Milwaukee County Genealogical Society

Updating  February 2024 issue in progress.

REPORTER

ISSN 0740-1531

M.C.G.S. Reporter, is available online in pdf format, in members only section, including current issue and back issues from 1969.


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The submission deadlines are:
February issue - January 1st
May issue - April 1st
August issue - July 1st
November issue - October 1st
 

Volume 55    Number   1   February 2024

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

Letter From The Board  
Calendar of Events: Monthly Programs  
MCGS "Beginner" Genealogy Classes  
Minutes of the MCGS General Meeting of Friday,   
Minutes of the MCGS General Meeting of Friday,   
A Brief Review of the MCGS Program:   
A Brief Review of the MCGS Program:   
   
New MCGS Members  
   
   
   
   
New Materials In the Local History Collections Milwaukee Public Library  
   
Quick Tips  
Upcoming Genealogy Events and Conferences Outside of MCGS  
   
Share the Knowledge  
Membership Form  
MCGS Board Members  
   

 


Volume 54    Number   4   November 2023

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

Letter From The Board 99
Calendar of Events: Monthly Programs 100-101
Ask A Genealogist 101
MCGS "Beginner" Genealogy Classes 102
Save the Date! Salt Lake City 2024 103
A Brief Review of the MCGS Summer Picnic 104-105
MCGS Death Notice/Obituary Project is Now on FamilySearch.org! by Karen Jegen 106
Area Research Groups 107
Mexican Fiesta: WI Hispanic Scholarship Foundation by Margarita Sandoval Skare 108-109
Those Infamous Border Changes: A Crash Course in Polish History by Julie Robers Szczepankiewicz 110-113
New Milwaukee Public Library Material 114
Folk Fair 2023 114
How to Research Historic Properties in Milwaukee by Joy Powers 115-118
How to Access Ancestry at the Public Library 118
Share The Knowledge 119
Upcoming Genealogy Events and Conferences Outside of MCGS 120-121
New MCGS Members 122
Quick Tip 122
Annual Index of the Reporter 123-125
Membership Form 126
MCGS Board Members 127
   

 


Volume 54    Number   3   August 2023

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

Letter From The Board 67
Calendar of Events: Monthly Programs 68-69
MCGS "Beginner" Genealogy Classes 70
Ask A Genealogist - Tippecanoe Library Review 71
MCGS German Fest 2023 in Review 72
A Brief Review of the MCGS Program: Landscape and Spiritual Renewal of the Borderland in Northwest Bohemia 73
Save the Date! Salt Lake City 2024 74
In Memoriam - Lynn Thrasher 74
Grave Marking Ceremony - 2nd Lt. Albert James Sieben 74
Area Research Groups and New MCGS Members 75
A Brief Review of the MCGS Program: Google Workspace for Genealogy Research! 76
A Brief Review of the MCGS Program: Using Alternative Resources to Fill in the Blanks 77
A Brief Review of the MCGS Program: MCGS Membership - DNA Genealogy at a Glance 78
Getting the Most out of Ancestry.com by Genevieve Brandt Kirchman 79-85
Forest Home Cemetery Tours 86
Descendant Community Forms to Reclaim Exhumed Human Remains from Milwaukee County Grounds Cemeteries by Judy Klimt Houston 87
Upcoming Genealogy Events and Conferences Outside of MCGS 88-91
Share The Knowledge 92
Local Ethnic Festivals 2023 93
Quick Tips 93
Membership Form 94
MCGS Board Members 95
   

 


Volume 54    Number   2   May 2023

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Death Notices/Obituary Files FamilySearch.org Project and the History of the Family Files by Susan Chapman 35-36
Calendar of Events and Monthly Meetings 37-38
Minutes of the MCGS General Meeting Friday, January 27, 2023 and Friday, February 24, 2023 39
Area Research Groups and New MCGS Members 40
A Brief Review of the MCGS Program: Genealogy Research Lessons Learned + Awesome Ancestor Discoveries!
41
A Brief Review of the MCGS Program: Using FamilySearch Memories as Your Personal and Family Archive 42
How Wisconsin Lost Land to Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota Before it Became a State by Chris Foran 44-46
MCGS "Beginner" Genealogy Classes 46
Death of A Cemetery by James Moeller 47-49
West Granville Cemetery Tour by James Moeller 47-49
Recent News Regarding Holy Trinity Cemetery by Judy Klimt Houston 51
Wisconsin Historical Society is the Administrator for the Burial Law by Judy Klimt Houston 51
George Yep: World War II Beteran and Milwaukee's First Chinese American Lawyer by Daniel Lee 52-53
Grand Army of the Republic - An Important Part of a Veteran's Life and Genealogy Research by Cindy Freed 54-55
Volunteer Opportunities and Local Ethnic Festivals 2023 56
New Materials In the Local History Collections Milwaukee Public Library 57
Upcoming Genealogy Events and Conferences Outside of MCGS 58-60
Share the Knowledge 61
Membership Form 62
MCGS Board Members 63
   

 


Volume 54    Number   1   February 2023

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

Calendar of Events: Monthly Board Meetings & Membership Meetings/Programs 3-4
MCGS "Beginner" Genealogy Classes Area Research Groups 5
Minutes of the MCGS General Meeting of Friday, October 8, 2022 6
Minutes of the MCGS General Meeting of Friday, November 18, 2022 6
A Brief Review of the MCGS Program: Landscape and Spiritual Renewal of the Borderland in Northwest Bohemia 7
A Brief Review of the MCGS Program: Are Your Ancestors Safe from Burial Disruption in Wisconsin? 8
Area Research Groups 9
New MCGS Members 9
Milwaukee County Vital Records at the Milwaukee Public Library 10
City of Milwaukee Vital Records with images available at Ancestry.com 10
Researching and Obtaining Records at the Milwaukee County Court House Register of Deeds 10-12
The Abbreviated Life of Wolfgang Aschenbrenner by Judy Klimt Houston 13-15
New Materials In the Local History Collections Milwaukee Public Library 16
Der Storchs Aus Hesse Cassel; Milwaukee Wir Werden Blieben - Part 3 by Stephen Storch 17-23
Quick Tips 24
Upcoming Genealogy Events and Conferences Outside of MCGS 25-27
Legacy Family Tree Webinars' 2023 Mexico Research Series 28
Share the Knowledge 29
Membership Form 30
MCGS Board Members 31
   

 


Volume 53    Number   4   November 2022

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

Calendar of Events: Monthly Board Meetings & Membership Meetings/Programs 99-100
MCGS "Beginner" Genealogy Classes Area Research Groups 101
Area Research Groups 102
Minutes of the MCGS General Meeting of Friday, June 24, 2022 103
Minutes of the MCGS General Meeting of Friday, September 23, 2022 104
New MCGS Members 104
A Brief Review of the MCGS Program: Summer Picnic a.k.a. "Picnic in Ancestral Grove" 105
A Brief Review of the MCGS Program: Bring Family History Alive in Bite-Sized Projects 106
Fiesta Fiesta Fiesta by Margarita Sandoval Skare 107-108
Der Storchs Aus Hesse Cassel; Milwaukee Wir Werden Blieben - Part 2 by Stephen Storch 109-114
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) by Diane Piedt 115-117
Share the Knowledge 118-119
Upcoming Genealogy Events and Conferences Outside of MCGS 120-121
New Material In the Local History Collections Milwaukee Public Library 122
Membership Form 123
Annual Index of the Reporter 124-126
MCGS Board Members 127
   

 

 


Volume 53    Number   3   August 2022

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

Letter from the Board 67
Calendar of Events & Monthly Programs 68-71
Area Research Groups 72
Local Ethnic Festivals 72
A Brief Review of the MCGS Program: Genealogy Research at the Library of Congress from Your Home Computer 73
A Brief Review of the MCGS Program: Introduction to the Family History Guide 74
A Brief Review of the MCGS Program: Using Fort Wayne's Genealogy Center and the Periodical Source Index to Advance Your Research 75
A Brief Review of the MCGS Program: Show and Tell 76
Burial Disruptions in Milwaukee County: Help Is Needed to Find Descendants by Judy Houston 77-82
New Materials In the Local History Collections Milwaukee Public Library 83
Quick Tips 83
Der Storchs Aus Hesse Cassel; Milwaukee Wir Werden Blieben by Stephen Storch 84-87
Share the Knowledge 88
In Memoriam 89
New MCGS Members 89
Upcoming Genealogy Events and Conferences Outside of MCGS 90-93
Membership Form 94
MCGS Board Members 95
   

 


Volume 53    Number   2   May 2022

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

Letter from the Board 35
Calendar of Events & Monthly Programs 36-37
Area Research Groups 38
Local Ethnic Festivals 38
Upcoming Genealogy Events and Conferences Outside of MCGS 39-41
A Brief Review of the MCGS Program: Thomas MacEntee by Karen Jegen 42
A Brief Review of the MCGS Program: Patricia Glover-Howare by Karen Jegen 43
Tools of the Trade by John Gurda 44-45
1950 Census Sources at the Milwaukee Public Library by Daniel Lee 46-47
Part 1: Oleson, Olsen, Olson Family Reunion Cemetery Tour by Diane Piedt 48-49
Part 2: Woodlawn Cemetery by Diane Piedt 49
Part 3: (Olson) Relatives in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milwaukee by Diane Piedt 50-51
How to Write a Family Story by Stephen Storch 52-53
Rumsey Maps to be Text-searchable by Judy G. Russell 54-55
Share the Knowledge 56-57
New MCGS Members 57
New Materials In the Local History Collections Milwaukee Public Library 58-59
In Memoriam 60-61
Membership Form 62
MCGS Board Members 63
   

 


 

Volume 53    Number   1   February 2022

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

Letter from the Board 3
Calendar of Events & Monthly Programs 4-5
Area Research Groups 6
Black History is American History by Karen Jegen 7
A Brief Review of the MCGS Program: Bob Rettammel, M.A. by Karen Jegen 8
A Brief Review of the MCGS Program: Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, GGL by Karen Jegen 9
Legacy Family Tree Webinar's 2022 Mexican Research Series 10
Milwaukee Finds Its Original City Flag by Jeramey Jannene, UrbanMilwaukee.com 11-12
The Znader Brothers in Milwaukee by Nancy I. Z. Reese 13-15
1950 Census Release by Victoria Macchi, National Archives News 16-17
Legacy Family Tree Webinars 18-19
Share the Knowledge 20-21
Quick Tips 21
Visit Your Local Family History Centery by Bob Heck 22-23
Citing Sources Without Stressing Out by Amy Johnson Crow 24-25
New Materials In the Local History Collections Milwaukee Public Library 26-27
In Memoriam 28
New MCGS Members 29
Membership Form 30
MCGS Board Members 31