2022-2023 Board

President: Jim Walker

Vice-President: Rich Warosh

Secretary: Karla Leppen

Treasurer: Joe Crueger

Newsletter: Sue Goodacre

Website: LuAnn Elsinger

Membership: Carol Gardner

Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society

(Portage County, Wisconsin)

Welcome to the Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society on the web.  This site will provide you with local resources to assist you in searching your family tree in Portage County and the greater Stevens Point area.

The Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society, also known as SPAGS, was founded in 1975.  SPAGS is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering an interest in genealogy, sharing information, collecting, compiling and recording genealogical records of Portage County, and assisting members and others in tracing their local history.

SPAGS meets the first Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise announced, except in January, July and August, at the Portage County Aging & Disability Resource Center (Lincoln Center), 1519 Water Street, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and is open to the public.  Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and include guest speakers on various topics of interest.  For our Calendar of Events, see below. 


Membership in our society includes monthly meetings and a subscription to our quarterly newsletter "Pedigree Pointers".  (View a sample issue.)   Dues for the year are $15.00/single and $20.00/family.  Please send your dues to the Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society ℅ Portage County Library, 1001 Main St., Stevens Point, WI 54481.  Here is a printable membership form.

2022-23 Calendar

7 September 2022 - "Share summer research successes and failures" Have you expanded your family tree? Did you manage to break down any "brick walls" or find new ones?

5 October 2022 - "National Family History Month" Bring to the October 5, 2022, meeting a copy of a photo and/or a related story of your earliest known documented ancestor.
1. How did you learn of this ancestor?
2. What methods did you use to document this ancestor?
3. What oral history about this person has been passed down?
4. Are you left with any unanswered questions?

2 November 2022 - "Stevens Point in the 1950 Census; Insights and Discoveries" - Remote presentation by Scott Norrick, member of Association of Professional Genealogists

7 December 2022 - "Traditional holiday gathering" - to include "Do you know if your parents or grandparents had any role in WW II?" Official U.S. involvement began 80 years ago.

January 2023 - No Meeting

1 February 2023 - "Finding the female ancestors in your family tree" - Video presentation by Genealogist Aimee Cross.

1 March 2023 - "Timelines" - presented by Karla Leppen.

5 April 2023 - TBD

3 May 2023 - "Tour of the Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society's Website" & Election of Officers

7 June 2023 - CEMETERY WALK: Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery, King, Wisconsin led by Andrew Whitman, 6:00 p.m.


Each Meeting will have a "Show and Tell" time.  Everyone is encouraged to bring information relevant to the topic of the meeting.

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