Milwaukee County Genealogical Society

Beginner Genealogy Classes 2016-2017

 
"Beginners" Genealogy Classes NOT just for Beginners! 
 
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.
 
Join the volunteers of your Milwaukee County Genealogical Society, with the support and cooperation of the Milwaukee County Public Library and the fantastic librarians of the Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Room at the Central Library, in taking a fresh look at your old habits. Sign up for the MCGS Genealogy Classes. Students are encouraged to bring their laptops.
 
With sessions held one Saturday each month from October through June (on the day after our General Membership meetings), taking the classes is a wonderful way to reinvigorate your research, to look at old habits with new eyes and possibly meet new cousins (which happens more often than you might think!). Many of us have taken the Beginner Classes more than once, and thereby gained more than a refresher; we’ve gained new perspectives and new friends. And your insights may help someone else, newbie or veteran. We all learned from someone else; such communal learning by sharing is the warm heart of genealogy.
 
The classes are free.  However, a $10.00 fee will be charged to cover the cost of printing class handouts which contain information and forms used in the class, and to assist you in your research. If you have taken the classes before, the fee is $5.00. Classes meet once a month from October until June between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Starting Saturday October 29, 2016, at Milwaukee Central Public Library Downtown, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, with convenvient on and off street parking. MCGS Classes are held in Community Room 1 near the main entrance of the Milwaukee Public Library. This room is located right next to the elevator (from the lower floor which is handicap accessible right off of 8th Street). 
 
 
Class Schedule:
 
 
October 29th, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Getting Started: Organization & Software 
 Community Room 1
 
November 19th, 2016 
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
 
Get It On Record: Courthouses & Archives
From Cradle to Grave: Church & Cemetery Records 

 ***Humanities Department, Second Floor, Central Library***
 
December 3rd, 2016
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Don’t Jump to Conclusions: After the Research 
 Community Room 1
 
January 28th, 2017
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
***NOTICE: CLASS CANCELLED***
 
More Than Just Names: Census Records 
 Small Group and Individual Work Opportunity

 Community Room 1
 
February 25th, 2017
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
 
More Than Just Books: General Library Records 
 Community Room 1
 
March 25th, 2017
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Starting at Home: Milwaukee Public Library 
 Community Room 1
 
April 29th, 2017
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
 
Asking Questions, Finding Answers: Queries, Newspapers and Correspondence
Community Room 1
 
May 20th, 2017
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
 
Travelling Abroad (or not): Foreign Research 
 Community Room 1
 
June 24th, 2017
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Putting It All Together: Research Reports and Review
 Community Room 1
 

**Note: If the Milwaukee Public Schools close because of inclement weather, Friday meetings and Saturday classes will be canceled.
 
 
 
MCGS Beginners' Class Lessons Coordinator: Lisa Christopherson     (414) 277-0490 or email