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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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; (Feb & Mar meetings are at 1:00 pm)

Upcoming Events


April 4, 2023 at 6:00 PM in the Community Center
at Matheson Memorial Library in Elkhorn

Hazel Ridge Cemetery is being Resurveyed
Presented by John Grunyon, President of Hazel Ridge Cemetery

John will tell us what he and his committee are undertaking in order to clear up
the confusing layouts in our cemetery book.
He will also explain the history of the creation of Hazel Ridge,
and tell us the story of the "Culvert Girl"


May 2, 2023 at 6:00 PM in the Community Center
at Matheson Memorial Library in Elkhorn

The Story of John Deere
Impersonation by Ed O'Brien

A blacksmith who invented the first self scouring plow in 1837 and who's company became one of the most prominent manufacturer of farm and home user tractors will be presented.


June 6, 2023 at 6:00 PM in the Community Center
at Matheson Memorial Library in Elkhorn

Telling your family's story
Presented by Judy Rockwell, Vice President of WCGS

Your stories are as important to your family as are your ancestors' tales. Judy will share more resources and tools to help you tell your own story.
You can try some writing exercises and share with us if you wish.
One of the exercises will be writing about a photo, so everyone is asked to bring a photo or momento that has special meaning for them.
Hearing other's stories can often trigger more memories and ideas for your own stories.
Pencils and paper will be provided, or you may bring your own. This will be great fun!


July 4 , 2023

WCGS Has not scheduled a meeting this month so that our attendees may celebrate the founding of our
country with their families!

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.
Please sign in when you visit

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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