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CAGGNI is excited to announce a return to in-person 3rd Saturday meetings
at the Schaumburg Township District Library!
You get to choose -- in-person or virtual. Please let us know when you register.

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CAGGNI proudly presents:

Reading Between the Lines of the City Directory

by Teresa Steinkamp McMillin  

10:30 a.m. CT

Saturday, 16 July 2022

Attend in-person or virtual

This lecture encourages one to go beyond the obvious use of a city directory of locating an ancestor. The directory provides an opportunity to understand our ancestor‘s historical context. Pictures, advertisements, maps of the city and many more items are often included. The audience will be encouraged to understand each directory‘s unique qualities. Examples will be used to illustrate various points.

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG®, author of “Guide to Hanover Military Records, 1514-1866 on Microfilm at the Family History Library,” researches German ancestry, reads German script and also researches Chicago and Cook County ancestors. She taught at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. She created courses for Ancestry Academy and Legacy.

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Please let us know when you register: Reading Between the Lines of the City Directory

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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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