Calendar of Events

Tuesday, June 27 at 7:10p

Polish Heritage Night at White Sox Game


Join the White Sox for a night of music and dance as they celebrate Polish Heritage at Guaranteed Rate Field!

Buy your tickets here: http://m.mlb.com/whitesox/tickets/special-events/phn
Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 8p

Ten Years is a Long Time: Census Substitutes for the In-between Years


Speaker: Amy Johnson Crow, CG
Description: This presentation will discuss records that can be used to fill in the gap and add more points to your ancestor's timeline.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2394575075177831939
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

This presentation will also be offered as a Webinar to members and non-members.

Registration link for Webinar at GoToWebinar:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2856087389645032451

This meeting will be held in the Rasmussen South room of the library. Only Library attendees (PGSA members and the general public) will need to register by phone – 847 985 4000 or on line at the library website - http://schaumburglibrary.org/ prior to the meeting.
Schaumburg Township District Library
130 South Roselle Road
Schaumburg IL 60193
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8p

Luxembourgers on the Prairie: Researching your Luxembourg Ancestors


Speaker: Lisa Oberg
Description: This webinar will explore resources for locating your Luxembourg ancestor in the U.S., identifying their ancestral village and tips for researching Luxembourg's multilingual records.


Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4916431437334451204
Webinar via Illinois State Genealogical Society
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 8p

Funeral Homes and Family History: They're Dying to Meet You


Speaker: Daniel Earl
Description: This presentation will teach participants what types of records are typically found in funeral homes, how to locate these resources online and "in the field", as well as provide real life examples of how to search for ancillary clues in funeral home records.


Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8619206168660919556
Webinar via Illinois State Genealogical Society
August 30, 2017 - September 2, 2017

Federation of Genealogical Societies 2017 Conference


Building Bridges to the Past

For more information & to register: https://www.fgsconference.org/registration/
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
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 8p

Illinois Gold: Hard to Find But Valuable Prairie State Resources for Genealogical Research



Speaker: Thomas MacEntee
Description: Learn how to "mine" an extensive list of archives, libraries, online sites and unusual places and "strike gold" in your search.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5490586515192783362
Webinar via Illinois State Genealogical Society
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 8p

Ephemera: Genealogy Gold


Speaker: Sharon S. Atkins
Description: Valuable clues about an ancestor’s life are often found by locating different forms of ephemera as well as researching various categories of ephemera. Ephemera can provide a glimpse into the world of your ancestor; whether you find an old postcard, a newspaper article, a graduation program, or something as wonderful as a diary, you can instantly be transported back in time and place to experience your ancestor’s life. Examples of how I researched using ephemera in writing two books; including one which centered on Iowa, Nebraska and Illinois research.


Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6337734935626870274
Webinar via Illinois State Genealogical Society

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 http://caggni.shuttlepod.org/ 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: http://steveszabados.com/calendar-of-events/

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.)

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

For any other information, please send inquiry and a stamped self-addressed envelope to:
NWSCG
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, www.caggni.org, for specific meeting informaiton.

The link to our calendar page is: http://caggni.shuttlepod.org/

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]

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