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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.
© 2013, 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

DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society January Meeting

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Join the DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society for their general meeting on January 15, 2014 to hear Jennifer Holik present Stories of the Lost.
Location: Wheaton Public Library
We will explore the records available to tell the stories of those who lost something due to the war, never returned from war or returned, but didn’t fully return. Each of them have a story that needs to be told.
© 2013, Casa Italia, Stone Park, IL

DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society November Meeting

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Join the DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society for their general meeting on November 20, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. for Researching the Forbidden presented by Terri O’Connell.
Location: Wheaton Public Library
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 in the future? What records are available and what can you learn to sort out these family secrets? In this lecture learn that the records can tell you, even if you were not looking for it.
© 2013, Casa Italia, Stone Park, IL

DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society October Meeting

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Join the DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society for their general meeting on October 16, 2013.
Debra Dudek will present Victorian Mourning Customs: Lifting the Veil off Morbid
Location: Wheaton Public Library
Lifting the Veil off Morbid Genealogical Treasures gives attendees a glimpse into the customs and rituals of death in Victorian Britain and North America. Genealogists can thank the Victorians for the ‘cult of mourning’ which generated a fantastic assortment of keepsakes, mementos, and paperwork. Discover how these materials and the cultural attitudes toward grief can be researched with the help of modern tools and new resources.
© 2013, Casa Italia, Stone Park, IL

DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society September Meeting

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Join the DuPage County Genealogical Society for their monthly meeting on September 18, 2013, at 6:30 p.m.
Location: DuPage County Historical Museum
A joint presentation by DCGS and The DuPage County Historical Museum
Write Your Family History NOW!
We genealogists are very good at doing research and collecting many facts about our families. For any of a number of reasons, however, most of us delay publishing the results of this research. Mike Karsen shows how you can publish your findings in books that vary from a simple 30 pages to one that contains detailed biographies and places your family in historical context. Your goal should be to organize your findings and share them with your family as soon as possible.