Calendar of Events

Sunday, August 18

Latest Update and Review of the Metryki and Geneteka databases

Polish Genealogical Society of America
Speaker: Ola Heska

A refresher on the step-by-step instructions of how to use two of the largest Polish Genealogical databases. Geneteka currently contains over 28 million indexed records from various regions of Poland, accessible without a login or fees, created by volunteers and administered by the Polish Genealogical Society in Poland. Metryki is a database of over 5.5 million scans, mainly from the Mazowsze and Łódź area. Learn how to make the most of these resources. Detailed handouts will be provided.

Webinar is free to members and to defray costs, non-members will be charged a $10 fee.
Batavia Public Library
10 S. Batavia Avenue,
Batavia, IL 60510
Saturday, September 7, 10am

Genealogy Cloud Computing

Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society
Speaker: Thomas MacEntee

Tired of keeping your genealogy research data on CDs, DVDs, flash drives, hard drives and in different locations? Cloud computing – the practice of storing data on a remote server – is a practical solution for genealogists. Learn not only how cloud
computing works, but also the latest cloud programs and how to keep your data secure and private.

CALL 847-253-5675
Mt. Prospect Public Library
10 S Emerson St, Mt. Prospect, IL
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.