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Friday, September 28
September Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
9:30 am
Central Library Conference Room 2b
All those interested are invited to attend. Please contact Lisa Christopherson, MCGS President, if you will be there.


Saturday, September 29
September Membership Meeting -- American Geographical Society Library Tour & Presentation  (Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; 2311 E Hartford Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Jovanka Ristic, AGSL Reference Librarian
The American Geographical Society Library, a premier geography research library at UW–Milwaukee, contains over 1.3 million items supporting instruction, research and learning. The collection is global in scope–ranging from the 15th century to present–and includes maps, atlases, books, periodicals, photographic and film media, and geospatial data. Join us for our first field trip of the season. 
 
UWM Golda Meir Library
American Geographical Society Library
Third Floor East Wing
2311 E Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee WI 53211



Saturday, October 6
MCGS Genealogy Booth - 28th Annual Scandinavian Fest  (MCGS Booths at Festivals)
Ronald Reagan, Elementary School, 4225 South Calhoun Road, New Berlin, WI


Saturday, October 6
Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead  (Milwaukee Cultural Events)
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Forest Home Cemetery, 2405 West Forest Home Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee County Genealogy Society will have a display table at this event at Forest Home Cemetery.
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday. It is a time of prayer and remembrance for family members and friends who have died. The festival is associated with family stories, traditional food, brightly colored masks, costumes and face painting.
Forest Home Cemetery will host its first Dia de los Muertos celebration on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The day will incude face painting, grave decorations and spiritual refection as attendees remember loved ones who have passed on.
A memorial service will be held. Then, all are invited to participate in a celebratory procession to the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, followed by workshops, music and food. Come to remember your loved ones and celebrate the lives they lived.
The event is free and open to the public.


Thursday, October 18
Our Ancestors Were German  (Area Happenings)
6:30 pm
Washington County History Center 320 S 5th Ave, West Bend WI
German Genealogist and author Astrid Adler will talk about the emigration of Germans to America from 1840 to 1900. She will discuss the causes as well as give insight into the practical realities faced by these newcomers to the U.S. The event is free for Washington County Historical Society members; $15 for non-members. Register online to attend at: www.historyisfun.com. For more information contact: director@historyisfun.com.


Friday, October 19
Our Ancestors Were German  (Area Happenings)
1:00 pm
Southminster Presbyterian Church (Nelson Hall) 200 Richard St., Waukesha WI
German Genealogist and author Astrid Adler will talk about the emigration of Germans to America from 1840 to 1900. She will discuss the causes as well as give insight into the practical realities faced by these newcomers to the U.S. Presented by the Waukesha County Genealogical Society. Donations accepted; any non-member who donates $10 or more will recieve a one year membership to WCGS. For more information contact: waukcgs@gmail.com.


Tuesday, October 23
Our Ancestors Were German  (Area Happenings)
6:30 pm
Beloit Public Library 605 Eclipse Blvd, Beloit WI
German Genealogist and author Astrid Adler will talk about the emigration of Germans to America from 1840 to 1900. She will discuss the causes as well as give insight into the practical realities faced by these newcomers to the U.S. Co-sponsored by the the German Interest Group -- Wisconsin and the Beloit Public Library. Admission is free. For more information contact vhahn@beloitlibrary.org or wasserstrass@att.net


Friday, October 26
October Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
9:30 am
Central Library Conference Room 2b
All those interested are invited to attend. Please contact Lisa Christopherson, MCGS President, if you will be there.


Saturday, October 27
Class - Getting Started: Organization & Software  (Genealogy Classes)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Central Library Community Room 1
Learn the best way to get started on your family history (or what to do if you've already started). We'll also spend some time discussing the various software programs available for managing your growing collection of data.


Saturday, October 27
October Membership Meeting -- Photo Restoration and Present Day Preservation  (Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm
Central Library Community Room 1
Gerry Bakic, Photo Restoration, Mike Crivello Photography
A 2017 Family Search Blog reminds us that photos are among a family’s most treasured possessions—whether faded black-and-white photos of faces staring solemnly at the camera, or brightly-colored images of grandchildren and vacations. Photos tell stories, capture memories, and allow glimpses into past and present lives alike. While photos themselves might not be invincible, today’s technologies allow us to preserve old damaged photos and at the same time maintain the overabundance of images stored on our devices.



Saturday, November 3
Italian Area Research Group  (Area Research Groups)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Italian Community Center, 531 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI


Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18
MPL Genealogy Booth - 75th Annual Holiday Folk Fair International  (MCGS Booths at Festivals)
State Fair Park Exposition Center, 8200 W Greenfield Ave, West Allis, WI
Milwaukee Public Library Genealogy Booth. For more information: 


Friday, November 16
November Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
9:30 am
Central Library Conference Room 2b
All those interested are invited to attend. Please contact Lisa Christopherson, MCGS President, if you will be there.


Saturday, November 17
Class - More Than Just Names: Census Records  (Genealogy Classes)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Central Library Humanities Room 2nd floor
Census records are one of the major sources of genealogical information and it's important to know how to make the most of this important source.


Saturday, November 17
November Membership Meeting -- Family Tree Detectives, A Time Traveling Family History Day For All  (Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm
Central Library Community Room 1
FAMILY TREE DETECTIVES.
A TIME TRAVELING FAMILY HISTORY DAY FOR ALL GENERATIONS
Mary Patricia Voell, Legacies | Personal, Family & Organizational Historians
Make it a family affair. Bring the kids along for a day of family history sleuthing. Share with the next generation the fun of looking for clues, gathering evidence and solving mysteries. You’ll travel back in time, discovering all sorts of cool stuff about you, your family and ancestors. It’s never too late, or too early to catch the genealogy bug!  



Saturday, December 1
Class-Getting It On Record: Courthouses & Archives; From Cradle to Grave: Church & Cemetery Records  (Genealogy Classes)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Central Library Community Room 1
Learn about two different sources for important genealogical information that may not be available anywhere else -- local courthouses and cemeteries.


Saturday, December 1
December Membership Meeting -- Family Traditions & Family Stories = Story Swap  (Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm
Central Library Community Room 1
FAMILY TRADITIONS & FAMILY STORIES = STORY SWAP
FRUITCAKE & SOCKS & WREATHS, OH MY!

Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Members
Christmas is the perfect time of year to share your love of genealogy with family and friends. Whose story can you capture on video? What genealogical story can you present as a keepsake gift? What gift, given or received is most memorable? Join us during this festive season for an old-fashioned cookie exchange, a favorite refreshment, and a moment to swap holiday traditions. It’s Story Time


Monday, December 3
December Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
9:30 am
Off Site
Tenative date.



Friday, January 25, 2019
January Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
9:30 am
Central Library Conference Room 2b
All those interested are invited to attend. Please contact Lisa Christopherson, MCGS President, if you will be there.


Saturday, January 26, 2019
Class - Starting at Home: Milwaukee Public Library  (Genealogy Classes)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Central Library Community Room 1
A spotlight on the special resources found at the Central Library in Milwaukee.


Saturday, January 26, 2019
January Membership Meeting -- The Different DNA Tests and What They Mean  (Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm
Central Library Community Room 1



Friday, February 22, 2019
February Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
9:30 am
Central Library Conference Room 2b
All those interested are invited to attend. Please contact Lisa Christopherson, MCGS President, if you will be there.


Saturday, February 23, 2019
Class - More Than Just Books: General Library Records  (Genealogy Classes)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Central Library Community Room 1
Learn about the many ways that libraries can be useful to the family historian.


Saturday, February 23, 2019
February Membership Meeting -- Writing Your Family Story, From Names and Dates to Manuscripts....  (Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm
Central Library Community Room 1
WRITING YOUR FAMILY STORY, FROM NAMES AND DATES TO MANUSCRIPTS AND PUBLISHING



Friday, March 22, 2019
March Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
9:30 am
Central Library Conference Room 2b
All those interested are invited to attend. Please contact Lisa Christopherson, MCGS President, if you will be there.


Saturday, March 23, 2019
Class - Enrich your Research: Newspapers, Queries and Social Media  (Genealogy Classes)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Central Library Community Room 1
Discover all the wonderful material to be found in historic newspapers and how to use social media to enrich your family history research.


Saturday, March 23, 2019
March Membership Meeting -- Native American Records with Genealogical Value in the Marquette Archive  (Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm
Central Library Community Room 1
NATIVE AMERICAN RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL VALUE IN THE MARQUETTE ARCHIVES, FROM BILLIE FRECHETTE TO NICHOLAS BLACK ELK



Saturday, April 13, 2019
MCGS 21st Biennial Workshop  (Workshops)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Best Western Plus Milwaukee Airport Hotel, 5105 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI
HOLD THE DATE! 

 


Friday, April 26, 2019
April Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
9:30 am
Central Library Conference Room 2b
All those interested are invited to attend. Please contact Lisa Christopherson, MCGS President, if you will be there.


Saturday, April 27, 2019
Class - Travelling Abroad (or not): Foreign Research & Professional Help  (Genealogy Classes)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Central Library Community Room 1


Saturday, April 27, 2019
April Membership Meeting -- Online Genealogy Assistance  (Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm
Central Library Community Room 1, Library Computer Room
Back by popular demand, the Let’s Get Started Computer Lab session for those just starting out. 
Or for help with a genealogy roadblock.
 
"One on One Sessions" in the library computer room. 
MCGS members will meet in the Community Room 1 at 1:00pm for a short business meeting.
Following the business meeting, members who have previously signed up at the March meeting (or by email) and/or members signing up that day will go to the Computer Lab located on the second floor of the library next to the Humanities Room.
There will be three sessions:
1:15-1:45pm
1:45-2:15pm
2:15-2:45pm
There are 17 computers in the Computer Lab that will be used for genealogical research with a MCGS volunteer. Members wanting one-on-one genealogical consultations, please bring a Pedigree Chart completed up to the first 2 generations. Also bring your genealogical questions to work on. Several extra computers will be available for research.
For additional information contact: Lisa Christopherson



Friday, May 17, 2019
May Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
9:30 am
Central Library Conference Room 2b
All those interested are invited to attend. Please contact Lisa Christopherson, MCGS President, if you will be there.


Saturday, May 18, 2019
Class - Don’t Jump to Conclusions: After the Research  (Genealogy Classes)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Central Library Community Room 1
So you've been finding documents, collecting information --- but what does it all mean? Learn how to use the information you find as evidence to support a sound genealogical conclusion.


Saturday, May 18, 2019
May Membership Meeting -- Caring for Family Papers  (Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm
Central Library Community Room 1



Saturday, June 22, 2019
Class - DNA for Genealogy: What It Can & Can't Do  (Genealogy Classes)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Central Library Community Room 1


Friday, June 28, 2019
June Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
9:30 am
Central Library Conference Room 2b
All those interested are invited to attend. Please contact Lisa Christopherson, MCGS President, if you will be there.


Saturday, June 29, 2019
June Membership Meeting -- Twenty Five Years in the Streets of Milwaukee After Dark  (Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm
Central Library Community Room 1
Twenty Five Years in the Streets of Milwaukee After Dark by Doc Aubrey



Friday, July 26, 2019
July Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
9:30 am
Central Library Conference Room 2b
All those interested are invited to attend. Please contact Lisa Christopherson, MCGS President, if you will be there.


Saturday, July 27, 2019
July Membership Meeting - Annual Indoor Picnic at the Library  (Membership Meetings)
12:00 pm
Central Library Community Room 1
Summer Picnic! CELEBRATE our 84th Anniversary of the "Picnic In Ancestral Grove" indoor picnic.