Programs

June 7, 2022
  • Where , oh Where, have my Ancestors Gone? Finding them on FamilySearch Databases - Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD

    June 7, 2022  9:30 am - 11:30 am
    Gail Borden Public Library District: Main Library, 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120, USA

    There is a great deal more to FamilySearch.org than family trees.  The databases of various Census collections, vital records, articles, family stories and Bible records. Photos, leads and links to other websites where more information can be found (including what records are on the Internet at FamilySearch and other websites).  The extensive set of teaching tools, including Family Search wiki, which surely covers every subject imaginable.  Let’s take a peek at what awaits beyond those virtual library doors in this presentation. Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD has done genealogy research for over 40 years. She is a member of the DAR, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, the Assoc. of Professional Genealogists, and is President and webmaster for the Corona(CA) Genealogical Society. A National speaker, she is a retired college professor and holds a master’s degree in Speech Communication and a doctorate in folklore.   She was the lead researcher for the 2013 PBS program “Genealogy Roadshow” and she writes the “Ask Aunty Jeff” column for the Jefferson County NY newsletter The Informer. 
June 16, 2022
  • "Researching Canadian Records” - Maureen Brady

    June 16, 2022  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Gail Borden Public Library District: Main Library, 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120, USA

    Our neighbor to the north was often the “gateway” for U. S. bound immigrants.  Some families may have lived inCanada for a generation or two before continuing on to the U. S.  This presentation will include a brief overview of Canadian history and immigration, and a review of the major record sources for Canada and the best websites to locate those records. Maureen Brady, a former school librarian and computer educator, has more than thirty years’ experience with family history research.   Maureen has made numerous presentations to Illinois and Wisconsin genealogical societies, libraries, conferences, she is a memberof the Genealogical Speakers Guild, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and a life member of the Aberdeen and North-East Scotland Family History Society, the Chicago Genealogical Society, Ohio Genealogy Society, and the McHenry County (Illinois) Genealogical Society.