Genealogical Research Society
The GRSEC is a non-profit, education society dedicated to the preservation of genealogy and genealogical sources in the Eau Claire area. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month from September through May in the Chippewa Valley Museum in Carson Park, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Meetings begin at 10:00 AM, with informal help and coffee being shared by members at 9:30 AM until the start of the meeting. The public is invited.
Sawdust City Roots is published by the GRSEC for the use of all society members, five times a year: September/October; November/December; January/February; March/April; and May. The GRSEC does not meet during the summer months (June through August). The membership year runs May 1st through April 30th. Membership fee is $10.00 per year, beginning May 1st.
C/O Chippewa Valley Museum
PO Box 1204
Eau Claire WI 54702-1204
Brunswick Cemetery, Town of Brunswick, Eau Claire County, WI
Nelson Cooley, a farmer, donated four acres of land for the cemetery.
The cemetery was recorded at the Eau Claire County Court House by A.M. Anderson, Register of Deeds, on July 25, 1865. The first burials were in that same year.
On Memorial Day, May 30, 1924, the Brunswick Cemetery Association was organized and the first Board of Trustees was elected.
There is also the Brunswick Cemetery Club. This was organized as a means of raising funds for the cemetery. Pot luck lunches were held, with each participant bringing a dish to pass and donating money for lunch, which was then given to the cemetery. They also sold dishcloths to raise money.
The tradition of the Cemetery Club still continues, with the
potluck and lunch donation.
A columbarium was added in the fall of 2011.
(submitted by Martin Tullar, president of the
Brunswick Cemetery Board)