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

All Meetings are 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.
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


2015 Upcoming Events



October 6th - 6:30 pm - The Salem Witch Trials - Sylvia Linton whose ancestor, The Reverend George       
                                 Burroughs, a Puritan minister, hanged for being a witch on August 19, 1692.

October 12th - 6:30 pm - At Matheson Memorial Library - "Getting started with genealogy". In honor of     
                               Family History Month we are presenting a program to open up the rewarding
                           field of genealogy for anyone who would like to begin the search for their
                               ancestors. Members of our society will be on hand to offer help to those who

October 17th - 9:00 am 'til 3::00 pm - The Tri County Family History Fair in Lake Geneva at the           
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 700 N Bloomfield Rd
(located at the corner of Hwy 120 and N. Bloomfield Rd.)
Mark your calendar!!!

November 3rd - 6:30 pm - "The Newberry", Chicago's¬†independent research library since 1887, will be            
                              presented by Mary Quinn. We will also be creating decorations for the WCGS
                   Christmas Tree, which will be displayed at Walworth County Historical
                              Societies' Memorial Hall. We will also present the candidates for the upcoming
Election of Officers for 2016-2017.

 December 1st- 6:30 pm - Annual WCGS Christmas Pot Luck with a Special Guest! WCGS will provide                 
                the entree, you bring a side dish to pass. This will be followed by the
Election of Officers, then - BINGO!


Membership Information and Officers

Our Library


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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.

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