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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

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

Monday Genealogy Consultations 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 starting September 9. We are not only assisting with Italian research, but any ethnic background. Karen Baleno-Bogdan and Terri O’Connell are providing consultation on Mondays and specializes in Italian research.

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.)

© 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

Thursday 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 Thursdays. We are not only assisting with Italian research, but any ethnic background. Terri O’Connell is providing consultation on Thursdays and specializes in Irish research and also Germans and Russians in the U.S.

To register for a 45 minute session please email Terri O’Connell to set an 11:00 or 1:00 appointment (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.)

© 2013, Casa Italia, Stone Park, IL

Need a Genealogy Consultation?

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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 Thursdays starting September 5. We are not only assisting with Italian research, but any ethnic background. Terri O’Connell is providing consultation on Thursdays and specializes in Irish research and also Germans and Russians in the U.S.

To register for a 45 minute session please email Terri O’Connell to set an 11:00 or 1:00 appointment (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.)

© 2013, Casa Italia, Stone Park, IL

Thursday 1 on 1 Genealogy Consultations 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 Thursdays starting September 5. We are not only assisting with Italian research, but any ethnic background. Terri O’Connell is providing consultation on Thursdays and specializes in Irish research and also Germans and Russians in the U.S.

To register for a 45 minute session please email Terri O’Connell to set an 11:00 or 1:00 appointment (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.)

© 2013, Casa Italia, Stone Park, IL

DuPage County Genealogical Society Fall 2013 Events

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The DuPage County Genealogical Society has several great speakers lined up for this fall. You can view their entire 2013-2014 line-up here. Details on monthly meetings will be posted on our blog as reminders.

September 18, 2013
Mike Karsen
 
Location: Du Page County Historical Museum. A joint presentation by DCGS and The DuPage County Historical Musuem
 
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.
October 16, 2013

Debra Dudek

Location: Wheaton Public Library –Lower Level

Victorian Mourning Customs: Lifting the Veil off Morbid Genealogical Treasures

Victorian Mourning Customs: 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.

November 20, 2013

Terri O’Connell

Location: Wheaton Public Library -Lower Level

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 in the future? 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.** If you miss Terri giving this lecture in Wheaton, she will be presenting at Casa Italia early 2014.

© 2013, Casa Italia, Stone Park IL