October 5, 2021
  • Publishing Your Genealogy Using Windows- Jacquie Schattner

    October 5, 2021  9:30 am - 11:30 am

    Would you like to publish your family's history? Have you written a rough draft of a book or a story? Are you considering self-publishing in the future? What's next? Time to prepare for publishing. ln this presentation, you'll learn about templates, layouts, ideas to add interest to your manuscript, preparing and inserting family photos, three ways to source, indexing, and tips to create a beautiful cover. included are details on editing your manuscript and where to find help when you need it. There are five steps to elevate your original manuscript to be publish-ready. Complete the steps and you will be thrilled with the results.

    Jacquie Schattner is a member of CAGGNI, Computer Assisted Genealogy Group, and is a frequent speaker in Illinois

October 21, 2021
  • Family Treasures in the Attic - Jane Haldeman

    October 21, 2021  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Family letters, recipes, diaries, journals, photos, and other treasures are often passed down in the family. Many of these treasures end up in attics, basements, closets, or other repositories. What to look for and where will be discussed.

    Jane Haldeman is a professional researcher with 20+ year’s research experience, lecturer, and owner of Its Relative.   Jane is Past President of Illinois State Genealogical Society, Fox Valley Genealogical Society and past Registrar for Fort Payne Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

November 2, 2021
  • “Try-It Illinois” - Tina Beaird

    November 2, 2021  9:30 am - 11:30 am

    Beginning in 2001, the Illinois State Library in collaboration with a long list of e-resource providers launched ‘Try-It! Illinois’, an extensive database trial for Illinois libraries. Since then, each year ILLINET member libraries, their staffs and patron communities have been invited to sample and evaluate a wide variety of electronic resources for a two-month period.

    The annual Try-It! Illinois program runs from October1–November 30. Past vendors have included ABC-CLIO; Alexander Street Press; Capstone, Inc.; CQ Press; EBSCO; Facts on File; Gale-Cengage Learning; Oxford University Press; ProQuest; Scholastic, Inc., among many others.

    Tina Beaird is the owner of Tamarack Genealogy and is a Genealogy & Local History librarian at the Plainfield Public Library. She holds a Masters of Library and Information Science degree with a specialization in Archives/Preservation from Dominican University

November 18, 2021
  • Using Yearbooks for Genealogy -Jeanne Larzalere Bloom

    November 18, 2021  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Learn how to use yearbooks as sources for genealogical information, for insights into personalities, and for historical and social context.

    Jeanne Larzalere Bloom is a full-time professional researcher with over twenty (20) years of experience. She specializes in forensic genealogy, problem solving, multi-generational family histories, Chicago, and Cook County research.