Milwaukee County Genealogical Society

Coronavirus News

Please be advised that
all MCGS meetings and classes
at the Milwaukee Public Library (MPL)
have been cancelled due to the coronavirus.
The Library is currently not open to the public.
Updates will be posted when available.
MCGS is planning to start ONLINE membership meetings and beginner's classes in September.

Free Access Announced!

While you're being safer at home, here's some genealogy stuff you can do:
If you have a Milwaukee Public Library card (or if you would like to apply online for one):  
Milwaukee Public Library announcement: Temporary free remote access from home to is availablle through database
Additional databases are now temporarily available to anyone:
Ancestry annoucement: Free At-Home Education Resources From Ancestry and Access to Nearly 500M National Archives Records (NARA)
----------The National Archives has announced their database records on are currently free to access. Direct access to free NARA databases on
Announcing a National Emergency Library at Internet Archive to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public at

Welcome to the
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society Website!
Become a member to access the "Members Only" features!
DNA Webinars now available to MCGS members!

Take a look at "What's Going On" to stay in the know.
NEW: Milwaukee County Records available on Ancestry.

Online Genealogy Classes

Next Class: Saturday, September 26, 2020 - Getting Started: Organization and Software
NOT just for Beginners.
See the  NEW SYLLABUS for the 2020-2021 session!
For detailed information on our classes, click the "Genealogy Classes" link on the left of this page.
Note: Check the MCGS website for cancellation of classes, meetings, and programs due to inclement weather.

Members Section & Login

If you are a member and have not received your login, password and instructions to access the  "Members Section & Login" section, contact Webmaster Lisa Christopherson.

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Federation of Genealogical Societies Member
Wisconsin State Genealogical Societies Member
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society
Founded July 1935

July 18
MCGS Genealogy Booth - 43rd Annual Festa Italiana - CANCELLED
  CANCELLED in 2020   For more information:

July 24
MCGS Genealogy Booth - 40th Annual German Fest - CANCELLED
  CANCELLED in 2020   For more information:

July 24
July Board Meeting
All those interested are invited to attend. Please contact Lisa Christopherson, MCGS President, if you will be there.

July 25
July Membership Meeting - Annual Indoor Picnic - CANCELLED
Summer Picnic! CELEBRATE our 85th Anniversary of the "Picnic In Ancestral Grove" indoor picnic.

August 1
C.A.F.E. (Culture Art Food Entertainment) - CANCELLED
For more information: