Milwaukee County Genealogical Society

Join us at MCGS events!

    • Location: Milwaukee Central Public Library
    • Next Meeting: Friday, September 27th at 1:00pm-3:00pm
      • Presentation To Be Announced​​

    • Location: Milwaukee Central Public Library
    • Next Class: Saturday, September 28th at 9:30am-11:30am
      • Class Topic: "Getting Started: Organization and Software"

    • Location: zoom online
    • Next Meeting: July - To Be Announced
      • 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.

  • 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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July 26
MCGS Genealogy Booth - German Fest - at Summerfest Grounds
  For more information at   MCGS will have a genealogy booth at German Fest 2024. Press stop by and visit!  

August 15
Irish Fest
  Irish Fest will have a genealogy booth at the festival.   For more information at  

August 23
MCGS Genealogy Booth - Mexican Fiesta - at Summerfest Grounds
  For more information at   MCGS will have a genealogy booth at German Fest 2024. Press stop by and visit!  

October 5
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 ...

November 22
Holiday Folk Fair International
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