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CAGGNI proudly presents:

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

Coming in October:

Settling Northern Illinois: Richmond’s Pioneer William A. McConnell

by Michelle Wilson and Rommy Lopat 

10:30 a.m. CT

Saturday, 16 October 2021


William McConnell was Richmond’s first settler when he arrived in 1837. This is the story of how northern Illinois developed and how we researched McConnell’s life to create the 200 page coffee-table-style book “Montelona Farm” about McConnell, Richmond, and the settlement of northern Illinois.

Speakers: Rommy Lopat is a longtime northern Illinois resident, garden writer and house historian. She is the current owner and loving custodian of McConnell’s 1852 home. Michelle Bray Wilson is a CAGGNI past president and co-founder of CAGGNI’s DNA special interest group.

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

To register: The Story of Richmond, IL, Settler William McConnell

Our 2022 lineup coming soon!

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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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