Irish Fest

43th Milwaukee Irish Fest is August 17-20, 2023

Countdown to Irish Fest...

Emigration Library Hours

The Library is closed until further notice.

Third Wednesday of each month
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

An extension to 8:00 pm can be arranged. Contact 414-395-0489 or ahead of time to arrange an extension.


Next Program

IGSW Cemetery Tour
& Tally Ho

Monday, June 7, 2021
6:00 pm

St. Patrick's Cemetery
Erin, Wisconsin

IGSW Programs

All IGSW Programs are free

and open to the public.

Website Security

New security features have been added to the IGSW website.
For a secure connection to the website, use the web address

United States Resources

US Libraries and Archives

Library of Congress - A vast resource.

US National Archives - The nation's treasure box.

Allen County Library - One of the premier genealogical collections in the nation. Has extensive holdings periodical publications.

US Searchable Databases

Social Security Death Index - An invaluable resource for locating deceased ancestors.

Search Ellis Island - Ellis Island web site where you can search for passenger list holdings.

Castle Garden - This site has indexes of selected passenger lists for the years 1820 to 1913.

Bureau of Land Management - This site has records of the original transfer of government land to private ownership. If your ancestors homesteaded or were given a land grant this is the site for you.

FamilySearch Record Search - Search for birth and death records 1845-1958

Neighboring States

Minnesota Genealogy - Birth and Death Indexes and much more.

Records in the Illinois State Archives - Marriage, death indexes and more.

Michigan Death Records, 1897-1920 - This Library of Michigan collection of Michigan death certificates features nearly 1 million records.

Mega Link Sites

Cyndi's List - A vast collection of links dealing primarily with genealogical resources.

The USGenWeb Project - This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone.

World GenWeb - A great resource having country by country resources.

Family Search - A service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Roots Web - The granddaddy of the Mega Link Sites. - A paid site, but available at libraries.

US Progenealogists Sleuth - The commercial site offered by professional genealogist Kyle J. Betit.