Milwaukee County Genealogical Society

Join us at MCGS events!

    • Location: Milwaukee Central Public Library and zoom online
    • Next Meeting: Friday, June 28th at 12:00noon-3:00pm
      • Annual Business Meeting and Indoor Summer Picnic​​

    • Location: Milwaukee Central Public Library
    • Next Class: Saturday, June 29th at 9:30am-11:30am
      • Class Topic: "DNA for Genealogy - What It Can and Can't Do"

    • Location: Milwaukee Central Public Library and zoom online
    • Next Meeting: Friday, June 28th at 10:30am-11:30pm
      • Help to plan and organize our events!

    • Location: Milwaukee To Be Scheduled Public Library
    • Next Session: To Be Announced, Drop-In between 10:00am-3:00pm
      • Spend some time, one-on-one, with a genealogist.
      • Free searches on and

    • Location: FamilySearch Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • When: Sunday, June 2nd to Sunday, June 9th

Please see this link for a listing of all MCGS events.

Join MCGS!

    • Become a member for website access to the "Members Only" features!
      • ​MCGS REPORTER, available in pdf format, including the current issue and back issues from 1969.
      • For the recording and handout of the recent MCGS General Meeting Presentation.
      • For the recordings and handouts of the 2023-2024 MCGS Beginner Genealogy Classes.
      • DNA Webinars.

    • To meet and exchange genealogy information with other researchers.

Individual MCGS membership is only $12.00 a year (includes digital Reporter)
Join by ONLINE


Volunteer with MCGS!

  • MCGS is run by volunteers, please consider helping!
    • Rest assured that help and guidance will be provided.
    • Take a look at the inside back cover of any issue of the REPORTER. Everyone is a volunteer.
    • MCGS is a diverse community of genealogists.
    • If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please send your contact information and a short bio to:
    • Attend a general meeting or board meeting, to explore volunteer opportunities available.
      • Work on a committee.
      • Volunteer at a Festival booth, Ask a Genealogist session, or Biennial Conference.
      • Be a Board Member, or attend meetings to offer suggestions.
    • Please volunteer today, and help us continue the mission of MCGS to educate and support the genealogical community of Milwaukee County.
    • MCGS was established in 1935, we need everyone's help to keep it going strong into the future.

  • MCGS Board Member Officer Elections in June 2024 - Nominations are now being accepted.

  • VOLUNTEERS needed to assist at:
    • Ask a Genealogist with MCGS and MPL!
      • Library, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
      • Saturday, To Be Announced at 10:00am-3:00pm

    • ​We are looking for someone to help provide a quality hybrid online experience for MCGS in person / zoom online General Meetings and Classes. Meetings are held in the Milwaukee Central Public Library Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room.
      • ​Technical assistance is needed:
        • ​with the meeting room audio-visual connections. The meeting room's projection screen is connected to devices by wi-fi or cable.
        • to help speakers display their computer screens simultaneously to both the projection screen and zoom.
        • for zoom meetings including admiting attendees from the the waiting room, monitoring the chat for issues/questions, muting attendees if needed, and recording sessions.

Please send MCGS an email to or to inquire more about volunteering to help!

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Milwaukee County Genealogical Society, Inc.

  • Founded July 1935
    • National Genealogical Society Member
    • Wisconsin State Genealogical Societies Affiliate
Until further notice, the MCGS Bookstore/Supplies sales table will not be available at the monthly Friday General Meetings or Saturday Genealogy Classes.

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June 2
Trip - Salt Lake City, UT - 2024
  Save the Date — June 2-9, 2024 A Life-Changing Genealogy Research Trip to Salt Lake City! By Dan Berg   After a 5+ year hiatus, MCGS’s biannual genealogy research trip is back!!! Over the decades this trip has ...

June 28
MCGS Board Meeting
Milwaukee Central Public Library Downtown, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue   Thinking about getting involved?    Be a guest at our board meeting. If you would like to attend, please ask to be invited to the Board Meeting by sending ...

June 28
MCGS Membership Meeting - Annual Membership Meeting and Summer Picnic
Milwaukee Central Public Library Downtown, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue   Annual Membership Meeting (with Board Elections) and Summer Picnic!   -CELEBRATE our 89th Anniversary of the "Picnic In Ancestral Grove" picnic. While we plan to enjoy our picnic together at the library, along with zoom ...

June 29
Class - DNA for Genealogy: What It Can and Can’t Do
  IN PERSON at Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room   DNA for Genealogy: What It Can and Can’t Do   by Carol Genung   Join us: IN PERSON for free beginner genealogy classes.   ...

November 22
Holiday Folk Fair International
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