Milwaukee County Genealogical Society

What's Going On

June 2022- Take a look at "What's Going On" to stay in the know.
NEW: June 2022
MCGS Board Member Officers Elections:
All Officer board postions are up for election, but help is especially needed to fill volunteer positions of:
Recording Secretary, and Program Chair.
After 2 years of only online meetings, starting on June 24, 2022, Friday afternoon 1:00pm MCGS monthly general meetings with be held at Milwaukee Central Library 1st floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Room and Online. 
We encourage members to become more involved with MCGS activities.
Help is needed in many different areas. We are looking for a
to help provide a quality hybrid online experience to our in person / online general meetings and classes.
Please send MCGS an email at to inquire more about volunteering to help!


Stories from the Stacks

Stories from the Stacks - Milwaukee Genealogy
Share in the discovery of our roots as Margaret Sandoval (MCGS Recording Secretary, Mexican Fiesta genealogy coordinator) teaches library classes and conducts research in Humanities about her own early Hispanic Milwaukee family with Crypto-Jewish roots.
As of June 2022 the downtown Milwaukee Central Public Library Humanities Room is open Monday and Tuesday from 12 noon to 8 p.m., Wednesday thru Friday from 12 noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Room is for art, humanities, and local history research only including genealogy.
Originally posted at Milwaukee Public Library website. Posted with MPL permission. 
Stories from the Stacks
Sponsored by Milwaukee Public Library Foundation
Additional in-kind support from First Dibbs
Created by First Dibbs 
Directed, Filmed and Edited by Jenny Plevin 
Music and Graphics by Allison Westbrook IV 

Join us at MCGS events!

Join us at MCGS in person and online monthly meetings and online beginner classes!
Join us in MCGS board meetings to plan and organize our events! 
Join MCGS and become a member for website access to the "Members Only" features!

Beginner Genealogy Online Classes

Next Class: Saturday, September 24, 2022
"Getting Started: Organization and Software"
NOT just for Beginners
See the  SYLLABUS for the 2022-2023 session


Article Submission Deadlines
Do you have a genealogy research story to tell or research tips to share? How did you break through that brick wall? Do you have a suggestion for an article topic that you would like to know more about?
Our quarterly newsletter, the MCGS Reporter, not only goes out to our members, we also share it with other Genealogy Societies and Research Libraries in the U.S.
If you would like to submit an article to appear in the MCGS Reporter, please send it for review to the editor at
The submission deadlines are:
February issue - January 1st
May issue - April 1st
August issue - July 1st
November issue - October 1st

Milwaukee Central Public Library - Meeting Room

The Milwaukee Central Public Library is currently open to the public.
After 2 years of only online meetings, starting on June 24, 2022, Friday afternoon 1:00pm MCGS monthly general meetings with be held at Milwaukee Central Library 1st floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Room and Online. 
MCGS classes will continue to be held online via zoom through June 2022. Starting in September 2022, Saturday morning 9:30am MCGS genealogy classes will be held at Central Library and Online.

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July 22
Festa Italiana - CANCELLED for 2022
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July 22
MCGS Board Meeting
  Thinking about getting involved?    Be a guest at our board meeting. If you would like to attend, please ask to be invited to the zoom Board Meeting by sending an email to     ...

July 22
MCGS Membership Meeting - Summer Picnic
  Summer Picnic!   -CELEBRATE our 87th Anniversary of the "Picnic In Ancestral Grove" picnic. While we hope to enjoy our picnic together, along with zoom attendees in their own homes, please attend this meeting, to socialize with your MCGS friends and share some of your ...

July 29
German Fest
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August 6
Black Arts Fest MKE
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