Milwaukee County Genealogical Society
Welcome to the
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Website!
Become a member to access the "Members Only" features!
MCGS is now ONLINE for membership meetings and beginner genealogy classes.

Take a look at "What's Going On" to stay in the know.
NEW: Exciting News! FREE Virtual Strategy Sessions from FHL.

Beginner Genealogy Classes - ONLINE

Next Class: Saturday, February 27, 2021 - More than Just Books: General Library Records
NOT just for Beginners.
See the  NEW SYLLABUS for the 2020-2021 session!

Coronavirus News

Please be advised that
no in person MCGS meetings and classes
are being held at the Milwaukee Public Library (MPL)
due to the coronavirus.
The Library is currently open to the public,
but meeting rooms are not available to organizations.
Updates will be posted when available.
MCGS is now ONLINE for membership meetings and beginner classes.

Website Operations

As some of you may have heard, the owner of the company that hosts our website, (ENS), has run into legal problems. The result is that ENS will only be hosting websites through the end of June 2021 (at best).
Our Website Committee is exploring options: the possible purchase of EasyNetSites by another business, moving website to , building a WordPress website on a new hosting service site, etc.
If you, or someone you know, has experience with current website technology and would be interested in joining our Website Committee, please contact Lisa Christopherson at
Update: ENS has announced that they will not be closing, and a company is buying ENS. Purchase is expected to be complete in March 2021. It was just announced on March 1, 2021, that as of that day, ENS has been purchased by Blue Crab Software.

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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Milwaukee County Genealogical Society
Founded July 1935

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

March 26
March Membership Meeting - Old Family Photos in the Digital Age
  by C.T. Kruger -- Former photojournalist, family historian and digital technology educator in the Milwaukee area recreation departments -- Join us to discover what to do with all those old family photos.     Registration: Please send an email to to ...

March 27
Class - Asking Questions, Finding Answers: Queries, Newspapers and Social Media
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April 23
April Board Meeting
All those interested are invited to attend. Please contact Lisa Christopherson, MCGS President, if you will be there.

April 23
April Membership Meeting - Tools for Translating and Transcribing Genealogy Documents
  by Thomas MacEntee   Documents -- old and new -- are a requisite resource for genealogy research. Learn the latest tools and programs available to translate foreign language documents as well as transcribe documents in order to extract needed ...