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Aug 13, 2016 - 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.

The meeting will feature SUSAN MORRISON GARLAND presenting: “Finding Daddy, Italian Genealogy”
Learn how a brother and sister search for decades to find the Italian family of their late father. Along the way they encounter amazing adventures filled with intrigue. The family is found in October 2013, living in the town of Popoli in the regione de Abruzzo. Joy and feasting follow. A lifetime goal is reached.

for further information, visit:
Website: NSGS IL


14 Aug 2016 - Arlington Hts., IL

(2pm to 4pm)
Steve Szabados
Arlington Heights (NW) Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Hts., IL 60004
Polish Immigration to America - When, Where, Why and How
Steve Szabados is a genealogy lecturer and author. He has traced his ancestors back to 1600s New England and 1730’s in Poland, Germany, Bohemia and Slovenia. His goal is to share his passion for Family History and has given numerous presentations to genealogical groups and libraries.


Sep 10, 2016 - Glenview, IL

North Suburban Genealogical Society at the Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL

The meeting will feature Caron Primas Brennan presenting: “How I Use DNA in My Genealogy Research”

In this presentation, I talk about “why” and “how” of DNA testing in genealogy research. Using case studies and examples, I explain how I have incorporated DNA testing into my research. Disclaimer: This is NOT a primer on the science of DNA. The audience does not have be knowledgeable about DNA testing to learn from this presentation.

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.
for further information, visit:
Website: NSGS IL


Saturday, September 24, 2016 – Chicago, IL

Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA)

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
"A Primer" Genealogy Workshop
Speakers Michael Mulholland, MLIS and Ola Heska, MA
Taft High School, 6530 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60631
This fall PGSA is planning a workshop introducing the skills and techniques necessary to researching your family tree. Any person who wishes to learn about their personal past is invited to attend. This will also be an opportunity for those who have experience to share their knowledge with beginners. www.pgsa.org/



Oct 8, 2016 - 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.

The meeting will feature Diane Dassow presenting: “Get the Scoop: Interviewing to Gather Family Stories”
If genealogy outlines the roots and branches of our family trees, we can add foliage with personal history—the stories behind the dates and facts. Learn how to successfully use interview techniques to gather information and stories from your family members. We’ll cover how to prepare for and record an interview, what questions to ask, how to make yourself and your interviewees more comfortable, as well as how to begin and end an interview session.

for further information, visit:
Website: NSGS IL


20 Nov 2016 - Algonquin, IL

(2pm to 4pm)
Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG
Algonquin Public Library (NW), 2600 Harnish Dr., Algonquin, IL 60102
"Holy Cow! Where Are My Polish Chicago Catholics Now?"
Teresa Steinkamp McMillin is a Certified GenealogistSM who specializes in German-American and Midwest research, as well as reading German script. She has been interested in genealogy since she was a child and currently has many pleased clients. She presents quality genealogical lectures for local societies and national conferences.

Note: All four programs are additionally Webinars. See PGSA website for registration information.


Jan. 13, Feb 10, and 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.

Jan. 13 “You Use WHAT for Genealogy?” presented by Thomas MacEntee

Feb. 10 "Cemetery Sleuthing" presented by Patricia Biallas

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.



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