Milwaukee County Genealogical Society

Area Research Groups

 

 
 
If you are interested in doing Mexican and Mexican-American genealogy research and would like to share resources and discuss problems, then maybe you would like to participate in a Mexican Area Research Group. Free classes are held in the spring focusing on Mexican and Mexican American genealogy and web sites. The classes are held at the Mexican Fiesta Office and the Milwaukee Public Library.
 
If you are interested or have any questions, please contact MCGS member Margaret Sandoval Skare.  
 
Helpful links for Mexican genealogy can be found on MCGS site at: Links: Ethnic - Hispanic
 
In addition to our classes, we provide a display on Mexican Genealogy at Mexican Festa, at the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee. 
 
 
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 9am-4pm - MCGS Biennial Workshop - Best Western Plus Milwaukee Airport Hotel:
 
Margaret Skare will have an Exhibitor Table at this workshop on Mexican genealogy.
 
 
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 1pm - MCGS meeting - Milwaukee Central Public Library: 
 
Margaret Skare, speaker on the Irish/Mexican Connection in the Mexican American War  
 
Irish and German immigrants and freed African slaves deserted the United States Army to fight with the Mexican military in the St. Patrick's Brigade or El Batallion de los San Patricios. Margaret Skare, MCGS Board member, will talk about this unique connection between the Irish and Mexican communities.
 

 
 
 
 
Also known as "Pursuing Our Italian Names Together", Chapter 22, (P.O.I.N.T.), also known as the Italian Community Center Italian Family History Club.
Our WEBSITE. The website includes the surname list, calendar of meetings and the most recent meeting minutes.
 
Pursuing Our Italian Names Together, Chapter 22, The Italian Area Interest Group, has set its calendar for 2016. The meetings will take place at the Italian Community Center, 631 E Chicago Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Saturdays, starting at 10:00 a.m. and concluding with the formal meeting at noon. 
 
Our 2017 schedule:
 
April 8, 2017
 
August 26, 2107
 
November 4, 2017
 
We welcome anyone with an interest in Italian family history. Please feel free to bring guests.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact George Koleas or by calling (262) 251-7216 after 7:00 p.m.
 
In addition to our meetings, we provide a display on Italian Genealogy at Festa Italiana, at the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee. Each year Festa Italiana features a different region in Italy.
 
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 1pm - MCGS meeting at Milwaukee Central Public Library :
 
George Koleas, speaker - Italian Immigration
 

 
 
If you are interested in doing Czech-Slovak genealogy research and would like to share resources, discuss problems and learn how to access online records from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, then maybe you would like to participate in the Czech-Slovak Area Research Group. 
 
Also known as Czech/Slovak Genealogy Interest Group.
The Sokol/Sokolice website also includes the calendar of our research group meetings and other Czech/Slovak activities in the Milwaukee area.
 
Please contact: Susan Chapman; or Harold Kralik with any questions regarding your research and we will try to assist you with your research.
 
Our 2017 schedule:
 
Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 12:00 - 4:00 at Cudahy Public Library, Ladish Room, 3500 Library Ave.
 
Czech/Slovak Genealogy Research Group: the fall of 2016 meetings took take place at the Cudahy Public Library, Ladish Room, 3500 Library Ave., Cudahy, Wisconsin. Located 1 block west of Packard Ave., and 2 blocks south of Layton Ave. (Previous meetings since 2014 had been held at the New Berlin Public Library and the Norway House on Oklahoma Ave.)
 
Bring your research problems and notes and let us know if there is some topic of special interest that you would like to see a presentation on.
 
We welcome anyone with an interest in Czech-Slovak family history. Beginner researchers are welcome. Experienced researchers are available to assist with research. TRANSLATORS are always welcome and appreciated, to help translate old records/documents. Old records from the Czech Republic can be in Czech, German and Latin. Old records from Slovakia can be in Slovak, Hungarian and Latin. Please feel free to bring guests.
 
If you are interested, please contact MCGS member Susan Chapman; or Harold Kralik.
 
Helpful links for Czech-Slovak genealogy can be found on MCGS site at: Links:  Ethnic - Czech / Slovak
 
More helpful links for reading those records in German script can be found on MCGS site at: Links: Ethnic - German
 
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 1pm - MCGS meeting at Milwaukee Central Public Library:
 
Susan Chapman, speaker - Czech Immigration
 
 
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 9am-4pm - MCGS Biennial Workshop - Best Western Plus Milwaukee Airport Hotel:
 
Susan Chapman will have an Exhibitor Table at this workshop on Czech genealogy.