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January 2020

Internet Resources for Czech Genealogy

January 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Roger Liska is a retired teacher and member of CSAGSI, the Czech and Slovak Genealogy Society of Illinois.  His presentation will demonstrate how to access USA and Czech based Internet sites for researching Czech ancestry. Topics include methods to find USA and Czech homes of interest; Czech land and historical maps; USA and Czech birth, death, and marriage information; multiple search variations; immigration and citizenship searches; Chicago Czech newspaper obituaries; and discovering the names and locations of Czech villages and…

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Family History Take a Different Look at Genealogy

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Dan Jungclas will present “Family History ...Take a Different Look at Genealogy”.   Using research methods that get you to think outside the box... a change from traditional research methods yet maintaining high ethical standards Dan Jungclas is better known as “The Ancestry Guy”.  He has more than 30 years’ experience in family history and is knowledgeable with German American research. Dan’s own passion for Genealogy developed while researching his own family ties in Germany. He is also well versed…

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February 2020

Scotland’s Resources: There’s More to Scottish Research presented by Tina Beaird

February 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Tina Beaird

Tina Beaird, will present "Scotland’s Resources: There’s More to Scottish Research than Scotlandspeople” She will talk about the dozens of sites available to help you in your Scottish research once you are ready to move beyond Scotlandspeople. Sites like GENUKI, “ScotlandsPlaces,” SCAN and the National Library of Scotland are just a few of the free websites available to you from ‘across the pond”. Tina Beaird, owner of Tamarack Genealogy, is a genealogy & local history librarian at a Chicagoland public…

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Tennessee Family History Research presented by Maureen Brady

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Maureen Brady will be presenting “Tennessee Family History Research”.   Tennessee was one of the first states established after the American Revolution, and it provides a rich body of historical records. This presentation will offer a brief overview of Tennessee history and how that affects the availability of the records, online resources for Tennessee research and an overview of repositories and archives. Maureen Brady, a former school librarian and computer educator, has nearly 35 years’ experience with family history research.  She is…

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March 2020

Untangle the Web of German Websites presented by Teresa McMillin

March 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Teresa McMillin

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin will be presenting Untangle the Web of German Websites.  The internet is offering more and more quality information for German researchers. Her presentation will focus on collections of free digitized German materials and indexes available on the internet.  Most websites presented are based in Germany,so tips and tricks for navigating them will be included.  Ms. McMillin will help you expand beyond church records for your German research. Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, Certified Genealogist®, author of the Guide to…

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Researching Pomeranian & Prussian Genealogy in Poland presented by Jason Kruski

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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There will be no EGS meeting on this date, March 19. Due to the closing of the Gail Borden Public Library, this program will either be cancelled or rescheduled. Please see the Gail Borden website for more information. Jason Kruski will bespeaking on “Researching Prussian and Pomeranian Genealogy in Poland.” He will talk about the diversity of the Pomeranian people, from ethnic Polish,Germans and Swedish.  Learn what records are available in both Eastern and Western Prussia and Pomerania that can be found…

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