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Change in M.C.G.S. Membership Due Dates

The renewal date for you Membership Dues has changed. Please check your mailing label on the back cover for your “expiration of membership date“ and then check the explanation on page 43.

For your convenience a Membership Form is included on page 44 (on the back of the explanation). Please cut out or photocopy the form and send in your revised membership dues by the end of July.
Thank you.

Upcoming Programs

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Mary Eberle of DNA Hunters will present “Genetic Genealogy: Using DNA for Family Research.” The talk is for people doing traditional family research, those looking for unknown family members or ancestors, and people interested in science. It will provide information on ordering a DNA test, the results you’ll get, and what you can do with those results.

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Milwaukee Mafia .

If you do not receive e-mail alerts from MCGS please contact Lisa Christopherson or Greg Dunlop to update your e-mail address.


Business Owners Missed
on the 1870 Federal Census for Milwaukee Wisconsin

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Meeting & Class Locations

MCGS Membership Meetings and Classes are held in Meeting Room 1 near the main entrance of the Milwaukee Public Library   814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee. See Calendar for dates. This room is located right next to the elevator (from the lower floor which is handicap accessable right off of 8th Street). First time visitors are welcome to the meetings. Membership information is available at all the meetings.

MCGS Board Meetings are currently held in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of the Milwaukee Public Library. See Calendar for scheduled dates.

Beginner Genealogy Classes

Are you interested in starting to research your family tree? Or have you started, but aren't making as much progress as you'd like? Milwaukee County Genealogical Society can help with FREE Beginner Genealogical Classes which starts every September. This link will take you to a page with more specific information on dates and times with links to printable forms.

Parking - Traffic - Construction

Map your route and know your options to make your meeting or research visit a pleasure! Links to up-to-date information and printable maps on downtown parking and current traffic conditions.

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General Information

We try to keep our members' contact information up-to-date, including current e-mail addresses. If you have changed addresses, are unsure if we have yours, or would prefer announcements be sent to a different email address, please forward this information to our Email Database. We use your email address in two ways. First, it allows our Reporter and Membership staff with a means to contact you individually. Second, it provides us with the means to contact our general membership to announce programs, call for volunteers and update you with last minute schedule changes. By using your e-mail contact as a resource, we can keep members up dated quickly while keeping mailing costs down. Reminder postcards are expensive. We welcome your use of email to us to advise us of changes in your current address, phone number and other membership information. The cost for newsletters returned and then resent to new addresses is enormous. Your email addresses are only used in these two ways.

Members only may attend the Area Research Groups and Society scheduled research trips. Pre-registration is required for the Beginner's Classes. Non-members are allowed one free query (which must follow Society guidelines) which will be published in online and in "The Reporter" at the discretion of the editors.

The Society does research for a fee for individuals (refer to Research Requests for details regarding specific information and international requester details). A list of persons for hire will be mailed upon request. When writing for information, include a self addressed stamped envelope and an email address, if you have one.

Mission Statement

The objectives of the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society, Inc. are to collect, exchange and preserve genealogical materials; to inform the general public about genealogy; and to purchase books of genealogical value to be donated to public libraries in the Milwaukee area. Any person who is interested in genealogy may become a member upon payment of dues for the current year. Membership and its benefits shall not be denied because of race, religion, creed, sex or national origin.


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