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

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 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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