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DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society May Meeting

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Join the DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society for their general meeting on May 21, 2014 to hear Jennifer Holik present La Famiglia.
Location: Wheaton Public Library
Join us for an overview of how to begin researching your Italian ancestors in the U.S. before jumping across the pond. Learn about naming patterns, tips of locating the village or origin and surnames.
© 2013, Casa Italia, Stone Park, IL
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DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society April Meeting

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Join the DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society for their general meeting on April 16, 2014 to hear Steve Szabados present Mining Census Records.
Information to enrich your heritage Census records are constantly being used by genealogy researchers to add ancestors to their family trees. This session will looked beyond the first couple of columns and review the wealth of information that can be found in the US census records. It will discuss ways that you can garner each morsel of information from records from 1850 to 1940. A second area discussed will be ways of finding those missing census records. To have a more complete understanding of your family history, all census records should befound. This presentation will discuss methods to find the census records that were indexed incorrectly and now are “missing” when using normal search methods. The presentation will also discuss ways to deal with the lack of information in the census records for 1790 through 1840 and give you ways that may help you identify which records belong to your family.
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Genealogy Consultation Appointments Available in April

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1 On 1 Genealogy Consultation

The Casa Italia Genealogy Department is again offering one on one genealogy assistance in our library on Mondays. We are not only assisting with Italian research, but any ethnic background. To register for a 45 minute session please email to set an appointment ( Karen Bogdan at karenbaleno@comcast.net) or (Terri O’Connell at terri@findingourancestors.net) with your top two preferred dates and times, name, email, phone number and short description of what you are looking for (beginning help, genealogy problem, etc.)

© 2014, Casa Italia, Stone Park, IL

DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society March Meeting

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Join the DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society for their general meeting on March 19, 2014 to hear Nancy Thomas speak on Tech Toys for Genealogists.
Location: Wheaton Public Library
Come see a demonstration of some useful hardware and software “toys” that will help you “play” in today’s genealogical sandbox.
© 2013, Casa Italia, Stone Park, IL

Genealogy Consultation Appointments Available

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1 On 1 Genealogy Consultation

The Casa Italia Genealogy Department is again offering one on one genealogy assistance in our library on Mondays. We are not only assisting with Italian research, but any ethnic background. To register for a 45 minute session please email to set an appointment ( Karen Bogdan at karenbaleno@comcast.net) or (Terri O’Connell at terri@findingourancestors.net) with your top two preferred dates and times, name, email, phone number and short description of what you are looking for (beginning help, genealogy problem, etc.)

© 2014, Casa Italia, Stone Park, IL

Finding Ireland – Special Genealogy Presentation

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The Genealogy Department is presenting another special weekend program, Finding Ireland on Saturday, March 8,  2014  – 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Florentine Room.

Find some Luck O the Irish and learn how to trace your elusive Irish ancestors! Listen to Terri O’Connell, of Finding Our Ancestors, an area genealogist talk about persistence, patience and creativity. These are the keys to Irish research. Finding Ireland will show that researching your Irish ancestors is a project that you need to stay dedicated to. This program will discuss different ideas to help you move your research forward.

There is a $10 fee for this program.

Click Here to Register for Finding Ireland
Click Here to Sponsor Finding Ireland

Terri O’Connell is a professional genealogist, lecturer and freelance writer who has been researching her family roots since the 1990’s. Her primary research focuses are Irish and Midwestern United States genealogy. Terri is also the Co-founder and Executive Director of the In-Depth Genealogist; a digital community for all genealogists.

You can find Terri online at www.facebook.com/tracingmyfamily and www.twitter.com/tracingmyfamily or blogging at http://www.findingourancestors.net.

© 2014, Casa Italia, Stone Park, IL

February Genealogy Meeting with the North Suburban Genealogical Society

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The North Suburban Genealogical Society invites the public to attend its Saturday, February 8th meeting at the Northbrook History Museum (1776 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL).   Guests are welcome and are invited to bring a friend and enjoy refreshments.

The meeting will feature  Tina Beaird

Military Genealogy

Tina will explain the significance behind using original records for tracing your ancestor’s military service. Records from the American Revolution to WWII will be discussed as well as some sources for modern records. Learn what types of documents are available within federal, state and local archives.

The meeting begins at 1:00 PM and is free and open to the public.  Refreshments are served.  The meeting room is handicap accessible.

© 2014, Casa Italia, Stone Park, IL

Free Genealogy Consultations

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1 On 1 Genealogy Consultation

The Casa Italia Genealogy Department is again offering one on one genealogy assistance in our library on Mondays. We are not only assisting with Italian research, but any ethnic background. To register for a 45 minute session please email to set an appointment ( Karen Bogdan at karenbaleno@comcast.net) or (Terri O’Connell at terri@findingourancestors.net) with your top two preferred dates and times, name, email, phone number and short description of what you are looking for (beginning help, genealogy problem, etc.)

 

© 2014, Casa Italia, Stone Park, IL

Researching the Forbidden Special Genealogy Program

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The Genealogy Department is presenting a special program in February! Researching the Forbidden!

This event will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014  –  10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Florentine Room.

Terri O’Connell will present Researching the Forbidden. We all have family secrets. Stories that are whispered to a select few and hidden from the rest. Some secrets go with our ancestors to the grave while others are eventually exposed. Why do we feel the need to hold these family secrets? What can we learn about our past that will help us in the present and the generations to come? What records are available and what can you learn to sort out these family secrets? In this lecture learn what the records can tell you, even if you were not looking for it.

There is a $10 fee for this program.

Click Here to Register for Researching the Forbidden

Click Here to Sponsor Researching the Forbidden

Terri O’Connell is a professional genealogist, lecturer and freelance writer who has been researching her family roots since the 1990’s. Her primary research focuses are Irish and Midwestern United States genealogy. Terri is also the Co-founder and Executive Director of the In-Depth Genealogist; a digital community for all genealogists.

You can find Terri online at www.facebook.com/tracingmyfamily and www.twitter.com/tracingmyfamily or blogging at http://www.findingourancestors.net.

© 2014, Casa Italia, Stone Park, IL

North Suburban Genealogy Society Meeting January 11, 2014

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The North Suburban Genealogical Society’s January meeting will feature  Dr. Daniel Hubbard presenting: When Life Becomes A Myth: History, Myth and Family Stories.

This is a talk about the reconstruction of a life. An odd and dramatic family tale showed a life slowly being converted to myth over generations. Using genealogy and history to reconstruct what seems to have happened revealed a life that was not so far from the story line of a myth from the very beginning. In the end, it has come full circle from story to research to storytelling.

The society meets at the Northbrook History Museum (1776 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL).   Guests are welcome and are invited to bring a friend and enjoy refreshments.

The meeting will be held Saturday, January 11 and begins at 1:00 PM. It is free and open to the public.  Refreshments are served. The meeting room is handicap accessible.

You can view the society’s 2014 list of programs here.

Website: http://nsgsil.org

e-Mail: NSGS@nsgsil.org

© 2014, Casa Italia, Stone Park, IL

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