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WWI Gen. Charles G. Dawes  

and Holiday Potluck

by RJ Lindsey

         10:30 a.m.

        Saturday, 17 Nov 2018

              Schaumburg Township District Library

Come join CAGGNI for its traditional Holiday potluck
and special presentation:

 Gen. Charles Dawes and the 100th Anniversary of WWI

On the 100th anniversary year of the conclusion of the Great War, Chicago actor RJ Lindsey portrays WWI Gen. Charles G. Dawes, narrating a slide program detailing European royal families’ lineage, their politics and alliances that plunged the world into the Great War. With animated battle maps, Dawes examines major Western Front battles including the critical American victories. The general relates stories of several important political and military participants who will return for WWII.   

With a repertoire of 17 historical characters, RJ Lindsey has been presenting programs for 35 years. From England to Israel and across the United States, history has come alive.

Coming in January

Internet Archive: The Amazing Genealogical Resource You’re Not Using!

by Debra Dudek

   10:30 a.m.

        Saturday, 19 Jan 2019

       Schaumburg Township District Library

Can’t find it on Ancestry?  Learn all about Internet Archive and its amazing collection of city directories, county histories, gazetteers, yearbooks and family genealogies.  If you haven’t been on this site yet, you’re missing a lot of fantastic resources.

Debra M. Dudek is head of Adult and Teen Services at the Fountaindale Public Library District in Bolingbrook, IL.  Ms. Dudek specializes in British genealogy and technology topics.  She is currently pursuing a second masters degree in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

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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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