Milwaukee County Genealogical Society

Beginner Genealogy Classes 2017-2018

 
"Beginners" Genealogy Classes NOT just for Beginners! 
 
Are you interested in starting to research your family tree? Or have you started, but aren't making as much progress as you'd like? Milwaukee County Genealogical Society can help with FREE Beginner Genealogical Classes which starts every October.
 
Join the volunteers of your Milwaukee County Genealogical Society, with the support and cooperation of the Milwaukee County Public Library and the fantastic librarians of the Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Room at the Central Library, in taking a fresh look at your old habits. Sign up for the MCGS Genealogy Classes. Students are encouraged to bring their laptops.
 
With sessions held one Saturday each month from October through June (on the day after our General Membership meetings), taking the classes is a wonderful way to reinvigorate your research, to look at old habits with new eyes and possibly meet new cousins (which happens more often than you might think!). Many of us have taken the Beginner Classes more than once, and thereby gained more than a refresher; we’ve gained new perspectives and new friends. And your insights may help someone else, newbie or veteran. We all learned from someone else; such communal learning by sharing is the warm heart of genealogy.
 
The classes are free.  However, a $10.00 fee will be charged to cover the cost of printing class handouts which contain information and forms used in the class, and to assist you in your research. If you have taken the classes before, the fee is $5.00. Classes meet once a month from October until June between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Starting Saturday October 28, 2017, at Milwaukee Central Public Library Downtown, 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, 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. There is also a parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue across the street from the library. MCGS Classes are held in Community Room 1 near the main entrance of the Milwaukee Public Library. This room is located right next to the elevator. For handicap access, enter the lower level of the building via 8th Street and take the elevator to the first floor.
 
 
 
 

 
Class Schedule 2017-2018:
 
 
October 28th, 2017
Saturday, 9:30a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Getting Started: Organization & Software 
 Community Room 1
 
November 18th, 2017
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
More Than Just Names: Census Records
 ***Humanities Department, Second Floor, Central Library***
 
December 2rd, 2017
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
 Get It On Record: Courthouses & Archives  
From Cradle to Grave: Church & Cemetery Records 
 Community Room 1
 
January 27th, 2018
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

 Starting at Home: Milwaukee Public Library  
 Community Room 1
 
February 24th, 2018
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
 
More Than Just Books: General Library Records
 Community Room 1
 
March 24th, 2018
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Asking Questions, Finding Answers:
Queries, Newspapers and Social Media
 Community Room 1
 
April 28th, 2018
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Travelling Abroad (or not):
Foreign Research and Professional Help
Community Room 1
 
May 19th, 2018
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Don’t Jump to Conclusions: After the Research  
 Community Room 1
 
June 23th, 2018
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

DNA for Genealogy: What It Can and Can't Do
 Community Room 1
 

**Note: If the Milwaukee Public Schools close because of inclement weather, Friday meetings and Saturday classes will be canceled.
 
 
 
MCGS Beginners' Class Lessons Coordinator: Lisa Christopherson     (414) 699-0746 or email