Learning about our immigrant ancestors is both exciting and complicated. We have two local experts who will speak at our March 14 Find Your Ancestors program. Paul West, an officer of the Little Chute Historical Society, will describe his methods in researching his Dutch ancestors and suggest ways you can find yours.
If you’ve ever wondered how land descriptions work or how to read a deed, our next Find Your Ancestors program is for you. Randy Bixby, Land Records Archivist at the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands will be our featured speaker. She will explain how early land records worked—land patents, deeds, plats and more. An experienced genealogist, Randy knows how to make the conn
Christina Baker Kline’s book Orphan Train is this year’s Fox Cities Reads title. Each year a book is selected by a committee of public libraries and the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley to be read and discussed by members of the community. The goals are to promote literacy and build a sense of community through activities, author visits and related programs.
Our newly updated booklist Genealogical Resources gives lists of titles which will help you get started on finding your family. They are arranged by category or topic, including Census & Vital Records, Church & Cemetery Records, Local Hi