History Room News/Events


Free Family History Library Webinars and Classes in March 2017

Treat yourself to a free family history class, or two or three, in March. The world renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced its line-up of free, live webinars and classes for March. Those researching their Irish ancestry will find several webinars of interest. Classes are taught by staff of the Library and begin March 1. Classes offered include: Ask Your United States Research Question, Starting Family Tree-Photos and Documents, Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively, How to Trace England Ancestry Online, Tracing Irish Roman Catholic Ancestry, Finding Ancestry in Ireland Civil Registration Records, Ireland Census and Census Substitutes, The Scots-Irish, Key Websites for Tracing Ancestry in Ireland, Revolutionary War Records, and Scandinavian Feast days and Calendars. A complete list of Webinars being offered is available by contacting Historian Mary Woods at the Black River Falls Public Library-Jackson County History Room, 715-284-4112 #3, or by logging into FamilySearch.org.


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The Story behind the Speltz Studio Negatives

Click here to read the news article by reporter Cassie Colson, Jackson County Chronicle, which tells the story of how Mary Woods, Jackson County History Room Historian, acquired the former Speltz Studio negatives.


 Congratulations 2016 Jackson County Women in History, and a special congratulations to our own
Mary Woods!