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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.

1 Oct 2016 — Arlington Heights, IL

Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society

Arlington Heights Senior Center
1801 W. Central Rd., Arlington Heights
9am-noon (Speaker begins at 10am)
Marsha Peterson-Maass
Why Am I Stuck? Ten Solutions to Common Genealogical Brick Walls

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 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.

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

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