Are you looking for information on your Chicago ancestors, regardless of ethnicity? If so, check out what the Chicago Genealogical Society has to offer!

The society hosts monthly meetings at the Newberry Library in Chicago. There are some exceptions to this meeting location when the society offers bus tours or visits other repositories in the Chicagoland area.

Their meetings are held the first Saturday of the month at 1:30 p.m. Their calendar is on their website and updated through June. Casa Italia’s genealogy department manager, Jennifer Holik will be speaking there in September and December 2013 on military records. The society’s May program will be held at the Woodson Southwest Region of the Chicago Public Library.

May 4, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. The program meets at 10:00 am. at the main info desk of the Chicago Public Library Woodson Southwest Region, 9525 S. Halsted St, Chicago.

The Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection.  This is the largest African American history and literature collection in the Midwest. It places a strong focus on African American history in Illinois. Among the most significant and unique materials are its manuscript holdings. Other holdings include: 70,000 books, 500 periodical titles, about 5000 reels of microfilm research collections.

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