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SPECIAL ALERT - CAGGNI Events are now at a variety of library venues. In-person attendees should make note of the location of each event.

November 18 Monthly CAGGNI Presentation:

Scrivener for Genealogists: Streamline Your Research and Writing

by Kimberly Powell 

10:30 a.m. CT

Saturday, 18 November 2023

Hybrid event – Zoom and Prospect Heights Public Library
12 N Elm St, Prospect Heights, IL 60070

Learn how genealogists can use Scrivener to better organize research, keep track of sources, and streamline the writing process, resulting in a more efficient and effective research and writing workflow.

Kimberly Powell is a professional genealogist, author, and educator specializing in genealogical writing, land records, DNA, and solving complex problems. She is a past President of the Association of Professional Genealogists and served as the Genealogy Expert for for sixteen years. She is on the faculty at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), as well as Boston University’s online genealogy programs. She teaches genealogy enthusiasts who want to level up their writing, research, or business skills through her website, Level Up Genealogy (

For more info and to register: Scrivener for Genealogists - 18 Nov 2023

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The program committee has produced an exciting lineup of presentations for 2023. Meetings in the coming year may be in-person only, online only or a combination of both (hybrid).

Please note, non-members are charged a $5 guest fee for the Zoom link to regularly scheduled monthly meetings.

Per library policy, any guest attending meetings at the Schaumburg Township District Library will be welcome for no charge.


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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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