NO MEETINGS at the library,
but our programs are being presented by Zoom!

Adventures with Lost Postcards: To Break Down Genealogical Brick Walls” Debra Dudek

April 15, 2021  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Debra Dudek  will present Adventures with Lost Postcards: Using eBay, Esty, Craigslist and Card Cow To Break Down Genealogical Brick Walls”

“Online auction and resale sites don’t make finding genealogical treasures easy, but with a little persistence, you can discover lost family heirlooms for yourself or share item details with others online. In this lecture, you will learn strategic search strategies and browsing methodologies to maximize your time online, as well as how to identify old postcard clues to further your genealogical research.”

Debra M. Dudek is Head of Adult and Teen Services at the Fountaindale Public Library District in Bolingbrook, IL. Ms. Dudek specializes in British genealogy, World War I research, and emerging technology topics. An alumna of Olivet College (Olivet, Michigan) and the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland). Ms. Dudek holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, a Master’s in Information and Library Studies, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Genealogical, Paleographic & Heraldic Studies.

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The Elgin Genealogical Society is for any person who has an interest in genealogy, research or history.

Meetings are held at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL. on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am and the third Thursday at 7:00 pm except in December when the date, time, and location of the annual meeting is announced. It is always best to check this website or call the library at 847-742-2411 to check if schedule changes have occurred.

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