Milwaukee County Genealogical Society

Coronavirus News

Please be advised that
all MCGS meetings and classes
scheduled through June 30th
at the Milwaukee Public Library (MPL)
have been cancelled due to the coronavirus.

Free Access Announced!

While you're being safer at home, here's some genealogy stuff you can do:
If you have a Milwaukee Public Library card (or if you would like to apply online for one):  
Milwaukee Public Library announcement: Temporary free remote access from home to is availablle through database
If you are a resident of Wisconsin and have a library card: 
BadgerLink annoucement: Wisconsin residents have free access to BadgerLink databases through their local library online databases. BadgerLink just announced they have added newspapers. They used to have this database, and now it is back until June 15th!
Additional databases are now temporarily available to anyone:
Ancestry annoucement: 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

Welcome to the
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Website!
Become a member to access the "Members Only" features!
DNA Webinars now available to MCGS members!

Take a look at "What's Going On" to stay in the know.

Genealogy Classes

Next Class: Saturday, ?
NOT just for Beginners.
Check out the NEW SYLLABUS
for the 2019-2020 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.

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
is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Founded July 1935

May 29
May Board Meeting - POSTPONED to May 29th from May 15th
  PLEASE NOTE: Unable to meet at library due to closure of MPL meeting rooms until June 1st. Meeting will be held in an online video conference.   All those interested are invited to attend. Please contact Lisa Christopherson, MCGS President, if ...

June 6
Scottish Fest / Milwaukee Highland Games at Hart Park - CANCELLED
  Cancelled for 2020. There may be a possible Celtic concert in the park on June 6, 2020.   84th year of the MIlwaukee Highland Games will be celbrated on June 5, 2021.   For more information about Milwaukee Highland Games: ...

June 12
MCGS Genealogy Booth - 38th Annual Polish Fest - CANCELLED
  CANCELLED for 2020 - scheduled for June 18-20, 2021   For more information: and announcement on Polish Center of WI facebook page on March 31st and May 4th.

June 26
June Board Meeting
All those interested are invited to attend. Please contact Lisa Christopherson, MCGS President, if you will be there.

June 27
Class - DNA for Genealogy: What It Can & Can't Do
by Patricia Glover-Howard & Carolin Kauten