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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
http://www.elginroots.com


May 21, 2015 - Elgin, IL

Family Trees presented by Sandra Trapp

GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
http://www.elginroots.com


MAY 28, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.- Geneva, IL
FINDING YOUR GENEALOGY INFORMATION VIA SECRET SOCIETIES
Speaker: Robert Allen
Entertainment and social activity is not a concept that belongs solely to the 20th century. Come learn about the various organizations that exist and how their records can contribute to your research
Hosted by: Kane County Genealogical Society, located at 113 S. Third St. Geneva
www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilkcgs


28 May through 1 June 2015 - Galesburg, Illinois CANCELLED DUE TO FEW REGISTRATIONS

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
http://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 6, 2015 - Chicago, IL

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"CSI Meets Genealogy" with Gerry Schmidt, President of Life Scene Investigations, Chicago - Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. central

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

Upon retiring from the San Francisco Police Department in late 2009, Gerry consulted on several projects involving automated identification technologies including Rapid DNA analysis. In addition, as a latent fingerprint examiner, Gerry prepared hundreds of unidentified crime scene fingerprints for search and comparison using the FBI's Universal Latent Workstation. Gerry currently devotes more and more of his time conducting genealogical research on behalf of family, friends and local clients. He will compare a CSI crime scene with limited space where you need to find every possible clue with genealogical research which often starts with a vast area from which to collect clues.

This program is free and visitors are welcome … we look forward to seeing you there! Program details: http://www.chicagogenealogy.org/event.html Pinterest poster: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/451204456393017148/

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: https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Chicago_Genealogical_SocietyYouTube 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


June 13, 2015 - Illinois (June meeting is at the Glenview Public Library)

North Suburban Genealogical Society

meets at 1pm on Saturday
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road

The June 13th meeting will feature NSGS member:

Byron Kinney, Unbroken - the Story of a WWII MIA/POW Survivor

The story of the best-selling book “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand about the life of 1936 Olympian Louis Zamperini, WWII M.I.A./P.O.W. survivor, is a riveting story of survival, suffering, salvation and forgiveness.

Former NSGS program chairman and WWII Air Force B-29 pilot, Byron Kinney, will share his personal connection to this fascinating story via his B-29 mission to Naoetsu, Japan, that was instrumental in saving 700 starving POWs including Louis Zamperini as well as the continuing story of their relationship and events in their lives especially during the past 25 years. Of interest is the fact that Byron is writing his book about this story titled “A Mission of Mercy Touches Two Lives: A Pilot Meets a POW” for his kids in the original NSGS writing group he started in 1992 while serving as program chairman.

Meetings are free and open to the public.
For more information visit us at http://NSGSIL.org


June 18, 2015 - Elgin, IL

Clues from the Midwest presented by Debra Mieszala

GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
http://www.elginroots.com


JUNE 18, 2015 - 7:30 p.m. -Geneva, IL

ONLINE GENEALOGY FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER
Speaker: Lisa Alzo
Learn how to begin and build a family tree, what information is and isn’t online, what tools are available for recording and organizing information and sources, how to put it all together, and much more!
This session is a webinar.
Hosted by: Kane County Genealogical Society, located at 113 S. Third St. Geneva
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilkcgs


July 7, 2015 - Elgin, IL

EGS Writers' Group tells their stories

GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
http://www.elginroots.com


July 11, 2015 SUMMER CONFERENCE

McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society’s 2015 Conference

To be held at McHenry County College Route 14 & Lucas Road, Crystal Lake, IL

8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Speakers include

  • Debbi Parker Wayne
  • Thomas MacEntee
  • Jane Haldeman
  • Ray Johnson
  • Maureen Brady
  • Greg Phelps
  • Craig L Pfannkuche

Breakfast Snacks and Lunch, Vendors, Door Prizes.
To register go to http://www.mcigs.org/conference .html


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
http://www.elginroots.com


JULY 23, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.- Geneva, IL

MAPPING IT: USING MAPS TO ILLUSTRATE GENEALOGY
Speaker: Sarah Kirby
Maps can provide insight and clues to aide genealogical research. Sarah Kirby will share tips and techniques to enhance your research.
Hosted by: Kane County Genealogical Society, located at 113 S. Third St. Geneva
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilkcgs


August 1, 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


August 4, 2015 - Elgin, IL

Courthouse Finds presented by Tina Beaird

GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
http://www.elginroots.com


August 20, 2015 - Elgin, IL

Fold3 presented by Carol Primas Brennan

GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
http://www.elginroots.com


AUGUST 27, 2015 - 7:30 p.m. - Geneva, IL

HE TOOK HER NAME: UNDERSTANDING GERMAN FARM NAMES
Speaker: Teresa S. McMillin
While it is common for women to take the male surname, it is not always that way. Teresa will discuss common pitfalls associated with research associated with German farm names
Hosted by: Kane County Genealogical Society, located at 113 S. Third St. Geneva
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilkcgs


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
http://www.elginroots.com


September 12, 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


September 17, 2015 - Elgin, IL

Internet Archive presented by Debra Dudek

GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
http://www.elginroots.com


SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 - 7:30 p.m. - Geneva, IL

MOBILE DEVICE APPS FOR THE FAMILY HISTORIAN
Speaker: Jane Haldeman
Technology has made genealogy more portable today than ever before. Find out about the apps that will help you enhance your research.
Hosted by: Kane County Genealogical Society, located at 113 S. Third St. Geneva
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilkcgs


October 3, 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


October 6, 2015 - Elgin, IL

German Farm Names presented by Teresa McMillan

GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
http://www.elginroots.com


October 15, 2015 - Elgin, IL

Using Find-A-Grave presented by Bob Allen

GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
http://www.elginroots.com


OCTOBER 22, 2015 - 7:30 p.m. - Geneva, IL

WHERE DID I PUT GREAT-GRANDPA? ORGANIZING FOR GENEALOGISTS
Speaker: Caron Brennan
Getting organized is often a big task for genealogists. Caron will share methods to improve organization and help you decrease lost relatives
Hosted by: Kane County Genealogical Society, located at 113 S. Third St. Geneva
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilkcgs


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
http://www.elginroots.com


November 7, 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


November 19, 2015 - Elgin, IL

Recapping this Year's Research presented by members

GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
http://www.elginroots.com


December 1, 2015 - Elgin, IL

Annual Meeting and Holiday Luncheon

GBPL 270 N. Grove Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Genealogical Society
http://www.elginroots.com


DECEMBER 3, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.- Geneva, IL

HOLIDAY SOCIAL / YEAR IN REVIEW
Hosted by: Kane County Genealogical Society, located at 113 S. Third St. Geneva
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilkcgs


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


June 13, 2015 - Northbrook and Glenview, IL

North Suburban Genealogical Society

meets at 1pm on Saturday

Northbrook History Museum (except where noted)

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

2015 North Suburban Genealogical Society Meeting Schedule

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 — note: meeting location change to the Glenview Public Library, Patricia Desmond Biallas, Cemetery Sleuthing
Oct 10 — Ginger Frere, Sound Research Practices: Source and Citations

For more information visit us at http://NSGSIL.org


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.



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