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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

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Celebrating Our Veterans – Finishing the Story Lecture

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Memorial Day is Monday, May 27 but we will celebrate our veterans early. Join us to hear Casa Italia Genealogy Manager Jennifer Holik talk about Finishing the Story, and learn how you can tell the stories of your soldiers who died in service. What you will learn can also be applied to those who came home after the war. After the lecture enjoy light refreshments as you mix, mingle, share stories, and explore the veterans’ museum.

Friday, May, 10th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Italian American Veterans Museum on the 3rd Floor of the main building. There is a fee of $10 per person.  Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. You will go home with handouts filled with resources to help trace your family’s genealogy and locate military records.

Please note: We are seeking copies of stories, records, photos, and other items documenting Italian American soldiers and their families in all wars. Please consider bringing copies of these items to the meeting to be added to the Casa Italia Genealogy Collection in conjunction with the records for the Veterans Museum.

Sponsorship is available for this event.

Celebrating Our Veterans – Finishing the Story Lecture

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Memorial Day is Monday, May 27 but we will celebrate our veterans early. Join us to hear Casa Italia Genealogy Manager Jennifer Holik talk about Finishing the Story, and learn how you can tell the stories of your soldiers who died in service. What you will learn can also be applied to those who came home after the war. After the lecture enjoy light refreshments as you mix, mingle, share stories, and explore the veterans’ museum.

Friday, May, 10th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Italian American Veterans Museum on the 3rd Floor of the main building. There is a fee of $10 per person.  Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. You will go home with handouts filled with resources to help trace your family’s genealogy and locate military records.

Please note: We are seeking copies of stories, records, photos, and other items documenting Italian American soldiers and their families in all wars. Please consider bringing copies of these items to the meeting to be added to the Casa Italia Genealogy Collection in conjunction with the records for the Veterans Museum.

Stereotype This! Real Reel Italians

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Looking for another way to fight those winter blues and learn a little about Italian culture and heritage? Then join us for Stereotype This! Real Reel Italians—A Celebration of Recent Documentary Films about Italian Americans. This is part of our film study education mission at Casa Italia.

Join Professor Tony Labriola–Head of the Governors State University Television Program and Bill Dal Cerro, film instructor at Fenton High School and co-producer of “And They Came to Chicago,” and webmaster of “Stereotype This!” They will examine the way that documentary film makers are constructing an alternative to mass media stereotypes of Italian Americans and discuss what YOU can do about it.  The event features film clips from a productions that focus on World War II, Chicago, lynching of Italians in America, festivals, finding Italian roots, bocce and more. 

This event will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Florentine Room. Reservations are requested by calling (708) 345-5933 or go online to register We are accepting sponsorships for this event.

A freewill donation is appreciate. We will be serving contintental breakfast.

© 2013 Casa Italia Stone Park, IL

Stereotype This! Italian Americans in Movies

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5000milesfromhome

Looking for another way to fight those winter blues and learn a little about Italian culture and heritage? Then join us for Stereotype This! Real Reel Italians—A Celebration of Recent Documentary Films about Italian Americans. This is part of our film study education mission at Casa Italia.

Join Professor Tony Labriola–Head of the Governors State University Television Program and Bill Dal Cerro, film instructor at Fenton High School and co-producer of “And They Came to Chicago,” and webmaster of “Stereotype This!” They will examine the way that documentary film makers are constructing an alternative to mass media stereotypes of Italian Americans and discuss what YOU can do about it.  The event features film clips from a productions that focus on World War II, Chicago, lynching of Italians in America, festivals, finding Italian roots, bocce and more. 

This event will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Florentine Room. Reservations are requested by calling (708) 345-5933 or go online to register.  We are accepting sponsorships for this event.

A freewill donation is appreciate. We will be serving contintental breakfast.

© 2013 Casa Italia Stone Park, IL