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CAGGNI proudly presents:

What’s New in ArkivDigital

by Kathy Meade

10:30 a.m. CT

Saturday, 21 August 2021


ArkivDigital is an online service that provides access to newly photographed color images of Swedish historical records. Types of records include Swedish church books, military rolls, probate records, emigrations records and many more. The presentation will demonstrate the many new records and search tools that enable one to easily discover one’s rich Swedish heritage.

Speaker: Kathy Meade has consulted and lectured on Swedish genealogy for more than 15 years. She is the North American representative of ArkivDigital and a board member of the Swedish Genealogical Research Center at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago. She also volunteers at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, helping patrons with their Swedish research.

This program is free for members and nonmembers, but you must register for this event to see the Zoom info.

To register: What’s New in ArkivDigital

Coming in September:

CAGGNI Road Trip Cemetery
Project 2021

by the Road Trip team 

10:30 a.m. CT

Saturday, 18 September 2021


CAGGNI’s Road Trip committee made the decision this past spring not to plan a traditional Road Trip to a repository, but instead do a cemetery project in the northwest suburban area.

The team visited three cemeteries and added photos and GPS to Find A Grave and photos to Billion Graves. It was a learning process for all as we learned about local resources and more about the cemetery sites, Billion Graves and Find A Grave. 

Come join us as we share the highs and lows and successes of the team that included 30 CAGGNI members.

This program is free and open to all, but you must register to receive the Zoom meeting info.

To register: CAGGNI R̴̴o̴̴a̴̴d̴̴ ̴̴T̴̴r̴̴i̴̴p̴ Cemetery Project 2021

View our complete 2021 lineup here.

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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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