County Genealogy Society started the tombstone project in 2008 to leave a digital footprint behind to help family historians find their ancestor's headstone before they crumble or deteriorate and become illegible.

We ask that all new volunteers attend one group photo session to be trained.  After training you can continue to come out with our planned group photo sessions, or go with a partner out to the cemetery of your choice and become your own team and work at your own pace.

To sign up or for more information, contact Judy Uelmen at (262) 764-2630 or [email protected]

Committees

Kenosha County Genealogy Society is always looking for volunteers to help with various projects and to serve on committees.  I f you are interested, contact Kathy Nuernberg at [email protected] if you have an interest in chairing one of the following committees:

  • Field Trip Chairman - works with Program Chairman to plan field trips around speaker presentations.

  • Program Chairman - contact speakers for monthly programs and work with Field Trip Chairman to organize day trips around speaker presentations, when appropriate.

  • Calendar Chairman - keep membership up-to-date on society happenings (i.e. Board meetings, one-on-ones, cemetery project, etc).

  • Poster Chairman - design monthly speaker posters to be displayed at libraries, stores, etc. informing public of upcoming monthly topics.