Irish Fest

35th Milwaukee Irish Fest is August 13-16, 2015

Countdown to Irish Fest...

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on

Monday, Jan 5, 7pm


Membership meetings are held the first Monday of each month (except December).


The Irish Cultural and Heritage Center (ICHC) is located at 2133 West Wisconsin Avenue near downtown Milwaukee, housed in the historic former Grand Avenue Congregational Church. Parking is available for evening programs in the two lots just south of the alley behind the building, accessible via 23rd street. The ICHC is also home to the Irish Emigration Library, sponsored by the Irish Genealogical Society of Wisconsin. Visit the ICHC web site for more information.

The Shorewood Public Library is located at 3920 N. Murray Ave., Shorewood WI 53211, one block south of Capitol Drive and three blocks east of Oakland Avenue in Shorewood. Programs will be held in the lower level meeting room. Parking will be available behind the building, accessible via Frederick Avenue. Visit the library's web site at for up todate information about the library's new facilities and parking arrangements. Phone: (414) 847-2670.

Upcoming Programs

Monday, January 5, 2014

7:00 p.m., Shorewood Library

How Computers can assist the Genealogist

Sam Colon, a steering committee member of the Milwaukee PAF Users Group (MPAFUG), will speak on how computers can assist the Genealogist. Topics will include programs and apps for maintaining your family history, including those that work on your cell phone, tablet, or computer.

Monday, February 2, 2015

7:00 p.m., Shorewood Library

Indexing early Milwaukee Church Records

Bill Fliss, Archivist at Marquette University Raynor Memorial Library will discuss a project to index early Milwaukee Church Records. Early Church records can provide information that does not exist elsewhere, since civil records were not required until 1906.

Monday, March 2, 2015

7:00 p.m., Shorewood Public Library

The 3rd Ward Fire and Its Aftermath

Presented by Carl Baehr IGSW member, and a frequent speaker at IGSW meeting. He is a also genealogist, and local historian and the author of the book "Milwaukee Streets: The Stories Behind Their Names".

Monday, April 6, 2015

7:00 p.m., ICHC

Night of the Roundtables

Join us for our semi-annual night of small roundtable discussions where we can discuss topics of interest to our research. If you have any suggestion for topics for a roundtable discussion please contact any board member.

Monday, May 4, 2015

7:00 p.m., Shorewood Public Library

Milwaukee Public Library's Genealogical Collections

Jennifer Heidel of the Milwaukee Public Library will give us an update on the system's genealogical collections.

Questions? Ideas? Please email Corresponding Secretary Sue Dolinar.

IGSW programs are free and open to the public, and are held eleven times per year, usually on the first Monday of each month except December. Programs are held at The Shorewood Village Center inside the Shorewood Public Library, or at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center (ICHC), home to the Society's research library. In addition, some summer programs are excursions to other locations.

The Shorewood Village Center is located at 3920 N. Murray Ave., in the lower level of the Shorewood Public Library one block south of Capitol Drive. The Irish Cultural and Heritage Center (ICHC) is located at 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee just west of Marquette University, in the historic Tory Hill neighborhood.