Milwaukee County Genealogical Society


Become a Member of MCGS!


NEW Option - Join with new online membership form with paypal


Current members: Use the application form to renew

Membership Privileges and Benefits

Members of the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society are entitled to the following privileges and benefits:
  • Subscription to the quarterly newsletter, the Reporter, with free queries for members. Online queries also available if you have an email address.
  • Nine meetings each year featuring speakers on topics of genealogical and historical interest.
  • Opportunities to meet and exchange information with other researchers. Information about other local speakers available at meetings and through the Reporter.
  • Opportunity to participate in Area Research Groups sharing information and solving research problems. (currrently: Italy, Mexico, Czech Republic / Slovakia)
  • Beginner's Classes once a month from September to June with a new topic each month which includes a spring visit to the State Historical Society Library and Archives in Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Opportunities for participation in the activities of the Society through serving on committees, participating at the MCGS booth at various Ethnic Festivals, recording names from microfilm for various indexes and other volunteering activities.
  • Ability to take advantage of group discount rates for annual fall trips to the various locations. For example: Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah; The National Archives in Washington, DC.; Newberry Library, Chicago, IL; Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Attend and/or volunteer at the Society's sponsored bi-annual workshop featuring national and local speakers covering a variety of topics - members receive a reduced rate.

What's Available in the Members Only Section
  • Profile - Your individual Member Information
  • Forums - Only Members can contribute
  • Surname Research - Members submitted surnames they are researching
  • MCGS Photos
  • ​MCGS Reporter, in pdf format is available online, including the current issue and back issues from 1969
  • Volunteer Opportunities
Current members: Use the application form to renew
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society is a 501(c)(3) organization and your membership may be tax deductible.