Milwaukee County Genealogical Society
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
 
The Milwaukee County Genealogical Society is run by volunteers. Take a look at the inside back cover of any issue of the REPORTER. Everyone, from the President to the E-mail Coordinator is a volunteer. The class teachers are all volunteers. Many others volunteer to staff the MCGS booths at various festivals and the MCGS Biennial Conference. PLEASE VOLUNTEER TODAY, and help us continue the mission of MCGS to educate and support the genealogical community of Milwaukee County.
 
MCGS is a diverse community of genealogists.
 
***If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity,
please contact MCGS,
via e-mail.***
 
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. 
 

 
2nd Vice President / Budget
 
We are looking for a person to help the Treasurer, help with the audit, and additional budgetary duties.
 
 

 
Reporter Editor 
 
We are looking for a person to be editor of the Reporter, starting with the August 2021 issue.
 

 
Biennial Conference Coordinator
 
The next conference normally would have been held in April of 2021. Due to the pandemic the next
conference is not tenatively scheduled.
A volunteer is needed to take on the position of Workshop Coordinator for the
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Biennial Genealogy Workshop.
Get an early start on the next MCGS Workshop
by volunteering now.
We are looking for someone to help coordinate and run the workshop committee. Some of the duties are: arranging speakers, vendors, exhibitors, food, flyers, conference brochures, and any other duties that would be needed to make the conference a success.
 
 

 
 
Beginners Genealogy Classes Coordinator and Teachers
 
We are always looking for people to help teach the Beginners Class. Check out the topics and see if any of the topics are dear to your heart and you have information to share. 
 
 

 
Researchers
 
Assistance is always welcome, from additional volunteer researcher(s) who would like to try their hand at doing research for people who do not live in the Milwaukee area and to respond to Research Requests received by the Society through the mail. For a donation, MCGS offers to search one or more of 11 record groups. Most research can be accomplished at the Milwaukee Public Library (Central) and/or the Milwaukee County Court House. All donations received are placed in our Special Projects Fund which is used to purchase genealogical materials for the Milwaukee Public Library where they can be used by all interested persons.
 
Many thanks to the retired MCGS researcher Robert J. Felber, for his many years of expertise research.
 
Job Description                       
 
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.  
 
 

 
Supplies and Bookstore Volunteers
 
 
The MCGS Bookstore is also looking for volunteers to help with sales at the monthly Friday General Meetings and Saturday Genealogy Classes.