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CAGGNI proudly presents:

Using HistoryLines to Tell Your Story

by Adam Allgaier

10:30 a.m.

Saturday, 17 Oct 2020


HistoryLines will create a historical life sketch of any ancestor on your family tree, rich with place descriptions, impactful events and cultural and lifestyle narrative. Expand the stories with details and artifacts that you have collected. Explore the lives of your ancestors, capture the life story of a relative, and capture your own personal history.

Adam Allgaier is a lover of stories and an inventor/entrepreneur. He lives in the mountains of Utah and travels to Chicago every month to work and get his Portillo‘s fix. HistoryLines has been one of his passions for the last five years, along with enjoying close friends and raising chickens.

Coming in November

Bobbie Coles portrays Hattie

by Bobbie Coles of FREED 

10:30 a.m.

Saturday, 21 Nov 2020


This year's historical re-enactor portrays an enslaved woman named Hattie, a "nameless, faceless woman of the Civil War." Hattie was stolen from her parents, she says. Then her 10 children, sold into slavery, were stolen from her.

Bobbie Coles is a member of the Female RE-Enactors of Distinction, or FREED, acting troupe. The troupe of women share the stories of women who supported the U.S. Colored Troops and fought for Black rights during the Civil War era.

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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.

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