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    CAGGNI proudly presents:

Murder on the Meadow

by Deborah Fandrei

10:30 a.m.

Saturday, 21 September 2019

       NIU-Hoffman Estates,
5555 Trillium Blvd, Hoffman Estates

This program explores the history of a 100-year-old murder that took place in Lake County.  The audience is introduced to the people, the evidence and the science of the time and then asked to vote as a jury about what they have heard.

Debbie Fandrei has been the curator of the Raupp Museum in Buffalo Grove for 20 years.

Coming in October

Holy Cow! Where are my Chicago Catholic’s Now?

by Teresa McMillin

9:15 a.m.

Saturday, 19 Oct 2019

Henrickson Room, Arlington Heights Memorial Library,
500 N Dunton Ave.

The first Chicago Catholic church opened in 1833, and by 1900 there were about 140 Catholic churches in the city. Finding your Catholic ancestor’s sacramental records (baptism, confirmation, marriage and funeral) can be a daunting task without a few key pieces of information. This lecture will explain how to find the data necessary to tap into these valuable resources. Once potential churches are identified, the process of finding the records for that church and timeframe will be explained.

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG, is author of the Guide to Hanover Military Military Records 1514-1866 on Microfilm at the Family History Library.She researches German ancestry and specializes in reading German script. She regularly speaks for national, regional and local genealogical societies and conferences. Recently she recorded two courses for Ancestry Academy.


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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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