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    CAGGNI proudly presents:

Holy Cow! Where are my Chicago Catholic’s Now?

by Teresa McMillin

9:15 a.m.

Saturday, 19 Oct 2019

Henrickson Room, Arlington Heights Memorial Library,
500 N Dunton Ave.


The first Chicago Catholic church opened in 1833, and by 1900 there were about 140 Catholic churches in the city. Finding your Catholic ancestor’s sacramental records (baptism, confirmation, marriage and funeral) can be a daunting task without a few key pieces of information. This lecture will explain how to find the data necessary to tap into these valuable resources. Once potential churches are identified, the process of finding the records for that church and timeframe will be explained.

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG, is author of the Guide to Hanover Military Military Records 1514-1866 on Microfilm at the Family History Library. She researches German ancestry and specializes in reading German script. She regularly speaks for national, regional and local genealogical societies and conferences. Recently she recorded two courses for Ancestry Academy.

Coming in November

Amelia Earhart

Pot Luck Holiday Party

10:30 a.m.

Saturday, 16 Nov 2019

Schaumburg Library,
Roselle & Schaumburg Roads

Amelia Earhart’s courageous exploits and spirited personality made her an international celebrity in the early 20th century. In this lively living history portrayal by actress Leslie Goddard, meet Amelia and learn about her experiences. She’ll describe how she learned to fly, what inspired her and why she set off on an around-the-world flight in 1937.

Prior to the presentation will be the election of the new board at the end-of-year Business Meeting. And we will have our Annual Potluck Social, so please bring a dish to share.

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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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