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Saturday, June 23, 2018

GeneaQuest 2018
CAGGNI (Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois) presents their GeneaQuest conference with a theme of "Building Your Genealogy Skills". For more information, visit

The conference will feature for the first time hands-on DNA labs for both Ancestry DNA and GEDmatch. Each lab will allow the you to work with your own DNA results.

Location: Northern Illinois University (NIU) Conference Center, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Time: 8 am - 4pm

Featured speakers are:

  • James M. Baker
  • Lisa Louise Cooke
  • Jane G. Haldeman
  • Marty Acks
  • Robert Allen
  • Liz Ross
  • Jacqueline Krieps Schattner

Saturday, July 7, 2018

McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society hosts their 2018 SUMMER GENEALOGY CONFERENCE
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Location: McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois
Time: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Speakers include:

  • Judy Russell
  • Lisa Alzo
  • David Rencher
  • Curt Witcher

Saturday, July 21, 2018

BIGWILL - British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois
“When Life Becomes Myth” by Dan Hubbard

September 15, 2018 – “Discovering Your UK/Irish Roots Online” by Debra Dudek
November 17, 2018 – “Compiling Your Medical Family Tree” by Marsha Peterson-Maass

BIGWILL, a genealogical special interest group for those who wish to research family history and ancestry in the British Isles, meets at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of January, March, May, July, September and November at the Community Church, 5714 Broadway (2 blocks west of Hwy 12) in Richmond, IL 60071.

Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2018

Illinois State Genealogical Society 2018 Fall Conference
Springfield, Illinois at President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – a Doubletree Hotel by Hilton.

Join ISGS in Celebrating Our Ancestors with keynote presenter Thomas W. Jones Ph.D., CG®, CGLSM, FASG, FNGS, FUGA. ISGS will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary and the State’s Bicentennial. The ISGS Conference draws attendees of all experience levels, from the beginner to the professional as well as the hobbyist from Illinois and the surrounding states.

The conference program committee is seeking new, charismatic and engaging presentations. Suggested topics include:

•Illinois History, Immigration, Records, and Repositories
•Brickwall Strategies
•Ethnic Groups
•Problem Solving

Speakers may submit up to 6 presentations to be considered. Those interested in presenting lectures must submit their proposals through the online application form, click here. The deadline for submissions is February 23, 2018.

Please direct any questions to the Conference Committee at gro.cosnegli|secnerefnocsgsi#gro.cosnegli|secnerefnocsgsi.

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

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