Genealogy Program at Crossroads

The Door County Historical Society will present “Finding Your Roots,” a special program about genealogy, on Sunday, July 19 at Crossroads at Big Creek. There are two sessions being held for the program at 2 and 3 pm.

Presenters of the program will be Nan and Jerry Krause as well as Dianne LaViolette, who is a relative of the Warren family. The Warrens built their cabin in the Clay Banks area of the peninsula in 1877 after a brief stint serving as keepers at the Cana Island Lighthouse. The cabin later served as a home for a succession of Warren family members and their families, and is now on display at the Historical Village at Crossroads.

In researching the story of the Warrens, members of the Door County Historical Society have discovered that this family can trace their roots to the Mayflower, American Revolution, and to both sides of the Civil War.

During the programs presented by the Historical Society, participants will learn the basics of genealogy, using the Warren family as an example. There will be opportunities for participants to ask for tips about beginning their own searches.

For more information about this program, call 920.746.5895.