Milwaukee County Genealogical Society
 
Welcome to the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Website!
 
We hope that you will find our new website more informative and useful than our previous site. Although we have gone "live" with this new site, we will still be adding new pages and features in the coming weeks. Please check back frequently.
 
Take a look at "What's Going On" to stay in the know.
Check out the latest entry -- a casting call for Ancestry.com users!
 
 
Genealogy Classes
NOT just for Beginners.
Check out the NEW SYLLABUS!
 
For detailed information on our classes, click the "Genealogy Classes" link on the left of this page.
 


 
Holiday Schedule Changes
 
Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, our November membership meeting will be on Friday, November 18th and the Beginning Genealogy class will be on Saturday, November 19th. Both will take place in the Humanities Room on the second floor of the Central Library. There will be no membership meeting in December, but the Beginning Genealogy class will meet (in Community Room 1) on Saturday, December 3rd.


Members Section


If you are a member and have not received your login, password and instructions to access the  "Members only" section, contact Webmaster Lisa Christopherson.
 


An MCGS Exclusive


The Brother/Sister Chart!
 
  
This Pedigree chart is a working "score sheet." It presents a quick  summary of one's knowledge of his/her ancestors and the proof of the information as derived from primary sources. It combines the usual Pedigree chart with features of a Family Group sheet. So, in addition to direct ancestors, all the children can be shown for the first four generations of families. Lines are also given to write source references. Comes with description/instruction sheet; covers seven generations. Check it out in the Store


New in the Forums Section!


As a member of MCGS, you have access to our forums section, where you can post your thoughts/questions on a variety of topics. A brand new forum is "Upcoming Programs" where you can make suggestions for speakers and presentations you'd like to see at our monthly meetings. You can even recommend yourself! We always try to have programs that are interesting and informative for our members and this is one way you can make sure we are meeting our goals.
And while you're on the forum page, take a look at the other topics and contribute. Or, if there doesn't seem to be a forum on the topic you're interested in, let us know and we'll get one set up.
 


  


Events
January 27
January Board Meeting
All those interested are invited to attend. Please let us know if you will be there. Contact Lisa Christopherson, MCGS President

January 27
January Membership Meeting -- George Koleas, Italian Community Center
J

January 28
More Than Just Names: Census Records; Computer Work Opportunities
Census records are one of the major sources of genealogical information and it's important to know how to make the most of this important source. There will also be time to get help with individual and small group genealogical projects. ...

February 24
February Board Meeting
All those interested are invited to attend. Please contact Lisa Christopherson, MCGS President, if you will be there.

February 24
February Membership Meeting -- Susan Mikos, Polish Women's Cultural Club of Milwaukee
Susan Mikos, the author of "Poles in Wisconsin," [Wisconsin Historical Society Press] will speak on Polish immigration to Wisconsin.