Welcome to CAGGNI!

CAGGNI Proudly Presents

Preserve Your Ancestor’s Legacy: 
Write Their Life Story 

by Mike Karsen

10:30 a.m.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Schaumburg Township District Library 

In this unique presentation, Mike Karsen walks the audience through the process of preserving the memories of departed loved ones. Where genealogy meets family history, this presentation explores the elements of putting together an individual’s life story. Framed against the backdrop of historical context, these elements begin with collecting the information and various formats and styles available to each author. These efforts result in written portraits of our ancestors that bring them back to life for future generations to know and cherish.

Mike Karsen, a professional speaker, is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG) and is past president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. He has presented over 300 talks on genealogy topics locally, nationally and internationally including at Newberry Library and Sports Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago. Mike is the author of Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland and has published articles on genealogy.

Coming in May

Gone But Not Forgotten

by Bob Allen

Over the years people have "touched" me and probably you. They have entertained, educated, inspired and influenced us in many ways. In their remembrance, we will share information about their lives, watch and listen to videos about them, explore their ancestors via various genealogical sources and sometimes surprise people to whom they are related and identify places on the internet to learn more about them.

Bob Allen received a B.A. in political science and a MBA from the University of Kansas. He then graduated from the University of Texas Law School in Austin. He held executive positions with Container Corporation of America and Baxter Healthcare. Bob lives in Barrington with his wife, Audrey. They have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. He currently serves as treasurer of CAGGNI. Bob has been conducting genealogical research for 30+ years.


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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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CAGGNI, P.O. Box 59567, Schaumburg, IL 60159-0567
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