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.
Operating Year: August 2016 - July 2017
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1606
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1606
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Meeting & Class Location
MCGS Membership Meetings and Classes are held in Community Room 1 near the main entrance of the Milwaukee Central Public Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee. See Events for dates. This room is located right next to the elevator. For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room. 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 2b of the Milwaukee Central Public Library. See Events for scheduled dates.
**Note: If the Milwaukee Public Schools close because of inclement weather, Friday meetings and Saturday classes will be canceled.
Parking - Traffic - Construction
Map your route and know your options to make your meeting or research visit a pleasure! Meetings are held at the Milwaukee Central Public Library Downtown, with convenvient on and off street parking. Metered street parking is available around the library building. Parking is free at metered spaces on Sundays city-wide. Parking is free on Saturdays in specific areas downtown, but may have time limits - always read the posted parking sign to ensure you are in compliance. There is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library. Links to up-to-date information and printable maps on downtown parking and current traffic conditions.
Presenters for Friday MCGS Meetings Wanted
Interested in presenting a genealogy-related topic at a Friday MCGS Meeting? Contact Tom Ehlert
We are always looking for suggestions from Members of what topics they are interested in and suggestions for interesting speakers. This information is saved and passed along to the next Program Coordinator, so even if scheduling can't be accomplished immediately, it is valued input! We are eager to provide speakers that are of interest to all of our diverse Members. If you have heard a good speaker, fun ideas for programs or have some educational topics you would like to hear about, just let us know.