Milwaukee County Genealogical Society
Welcome to the
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Website!
Become a member to access the "Members Only" features!
DNA Webinars now available to MCGS members!
MCGS is planning to start ONLINE membership meetings and beginner genealogy classes in September.

Take a look at "What's Going On" to stay in the know.
NEW: MCGS is 85!
Join the Celebration!

Beginner Genealogy Classes - ONLINE

Next Class: Saturday, September 26, 2020 - Getting Started: Organization and Software
NOT just for Beginners.
See the  NEW SYLLABUS for the 2020-2021 session!
For detailed information on our classes, click the "Genealogy Classes" link on the left of this page.
Note: Check the MCGS website for cancellation of classes, meetings, and programs due to inclement weather.

Coronavirus News

Please be advised that
all MCGS meetings and classes
at the Milwaukee Public Library (MPL)
have been cancelled due to the coronavirus.
The Library is currently not open to the public.
Updates will be posted when available.
MCGS is planning to start ONLINE membership meetings and beginner classes in September.

Free Access Announced!

While you're being safer at home, here's some genealogy stuff you can do:
These  databases are now temporarily available to anyone:
Ancestry announcement: Free At-Home Education Resources From Ancestry and Access to Nearly 500M National Archives Records (NARA)
----------The National Archives has announced their database records on are currently free to access. Direct access to free NARA databases on
Announcing a National Emergency Library at Internet Archive to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public at

Members Section & Login

If you are a member and have not received your login, password and instructions to access the  "Members Section & Login" section, contact Webmaster Lisa Christopherson.

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Federation of Genealogical Societies Member
Wisconsin State Genealogical Societies Member
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society
Founded July 1935

August 13
MCGS Genealogy Booth - 40th Annual Irish Fest - CANCELLED
  CANCELLED in 2020   For more information:

August 21
MCGS Genealogy Booth - 47th Annual Mexican Fiesta - CANCELLED
  CANCELLED in 2020   For more information:

August 22
Italian Area Research Group
Members please see Facebook page for current information.   For more information:

September 4
18th Annual Wisconsin Highland Games - CANCELLED
For more information:

September 25
September Board Meeting
All those interested are invited to attend. Please contact Lisa Christopherson, MCGS President, if you will be there.