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Family History Research in Illinois and Wisconsin with Maureen Brady

Saturday, March 6, 2021 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
The families which came to Illinois and Wisconsin came from varied ethnic backgrounds and created a varied landscape of urban and rural environments. The records which were created by, and about, them reflect that variety, both in type and availability. This presentation will first examine the similarities between Illinois and Wisconsin family history resources, and then look at the unique records of each state, including ethnic, religious and governmental archives and repositories.
Event Type: 
Genealogy
Adults

From the Source's Mouth with Dr. Dan Hubbard

Saturday, March 13, 2021 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Once we've understood that identities can be tricky to reconstruct, how do we piece together the tidbits of information that we find into an actual ancestor? How do we avoid putting together a great-great frankenfather from the spare parts we find in the documents we dig up? Do we trust what seems to be true, or do we look long and hard into the "source's mouth?"

Class is co-hosted by the DuPage County Genealogical Society.
Event Type: 
Genealogy
Adults

Oh Where, Oh Where Are My Ancestors From? with Teresa Steinkamp McMillin

Saturday, March 20, 2021 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Finding your immigrant ancestor's town of origin is often considered the holy grail of genealogical research. What if you've spent years trying to find this piece of information and have not been successful? This talk suggests many strategies that just might help you break down that brick wall.

Class is co-hosted by the DuPage County Genealogical Society.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kLpRHYmhRdKx6Fd-j3xYFQ
Event Type: 
Genealogy
Adults

Researching Religious Records with Maureen Brady

Saturday, March 27, 2021 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Since the founding of Penn's Woods (Pennsylvania), the American Colonies and the U. S. have attracted those who sought religious freedom. This presentation presents strategies for researching religious records in the U. S., identifies the major repositories and archives and reviews various websites which provide access to religious records.

Class is co-hosted by the DuPage County Genealogical Society.
Event Type: 
Genealogy
Adults