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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, Founder and Owner of 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  (Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm
Central Library Community Room 1
FRUITCAKE & SOCKS & WREATHS, OH MY!
FAMILY TRADITIONS & FAMILY STORIES
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, either 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.


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



Saturday, January 12, 2019
Italian Area Research Group  (Area Research Groups)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Italian Community Center, 531 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI


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
THE DIFFERENT DNA TESTS AND WHAT THEY MEAN
Jacques Du Plessis, Chair of the UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies
With all the recent hype about DNA tests to help in one’s genealogical search, how do you distinguish which
one to choose? Genetic ancestry testing is the use of DNA information to make inferences about someone’s
"deep" ancestry, hundreds or thousands of years into the past. Genetic genealogy on the other hand combines
DNA testing with genealogical and historical records, and typically makes use of large databases to identify
matches. Take a closer look and learn about the  products presently marketed to genealogists and the general
public alike. Become an Informed Genealogist.



Sunday, February 10, 2019
Czech-Slovak Area Research Group  (Area Research Groups)
1:15 pm to 3:45 pm
New Berlin Public Library, 15105 W Library Ln, New Berlin, WI
Heritage Room  (in main entry hallway)
1:30pm - 2:30 presentation: Cemetery Symbolish & Imagery - Grave Markers, Headstones, Tombstones, Stelae by Cathy Dailey
Do the images engraved on your great-grandparents' tombstones have special significance?  Beyond the words "matka" and "otec", what can a headstone tell us about the deceased?  Join Cathy as she "wanders" through the cemetery in search of the meaning of various symbols and images included on and next to headstones, monuments and obelisks. Featured throughout the presentation will be photos of Czech markers, monuments and medallions from within the Bohemian National Cemeteries in Caledonia and Chicago.


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 -- It's Time! Writing Your Family Story!  (Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm
Central Library Community Room 1
IT’S TIME! WRITING YOUR FAMILY STORY!
Mary Patricia Voell, Founder and Owner of Legacies: Personal, Family & Organizational Historians
You’ve done your research, you’ve interviewed and gathered stories from all relevant storytellers, you’ve envisioned an epic book that captures your family story, and it’s now time to pull your years of work together.
This program is designed to discuss the many considerations needed as you begin the final publishing steps on your family history journey.



Saturday, March 9, 2019
Czech-Slovak Area Research Group  (Area Research Groups)
9:15 am to 4:45 pm
New Berlin Public Library, 15105 W Library Ln, New Berlin, WI
Heritage Room (in main entry hallway)
9:30am - 10:30am presentation: Heirloom: Translated Letters by Anna Cookova
Old letters and journals written by our ancestors are what we call "Primary Sources". Many family stories, historical events from a first hand perspective, addresses, and names are among the things that you may find. Join us at this lecture by Czech translator, Anna Cooková, to get inspired to leave your family with a legacy and heirloom of translated letters from Czech to English!


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
FROM BILLIE FRECHETTE TO NICHOLAS BLACK ELK: NATIVE AMERICAN RECORDS WITH GENEALOGICAL VALUE IN THE MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES
Mark Thiel, Marquette University Native American Archivist
Mark G. Thiel has served as an Archivist at Marquette University since 1986. In so doing, he has administered the records of the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions and over 50 other archival research collections about Native Americans throughout the United States. Several of these collections contain records with extraordinary genealogical value as reflected in amazing experiences from serving patrons with diverse genealogical needs. In 2007, the Society of American Archivists recognized him
for developing Marquette’s online Guide to Catholic-Related Records about Native Americans. This guide provides record descriptions and access information to records not at Marquette, many of which are small and obscure holdings with genealogical value not described elsewhere.



Saturday, April 13, 2019
MCGS 21st Biennial Conference  (Conferences - 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
Italian Area Research Group  (Area Research Groups)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Italian Community Center, 531 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI


Saturday, April 27, 2019
April Membership Meeting -- Fine Tuning Your Search Techniques  (Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm
Central Library Community Room 1
FINE TUNING YOUR SEARCH TECHNIQUES
Lisa Christopherson. President of Milwaukee County Genealogical Society
The internet is constantly changing offering new and improved sites to make our searches easier. People however continue to have difficulty conducting efficient online genealogy searches. It trips up almost everyone who looks for their ancestors. Learn quick and easy ways to tune up your current search techniques.



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
CARING FOR FAMILY PAPERS
Alison Bridger, University of Wisconsin Madison
Many of us have family documents stored in old shoe boxes, suitcases, or plastic tubs but don’t know what to do with them. They might be letters from the war front, scrapbooks your grandmother put together, photographs, genealogies, financial documents, or legal records. This workshop will go over what is worth keeping and how best to organize and store them for future generations.



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
Tracy Reinhardt, Director of the Thornton Library at the Galloway House & Village of the Fond du Lac County Historical Society.
Tracy brings to life the 2018 publication of, Twenty-five Years on the Streets of Milwaukee After Dark; Together With Sketches of Experiences as Newsboy in the Army, Capture and Imprisonment in Libby Prison, and Other War-time Notes. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible.



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 - Strutt Your Stuff! - 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.
STRUTT YOUR STUFF
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Members
What have you been working on over this past year? It’s time to bring your projects into the light of day. We’d love to see the creative projects that have been filling your winter time. Let us know if you’d like a 10 minute slot to share what you’ve found and learned about the process. Today, you’re the star.



Saturday, August 24, 2019
Italian Area Research Group  (Area Research Groups)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Italian Community Center, 531 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI



Saturday, November 2, 2019
Italian Area Research Group  (Area Research Groups)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Italian Community Center, 531 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI