Milwaukee County Genealogical Society

Join us at MCGS events!

    • Location: Milwaukee Central Public Library and zoom online
    • Next Meeting: Friday, March 22nd at 1:00pm-3:00pm
      • Presentation Topic: "WikiTree, the Free Family Tree" ​​

    • Location: Milwaukee Central Public Library
    • Next Class: Saturday, March 23rd at 9:30am-11:30am
      • Class Topic: "Asking Questions, Finding Answers: Queries, Newspapers, and Social Media"

    • Location: Milwaukee Central Public Library and zoom online
    • Next Meeting: Friday, March 22nd at 10:30am-12:30pm
      • Help to plan and organize our events!

    • Location: Milwaukee Center Street Public Library
    • Next Session: Saturday, March 2nd, 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!
      • Center Street Library, 2727 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
      • Saturday, March 2nd 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.

  • INSTRUCTORS needed for 2024-2025 Beginner Genealogy Classes
    • Please check out the topics and see if any of the topics are dear to your heart and you have information to share.
    • Additional instructors are needed to help teach the classes.

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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March 2
Ask a Genealogist!
Ask a Genealogist!   Presented by the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society and Milwaukee Public Library   Have you wanted to learn more about your family history, but don't know where to begin? Have you started researching your family, but need ...

March 9
Czech-Slovak Area Research Group
  Please send an email to to be added to the zoom meeting invite list.  For more information:  

March 22
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 ...

March 22
MCGS Membership - "WikiTree, the Free Family Tree" by Steven Greenwood
Milwaukee Central Public Library Downtown, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue   - MCGS membership meetings are in person at the Central Library (and also zoom online). The meetings will start with a short business meeting, followed by our speaker presentation about 1:20pm. ...

March 23
Class - Asking Questions, Finding Answers: Queries, Newspapers, and Social Media
  IN PERSON at Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room   Asking Questions, Finding Answers: Queries, Newspapers, and Social Media   by Carol Genung   To get an answer, you must first ask the question. ...