Milwaukee County Genealogical Society

Coronavirus News

Please be advised that
all MCGS meetings and classes
scheduled through May 1st
at the Milwaukee Public Library (MPL)
have been cancelled due to the coronavirus.

April 2020 - Free Access Announced!

While you're being safer at home, here's some genealogy stuff you can do:
If you have a Milwaukee Public Library card (or if you would like to apply online for one):  
Milwaukee Public Library announcement: Temporary free remote access from home to is availablle through database
If you are a resident of Wisconsin and have a library card: 
BadgerLink annoucement: Wisconsin residents have free access to BadgerLink databases through their local library online databases. BadgerLink just announced they have added newspapers. They used to have this database, and now it is back!
Additional databases are now temporarily available to anyone:
Ancestry annoucement: Free At-Home Education Resources From Ancestry and Access to Nearly 500M National Archives Records (NARA)
----------The National Archives has announced their database records on are currently free to access. Direct access to free NARA databases on
Announcing a National Emergency Library at Internet Archive to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public at
My Heritage announcement: Free access to US Census records through April 12th.
MyHeritage announcement:  Free colorization of photos through April 22nd.

Welcome to the
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Website!
Become a member to access the "Members Only" features!
DNA Webinars now available to MCGS members!

Take a look at "What's Going On" to stay in the know.

Salt Lake City Trip

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4th, 2020 to
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11th, 2020
$868.00 per person, double occupancy,  $270.00 per person single supplement
Inital deposit of $100.00 due by March 15, 2020.
for more information

Genealogy Classes

Next Class: Saturday, May 16th
NOT just for Beginners.
Check out the NEW SYLLABUS
for the 2019-2020 session!
For detailed information on our classes, click the "Genealogy Classes" link on the left of this page.
Note: Check the MCGS website for cancellation of classes, meetings, and programs due to inclement weather.

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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Wisconsin State Genealogical Societies Member
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society
is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Founded July 1935

April 24
April Board Meeting
  PLEASE NOTE: Unable to meet at library due to closure of MPL meeting rooms until May 1st. Meeting will be held online in the "Board Discussions" in the forum.   --All those interested are invited to attend. Please contact Lisa ...

April 25
Class - Travelling Abroad (or not): Foreign Research & Professional Help
  PLEASE NOTE: CANCELLED due to closure of MPL meeting rooms until May 1st.   --by Carolin Kauten

April 25
Italian Area Research Group - CANCELLED
  PLEASE NOTE: CANCELLED due to coronavirus   Members please see Facebook page for current information.   For more information:

April 25
April Membership Meeting - speaker Carol Calvin
  PLEASE NOTE: CANCELLED due to closure of MPL meeting rooms until May 1st.   --Carol Calvin - Vice President of African American Genealogical Society of Milwaukee  (AAGSOM).   She will discuss her book, The Russell-Mattson Family and Descendants: An African ...

May 9
Polish Genealogy Interest Group - POSTPONED
  Meeting is postponed. Will be re-scheduled for a later date.   Polish Genealogy Interest Group Have you been researching your Polish family history? Are you interested in exploring resources and sharing information? Join us for the fourth meeting of the Polish ...