Milwaukee County Genealogical Society
JUNE 2022 - MCGS BOARD MEMBER OFFICERS ELECTION
 
To All Members: We need your help!
 
 
We will have an election of Officers this year. Please consider volunteering for one of these MCGS Board Member Officer positions. Rest assured that help and guidance will be provided to new board members. To apply, send your contact information, position you are interested in, and a short bio to: info@milwaukeegenealogy.org. Put the word Nomination in the subject line. Please include the following information in your bio: Why do you want this MCGS Board position? What skills do you bring to this position? Describe your prior involvement with MCGS and/or other community organizations.
 
These positions are for 2-year terms. Only the President is limited to 2 terms. The officer positions will be announced in the May Reporter. Voting will take place at the June 24th membership meeting if more than one candidate is running for a position. Some current board members have served for many years and may choose not to run again. 
 
These are the Officer Positions and Duties as stated in the MCGS Constitution:
 
President
It shall be the duty of the President to preside at meetings, to enforce observance of the Constitution and By-Laws, to call special meetings, to appoint committee not otherwise provided for and to perform such other duties as may be necessary for the well-being of the Society. The President shall sign his/her name on all bank accounts held by the Society.
 
1st Vice-President / Programs Chair
It shall be the duty of the 1st Vice President to preside at the request of the President, to assist the President in discharge of the duties of that office, to assume the duties of that office in the absence or disability of the President, and to act as program chairman.
 
2nd Vice-President / Budget Chair
It shall be the duties of the 2nd Vice President to preside in the absence of the President and the 1st Vice President, to take attendance, act as hospitality chairman and chair budget committee.
 
Recording Secretary
It shall be the duty of the Recording Secretary to record the Minutes of the meetings of the Society in a book to be kept for that purpose. The Recording Secretary shall sign his/her name on all bank accounts held by the society.
 
Treasurer
It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to: A. Receive, care for and disburse all funds of the Society. B. Report monthly on the receipt and disbursement of Society funds. C. Present a report at the September Meeting of all financial actions of the Society for the year ending on July 31 of that year. D. File all required governmental forms on behalf of the Society.
 
Librarian
It shall be the duty of the Librarian to have charge of and keep a record of all books, pamphlets and other similar matter purchased by the Society and to select and purchase new genealogical research materials at a cost not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00). Purchases exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) will require a vote of the members at a regular meeting. Such material to be presented to the libraries as directed by the Board.
 
Corresponding Secretary
It shall be the duty of the Corresponding Secretary, to perform such duties associated with correspondence pertaining to the Society.
 
Historian
It shall be the duty of the Historian to keep the historical records of the Society and to preserve materials about the Society.
 
MCGS was established in 1935, we need everyone’s help to keep it going strong into the future.
 


 
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. 
 

 
June 2022 - 2 year MCGS Board Member Officers Election for:
 
Election Candidates include some: Current Officers and New Candidates
 
President
We are looking for a person to chair the board meetings and preside at the general membership meetings.
1st Vice-President / Programs Chair
We are looking for a person to help arrange for speaker presentations at the general membership meetings.
2nd Vice-President / Budget Chair
We are looking for a person to help the Treasurer, help with the budget audit, and additional budgetary duties.
Treasurer
Recording Secretary
We are looking for a person to record the minutes of the board meetings and general membership meetings.
Corresponding Secretary
Librarian
Historian
 
 
 


 
 
Beginners Genealogy Classes 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. Looking especially for someone to teach the Foreign Research and DNA classes.
 
 

 
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. The MCGS Bookstore will not be available until regular in person meetings are held again at the Milwaukee Central Public Library.