Welcome to CAGGNI!

CAGGNI Proudly Presents

Using Social History to Build an Ancestor’s Story

by Susan Mayer

         10:30 a.m.

        Saturday, 21 July 2018

       Schaumburg Township District Library

What happened between the who, what and when of census data and birth, marriage and death certificates? Researching social history, the study of time and place of everyday people, lets you develop intriguing narratives that will transport readers back to the world your ancestor inhabited. Websites, archives and libraries for discovering a variety of social history themes will be discussed.

Susan Mayer holds a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science with a certificate in Special Collections from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is a full-time researcher, DAR member and presents classes on genealogy around the Midwest.


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CAGGNI (The Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois) is a group of amateur genealogists who are committed to effectively using technology and the internet in support of their research activities.  

Monthly meeting topics cover a broad range of subjects of interest, including software, tools, techniques and methodologies. Additionally, monthly newsletters, support for computer and genealogy issues and internet surname exposure are among the benefits of membership. 

A wide variety of genealogy software packages are used by the members as well online trees and database websites. We are also interested in personal websites, digital photography, handheld apps and other ways to share our family histories.

For questions about the group, comments and suggestions, contact secretary @ caggni.org. To report problems with the website, contact webmaster @ caggni.org.

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CAGGNI, P.O. Box 59567, Schaumburg, IL 60159-0567
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