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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


August 29, 2015 — Arlington Heights, IL

Genealogical Research Strategies

Speaker: Bob Allen
Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society
Arlington Heights Senior Center
1801 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL
Doors Open at 9am; program begins at 10am
www.nwsgenealogy.org


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


Sept 12, 2015 - Illinois (meeting is at the Glenview Public Library)

North Suburban Genealogical Society

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

The September 12th meeting will feature:

Patricia Desmond Biallas, Cemetery Sleuthing

Searching for ancestors in cemeteries is not for the faint of heart, but ghosts and goblins are the least of your concerns. Missing gravestones, miss-marked markers, and gravestones that were never engraved lead to discoveries that are thrilling, disappointing and mysterious, in turn.

What to expect, what not to expect and preparing for the unexpected are all covered in this “How To” of cemetery sleuthing. Etiquette, safety, and working with the cemetery office staff, will also be covered, as will tips on maintain an attractive gravesite for your ancestor.

Whether you’re just getting started in cemetery research or you’ve been doing it for a while, you’re sure to enjoy some fascinating stories and gain valuable tips as Pat shares her experiences in sleuthing our Chicago cemeteries.

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

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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
http://www.elginroots.com


Oct 10, 2015 - Northbrook, IL

North Suburban Genealogical Society

meets at 1pm on Saturday

Northbrook History Museum

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

Ginger Frere, Sound Research Practices: Source and Citations

If you’re a beginning genealogist or have ever scratched your head trying to identify a document in your old research files, this session is for you. Find out how to cite sources appropriately. Resources to guide you in becoming a better genealogist will be discussed.

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


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


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.



This Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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