All Events

Scottish Family History Research: In Your Own Backyard with Maureen Brady

Saturday, September 26, 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Learn the strategies of Scottish family history research, including the historical and geographical background of Scotland, language and naming patterns, record types and the comprehensive collection of records available through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and the Scotland’s People website. Discover that much of Scottish family history research can be accomplished “in your own backyard”.
Event Type: 
Genealogy
Adults

Warrants & Patents & Deeds, Oh My! with Dr. Dan Hubbard

Saturday, October 3, 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Land records can be some of the most challenging records in genealogy but the discoveries found make the effort highly worthwhile. This class will look at some of the treasures found in land records, early property description systems, the process of acquiring and selling land and the documents produced.

Class is co-hosted by DuPage County Genealogical Society and will be presented virtually over Zoom. Registration link will be posted on the Events page of dcgs.org prior to the class.
Event Type: 
Genealogy
Adults

Using Newspapers to Fill the Gaps in a Family Story with Maureen Brady

Saturday, October 17, 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Local newspapers provided our ancestors with “all the news that’s fit to print”. This presentation will review the major websites offering access to historical newspapers and search strategies for finding those nuggets of information that can break down brick walls or add color to our ancestors’ lives.

Class is co-hosted by DuPage County Genealogical Society and will be presented virtually over Zoom. Registration link will be posted on the Events page of dcgs.org prior to the class.
Event Type: 
Genealogy
Adults