Researcher - Prepared by Robert J. Felber - March 2012
Duties not indicated in MCGS Constitution
Respond to requests received by the society for research within Milwaukee County. Notify requester that the request has been received. Research may consist of the following items: Milwaukee City Directories, Index to Milwaukee Sentinel 1837-1890, U.S. Census, Naturalization Records, Vital Records before 1931, Probate Records, Obituaries, Gravestone Inscriptions and other records located at the Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee County Historical Society, Milwaukee County Courthouse, and UWM Library.
Some of the sources used are on the internet such as, Ancestry, Wisconsin Historical Society, Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries, Wood National Cemetery, Social Security Death Index, Milwaukee Public Library, MCGS web site, etc. In addition research in various history books of Milwaukee.
Analyze the findings and data found in the census etc. and make suggestions for additional research. Also suggest other research societies for research located outside of Milwaukee County which may be of benefit to the requester.
Retain copies of research items sent for at least a one year period.
Attend Board Meetings and give a detailed report. Number of requests, items requested, items found and sent, number of hours, etc. for the last month.
Assist in the MCGS Workshop.