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November 1 - 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 1 - Chicago, IL

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"Chicago's Greatest Year: 1893 The White City and the Birth of a Modern Metropolis" with Joseph Gustaitis - Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. central

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

Author Joseph Gustaitis will be joining us to share about his book and the year 1893 in Chicago. There is an almost endless list of achievements that took place in Chicago in 1893. Chicago’s most important skyscraper was completed in 1893, and Frank Lloyd opened his office in the same year. African American physician and Chicagoan Daniel Hale Williams performed one of the first known open-heart surgeries in 1893. Sears and Roebuck was incorporated and William Wrigley invented Juicy Fruit gum that year. These are just a few of the achievements in Chicago in 1893.
Learn more about the book at: http://www.siupress.com/catalog/productinfo.aspx?id=5894&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

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


November 8 - Round Lake Beach, Illinois

The Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society Fall Workshop

The Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society Fall Workshop will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center. Old meets new in this exciting program! Learn about online sources, DNA, Midwestern records and resources, specialty newspapers, ways to record your research for yourself, and much more! Back by popular demand is Paula Stuart-Warren, CG(sm), Rounding out the program are Dr. Dan Hubbard and Debbie Mieszala, CG(sm). Per tradition, lucky attendees will walk away with great door prizes.

Early bird registration is $35 for LCIGS members, $40 for non-members, and $45 for everyone after October 25. Lunch is included in the registration fee and coffee and donuts will be available for purchase before the workshop.

For additional information about the conference or to register, visit the workshops page on the LCIGS website at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~illcgs/, find us on Facebook (Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society) or email moc.oohay|0711sgicl#SGICL. Doors open at 8am and the programs run from 9am to 3:30 pm.


November 15 - Chicago, Illinois

Exploring Your Swedish Roots 2014

Saturday, November 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Genealogy Open House
At the Swedish American Museum, 5211 North Clark Street, Chicago IL

Meet one-on-one with experts for help with genealogy, translation of documents, location of a parish, and more. Come spend half an hour or all day. There is something for everyone.

To request a time-slot for genealogy research and/or translations, please make a reservation at 773.728.8111 or via email gro.camas|ygolaeneg#gro.camas|ygolaeneg .

Cost: $10 for members and non-members
Refreshments available for purchase.


Fire Up Your Genealogy Workshop — Elgin, IL

The Elgin Genealogical Society is putting on a one-year long workshop to help a person get started…or restarted…with genealogy research. Each monthly program will cover a different topic important to helping you further your research. The workshops will be held on the third Thursday of each month in the Community Room, first floor of the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, Illinois 60120 and begin
at 7:00 pm. All EGS meetings are open to the public. The program schedule is:

Date Topic
March 20 — Turning Fiction to Fact: Using, Identifying and Citing Sources
April 17 — Making Sense of the Census
May 15 — Organizing your Research
June 19 — Using Libraries to Continue your Research
July 17 — Using Websites to Help Your Research
August 21 — Analyzing and Tracking your Research
September 18 — Digging into Land Records: The Neglected Resource
October 16 — Dusting Off those Old Court Records
November 20 — Fanning the Flames

While designed to be a one-year long workshop a person does not have to attend all programs. For more information please email moc.loa|SGniglE#moc.loa|SGniglE


December 6 - Chicago, IL

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"The Crash: How One Chicago Family Navigated Personal and Financial Loss in the 1930's during The Great Depression" with Patricia Desmond Biallas - Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. central

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

This presentation is a true story of one Chicago family in the 1930s as it struggled with the realities wrought by the Great Depression. Genealogical documents, family lore and photos from the family album are woven together to bring this story to life. Patricia Desmond Biallas (our speaker) is a writer, editor and family historian with a passion for Irish, Civil War and Chicago History. She maintains her own blog at www.geneajourneys.wordpress.com where she recounts stories of ancestors who struggled, succeeded and simply survived the challenges of the times they have lived in.

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


December 6 - 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 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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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


December 5, 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




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