Calendar of Events

May 9, 2017, 8p-9p

Cause of Death: Using Coroner's Records for Genealogy

Presenter: Lisa A. Alzo

For more information and to register:
Webinar via Illinois State Genealogical Society
Saturday, May 20, 2017
12:00 - 4:00 pm

"The Polish Connection"

Part 1: A live webinar broadcast from Warsaw, featuring Mr. Tadeusz Pilat, speaking on Notarial records and cadastral (land record) maps in 19th century Poland.

Part 2: In-person presentation by Mr. Jason Kruski, speaking on technological advances in Polish-American genealogy.

For more information:
NIU - Naperville campus. Meeting and Conference Center.
1120 E. Diehl Road,
Naperville, IL 60563
June 13, 2017 8p-9p

Preserving Old Family Letters: Tips from an Archivist

Speaker: Melissa Barker

This presentation will share ways you can preserve your family letters so that they are protected for generations to come.

Register here:
Webinar via Illinois State Genealogical Society
Sunday, August 20, 2017.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"Gems of Polish Genealogy at the Newberry Library"

Featured Speaker: Ms. Grace Dumelle
Schaumburg Township District Library
130 South Roselle Road
Schaumburg IL 60193
August 30, 2017 - September 2, 2017

Federation of Genealogical Societies 2017 Conference

Building Bridges to the Past

For more information & to register:
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, PA
Sunday, November 19, 2017. 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

"Rising from the Ashes - Warsaw, Poland"

Featured Speaker: Ms. Margaret Guzek
Copernicus Center
5216 W. Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630

Recurring Meetings/Events

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Master Genealogist (TMG) CAGG-NI Users Group Meeting

This event repeats every month on the second Saturday.

The Chicago Area TMG Users Group will meet to explore The Master Genealogist software and how various members use it. This group is a SIG of CAGG-NI. Visit the TMG pages of CAGGNI's website for specific meeting information.

Schaumburg Township District Library

130 South Roselle Road

Schaumburg IL
10 AM to 1PM Wednesdays and Fridays

PGSA Research Help

Need a little help with your research? Volunteers filling PGSA requests at the PMA library are also available to consult on genealogy questions and/or methods on Wednesdays from 10am till 1pm. Additionally, you may work in the library until 7 pm. The library is open 1 to 7 pm on Wednesdays.
There is plentiful parking and it's free! Public transportation is available (take the CTA 56 Milwaukee Avenue bus to Augusta or take the Blue Line to Chicago Avenue or Division Street).

The Polish Museum Of America (with its great gift shop) is open from 11 to 4. There are several restaurants nearby, including a Polish one. For more information, email [email protected]

Also, former Board Member Steve Szabados, is currently available at the Arlington Heights Library every Friday morning from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Whether you are just getting started or trying to solve a "brick wall," he should be able to help. Steve also has quite an extensive calendar of speaking engagements that take him from Kane County to DuPage County to Will County and even into Wisconsin. His topics vary. To see his schedule, go to:

Library of the Polish Museum of America

984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL

NWSGS Meetings

The Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society invites anyone interested in genealogical, biographical, or historical research- beginners or experienced researchers- to join us the first Saturday of every month (except Jun, Jul, Aug, Dec.)

9:00AM – Open Discussion
10:00AM – Meeting

For any other information, please send inquiry and a stamped self-addressed envelope to:
P.O. Box 148
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056-9019

3rd Saturday of every month 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

CAGG-NI Monthly Meeting

Computer-Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois will meet to discuss methods and techniques to use computers in your genealogy research.

CAGGNI meets every third Saturday of every month except December. Visit the CAGGNI's website,, for specific meeting informaiton.

The link to our calendar page is:

Schaumburg Township District Library

130 South Roselle Road

Schaumburg IL

Other Upcoming Events

To request an event posting to this  PGSA.ORG Calendar, please contact Chet Szerlag at [email protected]

For other events of regional interest in Wisconsin, Illinois, and neighboring states, click here.