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All MPL Neighborhood Branches will be CLOSED on Tuesday, November 3, 2020*

*Central Library will remain open to patrons and staff for limited services at reduced capacity. Learn More

Zablocki Branch open for curbside service only October 23-November 1

In order to accommodate extremely high early voter turnout, Zablocki Branch will open to the public Friday, Oct. 23-Nov. 2 for curbside service only. Zablocki will be closed on Election Day and will resume in-branch service on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

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African American Genealogy Pathfinder

The African American Genealogy Pathfinder was created to help those who want to search for their African American ancestors but do not know where or how to begin.

The resources found on the pages of this pathfinder—Getting Started, Reference Tools, History, Vital Records, Organizations, Additional Resources—were put together using the availability of sources at the Milwaukee Public Library. The tools on these pages are starting points and by no means comprehensive.

For more information visit the Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Room located in the Central Library.

The African American Genealogy Pathfinder is presented in cooperation with the author, Kimberly Tomlinson, copyright 2005.