family history services from Mary Wickersham
MW-ancestor.com
Past talks

 
 2017
Using Family Search and Ancestry Websites
  Tuesday January 17 - Family Search 6:30 pm - 8 pm AND
  Tuesday January 24 - Ancestry.com 6:30 pm - 8 pm
 
  St. Louis Park Community Education
  Lenox Community Center, Room 103, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN
 

Give your family history research a boost. Learn how to use FamilySearch.org (free website!) and Ancestry.com (subscription site - available free for use at Hennepin County and other libraries). Each provides some unique services. Discover tried and true search methods to help locate some of those stubborn ancestors, such as young ladies who marry and change their names.

   
  https://slp.thatscommunityed.com/course/adult-enrichment-20 to register.
$15 fee covers both sessions.
   
  Getting the Most out of Ancestry.com
  Saturday March 11 - 10:30AM - noon
 

This class, given for the Irish Genealogical Society International, will be at the Minnesota Genealogical Society Library, Suite 218, 1185 N. Concord, South St. Paul, 55075

$15 for members, $20 for non-members. Walk in on day of class, or register online at: http://www.irishgenealogical.org

   
  Think Inside the Box
  Tuesday May 23, 6:30 pm - 8 pm
  St. Louis Park Community Education
  Lenox Community Center, Room 103, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN
 

Learn how to identify the type of database you're using for your family history research, and how to search it most effectively. Fee to be announced.

   
   
 
 2016
Tuesday, February 23
Family History: Research Your Family Tree!
St. Louis Park Community Education
Lenox Community Center, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN
  On behalf of the St. Louis Park Historical Society.
Registration and payment required through St. Louis Park Community Education. Details to be added later.
     
 
 2015
 
 
Saturday, November 21
Family History: Research Your Family Tree!
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Amery Area Public Library, Amery, Wisconsin

Topics on Family History: Online Databases
Saturday, November 14
Topics on Family History: Online Databases  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Gale Family Library, Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN

MGS/Minnesota Historical Society Class

The availability of family history information on the internet continues to grow quickly. Learn techniques for finding online databases, and creative ways to use the search tools to find results.

The class is taught by Mary Wickersham, a long-time member of MGS, MNHS and IGSI. Past director of MGS; past President of IGSI and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She has over 10 years’ experience as a professional genealogist and lecturer. Her background is in software and websites.

Cost: $32 ($28 MGS and MHS members).
To register: Get tickets online (MHS) or call MHS at 651-259-3015.

Sunday, October 25 Hennepin County Library Brooklyn Park
Researching Off-Line

Saturday, September 26, 2015 Hennepin County Westonka Library
Researching Off-Line

Saturday, July 11, 2015 Mary (past IGSI president), with Ann Eccles (past IGSI president): Irish Genealogical Society International, 1185 N. Concord, South St. Paul
Preparing for an Irish Research Trip

Saturday, June 13, 2015 Irish Genealogical Society International, 1185 N. Concord, South St. Paul
Using FindMyPast

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Minnesota Territorial Pioneers, Annual Meeting, St. Paul

Saturday, April 11, 2015
St. Louis Park Historical Society, 3456 Dakota Ave., Suite C., St. Louis Park, MN
Research Your Family Tree!

 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014 Wayzata Library
Researching Off-Line

Saturday, November 1, 2014 Hennepin County Library's Family History Fair, Minneapolis Central Library, Minneapolis, MN
Explore Ancestry.com

Tuesday, October 27, 2014 Hopkins Library, Hopkins, MN
Researching Off-Line

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Rockford Road Library, Crystal, MN.
Explore Ancestry.com

Friday, October 3, 2014 Minnesota Genealogical Society's North Star Conference
Explore Ancestry.com

Monday, September 8, 2014 Rogers Library, 21300 John Milless Dr., Rogers
Explore Ancestry.com

 2012
November, 2012
Hennepin County Libraries: Minneapolis Public Library Family History Day
Finding First Communities in the U.S. - Where Your Family Settled
June, 2012
Waukesha Area Genealogical Society, Waukesha, WI
Irish Genealogy
Sept., 2012
Olmsted County Genealogical Society, Rochester, MN
Irish Genealogy
 2011
Nov., 2011
Hennepin County Libraries: Minneapolis Public Library Family History Day
How to Find Genealogy Sotware for Your Family Tree
Sept., 2011
St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society
Oct., 2011
Brookings Area Genealogical Society, Brookings, SD
Irish Genealogy
May, 2011
Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN
Using Your Browser for Genealogy

Feb., 2011
Irish Genealogical Society, International, South St. Paul, MN
 2010
Fall, 2010
Minnesota Genealogical Society
Internet Technology for Genealogy (co-instructor with Tom Rice)

Aug, 2010
Iowa Genealogical Society
Irish Genealogy (4 lectures)
 2009
Oct, 2009
St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society (River Falls, WI)
Thinking INSIDE the Box - Creative Database Searches
 2006
Apr, 2006
Good Shepherd Church, Minneapolis
Getting Started in Genealogy