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Class - Starting at Home: Milwaukee Public Library
Saturday, January 28
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

at Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room
 
by Milwaukee Public Library Librarian - Kirsten Thompson
 
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
February Board Meeting  (MCGS Board Meetings)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
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 - Using FamilySearch Memories as Your Personal and Family Archive
Friday, February 24
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

Milwaukee Central Public Library Downtown, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue
 
- 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
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

at Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room
 
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.)
 
 



Czech-Slovak Area Research Group
Saturday, March 11
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 24
MCGS Board Meeting  (MCGS Board Meetings)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
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 - Introduction to Family Tree Maker
Friday, March 24
MCGS Membership - Introduction to Family Tree Maker  (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 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! The speaker, Mark Olsen, will be joining us via zoom.
 
"Introduction to Family Tree Maker"
By Mark Olsen (Family Tree Maker Ambassador)
 
Join us for an introduction to the current version of Family Tree Maker.  We will discuss Family Tree Maker and what makes it different than other genealogy products and software. We will focus on a quick walk through of the various family tree building features from how to get and install the software and move on to basic use and creating or downloading your very own family tree.  We will discuss how it works with Ancestry.com and with FamilySearch and be happy to discuss all your questions.  
 
We will also discuss Family Tree Maker partner products - Charting Companion and Family Book Creator - both are amazing plug-ins that can help you create incredible charts, graphs, and books. 
 
This class is for all levels of genealogists whether you are just getting started or very experienced.
 
 
Mark Olsen is the Family Tree Maker Ambassador to historical and genealogical societies around the world working to support their members as they use Family Tree Maker. Mark is a graduate of Brigham Young University and holds a bachelor's degree in Family History with a Spanish records emphasis. He has been working in the genealogy industry since 2007 and has been the Family Tree Maker Ambassador since 2016.
 
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.)
 
MCGS is not affiliated with FTM or receiving any compensation from FTM.  This presentation is being offered as a learning tool to help people understand why it is important to have a genealogy program in addition to an online tree. There are many programs available, this presentation will demonstrate the capabilities of Family Tree Maker.
 
 


Class - Asking Questions, Finding Answers: Queries, Newspapers, and Social Media
Saturday, March 25
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

at Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room
 
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
MCGS Board Meeting  (MCGS Board Meetings)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
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 - Presentation by To Be Announced
Friday, April 28
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

Milwaukee Central Public Library Downtown, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue
 
- 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
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

at Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room
 
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
MCGS Board Meeting  (MCGS Board Meetings)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
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 - Presentation by Cathy Daily
Friday, May 19
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

Milwaukee Central Public Library Downtown, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue
 
- 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)

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 20
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

at Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room
 
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
MCGS Board Meeting  (MCGS Board Meetings)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
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 - Presentation by To Be Announced
Friday, June 23
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

Milwaukee Central Public Library Downtown, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue
 
- 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
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

at Central Library 1st Floor Rotary Club of Milwaukee Community Meeting Room
 
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
MCGS Board Meeting  (MCGS Board Meetings)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
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 - Summer Picnic
Friday, July 28
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

Milwaukee Central Public Library Downtown, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue
 
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.