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March 16, April 13, May 11, June 8, September 14, October 12, and November 9, 2016, 7 p.m.

Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Club, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440

The Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Club will host a full schedule of fantastic programs for 2016.

March 9 “Genealogy Club: Researching at Appomattox Court House ” presented by Dr. Dan Hubbard

April 13 "Using Fold3" presented by Caron Primas Brennan

May 11 "Will County Illinois Resources" presented by Tina Beaird

June 8 "Uncle Jake's Farm - Federal Land A - Z" presented by S. Elizabeth Ross

September 14 "Probate Records: Looking Beyond the Will" presented by Jane Haldeman

October 12 "Finding Your Genealogy Via Secret Societies" presented by Robert Allen

November 9 "Researching Colonial American Ancestors" presented by Jane Haldeman

All programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required for evening programs. Registration dates will be posted for all day programs in advance. Visit our blog at https://fountaindalegenealogy.wordpress.com/ or our Facebook page for a full list of programs and updates. For more information contact the Genealogy Club coordinator Debra Dudek by e-mail gro.eladniatnuof|kedudd#gro.eladniatnuof|kedudd or by phone at (630) 685-4201.



March and May - Northbrook, IL

North Suburban Genealogical Society

at the Northbrook History Museum, 1776 Walters, Northbrook, IL

The North Suburban Genealogical Society invites the public to attend its Saturday meeting. The meeting begins at 1:00 PM and is free and open to the public. Guests are welcome and are invited to bring a friend and enjoy refreshments. The meeting room is on the lower level and has a ramp for handicap accessibility.

March 11, 2017

The meeting will feature speaker Steve SzabadosGenealogy Research - Beyond the Basics
Learn techniques to solve your brick walls. Overcome problems with the spelling of surnames; learn to search in the correct location and review cases that will help unlock the early U.S. census records. Steve reviews various advanced search techniques that he has used to find the documents for his family histories.

May 13, 2017

The meeting will feature speaker Sarah StummeHow Genealogy is Healthy for You
Ways to study our family and how we can use the information to learn more.

for further information, visit:
Website: NSGS IL



April, July, September - Glenview, IL

North Suburban Genealogical Society

at the Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL

The North Suburban Genealogical Society invites the public to attend its Saturday meeting. The meeting begins at 1:00 PM and is free and open to the public. Guests are welcome and are invited to bring a friend and enjoy refreshments.

April 8, 2017

The meeting will feature speaker Jennifer HolikThe Day That Lived in Infamy. Navigating Basic WWII Records
All the records burned! A fire at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, in 1973, destroyed approximately 80% of the Army, Air Corps, and National Guard records. This is not the end of the research possibilities for these soldiers. Many alternative record sources exist to reconstruct service history for these branches. Regardless of service branch, many records exist to tell your soldier, sailor, or Marine’s story. Learn how to research World War II records for any branch of the military in this informative program.
In this engaging and informative presentation, Jennifer shares:

  • A trip through time, exploring the service history of several men and women.
  • Explore resources to search prior to obtaining military records.
  • Provide information on obtaining Official Military Personnel Files.
  • Show and teach you what military records can be used to reconstruct service history.
  • Tips on weaving military, genealogical, and historical records together.
  • A brief exploration of the Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF).

July 8, 2017

The meeting will feature speaker Ginger FrereAdding Context: Social History for Genealogists
Learn how to add depth and greater human interest to your family stories by including the social settings in which your ancestors lived. We will discuss the value of adding social context to family stories, review samples of narratives where context is provided, and look at some published social histories to determine where and how to find materials of interest to genealogists.

Sept 9, 2017

The meeting will feature speaker Teresa Steinkamp McMillinSo, You’ve Found Your German Town of Origin, Now What?
Finding your ancestor's town of origin can be exciting, indeed. Once this piece of information is found, you might be left wondering how to get records from the other side of the ocean. This lecture focuses on how to get records for German towns. Highlights include:

  • Verifying the location of the town
  • Strategies for identifying misspelled town names
  • Finding historical jurisdictions for that town
  • Finding records for that town
  • Useful aids for reading those records
  • Tips for hiring a professional genealogist in Germany, when necessary

for further information, visit:
Website: NSGS IL



June, August, October - Northbrook, IL

North Suburban Genealogical Society

at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL

The North Suburban Genealogical Society invites the public to attend its Saturday meeting. The meeting begins at 1:00 PM and is free and open to the public. Guests are welcome and are invited to bring a friend.

June 10, 2017

Aug 12, 2017

Oct 14, 2017

for further information, visit:
Website: NSGS IL




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