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Save the Date

19th MCGS Biennial Workshop is occuring on Saturday, April 18, 2015

This is Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's 80th year and we hope it will be our best to date.

Click on the Workshop link to the left for the full Workshop Brochure, in PDF form.

To volunteer contact Ken Skare.

Upcoming Programs

Friday, February 27, 2015

Meeting Room 1

Anna Passante, an MCGS member and author of the book From Nojoshing to St. Francis, From Settlement to City -- The Early History of St. Francis (Part 1). She will be giving a presentation about her book and the research she did for it. Book will be available for purchase.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Meeting Room 1

Genevieve Davis, producer and director of the film "Secret Life, Secret Death" (and author of the book of the same name) will show some clips from the film and talk about the true story which inspired both: a young mother who became involved with the Chicago Mob in the '20's and later fell in with criminals in Wisconsin.


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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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