Walworth County Genealogical Society
Walworth County Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 159
Delavan, WI 53115

Contact WCGS: Walworth Genealogy 

An Affiliate member of the
Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

Our Society succeeds through the generosity and participation of our members and through donations from others. To make a tax deductible contribution, click here: Donations
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Our Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, at the Community Centre,
826 E. Geneva St., Delavan, WI, and are at 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Events



Note - The meetings for April and May will be held in Elkhorn!

April 4 2017- 6:30 pm - Treasures of the WCGS Library- with Speakers: WCGS Library Committee: Diana Bird, Judy Rockwell and Marilyn Traver
We will meet in the Mary Bray Room Of Matheson Memorial Library, to discover the newly-reorganized  resources available for state, national and international genealogical research!                       

Note - The May meeting will be held in conjunction with Matheson Memorial Library in the Community Room at Matheson Memorial Library in Elkhorn!

May 2 2017- 6:30 pm - DNA Basics & Understanding Your Ancestry DNA Results       
Speaker: Mary Eberle, owner of DNA Hunters, LLC, and member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and an experienced genetic genealogist. Her presentation includes an overview on using DNA for
family research: the types of DNA, the best companies to use, which relatives to test, and how to
interpret your DNA test results. Mary will emphasize interpreting results from Ancestry DNA.

Note - The June meeting will be held at Anderson Library at the UWW at Whitewater in the
Area Resource Center.

June 6 2017- 6:30 pm - A visit to the ARC- Karen Weston will show us the latest collections and tips available at the Area Resource Center
If you are interested in carpooling call us at 262-723-9150 and leave a message.


Visit our staffed library room any Tuesday from 10:00 until 3:00, (until 7:00 on the third Tuesday)
in the Mary Bray room at the Matheson Memorial Library in Elkhorn.

New - We now have telephone service!
(262) 723-9150

We are also open the third Saturday every month from 10:00 am til 2:00 pm

Mission Statement
The Walworth County Genealogical Society was organized for the purpose of bringing together family researchers who can network together and promote preservation of heirlooms and documents. Our goal is to help others find their ancestors, to educate them about genealogy, to copy cemeteries in the area and to stimulate interest in the county and genealogy.

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Genealogist's Code of Ethics

  1. That I will treat with the greatest care and respect all public records and library books which may be available for my use.
  2. That I will speak with courtesy to all employees of a vital records office, or of a public library, when requesting to see any vital records or library book, and when finished with such record or book, I shall express my thanks to the person attending to my request.
  3. That I will not tear, erase or remove any public record or library book, and will refrain from mutilating, defacing or otherwise destroying any part of such public record or library book.
  4. That when I have finished viewing any public record or library book, I will return it to the proper or designated place.
  5. That I will treat all fellow researchers with the dignity and respect that I wish to receive in return.

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