Calendar of Events

Saturday, November 4 2017 10am

Chicago Research: Planning is the Key to Success


Speaker: Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG
Description: If part of your genealogy research includes Chicago ancestors, learn how to prepare for research in
Chicago, where to locate online points of entry for Chicago records, and how to plan for onsite
research. A case study demonstrates how to apply these techniques.
Northwest Suburban Genealogical Society

Arlington Heights Senior Centerl
1801 W Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL
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
Sunday, November 19, 2017. 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Final PGSA Membership Meeting for 2017

"Rising from the Ashes - Warsaw, Poland"


Featured Speaker: Ms. Margaret Guzek

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/4319868320717127683

This meeting will be held in the King's Hall of the Copernicus Center
Copernicus Center
5216 W. Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630
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 at the following programs in 2017-18: 8/26, 10/7, 11/4, 1/6, 2/3, 3/3, 4/7, and 5/5

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

For any other information, visit http://www.nwsgenealogy.org/

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, 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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