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Ask a Genealogist!
Saturday, March 2
Ask a Genealogist!  (MCGS/MPL Ask A Genealogist!)
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Milwaukee Public Library - Center Street Library, 2727 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee
Ask a Genealogist!
 
Presented by the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society and Milwaukee Public Library
 
Have you wanted to learn more about your family history, but don't know where to begin?

Have you started researching your family, but need ideas of new places to look for information?

Work one-on-one with an experienced genealogist from the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society who will be available to answer your research questions and demonstrate search strategies to help find pieces of your family history puzzle.
 
 
 
 


Czech-Slovak Area Research Group
Saturday, March 9
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. 
 


MCGS Board Meeting
Friday, March 22
MCGS Board Meeting  (MCGS Board Meetings)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room - and Online Meeting

Milwaukee Central Public Library Downtown, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue
 
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, March 22
MCGS Membership - "WikiTree, the Free Family Tree" by Steven Greenwood  (MCGS Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room - and Online Meeting

Milwaukee Central Public Library Downtown, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue
 
- MCGS membership meetings are in person at the Central Library (and also zoom online). The meetings will start with a short business meeting, followed by our speaker presentation about 1:20pm. Look forward to seeing MCGS members and guests at the library! It will be announced later whether Steven Greenwood will be speaking in person or via zoom at the library.
 
Title: "WikiTree, the Free Family Tree"
by Steven Greenwood
 
Description: Are you interested in contributing to a million-member online world tree where collaboration and community are strong focuses in doing genealogical research? Do you like to be involved in projects and marathons that keep things interesting throughout the year and give people goals to reach for? Would you like to know that it is *FREE* and not hidden behind a paywall? Then please check out this talk given by Steven Greenwood, a wiki founder and three-year member of this genealogy wiki community representing Germany Project and Notables, among other things.
 
Biography: Steven Greenwood is the founder of Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki (2005) and Futurepedia, the Back to the Future Wiki (2007). He began contributing to WikiTree, the Free Family Tree in 2020 after receiving new documents from his paternal grandmother and is now a member of the WikiTree Events Committee, Germany Project, Notables Project, Cemeterist Project, and soon Tanzania Project, a subproject of the new Global Project.
When he is not contributing to genealogy, Steven also contributes through costuming, photography, and LEGO building, in addition to having interests in geoscience, astronomy, and history.
 
 
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 - Asking Questions, Finding Answers: Queries, Newspapers, and Social Media
Saturday, March 23
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
 
IN PERSON at Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room
 
Asking Questions, Finding Answers: Queries, Newspapers, and Social Media
 
by Carol Genung
 
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 for free beginner genealogy classes.
 
 
The Saturday morning classes will not be available via zoom, but a video recording will be made of each class. A new MCGS membership benefit, will be the ability for MCGS members to login into this website, and in the members only area to view a video recording of the 2023-2024 Beginner Genealogy Classes and download the class handouts.
 



Ask a Genealogist!
Saturday, April 6
Ask a Genealogist!  (MCGS/MPL Ask A Genealogist!)
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Milwaukee Public Library - Good Hope Library, 7715 W Good Hope Rd, Milwaukee
Ask a Genealogist!
 
Presented by the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society and Milwaukee Public Library
 
Have you wanted to learn more about your family history, but don't know where to begin?
 
Have you started researching your family, but need ideas of new places to look for information?
 
Work one-on-one with an experienced genealogist from the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society who will be available to answer your research questions and demonstrate search strategies to help find pieces of your family history puzzle.
 
 


MCGS Board Meeting
Friday, April 26
MCGS Board Meeting  (MCGS Board Meetings)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room - and Online Meeting

Milwaukee Central Public Library Downtown, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue
 
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, April 26
MCGS Membership-"Using Census, Genealogical Records and Old Maps To Learn More About Your Ancestors"  (MCGS Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room - and Online Meeting

Milwaukee Central Public Library Downtown, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue
 
- MCGS membership meetings are in person at the Central Library (and also zoom online). The meetings will start with a short business meeting, followed by our speaker presentation about 1:20pm. Look forward to seeing MCGS members and guests at the library! Mark Polczynski will be speaking in person at the library.
 
"Using Census Records, Genealogical Records, and Old Maps To Learn More About Your Ancestors"
By Mark Polczynski
 
Mark has a YouTube channel:
The STARA POLSKA channel provides guidance on how to construct a FAMILY GEO-TREE that visually maps the locations of life events such as births, marriages, and deaths of your ancestors, with a primary focus on Polish ancestry.
A major theme of this channel is the use of historical maps of Central and Eastern Europe to find locations of life events.  Topics include: 
- Reviews of sources for historical maps of Central and Eastern Europe
- Selection of relevant historical maps
- Use of the Stara Polska database of historical place names and locations.
Channel details:
www.youtube.com/@markpolczynski1301
 
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 - Travelling Abroad (or Not): Foreign Research and Professional Help
Saturday, April 27
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
 
IN PERSON at Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room
 
Travelling Abroad (or Not): Foreign Research and Professional Help
 
By Karen Jegen
 
Join us: IN PERSON for free beginner genealogy classes.
 
 
The Saturday morning classes will not be available via zoom, but a video recording will be made of each class. A new MCGS membership benefit, will be the ability for MCGS members to login into this website, and in the members only area to view a video recording of the 2023-2024 Beginner Genealogy Classes and download the class handouts.
 



Ask a Genealogist!
Saturday, May 11
Ask a Genealogist!  (MCGS/MPL Ask A Genealogist!)
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Milwaukee Public Library - Mitchell Street Library, 906 W Historic Mitchell St, Milwaukee
Ask a Genealogist!
 
Presented by the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society and Milwaukee Public Library
 
Have you wanted to learn more about your family history, but don't know where to begin?
 
Have you started researching your family, but need ideas of new places to look for information?
 
Work one-on-one with an experienced genealogist from the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society who will be available to answer your research questions and demonstrate search strategies to help find pieces of your family history puzzle.
 
 
 


MCGS Board Meeting
Friday, May 17
MCGS Board Meeting  (MCGS Board Meetings)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room - and Online Meeting

Milwaukee Central Public Library Downtown, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue
 
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 - Salt Lake City Trip - Discussion Panel
Friday, May 17
MCGS Membership - Salt Lake City Trip - Discussion Panel  (MCGS Membership Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room - and Online Meeting

Milwaukee Central Public Library Downtown, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue
 
- MCGS membership meetings are in person at the Central Library (and also zoom online). The meetings will start with a short business meeting, followed by our speaker presentation about 1:20pm. Look forward to seeing MCGS members and guests at the library! The Discussion Panel will be speaking in person at the library.
 
"Salt Lake City Trip - Discussion Panel"
By Trip Coordinator Dan Berg and MCGS members
 
MCGS is planning a trip to Salt Lake City on June 2-9, 2024.
 
Dan Berg is the Trip Coordinator and can be contacted at trips@milwaukeegenealogy.org
 
Planning a trip to the Salt Lake City FamilySearch library?
Wondering how to prepare for the trip?
 
Questions you might have:
What did you take that you did not need?
What should one take? - passwords, pedigree charts, laptop with computer program???
Can I use my laptop to access the library material, or do I need to use their computer?
What is the weather like?
How far is it from the hotel to the library?
Where is food available?
What about coffee? 
What is the Discovery Center?
What services do they have?
Are their things that can only be viewed at this library?
Can anyone help me read the foreign language records?
 
How to plan for visiting the FamilySearch Library:
https://www.familysearch.org/en/library/visit
How do I schedule an in person appointment?
https://www.familysearch.org/en/library/in-person-research-help
How to have an online genealogy consultation in advance:
https://www.familysearch.org/en/library/online-consultations
 
Bring your questions to ask the discussion panel, consisting of researchers that have previously visited the Salt Lake City library.
 
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 - Don’t Jump to Conclusions: After the Research
Saturday, May 18
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
 
IN PERSON at Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room
 
Don’t Jump to Conclusions: After the Research
 
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 for free beginner genealogy classes.
 
 
The Saturday morning classes will not be available via zoom, but a video recording will be made of each class. A new MCGS membership benefit, will be the ability for MCGS members to login into this website, and in the members only area to view a video recording of the 2023-2024 Beginner Genealogy Classes and download the class handouts.
 



Trip - Salt Lake City, UT - 2024
Sunday, June 2 through Sunday, June 9
Trip - Salt Lake City, UT - 2024  (MCGS Trips)
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Save the Date — June 2-9, 2024
A Life-Changing Genealogy Research Trip to Salt Lake City!
By Dan Berg
 
After a 5+ year hiatus, MCGS’s biannual genealogy research trip is back!!!
Over the decades this trip has led to profound genealogical discoveries for dozens of MCGS members, which it can for you too!
What? Genealogical research for a week at the largest genealogical library in the world!
Where? Family Search Library in Salt Lake City, Utah
https://www.familysearch.org/en/library/
When? June 2-9, 2024. It’s a Sunday to Sunday trip to maximize research time since the library is closed on Sundays.
How Much? For hotel + airfare from MKE we are expecting the cost to be in the upper ~$900 range +/- per person, for a double-occupancy hotel room at the Plaza Hotel by Temple Square adjacent to the library. A single occupant supplement will be likely in the ~$375 range +/-.
If you are tentatively interested – there is no obligation at this time, please email: trips@milwaukeegenealogy.org.
Why? To have a world-class genealogical research experience and break down those ‘brick walls’ with assistance from library genealogical experts, as well as great comradery with your fellow MCGS members!
You will not regret coming on this trip, it’s an unbelievable experience!!!
 
At this time there is no discount to book group rates for air travel. So, individuals are being asked to book their own airfare flights. Individuals are also asked to book their own hotel rooms. The hotel has a block of rooms reserved that are available to book for MCGS.
 
Salt Lake Plaza Hotel SureStay Collection by Best Western
122 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Reservations
Toll Free Central Reservations (US & Canada Only) (800) 780-7234
Hotel Direct
(801) 521-0130
 
Please email trips@milwaukeegenealogy.org by April 1st to be added to the MCGS research trip group.
 
 


MCGS Board Meeting
Friday, June 28
MCGS Board Meeting  (MCGS Board Meetings)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room - and Online Meeting

Milwaukee Central Public Library Downtown, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue
 
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 - Annual Membership Meeting and Summer Picnic
Friday, June 28
MCGS Membership Meeting - Annual Membership Meeting and 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

Milwaukee Central Public Library Downtown, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue
 
Annual Membership Meeting (with Board Elections) and Summer Picnic!
 
-CELEBRATE our 89th 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.
 


Class - DNA for Genealogy: What It Can and Can’t Do
Saturday, June 29
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
 
IN PERSON at Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room
 
DNA for Genealogy: What It Can and Can’t Do
 
by Carol Genung
 
Join us: IN PERSON for free beginner genealogy classes.
 
 
The Saturday morning classes will not be available via zoom, but a video recording will be made of each class. A new MCGS membership benefit, will be the ability for MCGS members to login into this website, and in the members only area to view a video recording of the 2023-2024 Beginner Genealogy Classes and download the class handouts.
 



Holiday Folk Fair International
Friday, November 22 through Sunday, November 24
Holiday Folk Fair International  (Cultural Events in Milwaukee)
State Fair Park Exposition Center, 8200 W Greenfield Ave, West Allis, WI