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CAGGNI proudly presents:

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

by Michelle Wilson and Rommy Lopat 

10:30 a.m. CT

Saturday, 16 October 2021

Webinar

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

Coming in November:

A Bit of History –
Life of Harriet Tubman

by Cynthia Maddox  

10:30 a.m. CT

Saturday, 20 November 2021

Webinar

Harriet Tubman was an American “shero.” She was an abolitionist, humanitarian, and during the American Civil War, a Union spy. She is best known as a conductor for the Underground Railroad. This railroad had numerous stops in Illinois.

Speaker: Cynthia Maddox, a Chicago actress, director, vocalist, playwright and producer has portrayed the lives of a wide range of African American heroines. For 30 years, she has been touring her one woman show, “A Bit of History,” about the life of Harriet Tubman.

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

To register: A bit of History – Life of Harriet Tubman


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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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