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May 18 Monthly CAGGNI Presentation:

What's New in Technology: 2024

by John Stryker 

10:30 a.m. CT

Saturday, 18 May 2024

Hybrid event – Zoom and Mount Prospect Public Library
10 S Emerson St, Mt Prospect, IL 60056

John is back for our beloved and only annually recurring feature, What's New in Technology. John keeps up with the technology news and will bring word of the best in hardware, gadgetry, applications, and websites, all with an eye on how it can best be used to pursue our genealogical hobby.

John Stryker is retired from being distinguished 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 is a member of the CAGGNI technology team. John speaks at CAGGNI and other groups, including this annual feature on technology. He holds a B.S. in Actuarial Science from the University of Illinois and an M.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern Illinois University.

For more info and to register: What's New in Technology: 2024 - 18 May 2024

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The program committee has produced an exciting lineup of presentations for 2024. Meetings in the coming year may be in-person only, online only or a combination of both (hybrid).

Please note, non-members are charged a $5 guest fee for the Zoom link to regularly scheduled monthly meetings.

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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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