Milwaukee County Genealogical Society

Area Research Groups

 


 
If you are interested in learning more about researching your African American roots or have expertise and experiences to share, please contact 1st Vice President Patricia Glover-Howard for more information. 
 

 
 
If you are interested in doing Mexican and Mexican-American genealogy research and would like to share resources and discuss problems, then maybe you would like to participate in a Mexican Area Research Group. Free classes are held in the spring focusing on Mexican and Mexican American genealogy and web sites. The classes are held at the Mexican Fiesta Office and the Milwaukee Public Library.
 
If you are interested or have any questions, please contact MCGS member Margaret Sandoval Skare.  
 
Helpful links for Mexican genealogy can be found on MCGS site at: Links: Ethnic - Hispanic
 
In addition to our spring classes, we provide a display on Mexican Genealogy at Mexican Festa, at the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee. 
 
 

 
 
 
Have you been researching your Polish family history?

Are you interested in exploring resources and sharing information?
 
Join us at the meetings of the Polish Area Interest Group. Meetings are being held in various Milwaukee Public Libraries since fall 2019. 
 
If you are interested or have any questions, please contact via email Susan Mikos or call 414-332-1728.  Ask to be added to the mailing list for future meeting dates.  
 
Meetings hosted by Polanki the Polish Women's Cultural Club of Milwaukee.
 
The Polish Area Research Group is still on hiatus. We hope you are using this time to advance your research online. If you haven’t yet signed up for our Google Group - Polska MKEGenealogy - email Susan Mikos , Terri Cieslak , or Jeff Perzan , and we will send you an invitation. We are monitoring the situation with COVID-19, and will notify you when we are able to safely schedule a meeting.
 
Helpful links for Polish genealogy can be found on MCGS site at: Links: Ethnic - Polish
 
More helpful links for reading those records in German script can be found on MCGS site at: Links: Ethnic - German
 

 
 
 
Also known as "Pursuing Our Italian Names Together", Chapter 22, (P.O.I.N.T.), also known as the Italian Community Center Italian Family History Club.
 
The Italian Are Interest Group meetings and other activities are on hold due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. We are keeping in touch with our members by posting new developments on our Facebook page at Pursuing Our Italian Names Together, Chapter 22. Our individual research is continuing as we follow “Safer At Home” guidelines. We will resume meetings and activities when restrictions on gatherings are reduced to make it practical.
 
Facebook group
 
When in-person meetings resume, they will take place at the Italian Community Center, 631 E Chicago Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Saturdays, starting at 10:00 a.m. and concluding with the formal meeting at noon. 
 
 
 
We welcome anyone with an interest in Italian family history. Please feel free to bring guests.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact George Koleas or by calling (262) 251-7216 after 7:00 p.m.
 
In addition to our meetings, we provide a display on Italian Genealogy at Festa Italiana, at the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee. Each year Festa Italiana features a different region in Italy.
 

 
 
If you are interested in starting or advancing your Czech-Slovak genealogy research and would like to share resources, discuss problems and learn how to access online records from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, then maybe you would like to participate in the Czech-Slovak Area Research Group. 
 
Also known as Czech/Slovak Genealogy Interest Group.
The Sokol/Sokolice Milwaukee website also includes the calendar of our research group meetings and other Czech/Slovak activities in the Milwaukee area.
 
Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 1pm-3pm - online zoom session.
 
Please contact: Ann Cramer; or Susan Chapman with any questions regarding the zoom session.
 
Please contact: Susan Chapman; or Harold Kralik with any questions regarding your research and we will try to assist you with your research.
 
The Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI) will hold its 18th Genealogical and Cultural Conference from Tuesday, October 12 through Saturday, October 16, 2021. 
 
 
 
 
Previous Meetings held at: New Berlin Public Library - in the Heritage Room (in main entry hallway)
15105 West Library Lane, New Berlin, WI             
 
(Previous meetings since 2014 have been held at the New Berlin Public Library, the former Norway House on Oklahoma Ave. and the Cudahy Public Library)
 
Please let us know if there is some topic of special interest that you would like to see a presentation on.
 
TRANSLATORS are always welcome and appreciated, to help translate old records/documents. Old records from the Czech Republic can be in Czech, German and Latin. Old records from Slovakia can be in Slovak, Hungarian and Latin.
 
Please feel free to bring guests.
 
Helpful links for Czech-Slovak genealogy can be found on MCGS site at: Links:  Ethnic - Czech / Slovak
 
More helpful links for reading those records in German script can be found on MCGS site at: Links: Ethnic - German

 
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