Irish Fest

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

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Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on

Monday, Mar 2, 7pm



MEETING SCHEDULES FOR I.G.S.W.

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

A NOTE ABOUT MEETING LOCATIONS:

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 http://www.mcfls.org/shorewood/ for up todate information about the library's new facilities and parking arrangements. Phone: (414) 847-2670.


Upcoming Programs


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

Researching the Family Tree:

Genealogical Resources at the Milwaukee Public Library


From plat maps and newspapers to historic photo and military collections, the Milwaukee Public Library has a wealth of print and digital sources for genealogists. Join MPL Humanities & Archives librarian Jennifer Heidel for an introduction to the local, national, and international resources available to researchers.


Monday, June 1, 2015

7:00 p.m., Shorewood Public Library

Catholic Religious Records and Cemetery Records:

Researching Lynch McDaniel, McCabe, Farley, and Finnegan in Wisconsin, Massachusetts and Canada


Catholic religious records provide the religious equivalent of today's civil records for birth, marriage and death, and often they precede civil records. This presentation will cover how to read those records and where to find them. Examples using the Lynch, McDaniel, McCabe, Farley, and Finnegan families will be drawn from Milwaukee and Brown Counties in Wisconsin, Ontario, Canada, and Fall River, Massachusetts.

Speaker, Bob Tatalovich is retired, and began researching his and his wife's ancestors about 2002. He is on the steering committee of MPAFUG, and has done presentations for them, for the Hales Corners' Family History Center's workshop, and for the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society. His ancestors are Serbian, Polish, and Czech; his wife's are largely English and Irish.




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.