Milwaukee County Genealogical Society

What's Going On

Take a look at "What's Going On" to stay in the know!
Please send MCGS an email at to inquire more about volunteering to help!


Stories from the Stacks

Stories from the Stacks - Milwaukee Genealogy
Share in the discovery of our roots as Margaret Sandoval (MCGS Recording Secretary 2006-2022, Mexican Fiesta genealogy coordinator) teaches library classes and conducts research in Humanities about her own early Hispanic Milwaukee family with Crypto-Jewish roots.
As of January 2023 the downtown Milwaukee Central Public Library Humanities Room is open Monday thru Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Room is for art, humanities, and local history research only including genealogy.
Originally posted at Milwaukee Public Library website. Posted with MPL permission. 
Stories from the Stacks
Sponsored by Milwaukee Public Library Foundation
Additional in-kind support from First Dibbs
Created by First Dibbs 
Directed, Filmed and Edited by Jenny Plevin 
Music and Graphics by Allison Westbrook IV 

Join us at MCGS events!

Join us at MCGS in person and online monthly meetings and online beginner classes!
Join us in MCGS board meetings to plan and organize our events! 
Join MCGS and become a member for website access to the "Members Only" features!

Beginner Genealogy Online Classes

Next Class: Saturday, January 28, 2023
"Starting at Home: Milwaukee Public Library by Heather Smith, librarian at Milwaukee Public Library"


Article Submission Deadlines
Do you have a genealogy research story to tell or research tips to share? How did you break through that brick wall? Do you have a suggestion for an article topic that you would like to know more about?
Our quarterly newsletter, the MCGS Reporter, not only goes out to our members, we also share it with other Genealogy Societies and Research Libraries in the U.S.
If you would like to submit an article to appear in the MCGS Reporter, please send it for review to the editor at
The submission deadlines are:
February issue - January 1st
May issue - April 1st
August issue - July 1st
November issue - October 1st

Milwaukee Central Public Library - Meeting Room

The Milwaukee Central Public Library is currently open to the public.
After over 2 years of only online meetings, Friday afternoon MCGS monthly general meetings will now be held at Milwaukee Central Library 1st floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Room and Online. The next meeting will be on Friday, January 27th at 1pm. 
Starting in September 2022, Saturday morning 9:30am MCGS genealogy classes will be held at Central Library and Online.

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January 28
Class - Starting at Home: Milwaukee Public Library
at Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room   by Milwaukee Public Library Librarian - Kirsten Thompson   Join us: IN PERSON or ZOOM ONLINE for beginner genealogy classes.   Register in advance for the ...

February 24
February 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 ...

February 24
MCGS Membership - Using FamilySearch Memories as Your Personal and Family Archive
Milwaukee Central Public Library Downtown, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue   - MCGS membership meetings are now back in person at the Central Library (and will continue to be also online). The meetings will start with a short business meeting, followed ...

February 25
Class - More than Just Books: General Library Records
at Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room   Learn about the many ways that libraries can be useful to the family historian.   by Margaret Sandoval Skare    Join us: IN PERSON or ZOOM ...

March 11
Czech-Slovak Area Research Group
  Please send an email to to be added to the zoom meeting invite list.  For more information: