Milwaukee County Genealogical Society

Mission Statement

The objectives of the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society, Inc. are to collect, exchange and preserve genealogical materials; to inform the general public about genealogy; and to purchase books of genealogical value to be donated to public libraries in the Milwaukee area. Any person who is interested in genealogy may become a member upon payment of dues for the current year. Membership and its benefits shall not be denied because of race, religion, creed, sex or national origin. 

Operating Year: August 2020 - July 2021

Contacting MCGS

Mailing Address
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1606
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1606
Officers (Elected - Voting)
President: Lisa Christopherson
1st VP/Program Chair: Patricia Glover-Howard
2nd VP/Budget Chair: Vacant
Past President: Rogene Kais
Recording Secretary: Margaret Skare
Historian: Pamela Rasche
Corresponding Secretary: Pamela Rasche
Librarian/Books: Patricia Walsh
Treasurer: Dee Howard
Board Members (Voting)
Area Research Groups: Susan Chapman
Class Coordinator: Lisa Christopherson
Editor Reporter: Carolin Kauten
Festival Coordinator: Rose Boggs
Membership Database: Dee Howard
Membership Database: Susan Chapman
Publicity: Karla Kazianka
Research: Vacant
Supplies: Vacant
Trip Coordinator: Karen Jegen
Webmaster: Lisa Christopherson
Other Contact Persons-NonVote
Assistant Treasurer: Vacant
Class Registration: Lisa Christopherson
Conference Coordinator: Lisa Christopherson
E-mail Coordinator: Karen Jegen
Exchanges: Rose Boggs
Proof Reader: Rogene Kais
Website Committee
Webmaster: Lisa Christopherson
Committee Member: Dee Howard
Committee Member: Susan Chapman
Committee Member: Karen Jegen
Workshop Committee
Committee Member: Lisa Christopherson
Committee Member: Patricia Glover-Howard
Committee Member: Dee Howard
Committee Member: Rose Boggs
Committee Member: Karla Kazianka
Committee Member: Susan Chapman
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Meeting & Class Location
NOTE: Classes are currently held online, due to the pandemic.
MCGS Membership Meetings and Classes are held in Community Room 1 near the main entrance of the Milwaukee Central Public Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee. See Events for dates. This room is located right next to the elevator. For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street, take the elevator to the first floor, and proceed east to the meeting room. First time visitors are welcome to the meetings. Membership information is available at all the meetings. 
MCGS Board Meetings are currently held in the 2nd Floor Conference Room 2b of the Milwaukee Central Public Library. See Events for scheduled dates.
**Note: Check the MCGS website for cancellation of classes, meetings, and programs due to inclement weather.

Parking - Traffic - Construction
Map your route and know your options to make your meeting or research visit a pleasure! Meetings are held at the Milwaukee Central Public Library Downtown, with convenvient on and off street parking. Metered street parking is available around the library building. Parking is free at metered spaces on Sundays city-wide. Parking is free on Saturdays in specific areas downtown, but may have time limits - always read the posted parking sign to ensure you are in compliance. Smart meters are currently being installed in locations with multi-space Luke meters.  These meters service up to 2 parking spaces and utilize coin or credit card payments at the meter, in addition to payments made with the MKE Park App. There is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library. Links to up-to-date information and printable maps on city of Milwaukee parking services, downtown parking and current traffic conditions

Presenters for Friday MCGS Meetings Wanted
Interested in presenting a genealogy-related topic at a Friday MCGS Meeting? Contact Patricia Glover-Howard
We are always looking for suggestions from Members of what topics they are interested in and suggestions for interesting speakers. This information is saved and passed along to the next Program Coordinator, so even if scheduling can't be accomplished immediately, it is valued input! We are eager to provide speakers that are of interest to all of our diverse Members. If you have heard a good speaker, fun ideas for programs or have some educational topics you would like to hear about, just let us know.