Join us  


Welcome to CAGGNI!

CAGGNI proudly presents:

Making History Relevant

by Tina Beaird 

10:30 a.m. CST

Saturday, 16 Jan 2020


Many historians and genealogists lament the “death” of history in the cyber age. The opposite is true! Museums and societies of all sizes are using innovative and engaging ways to make history fun. Tina will suggest new strategies and techniques for capturing your communities‘ attention and engage with history lovers of all ages in profitable and exciting ways.

Tina Beaird, owner of Tamarack Genealogy and genealogy/local history librarian at a Chicago area library, lectures nationally on military research, Scottish records and archival preservation. She is the 1st vice president of the Illinois State Genealogical Society and member of the Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board.

Coming in February:

WWI Record – Now What?

by Debra Dudek 

10:30 a.m. CST

Saturday, 20 Feb 2020


Start your journey towards learning more about your family‘s connection to the war to end all wars. Using a fail-proof method of record gathering, you can begin to construct a large amount of information, even if your ancestor‘s official military records were destroyed in the NRPC fire. With thousands of resources available online, traditional archives and in specialized museums, you‘ll be on your way to tracing your ancestor‘s Great War experience quickly and confidently.

Debra Dudek is head of adult and teen services at Fountaindale Public Library District in Bolingbrook, IL. She specializes in British genealogy, World War I research and emerging technology topics. Debra is the author of “The World War I Genealogy Research Guide: Tracing American Military and Non-Combatant Ancestors,” which is in its second edition.

View our complete 2021 lineup here.

Upcoming Events
Note: Monthly Meeting location will be confirmed 90 days in advance.

Need a handout from a meeting? 
>>Click here<< 
to download them! 
NOTE: This is a member benefit, 
so you must log in first.






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 @ To report problems with the website, contact webmaster @

Copyright, Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois

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

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software