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Save the Date
19th MCGS Biennial Workshop is scheduled for April 18, 2015
More information will be published in the next issue of The Reporter, but here's a sneak peek at some of the Speakers and Sessions you'll enjoy:
*Wisconsin State Historical Society on Family Search.org
*Chicago regional office of the National Archives
In the first hour the topics covered include:
*Population and Immigration Records
*Records Relating to Native American, African Americans, Merchant
Seamen and Government Employees
*Land Claims, Passport Records, Court Records and other
In the second hour we'll cover court records. The vast majority of Archive Record holdings pertains to Federal Court Records and the presentation covers:
*What court records are held at the Archives?
*What types of cases can be found?
*What kind of information can be found in each type of court case?
*How to locate the court records you need.
To volunteer contact Ken Skare.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Rare Book Room
Bob Rettammel, a professional genealogist will
discuss his involvement in genealogy. When to hire a professional genealogist and what to expect upon hiring one.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Meeting Room 1
Dawn McCarthy from the Milwaukee Soldiers' Home.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Meeting Room 1
Bobby Tanzilo, local author, whose books include: Hidden History of Milwaukee, The Milwaukee Police Station Bomb of 1917, Historic Milwaukee Public Schoolhouses and three books in Italian that are related to emigration/immigration.
"Beginner" Genealogy Classes
Not Just For Beginners!
Join the volunteers of your Milwaukee County Genealogical Society, with the support and cooperation of the Milwaukee County Public Library and
the fantastic librarians of the Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Room at the Central Library, and take a fresh look at your old habits by signing up for the MCGS Genealogy Classes.
With sessions held one Saturday each month from September through June, on the day after our General Membership meetings, taking the classes is a wonderful way to reinvigorate your research, to look at old habits with new eyes and possibly meet new “cousins” (which happens more often than you might think!). Many of us have taken the Beginner Classes more than once, and thereby gained more than a refresher, we’ve
gained new perspectives and new friends. And your insights may help someone else, newbie or veteran. We all learned from someone else, and such communal “learning by sharing” is the warm heart of genealogy.
More details? Beginner Genealogical Classes