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CAGGNI Proudly Presents

Beyond the Census

by Janis Minor Forté

         10:30 a.m.

        Saturday, 18 Aug 2018

       Schaumburg Township District Library

If our genealogical research is limited to the Who, When and Where questions, we compile a collection of skeletons. To answer the interesting questions the What, the Why and the How, we can use manuscript collections. These underutilized collections bring our ancestors to life and put flesh on their bones.

Janis Minor Forté is an experienced genealogists, writer and lecturer. She has presented at FGS, NGS, OGS, Roots Tech, ISGS and local conferences. In 2014 she was the James Dent Walker Memorial Lecturer at the FGS Conference. In 2013 she won first place in the ISFHWE Excellence-in-Writing Competition and her family newsletter won honorable mention in their Genealogy Newsletter Category. Janis is a member of CAGGNI.

Coming in September

Beyond the Records: Putting Flesh on the Bones of Your Civil War Ancestors

by Karen Heinrich

         10:30 a.m.

        Saturday, 15 Sept 2018

       Schaumburg Township District Library

Over 3 million Americans were in uniform during the Civil War. It's becoming easier to find the facts of our ancestor's service, but how do we reconstruct their experiences? This presentation will show you how to fill in the blanks between the facts, allowing you to tell your ancestor's stories.

Karen Heintrich has a B.A. in liberal arts from the University of Illinois, a master of arts in History from Southern New Hampshire University and an masters of library science and information from Drexel University, PA. She is a member of the Association for Professional Genealogists and numerous genealogical and historical societies across the U.S. She has served several terms as board director, cemetery chair and as an archivist for state and local genealogical Societies. She has more than 17 years of research experience and has given numerous seminars, lectures and workshops at conventions, organizations, societies and libraries throughout Illinois.


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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.

For questions about the group, comments and suggestions, contact secretary @ caggni.org. To report problems with the website, contact webmaster @ caggni.org.

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