For those not attending the Beginner Genealogy class, on September 27, 2014, the Burlington, Walworth County and Kenosha County Genealogical Societies will be holding their annual Tri-county Genealogical Regional Family History Fair.
Burlington High School Gym
400 McCanna Parkway-Burlington, WI 53105
Keynote speakers this year will be:There will be two breakout sessions, with a choice of two programs at each. The speakers will be announced:
Rochelle Pennington An award-winning newspaper columnist and bestselling author of ten books. She will speak about her books and hints for writing your own stories.
Russell Horton Reference & Outreach Archivist at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison. He helps researchers ranging from genealogists to professional historians learn about the stories and sacrifices of Wisconsin veterans.
Basic research for Genealogy.
DAR Wisconsin Society Daughters of the American Revolution organization.
Family History Center with what's available at the LDS Churches and how to use the Family Search program.
Save the Date
19th MCGS Biennial Workshop is scheduled for April 18, 2015
Speakers will present: FamilySearch.org by the
Wisconsin State Historical Society. The Chicago office of the Nat'l
Archives will have 2 hours of resource information. Plus an emphasis
on German genealogy will be the main subject for this event.
To volunteer contact Ken Skare.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Rare Book Room
The New MPL Website - Take a Tour. Humanities Librarian, Jennifer Heidel will be showing us how to navigate the recently updated Milwaukee Public Library website. The new site is significantly different from the previous version and this presentation will cover the new features as well as the genealogy resources found on the site.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Meeting Room 1
Gravestone Symbolism Just in time for Halloween, Betty Storey, will give a presentation on the symbolism found in cemeteries.
"Beginner" Genealogy Classes
Not Just For Beginners!
September is just around the corner and as sure as Autumn means Fall color it also heralds the start of
school. But don’t let your kids and grandkids have all the fun — 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.
First class is Saturday, September 26th, 2014
This first class will be held in the Rare Books room and starts at 9:30am.
Registration can been done that morning, however in advance would be
More details? Beginner Genealogical Classes
MCGS Beginners' Class Registration: Ms. Norma Bruss (414) 461-3660