Calendar of Events

Sunday, February 19, 2017,
2 - 4 pm

"Guess Who's Polish - Distinguished/Famous People of Polish/Polish-American Origin

Featured Speaker: James S. Pula, Professor of History at Purdue University.

This presentation is also offered as a webinar to PGSA members and non-members alike. Webinar registration information will be posted on PGSA home page, PGSA Notebook, and Rodziny in advance of the 2-19-17 meeting.
Algonquin Public Library (NW)
2600 Harnish Dr.
Algonquin, IL 60102
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7p - 9p

Finding Your Jewish Roots: A Beginner's Workshop

Judith R. Frazin, an experienced researcher and lecturer, will explain how to get started in genealogy, and how to interview relatives and use the public library as a valuable resource. She will also identify internet and print resources and explain what records are available, where they can be found and what information they contain.

For more information:
North Shore Congregation Israel,
1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe, IL
Saturday, March 25, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

"19th Annual Spring Conference"
South Bend Area Genealogical Society

Featured speaker: Ms. Tina Beaird.

For more information:
St. Joseph County Public Library, 304 S. Main Street.
South Bend, IN 46601
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - Saturday, April 8, 2017

2017 FGS Regional/WSGS Gene-A-Rama

For more information:
Chula Vista Resort & Conference Center 1000 Chula Vista Parkway Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
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
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
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

November 20, 2015 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm

PGSA November Quarterly Meeting

Polish Contributions to the Allied Victory in World War II

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunston, Arlington Heights, IL
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

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

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