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CAGGNI proudly presents:

Technology Our Way

by John Stryker 

10:30 a.m. CST

Saturday, 15 May 2021


John will speak about technology as it relates to our passion of genealogy. John promises an emphasis on software for this year’s discussion.

John Stryker is professor and chair of Computer Technologies and Information Systems at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines. He has been a member of CAGGNI since 2008 and was a member of the technology team for the all-virtual 2020 GeneaQuest. He has a  B.S. from the University of Illinois and M.S. from Northeastern Illinois University.

Coming in June:

Local Resources

by Sandra Trapp

10:30 a.m. CST

Saturday, 19 June 2021


This program will provide suggestions for research opportunities at libraries, societies, educational facilities, archives and research centers.

Speaker: Sandra Trapp has presented programs for various genealogical organizations and libraries and has volunteered at the Naperville Family History Center since 2000. She has been researching her family, her husband’s, son-in-law’s and friends’ families for more than 20 years. Her primary areas of research include Italy, England, Pomerania, colonial New England and New York state. She has been a member of CAGGNI since 2010.

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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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