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December 9, 2014 through Dec. 8, 2015 - Online Webinars from the Illinois State Genealogical Society

The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) continues to offer free webinars on the second Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. (Central). A webinar is a comparatively new term; it has been defined as "a live lecture/presentation that you can attend via a computer with an Internet connection." ISGS webinars are accompanied by handouts that have been provided by the speakers.

The sessions are recorded and ISGS members may also access those recorded sessions as well as the handouts through the Members Section of the ISGS website at http://www.ilgensoc.org/. (Past webinars are also available to members.)

The final 2014 ISGS webinar, to be held online on Dec. 9, is titled, "Heritage Quest Online — The Ins and Outs." G. Ann Staley, CG, CGI, will be the presenter. "HeritageQuest Online contains much more than just the Federal population census. If you are searching for immigration, naturalization, land grants, monetary claims, pension, public works projects, military matters, vital records, parents, etc., you should take a look at this collection."

(Many public libraries subscribe to HeritageQuest Online; anyone with a library card from that library can access this database from home.)

The ISGS webinars scheduled for 2015 are:

— Jan. 3: Using Google Earth for Genealogy.

— Feb. 3: Basic Scandinavian Research.

— Mar. 10: Finding Your Femme Fatales: Exploring the Dark Side of Female Ancestors.

— Apr. 14: Using Evernote as Your Primary Tool for Capturing Notes

and Ideas.

— May 12: Need Direction? Try City Directories!

— June 9: Understanding Our Families, Understanding Ourselves.

— July 14: Dissect Obituaries for New Clues.

— Aug. 11: School Daze — Finding and Using School Records to Trace Our Ancestors.

— Sept. 8: Using Tax Records for Genealogical Problem Solving.

— Oct. 13: Polish Genealogy — Four Steps to Successful Research.

— Nov. 10: In-laws and Outlaws: The Bylaws of Talking About The Family Skeletons.

— Dec. 8: The U.S. Federal Census: Good, Bad, and Ugly for Genealogists.


January 3, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


++January 6, 2015 - Elgin, IL
+++Using Library Resources for Genealogy at Gail Borden Public Library presented by Melissa Lane
GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
www.elginroots.com


++January 15, 2015 - Elgin, IL
+++Library Work Night. Use the library or talk with members about problems and how they may be solved.
GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
www.elginroots.com


++February 3, 2015 - Elgin, IL
+++Researching Your Chicago Ancestor presented by Steve Szabados
GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
www.elginroots.com


February 7, 2015 - Chicago, IL

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"The Write Stuff: Family Histories with Substance and Appeal" with Debra Mieszala, CG - Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. central

Chicago Genealogical Society (meeting at The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL)

Debbie Mieszala, CG, is a Certified Genealogist sm , national level lecturer and author. She has taught at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburg, has been published in NGS Magazine, The Digital Genealogist and OnBoard. Narrative genealogical writing does not need to be dull. Learn to artfully weave facts into passages that help to bring an ancestor to life.

This program is free and visitors are welcome … we look forward to seeing you there! Program details: http://www.chicagogenealogy.org/event.html

Stay in touch with the Chicago Genealogical Society
Website: http://www.ChicagoGenealogy.orgBlog: http://chicagogenealogicalsociety.blogspot.com/Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChicagoGenealogicalSocietyTwitter: @ChicagoGenSoc Hashtag—> #ChicagoGenSoc … CGS FamilySearch Wiki Page: Coming soon! … YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ChicagoGenSocPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ChicagoGenSoc/Mail: P. O. Box 1160, Chicago, IL 60690-1160 … Email: gro.ygolaeneGogacihC|ofni#gro.ygolaeneGogacihC|ofni


February 7, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


++February 19, 2015 - Elgin, IL
+++Riding the (Genealogical) Rails in Chicago presented by Larry Olson
GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
www.elginroots.com


++March 3, 2015 - Elgin, IL
+++Preserving Your Family Memories (Scrapbooking) presented by Cheryl Winter
GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
www.elginroots.com


March 7, 2015 - Chicago, IL

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"Chicago's Hidden Genealogical Resources" an invitational event of the Chicago Genealogical Society - Saturday, March 7, 2015

Chicago Genealogical Society (meeting at The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL)

Chicagoland genealogical societies share their "Hidden Genealogical Resources" … more details soon!

This program is free and visitors are welcome … we look forward to seeing you there! Program details: http://www.chicagogenealogy.org/event.html

Stay in touch with the Chicago Genealogical Society
Website: http://www.ChicagoGenealogy.orgBlog: http://chicagogenealogicalsociety.blogspot.com/Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChicagoGenealogicalSocietyTwitter: @ChicagoGenSoc Hashtag—> #ChicagoGenSoc … CGS FamilySearch Wiki Page: Coming soon! … YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ChicagoGenSocPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ChicagoGenSoc/Mail: P. O. Box 1160, Chicago, IL 60690-1160 … Email: gro.ygolaeneGogacihC|ofni#gro.ygolaeneGogacihC|ofni


March 14, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


March 14, 2015 - Naperville, IL

DuPage County Genealogical Society - 40th Annual Conference

NIU Conference Center, 1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (registration opens at 7:30 am)

A full day conference with great speakers & topics, your favorite Exhibitors, hot buffet lunch, and an opportunity to network with other researchers. Space is limited to 250 registrants. Speakers: Stephen P. Morse, Thomas MacEntee, Marsha Peterson-Maass, Katherine R. Willson. Topics: Methodology – Organizing – Resources – Brick Walls - Search Tools – Research plans – Frugal habits - Self-publishing – Advanced tools – DNA & Genetic genealogy - Adding to your will – and more. For Details and
Registration Information: visit www.dcgs.org, select Events/2015 Conference


++March 19, 2015 - Elgin, IL
+++Evernote for Genealogy (Webinar) presented by Thomas MacEntee
GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
www.elginroots.com


April 4, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


April 4, 2015 - Chicago, IL

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"Chicago House History Research" with Lesley Martin - Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. central

Chicago Genealogical Society (meeting at The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL)

"Chicago House History Research" … more details soon!

This program is free and visitors are welcome … we look forward to seeing you there! Program details: http://www.chicagogenealogy.org/event.html

Stay in touch with the Chicago Genealogical Society
Website: http://www.ChicagoGenealogy.orgBlog: http://chicagogenealogicalsociety.blogspot.com/Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChicagoGenealogicalSocietyTwitter: @ChicagoGenSoc Hashtag—> #ChicagoGenSoc … CGS FamilySearch Wiki Page: Coming soon! … YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ChicagoGenSocPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ChicagoGenSoc/Mail: P. O. Box 1160, Chicago, IL 60690-1160 … Email: gro.ygolaeneGogacihC|ofni#gro.ygolaeneGogacihC|ofni


++April 7, 2015 - Elgin, IL
+++Preserving Your Ancestors' Legacy: Writing Their Story presented by Mike Karsen
GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
www.elginroots.com


++April 16, 2015 - Elgin, IL
+++Family Search presented by Sandra Trapp
GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
www.elginroots.com


May 2, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


++May 5, 2015 - Elgin, IL
+++Victorian Mourning Customs: Lifting the Veil off Morbid Genealogical Treasures presented by Debra Dudek
GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
www.elginroots.com


++May 21, 2015 - Elgin, IL
+++Family Trees presented by Sandra Trapp
GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
www.elginroots.com


28 May through 1 June 2015 - Galesburg, Illinois

From 28 May through 1 June 2015 the first Carl Sandburg Institute of Genealogy will be held at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois. Four tracks of study over 4.5 days are scheduled. Nationally-known genealogical-research experts will present the following tracks:

*Refining Internet and Digital Skills for Genealogy (coordinator Cyndi Ingle of CyndisList)
*Advanced Methodology and Analysis (coordinator Michael John Neill of Genealogy Tip of the Day), The Advancing Genealogist: Research Standards, Tools, and Records (coordinator Debbie Mieszala, CGSM),
*Germanic Research Sources and Methods (coordinator Teresa McMillin, CGSM).

Getting to Galesburg is easy. Galesburg is:
*located on Interstate 74,
*one hour from Moline or Peoria airports,
*two hours from Springfield, and
*has four daily Amtrak trains from Chicago (and direct routes from many locations including Denver, Omaha, Kansas City, and Salt Lake City).

Registration opens in September and will be announced on the website (http://www.sandburggenealogy.com) and on social media, including the CSIG Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/sandburggenealogy).

Email Michael John Neill at ude.grubdnas|llienm#ude.grubdnas|llienm to be added to mailing list for announcements.

Hotel and meal plan information is forthcoming.

Carl Sandburg College is located in the heart of the Midwest and has received national accolades for its innovative use of technology and state of the art instructional facilities. CG or Certified Genealogist is a service mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.


++June 2, 2015 - Elgin, IL
+++Using Secret Society Information for Genealogy presented by Bob Allen
GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
www.elginroots.com


June 6, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


++June 18, 2015 - Elgin, IL
+++Clues from the Midwest presented by Debra Mieszala
GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
www.elginroots.com


++July 7, 2015 - Elgin, IL
+++EGS Writers' Group tells their stories
GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
www.elginroots.com


July 11, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


++July 16, 2015 - Elgin, IL
+++Researching at the Appomattox Court House presented by Dr. Daniel Hubbard
GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
www.elginroots.com


August 1, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


++August 4, 2015 - Elgin, IL
+++Courthouse Finds presented by Tina Beaird
GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
www.elginroots.com


++August 20, 2015 - Elgin, IL
+++Fold3 presented by Carol Primas Brennan
GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
www.elginroots.com


++September 1, 2015 - Elgin, IL
+++When a Life Becomes Myth: History, Myth, and Family presented by Dr. Daniel Hubbard
GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
www.elginroots.com


September 12, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


++September 17, 2015 - Elgin, IL
+++Internet Archive presented by Debra Dudek
GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
www.elginroots.com


October 3, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


++October 6, 2015 - Elgin, IL
+++German Farm Names presented by Teresa McMillan
GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
www.elginroots.com


++October 15, 2015 - Elgin, IL
+++Using Fina-A-Grave presented by Bob Allen
GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
www.elginroots.com


++November 3, 2015 - Elgin, IL
+++Sharing What We Learned at Conferences this year…panel discussion
GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
www.elginroots.com


November 7, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


++November 19, 2015 - Elgin, IL
+++Recapping this Year's Research presented by members
GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
www.elginroots.com


++December 1, 2015 - Elgin, IL
+++Annual Meeting and Holiday Luncheon
GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
www.elginroots.com


December 5, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

flickr:14018871027

The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


2015 Meeting Schedule - Northbrook, IL

North Suburban Genealogical Society

meets at 1pm on Saturdays, except where noted at

Northbrook Historical Society

1776 Walters Ave
Northbrook, IL
Lower Level, ramp for Handicap accessibility

Jan 10 — Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana, Who Will Look at Your Genealogical Collections?
Feb 14 — Caron Brennan Primas, Ancestry.com Primer
Mar 14 — Dr. Daniel Hubbard, Researching at the Appomattox Courthouse
Apr 11 — John Stryker, Genealogy Apps , Google Tools
May 9 — Tina Beaird, Pinning Down Your Past: Adding Social Media to Your Genealogy Repertoire
June 13 — note: meeting location change to the Glenview Public Library, Brian Kinney, Unbroken - the Story of a WWII MIA/POW Survivor
July 11 — Tom Reimer, Why We Should Write
Aug 1 — Michelle Bray Wilson, Genes for Genealogists
Sept 12 — Patricia Desmond Biallas, Cemetery Sleuthing
Oct 10 — Ginger Frere, Sound Research Practices: Source and Citations

For more information visit us at
NSGSIL.org



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