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Award-winning author to speak at Hudson March 19

Lyle Wood and Helen Stoltz-Wood will speak at the March 19 meeting of the Hudson Women's Club on her award-winning book on Danish-American genealogy. Submitted photo

The Hudson Women's Club will meet in the River Room at The Phipps Center for the Arts on Tuesday, March 19, beginning at 1 p.m. The program will be presented by Helen Stoltz-Wood, club member, speaking on the topic of "Surround Your People with History."

Her book, "From Denmark to Wisconsin One Family - Two Ships 1641-2011," won the 2012 Genealogy/Family History Book Award of Merit from the Wisconsin Historical Society in conjunction with the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society. The book tells the saga of a Danish-American family from the 17th century in Denmark, through their 19th century immigration to northwestern Wisconsin to the present, primarily in Polk and St. Croix counties.

Stoltz-Wood was born and raised in Polk County as was her husband, Lyle Wood. Stoltz-Wood graduated from Amery High School and holds a Bachelor of Science from the UW-River Falls and a Master of Arts-History from the UW-Eau Claire. Stoltz-Wood and her husband live in St. Croix County, where she is active in several genealogical societies, including the St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society and the St. Croix County Historical Society. She also belongs to societies in Ireland and Canada.

She will also teach the audience how to research their own genealogies.

 Stoltz-Wood will have her book available for sale. The women's club supports historical preservation as part of its mission and would like to invite ladies of the surrounding area to attend the presentation.

The meeting concludes with dessert and coffee.