Calendar of Events

Saturday, May 4

Processing Family Papers

Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society
Speaker: Tony Burroughs

You inherited old letters, documents and photographs that were passed down through your family. What steps should you take to insure your family papers survive? What preservation techniques can you apply at home? What supplies do you need? How should these documents be organized and catalogued? This presentation will cover all these issues for the genealogist.

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Arlington Heights Public Library
500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights, IL
Sunday, May 19

Polish Diaspora in Europe

Polish Genealogical Society of America
Speaker: Tadeusz Pilat

Discover the circumstances - Political, Religious, Economic - that propelled the migration of Poles to leave their homeland to establish communities throughout Europe from Iberia to Russia, beginning as far back as the 16th century and continuing through the 20th.

Webinar is free to members and to defray costs, non-members will be charged a $10 fee.
Bolingbrook Fountaindale Public Library
300 W. Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Friday, June 14

Immigration to America – When, Where, Why and How

Speaker: Steve Szabados

How Polish history influenced immigrations – and why early U.S. documents can be misleading. Note: This session repeats Saturday at 1 pm.
Polish Fest
Henry W. Maier Festival Park
200 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Friday, June 14

Polish Genealogy – Four Steps to Successful Research

Speaker: Steve Szabados

Jump start your research and enjoyment of your Polish heritage. Note: This session repeats Saturday at 3 pm
Polish Fest
Henry W. Maier Festival Park
200 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202
October 11 and 12

2019 PGSA Annual Conference

NIU Conference Center
Hoffman Estates, Illinois

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 at the following programs in 2017-18: 8/26, 10/7, 11/4, 1/6, 2/3, 3/3, 4/7, and 5/5

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

For any other information, visit

Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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 information.

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.