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Festa Italiana 2022
Saturday, September 24 through Sunday, September 25
Festa Italiana 2022  (Cultural Events in Milwaukee)
Italian Community Center, Milwaukee, WI



Scandinavian Fest - CANCELLED for 2022
Saturday, October 1
Scandinavian Fest - CANCELLED for 2022  (Cultural Events in Milwaukee)
Ronald Reagan, Elementary School, 4225 South Calhoun Road, New Berlin, WI


Polish Genealogy Interest Group
Saturday, October 1
Polish Genealogy Interest Group  (Area Research Groups)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room
 
Polish Genealogy Interest Group
 
Have you been researching your Polish family history?
Are you interested in exploring resources and sharing information?
The agenda will be a discussion of what our members would like to see in our group's future.
Join us for the the meeting of the Polish Genealogy Interest Group
at the Milwaukee Central Public Library.
 
Meeting hosted by Polanki the Polish Women's Cultural Club of Milwaukee.


CAFE: A Cultural Event
Saturday, October 1
CAFE: A Cultural Event  (Cultural Events in Milwaukee)
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Drexel Town Square, Oak Creek, WI


Czech-Slovak Area Research Group
Sunday, October 16
Czech-Slovak Area Research Group  (Area Research Groups)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Online Zoom Meeting
 
Please send an email to info@sokolmilwaukee.org to be added to the zoom meeting invite list. 
 


October Board Meeting
Friday, October 28
October Board Meeting  (MCGS Board Meetings)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Central Library 2nd Floor Periodicals & Business East Meeting Room - and Online Board Meeting
 
Thinking about getting involved?
 
Be a guest at our board meeting.

If you would like to attend, please ask to be invited to the Board Meeting by sending an email to info@milwaukeegenealogy.org
 


MCGS Membership -
Friday, October 28
MCGS Membership - "Landscape and Spiritual Renewal of the Borderland in Northwest Bohemia"  (MCGS Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room - and Online Meeting
 
- MCGS membership meetings are now back in person at the Central Library (and will continue to be also online). The meetings will start with a short business meeting, followed by our speaker presentation at 1:30pm. Look forward to seeing MCGS members and guests at the library!
 
"Landscape and Spiritual Renewal of the Borderland in Northwestern Bohemia:
The Story of the U.S. Embassy American Center 2020, 2021 and 2022 Exhibits in Prague"
(Included were stories of German-Bohemian emigrants to Calumet County, Wisconsin)
By Dr. Joan Naomi Steiner
 
After World War II and the expulsion of the German speaking people of Western Bohemia, also known as Czechoslovakia or Czech Republic, villages and significant other places were left to let nature take its course. In some cases, new inhabitants who were not familiar with the area, were relocated to these places. Unfortunately, many villages were abandoned and left to their own demise.
 
Now, efforts are underway to renew and preserve cultural heritage in Northwestern Bohemia, especially in the Marienbad and Tepl region. Dr. Steiner’s story begins with discovering international efforts in the Czech Republic to renew the landscape and the spirit of abandoned villages and other significant places in Northwestern Bohemia. This discovery resulted in collaborating with local Czech residents to provide stories of Steiner’s ancestors, their friends and families who once lived in these abandoned villages and emigrated to Calumet County, Wisconsin.
 
The audience will learn the story of one of these families and the recent work being done in Northwestern Bohemia.
 
Joan Naomi Steiner, PhD. is the author of the book "A German Bohemian Immigration: The Population Shift from Western Bohemia to Calumet County, Wisconsin". Dr. Steiner earned her doctorate from New York University and her Master of Science in Teaching English and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She is a 2015 graduate of the Boston University Genealogy Research Program. While researching her paternal Steiner family history, Dr. Steiner uncovered a wave of immigration from villages of the Tepl/Teplá Monastery area in Western Bohemia to Calumet County, Wisconsin, beginning in the 1850s. She took five research trips to the Czech Republic and six trips to Germany during the course of her investigations. Dr. Steiner’s website is a database of findings and a repository for rare and invaluable sources from both Germany and the Czech Republic. You can find it at https://germanbohemianwisconsin.com/.
 
Photo Caption: Table and Chapel: “Symbolic Renewal of House No. 1 in Wischkowitz/Výškovice”
Photo Caption: Renewal of Landscape & Human Spirit: “We share the same air, same water, same space, same solution.”
Photo Source: Salzmann, Klára. Renewal of Czech-German Border Landscape. Prague: Astron Studio, 2015.
 
Join us: IN PERSON or ZOOM ONLINE for meeting.
 
Registration for Zoom Invite: - Register in advance for the meeting/presentation at Zoom Registration:

After registering, you will receive an automatic confirmation email containing information about joining the online meeting. (Check your spam folder.)
 
 


Class - More than Just Names: Census Records
Saturday, October 29
Class - More than Just Names: Census Records  (MCGS Genealogy Classes)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Public Library Central, 814 W Wisconsin Ave - IN PERSON AND ONLINE
 
More than Just Names: Census Records
 
by Diane Piedt
 
Join us: IN PERSON or ZOOM ONLINE for beginner genealogy classes.
 
Register in advance for the class series at Zoom Registration:
 
After registering, you will receive an automatic confirmation email containing information about joining the online meeting. (Check your spam folder.)
 
 



Holiday Folk Fair International
Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20
Holiday Folk Fair International  (Cultural Events in Milwaukee)
State Fair Park Exposition Center, 8200 W Greenfield Ave, West Allis, WI


November Board Meeting
Friday, November 18
November Board Meeting  (MCGS Board Meetings)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Central Library 2nd Floor Periodicals & Business East Meeting Room - and Online Board Meeting
 
Thinking about getting involved?
 
Be a guest at our board meeting.

If you would like to attend, please ask to be invited to the Board Meeting by sending an email to info@milwaukeegenealogy.org
 


MCGS Membership-
Friday, November 18
MCGS Membership-"Are Your Ancestors Safe from Burial Disruption in Wisconsin?" by Judy Klimt Houston  (MCGS Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room - and Online Meeting
 
- MCGS membership meetings are now back in person at the Central Library (and will continue to be also online). The meetings will start with a short business meeting, followed by our speaker presentation at 1:30pm. Look forward to seeing MCGS members and guests at the library!
 
"Are Your Ancestors Safe from Burial Disruption in Wisconsin?"
By Judy Klimt Houston
 
Judy Klimt Houston is a member of our society and began researching family history in the 1990's with special thanks to the many classes provided by our esteemed member, Arlene Brachman.  Although Judy learned of a family member who was buried at the Milwaukee County Almshouse and Poor Farm Cemetery back in 1998, it was just three years ago, when she learned of the two burial disruptions occuring at one of the three cemeteries on County Grounds.  The ramifications of the burial disruptions, including the fact the remains of 2,480 are held at UW-M for scientific research, encouraged Judy to seek assistance from the State.  In her discussions with the Wisconsin Burial Sites Preservation Department, our current burial laws (WI State Statute 157.70 & HS 2) were found to not protect our ancestors' burials.  In fact, WE are the ones who are required to protect our loved one's graves. 
 
Believe it or not, based on our current Wisconsin Burial Laws, ANY cemetery is subject to possible burial disruption - including Forest Home Cemetery, Union, Valhalla, etc.  If a road needs to widen, a building needs to add on, land use changes; any of these may contribute to a request for burial disruption.  Approval may be provided by the State...unless kin to the buried have applied for and are approved to be on a "Registry for Informed Persons", and they question the need for disturbance.  Judy's presentation will include discussion of our current state burial laws, how they may impact our ancestors' burials, and how to protect your loved one's remains from disinterment.
 
Join us: IN PERSON or ZOOM ONLINE for meeting.
 
Registration for Zoom Invite: - Register in advance for the meeting/presentation at Zoom Registration:

After registering, you will receive an automatic confirmation email containing information about joining the online meeting. (Check your spam folder.)
 
 
 


Class - Getting it on Record: Courthouses and Archives and From Cradle to Grave: Church and Cemetery
Saturday, November 19
Class - Getting it on Record: Courthouses and Archives and From Cradle to Grave: Church and Cemetery  (MCGS Genealogy Classes)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Public Library Central, 814 W Wisconsin Ave - IN PERSON AND ONLINE
 
Getting it on Record: Courthouses and Archives and
 
From Cradle to Grave: Church and Cemetery Records
 
by Diane Piedt
 
Join us: IN PERSON or ZOOM ONLINE for beginner genealogy classes.
 
Register in advance for the class series at Zoom Registration:
 
After registering, you will receive an automatic confirmation email containing information about joining the online meeting. (Check your spam folder.)
 
 



December Board Meeting
Monday, December 5
December Board Meeting  (MCGS Board Meetings)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Offsite TBA Location - and Online Board Meeting - NOTE DATE may change
 
Thinking about getting involved?
 
Be a guest at our board meeting.

If you would like to attend, please ask to be invited to the Board Meeting by sending an email to info@milwaukeegenealogy.org
 



January Board Meeting
Friday, January 27, 2023
January Board Meeting  (MCGS Board Meetings)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Central Library 2nd Floor Periodicals & Business East Meeting Room - and Online Board Meeting
 
Thinking about getting involved?
 
Be a guest at our board meeting.

If you would like to attend, please ask to be invited to the Board Meeting by sending an email to info@milwaukeegenealogy.org
 


MCGS Membership - Dan Berg's Genealogy Research Lessons to Share + Awesome Ancestor Discoveries!
Friday, January 27, 2023
MCGS Membership - Dan Berg's Genealogy Research Lessons to Share + Awesome Ancestor Discoveries!  (MCGS Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room - and Online Meeting
 
- MCGS membership meetings are now back in person at the Central Library (and will continue to be also online). The meetings will start with a short business meeting, followed by our speaker presentation at 1:30pm. Look forward to seeing MCGS members and guests at the library!
 
Dan Berg's Genealogy Research Lessons to Share + Awesome Ancestor Discoveries!​ by Dan Berg
 
Slides and dialogue from Dan Berg related to his exciting discoveries as he was able to rediscover the origin community of his Berg family, his German Hessen ancestors. A series of articles has appeared in the MCGS Reporter, regarding his research journey.
 
Join us: IN PERSON or ZOOM ONLINE for meeting.
 
Registration for Zoom Invite: - Register in advance for the meeting/presentation at Zoom Registration:

After registering, you will receive an automatic confirmation email containing information about joining the online meeting. (Check your spam folder.)
 
 
 


Class - Starting at Home: Milwaukee Public Library
Saturday, January 28, 2023
Class - Starting at Home: Milwaukee Public Library  (MCGS Genealogy Classes)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Public Library Central, 814 W Wisconsin Ave - IN PERSON AND ONLINE
 
by Milwaukee Public Library Librarian - Heather Smith
 
Join us: IN PERSON or ZOOM ONLINE for beginner genealogy classes.
 
Register in advance for the class series at Zoom Registration:
 
After registering, you will receive an automatic confirmation email containing information about joining the online meeting. (Check your spam folder.)
 
 



February Board Meeting
Friday, February 24, 2023
February Board Meeting  (MCGS Board Meetings)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Central Library 2nd Floor Periodicals & Business East Meeting Room - and Online Board Meeting
 
Thinking about getting involved?
 
Be a guest at our board meeting.

If you would like to attend, please ask to be invited to the Board Meeting by sending an email to info@milwaukeegenealogy.org
 


MCGS Membership - Using FamilySearch Memories as Your Personal and Family Archive
Friday, February 24, 2023
MCGS Membership - Using FamilySearch Memories as Your Personal and Family Archive  (MCGS Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room - and Online Meeting
 
- MCGS membership meetings are now back in person at the Central Library (and will continue to be also online). The meetings will start with a short business meeting, followed by our speaker presentation at 1:30pm. Ellen and Gregory Thorson will be joining us via zoom. Look forward to seeing MCGS members and guests at the library!
 
"Using FamilySearch Memories as Your Personal and Family Archive"
By Gregory and Ellen Thorson (volunteer representatives for FamilySearch)
 
Learn how FamilySearch  preserves historical records and extends that capability to every person and family through the free forever Memories feature of FamilySearch.org.
 
Gregory and Ellen Thorson are both retired nurses, having taken up that profession later in life. Gregory worked in long-term care, and Ellen worked as a school nurse. Each has nearly 50 years of experience in family history research, and they  have been volunteer representatives for FamilySearch International since January 2021.  
 
While they had expected to be capturing images at the National Archives facility in the St. Louis, Missouri, area, COVID interfered, and closed all NARA locations to volunteers for all of 2021. They were then asked to look for more records to add to FamilySearch.org, and have been surprised by how much they enjoy meeting the good citizens at many genealogical and historical societies and libraries, and sharing how FamilySearch can help them preserve their valuable collections.  
 
In addition to serving record custodians, FamilySearch offers the same high-quality preservation services to individuals and families through the Memories feature of the always free website, FamilySearch.org.
 
Join us: IN PERSON or ZOOM ONLINE for meeting.
 
Registration for Zoom Invite: - Register in advance for the meeting/presentation at Zoom Registration:

After registering, you will receive an automatic confirmation email containing information about joining the online meeting. (Check your spam folder.)
 
 
 


Class - More than Just Books: General Library Records
Saturday, February 25, 2023
Class - More than Just Books: General Library Records  (MCGS Genealogy Classes)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Public Library Central, 814 W Wisconsin Ave - IN PERSON AND ONLINE
 
Learn about the many ways that libraries can be useful to the family historian.
 
by Margaret Sandoval Skare 
 
Join us: IN PERSON or ZOOM ONLINE for beginner genealogy classes.
 
Register in advance for the class series at Zoom Registration:
 
After registering, you will receive an automatic confirmation email containing information about joining the online meeting. (Check your spam folder.)
 
 



MCGS Board Meeting
Friday, March 24, 2023
MCGS Board Meeting  (MCGS Board Meetings)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Central Library 2nd Floor Periodicals & Business East Meeting Room - and Online Board Meeting
 
Thinking about getting involved? 
 
Be a guest at our board meeting.

If you would like to attend, please ask to be invited to the Board Meeting by sending an email to info@milwaukeegenealogy.org
 
 


MCGS Membership - Presentation by To Be Announced
Friday, March 24, 2023
MCGS Membership - Presentation by To Be Announced  (MCGS Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room - and Online Meeting
 
- MCGS membership meetings are now back in person at the Central Library (and will continue to be also online). The meetings will start with a short business meeting, followed by our speaker presentation at 1:30pm. Look forward to seeing MCGS members and guests at the library!
 
Presentation by To Be Announced
 
Registration for Zoom Invite: - Register in advance for the meeting/presentation at (TBA)

After registering, you will receive an automatic confirmation email containing information about joining the online meeting. (Check your spam folder.)
 


Class - Asking Questions, Finding Answers: Queries, Newspapers, and Social Media
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Class - Asking Questions, Finding Answers: Queries, Newspapers, and Social Media  (MCGS Genealogy Classes)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Public Library Central, 814 W Wisconsin Ave - IN PERSON AND ONLINE
 
To get an answer, you must first ask the question. Find out what goes into a successful query -- whether you mail it or post it online. Also discover all the wonderful material to be found in historic newspapers.
 
Join us: IN PERSON or ZOOM ONLINE for beginner genealogy classes.
 
Register in advance for the class series at Zoom Registration:
 
After registering, you will receive an automatic confirmation email containing information about joining the online meeting. (Check your spam folder.)
 
 



MCGS Board Meeting
Friday, April 28, 2023
MCGS Board Meeting  (MCGS Board Meetings)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Central Library 2nd Floor Periodicals & Business East Meeting Room - and Online Board Meeting
 
Thinking about getting involved? 
 
Be a guest at our board meeting.

If you would like to attend, please ask to be invited to the Board Meeting by sending an email to info@milwaukeegenealogy.org
 


MCGS Membership - Presentation by To Be Announced
Friday, April 28, 2023
MCGS Membership - Presentation by To Be Announced  (MCGS Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room - and Online Meeting
 
- MCGS membership meetings are now back in person at the Central Library (and will continue to be also online). The meetings will start with a short business meeting, followed by our speaker presentation at 1:30pm. Look forward to seeing MCGS members and guests at the library!
 
Presentation by To Be Announced
 
Registration for Zoom Invite: - Register in advance for the meeting/presentation at (TBA)

After registering, you will receive an automatic confirmation email containing information about joining the online meeting. (Check your spam folder.)
 


Class - Travelling Abroad (or Not): Foreign Research and Professional Help
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Class - Travelling Abroad (or Not): Foreign Research and Professional Help  (MCGS Genealogy Classes)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Public Library Central, 814 W Wisconsin Ave - IN PERSON AND ONLINE
 
by Karen Jegen
 
Join us: IN PERSON or ZOOM ONLINE for beginner genealogy classes.
 
Register in advance for the class series at Zoom Registration:
 
After registering, you will receive an automatic confirmation email containing information about joining the online meeting. (Check your spam folder.)
 
 



MCGS Board Meeting
Friday, May 19, 2023
MCGS Board Meeting  (MCGS Board Meetings)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Central Library 2nd Floor Periodicals & Business East Meeting Room - and Online Board Meeting
 
Thinking about getting involved? 
 
Be a guest at our board meeting.

If you would like to attend, please ask to be invited to the Board Meeting by sending an email to info@milwaukeegenealogy.org
 


MCGS Membership - Presentation by Cathy Daily
Friday, May 19, 2023
MCGS Membership - Presentation by Cathy Daily  (MCGS Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room - and Online Meeting
 
- MCGS membership meetings are now back in person at the Central Library (and will continue to be also online). The meetings will start with a short business meeting, followed by our speaker presentation at 1:30pm. Look forward to seeing MCGS members and guests at the library!
 
Presentation by Cathy Daily
 
Registration for Zoom Invite: - Register in advance for the meeting/presentation at (TBA)

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Class - Don’t Jump to Conclusions: After the Research
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Class - Don’t Jump to Conclusions: After the Research  (MCGS Genealogy Classes)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Public Library Central, 814 W Wisconsin Ave - IN PERSON AND ONLINE
 
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.
 
Join us: IN PERSON or ZOOM ONLINE for beginner genealogy classes.
 
Register in advance for the class series at Zoom Registration:
 
After registering, you will receive an automatic confirmation email containing information about joining the online meeting. (Check your spam folder.)
 
 



MCGS Board Meeting
Friday, June 23, 2023
MCGS Board Meeting  (MCGS Board Meetings)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Central Library 2nd Floor Periodicals & Business East Meeting Room - and Online Board Meeting
 
Thinking about getting involved? 
 
Be a guest at our board meeting.

If you would like to attend, please ask to be invited to the Board Meeting by sending an email to info@milwaukeegenealogy.org
 
 


MCGS Membership - Presentation by To Be Announced
Friday, June 23, 2023
MCGS Membership - Presentation by To Be Announced  (MCGS Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room - and Online Meeting
 
- MCGS membership meetings are now back in person at the Central Library (and will continue to be also online). The meetings will start with a short business meeting, followed by our speaker presentation at 1:30pm. Look forward to seeing MCGS members and guests at the library!
 
Presentation by To Be Announced
 
Registration for Zoom Invite: - Register in advance for the meeting/presentation at (TBA)

After registering, you will receive an automatic confirmation email containing information about joining the online meeting. (Check your spam folder.)
 


Class - DNA for Genealogy: What It Can and Can’t Do
Saturday, June 24, 2023
Class - DNA for Genealogy: What It Can and Can’t Do  (MCGS Genealogy Classes)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Milwaukee Public Library Central, 814 W Wisconsin Ave - IN PERSON AND ONLINE
 
Join us: IN PERSON or ZOOM ONLINE for genealogy classes.
 
Register in advance for the class series at Zoom Registration:
 
After registering, you will receive an automatic confirmation email containing information about joining the online meeting. (Check your spam folder.)
 
 



MCGS Board Meeting
Friday, July 28, 2023
MCGS Board Meeting  (MCGS Board Meetings)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room - and Online Board Meeting
 
Thinking about getting involved? 
 
Be a guest at our board meeting.

If you would like to attend, please ask to be invited to the Board Meeting by sending an email to info@milwaukeegenealogy.org
 
 


MCGS Membership Meeting - Summer Picnic
Friday, July 28, 2023
MCGS Membership Meeting - Summer Picnic  (MCGS Membership Meetings)
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room - and Online Meeting
 
Summer Picnic!
 
-CELEBRATE our 88th Anniversary of the "Picnic In Ancestral Grove" picnic. While we plan to enjoy our picnic together at the library, along with zoom attendees in their own homes, please attend this meeting, to socialize with your MCGS friends and share some of your genealogical discoveries.
 
Registration: Non-members, please send an email to info@milwaukeegenealogy.org to be added to the invite list for the online meeting. Members will automatically be sent a link.