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. Join us! Membership Form
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We are open and will enjoy helping you once again.

Our Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, at the Community Center,
at Matheson Memorial Library, and are at 6:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 6:00 pm - WCGS Monthly Meeting -
Searching your DNA with GEDMATCH - by Martha Hay

Martha will show us how to work with GEDMATCH starting with uploading your raw data and using the various comparison options.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 6:00 pm - WCGS Monthly Meeting -
Why we do genealogy? -
Led by Karen Weston

Everyone is invited to join in a round-robin discussion of just why we research our family histories

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 6:00 pm - WCGS Monthly Meeting -
Tour of new Walworth History Center

The Walworth County Historical Society has moved to their new facility in the former Elkhorn city hall.
The only thing left at the old location is the Webster House (which makes sense).

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 6:00 pm - WCGS Monthly Meeting -
Ice Cream Social and Genealogy Jeopardy -
Led by Karen Weston

Everyone is invited to bring their own toppings and join us in celebrating our annual social event and in playing Karen's creation of Genealogy Jeopardy.

Come and join with the happy group of researchers at our meetings!


Visit our staffed library room any Tuesday from 10:00 until 3:00
in the Mary Bray room at the Matheson Memorial Library in Elkhorn.

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

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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 cemetery data in the area and to stimulate interest in our 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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