Milwaukee County Genealogical Society
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What's Going On

May 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.
 
TO ALL MEMBERS: WE NEED YOUR HELP!
 
After 2 years of only online meetings, starting in June 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
TECHNICAL ZOOM COORDINATOR,
to help provide a quality hybrid online experience to our in person / online general meetings and classes.
 
Please send MCGS an email at info@milwaukeegenealogy.org 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.
 
Starting November 15th, 2021 the downtown Milwaukee Central Public Library Humanities Room is open Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 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 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, May 21, 2022
 
"Traveling Abroad (or not): Foreign Research and Professional Help"
 
NOT just for Beginners
See the  SYLLABUS for the 2021-2022 session

MCGS REPORTER

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 editor@milwaukeegenealogy.org
 
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 in June 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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National Genealogical Society Member
 
Wisconsin State Genealogical Societies Affiliate

Milwaukee County Genealogical Society, Inc.

Founded July 1935
 
 
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Events
May 20
MCGS Board Meeting
  Thinking about getting involved?    Board Member Officer Elections will be held June 2022.   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 ...

May 20
MCGS Membership Meeting - Curt Witcher
  Curt Witcher   - Using Fort Wayne's Genealogy Center and the Periodical Source Index to Advance Your Research   Curt Witcher, Director of Special Collections at the Allen County Public Library Hear how to benefit from the Genealogy ...

May 21
MCGS Class - Don't Jump to Conclusions: After the Research
  So you've been finding documents, collecting information --- but what does it all mean? Learn how to use the information you find as evidence to support a sound genealogical conclusion.   by Lisa Christopherson   For more information:   ...

June 10
Polish Fest
  For more information at polishfest.org:    

June 24
MCGS Board Meeting
  NOTE: 10:00 AM start time. Library does not open until then.   Thinking about getting involved?    Board Member Officer Elections will be held June 2022.   Be a guest at our board meeting. If you would like to attend, ...