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.
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.