Milwaukee Wisconsin North Family History Center

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Milwaukee Wisconsin North Family History Center

755 N. Woelfel Rd, Brookfield, Wisconsin 53045



Our center and its basic services are provided free to the public. We invite all who are interested in genealogy and family history to visit.

Our volunteers can show you how to use the center's resources. To make your visit more effective, please bring as much information as you have

about the ancestor(s) you wish to research, including birth, marriage and death information. Don't forget to bring a flash drive!  

A nominal fee is charged for printing.

Contacts and Hours
Map and Directions
Calendar and Events
Center Resources
Center Services
Local Area Resources

Principles of Family History Research
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What to Bring to the FHC
Research Problems Help
Free On Line Courses
Order Microfilm/Fiche

Contacts and Hours

Phone: 262-641-7408



  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 3:00pm, evenings by appointment
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 3:00pm and 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Snow closings: If Elmbrook and/or Waukesha School Districts are closed, the center is closed.


  • Saturday, March 31, 2018 - General Conference
  • Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - Independence Day
  • Saturday, October 6, 2018 - General Conference
  • Tuesday to Saturday, November 20 to 24, 2018 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Tuesday to Monday, December 18 to 31, 2018 - Christmas Break
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - New Year's Day

Note:  Family History Sunday School classes and workshops scheduled during the week will continue throughout the holidays if needed.

Map and Directions

Location map: Location Map

Address: 755 N. Woelfel Rd, Brookfield, Wisconsin 53045

  • Just north of Bluemound Rd between Brookfield Rd and Calhoun Rd. We are located in an LDS Church. Please enter on the south side of the building. Ample parking is provided.
Church sign at the corner of Wisconsin and Woelfel
East entrance
South entrance

Calendar and Events

Free Monthly Workshops, Saturdays in 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am

  • Please register for workshops by emailing Patti Gierke at
    • Before attending class, create a free account
    • Bring your family history data gathered from family records
    • Feb 10: Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively
      • Archive Grid
      • Microfilms
      • Online books
      • WorldCat
    • Mar 10: Internet: Using Family History Center Websites
      • Using 14+ subscription websites for free
      • Using Google to research and translate
    • Apr 14: Overview of Where do I start?
      • Before attending class, create a free account
      • Bring your family history data gathered from family records
    • May 12: Starting Family Tree on
      • Navigating
      • Printing
      • Searching for records
      • Attaching sources
    • Jun 9: FamilySearch Memories
      • Adding and attaching photos, documents, audio files and stories
      • Bring photos and documents to scan
    • Future workshops TBA

Staff Training Meetings

  • 3rd Thursday/Friday of each month, except summer

Center Resources

We have access to all the resources of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City through free computer programs, microfilm and microfiche.


  • 6 computers with internet
  • 3 microfilm/microfiche readers
  • 1 Microfilm/microfiche scanner/printer
  • 1 Lexmark scanner/copier/printer
  • Free wifi


Premium Family History Websites

  • 19 Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Alexander Street Press
  • The American Civil War: Research Database | Letters and Diaries | Images, Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera Social and Cultural History
  • American Ancestors
  • Institution Versions: U.S. | Australia | Canada | Germany | Sweden | United Kingdom
  • ArkivDigital Online
  • Findmypast Institution Version
  • (formerly Footnote)
  • Kinpoint Premium
  • MyHeritage Library Edition
  • Newspaper Archive
  • Paper Trail
  • ProQuest Obituary Listings
  • Premium Services
  • Women and Social Movements in the United States

Reference Aids

  • Blank census sheets
  • Family group record forms
  • Language word lists
  • Maps
  • Pedigree charts
  • Reference books
  • Research outlines

Center Services

Trained Staff

  • Our staff has a wealth of knowledge about family history and is eager to help patrons who request assistance.
  • All staff members are trained monthly to keep them up to date on tools.
  • Our center is known for its friendliness, helpfulness and kindness. We happily welcome all to our family history center.

Translation Services

  • German translation is available on Wednesday mornings from 9:00am until 12:00pm or by appointment
  • Other available translations are Hungarian, Latvian, Spanish, and Chinese. Please call and we will have one of our translators contact you.
  • We are always looking for people who can translate other languages into English.

Local Area Resources