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CAGGNI proudly presents:

Maps and Genealogy

by Robert Allen 

10:30 a.m. CST

Saturday, 20 March 2021


Robert Allen will look at how maps can be used to supplement other genealogical information. A Power Point presentation will be shown to highlight sources of maps on the internet and elsewhere.

Robert Allen has been conducting genealogy research for over 30 years. A former treasurer of CAGGNI, he has amassed a database of 115,000+ ancestors and relatives. He holds a MBA from the University of Kansas and a doctor of jurisprudence from the University of Texas at Austin.

Coming in April:

Genealogy Vacation –
Myth or Reality?

by Jeffrey Bockman 

10:30 a.m. CST

Saturday, 17 April 2021


“Genealogy” and “Vacation” are rarely used in the same sentence let alone together except possibly in a divorce proceeding. You cannot resolve five to 20 years worth of genealogy questions within a two week research trip. Even if you could, this type of a trip would not be considered a vacation. Learn to use the Internet, planning, humor and common sense to plan your trip.

Speaker: Jeffrey Bockman is an experienced genealogy lecturer and writer. He is the author of “Give Your Family A Gift That Money Can’t Buy / Record & Preserve Your Family's History.” He was a contributing editor and writer for the former Everton's Genealogical Helper & Heritage Quest Magazine. His articles have also appeared in various other publications.

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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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