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


May 1st, 2018- 6:30 pm - Getting Your House to Talk -
Presented by Michael Rehberg, Lead Interpreter of Black Point Estate & Gardens.

This program will reveal how to uncover the stories of your home or other historic building. With a Walworth County slant, we will share where to find resources like property records, city directories, Sandborn maps, plat maps, and historic newspapers on the internet or at physical locations.

Rehberg is a year-round resident of Walworth County with a home on the south shore of Lake Como. He earned his BA and MBA degrees from UW-Madison and earned a Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership from UW-Parkside. He is active in local history, genealogy, and historic preservation groups.


Note: Time and location change for our June meeting!

June 5th, 2018- 6:00 pm - Researching with DNA
(Being held in conjunction with Matheson Memorial Library
at the Community Room at Matheson Library in Elkhorn! )

David A Stumpf, MD, PhD, will give us a presentation and set the stage for options you may wish to pursue.
DNA has three principal roles in genealogy:
   • validating conclusions from historical records,
• connecting with other researchers in your family with new factual information,
   • breaking through brick walls.

July 3rd, 2018 - No Meeting - Enjoy Independence Day!

We hope you will join us at our meetings!



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.

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

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

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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