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CAGGNI Events

CAGGNI offers regularly scheduled membership meetings as well as several Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings each month.  Check here for the complete listing of CAGGNI meetings.  

Upcoming events

    • 04 Dec 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Schaumburg Township Library, 130 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg

    Storytellers Special Interest Group – 4 Dec 2021

    Hosted by Marti Swanson

    Storytellers will meet at 10:30 on Saturday, Dec. 4, in the “Commons” in the rear area of the main floor of the Schaumburg Library, near the AV desk.

    December's topic:

    The difficult experiences we have today often seem petty by comparison with those our ancestors had:  floods and famines, monarchs and mayhem, invaders and impoverishment.  Nonetheless, all lives have difficulties and challenges:  physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual.  Write about one:

    The most difficult thing (situation) I’ve ever encountered / experience I’ve ever had OR the most difficult thing (situation) an ancestor ever encountered / experience s/he ever had.

    To quote our colleague Steve, “. . . genealogy forms, charts and documents [a]re boring and hard to understand by most non-genealogists.  They wan[t] to see the stories of what’s in the documents.” --Steve Szabados. CAGGNI NL, Sept, 2021, p 7

    Please bring two copies of your story for sharing.  As always, you may wish to share something else you’ve been working. 

    • 25 Dec 2021
    • email to newsletter @ caggni.org

    We would love to have you write an article for our newsletter!

    Members are invited and encouraged to submit material to newsletter @ caggni.org. You can write up whatever you think would be of interest to the group in 500-1,000 words (roughly) for the average-sized composition. Or send us smaller items, websites or tips. 

    We would especially welcome:

    • Preparation for library or archive research trips.
    • Research methodology and techniques.
    • How to request documents from the National Archives or other repositories.
    • Updates on commercial genealogical data sites.
    • Tips from the SIGs: RootsMagic + The Master Genealogist, Family Tree Maker, Reunion, DNA, Internet, Colonial and Storytellers.
    • What's ahead in computer technology?
    • Genealogy apps and practices for the iPhone, Android, etc.
    • Suggestions of blog sites or other genealogy sites of interest.
    • Submit a favorite ancestral or cemetery photograph.

     Send all submissions to newsletter @ caggni.org.

    (Note: CAGGNI does not claim copyright for photographs submitted by members; copyright belongs to the photographer.)

    • 08 Jan 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    Getting Ready for the 1950 Census: Searching with and without a Name Index

    by Steve Morse

    When the 1950 census will be released in April 2022, it will not have a name index. So finding people in the census will involve searching by location instead. Even when a name index becomes available, there will still be many reasons for doing locational searches.

    The census is organized by Enumeration Districts (EDs), so the location needs to be converted to an ED before the census can be accessed. The One-Step website contains numerous tools for obtaining EDs. This talk will present the various tools and show circumstances in which each can be used.

    About Steve Morse 

    Steve Morse is well-known to the genealogy community. He is the creator of the “Steve Morse One-Step Webpages” for effectively locating ship manifests, censuses, vital records, and much more. An engineer by training, he is the creator of the renowned Intel 8086 chip, a workhorse of the industry. His genealogy work has earned numerous awards, including a Lifetime achievement Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies and an Excellence Award from the Association of Professional Genealogists.

    • 08 Jan 2022
    • 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
    • Webinar

    DNA Special Interest Group - 8 Jan 2022

    Today's Topic: Leveraging Y-DNA in One-Name and Descendancy Studies

    Join Marty Acks as he reviews his case study and related projects, all of which lean heavily on work from the Guild of One-Name Studies and Family Tree DNA's Y-DNA projects. Marty will show us how he’s integrated his findings from these efforts, as well as autosomal DNA work, into his own descendancy projects.

    Today's Facilitator Marty Acks

    About the DNA SIG

    This group focuses on learning the methods for analyzing DNA test results. We study topics such as autosomal DNA, mitochondrial DNA, Y-DNA and surname projects, X-DNA and ancestral admixture results. We'll also investigate third-party tools for analyzing your raw data and comparing DNA and gedcom data with test kit results from companies besides the one you tested with.

    DNA can break down genealogical brick walls once thought impenetrable – but only if you know how.

    This SIG endeavors to be interactive and welcomes your questions. Get ready to put your DNA results to work for you!

    SIG Lead Michelle Wilson

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email DNA @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org. 

    Future Topics: If you have a topic you would like to present or see presented, please reach out to Michelle at DNA @ caggni.org.

    Zoom Links: See caggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login.

    Zoom Attendees: Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

    Live vs Remote SIG Meetings in Q1 2022: All CAGGNI SIGs for Q1 are being scheduled as remote meetings. Should our venues open for meetings of our size, we may transition to hybrid offerings on a case-by-case basis. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for further announcements.

    • 15 Jan 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Webinar

    RootsMagic and TMG Special Interest Group - 15 Jan 2022

    The RM + TMG SIG is for members interested in the operation and features of the computer programs for genealogy databases RootsMagic and The Master Genealogist.  

    This CAGGNI Group meets to discuss and share knowledge and experience in using computer programs to research, record, display and share genealogical data.  Also helping each other gain a better understanding of the programs and other useful related computer software.  Users of all levels are welcome to join this group.

    Facilitator: Larry Olson

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email tmg @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org.

    Zoom meeting infocaggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login.

    Zoom Attendees: Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

    Live vs Remote SIG Meetings in Q1 2022: All CAGGNI SIGs for Q1 are being scheduled as remote meetings. Should our venues open for meetings of our size, we may transition to hybrid offerings on a case-by-case basis. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for further announcements.

    • 22 Jan 2022
    • email to newsletter @ caggni.org

    We would love to have you write an article for our newsletter!

    Members are invited and encouraged to submit material to newsletter @ caggni.org. You can write up whatever you think would be of interest to the group in 500-1,000 words (roughly) for the average-sized composition. Or send us smaller items, websites or tips. 

    We would especially welcome:

    • Preparation for library or archive research trips.
    • Research methodology and techniques.
    • How to request documents from the National Archives or other repositories.
    • Updates on commercial genealogical data sites.
    • Tips from the SIGs: RootsMagic + The Master Genealogist, Family Tree Maker, Reunion, DNA, Internet, Colonial and Storytellers.
    • What's ahead in computer technology?
    • Genealogy apps and practices for the iPhone, Android, etc.
    • Suggestions of blog sites or other genealogy sites of interest.
    • Submit a favorite ancestral or cemetery photograph.

     Send all submissions to newsletter @ caggni.org.

    (Note: CAGGNI does not claim copyright for photographs submitted by members; copyright belongs to the photographer.)

    • 07 Feb 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Virtual meeting

    Colonial Special Interest Group - 7 Feb 2022

    Interested in exploring your Colonial roots? Then this is the special interest group for you!

    Tonight's Topic:

    • Colonial New Hampshire

    Facilitators: Bob Allen and Mary Hoyer

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email colonial @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org. 

    Zoom Links: See caggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login.

    Zoom Attendees: Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

    Live vs Remote SIG Meetings in Q1 2022: CAGGNI SIGs for Q1 are being scheduled as remote meetings. Should our venues open for meetings of our size, we may transition to hybrid offerings on a case-by-case basis. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for further announcements.

    • 10 Feb 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Internet Special Interest Group - 10 Feb 2022

    About the Internet SIG:

    Internet genealogical services include Ancestry, Family Search, My Heritage, Find My Past, WikiTree and many others.  The Internet Special Interest Group intends to review questions about these services and have a dialog on the advantages and features of the services used by members.  This complements the features available from computer programs such as Family Tree Maker or RootsMagic that exploit the online databases available from these internet services.

    SIG Lead: Alan Wilson

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email internetsig @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org.

    Zoom Linkcaggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login.

    Zoom Attendees: Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

    Live vs Remote SIG Meetings in Q1 2022: All CAGGNI SIGs for Q1 are being scheduled as remote meetings. Should our venues open for meetings of our size, we may transition to hybrid offerings on a case-by-case basis. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for further announcements.

    • 19 Feb 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    A Father for Patrick Ross: Indirect Evidence Proves the Papa

    by Liz Ross 

    Patrick Ross was born in Knox, Tennessee in 1824 and shot dead in Jefferson County, Illinois on April 8, 1864. His life in Illinois is well-documented and he is on many Ancestry trees. Most trees do not mention his parents, but when mentioned, none offer proof. Patrick, however, must have had a father. Indirect evidence, from Tennessee and Illinois, is assembled to prove the identity of his father, and along the way demonstrates how to build the family tee with scraps and bits. 

    Join us as Lis Ross takes us on a journey of discovery, piecing together the puzzle of far-ranging documents to develop indirect evidence ultimately proving Patrick's father.

    Speaker: 

    Liz Ross, researcher and educator, lectures and writes for periodicals both genealogical and non. She spoke at GeneaQuest in 2020 and at NGS in 2019. Mis Ross is on CAGGNI's Conference Committee, ISGS's Education Committee, and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and NGS. She delights in land records, constructing (and untangling) complex families, and integrating unfamiliar sources. Follow her explorations involving family and genealogy at DancingBranches.blogspot.com.

    Remote, Live or Hybrid?  This meeting is currently scheduled as a remote webinar, but will transition to a live / hybrid offering if conditions permit. Stay tuned to our Facebook page, newsletter, and this website for future announcements.

    • 19 Feb 2022
    • 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
    • Webinar

    CAGGNI Board Meeting - 19 Feb 2022

    All members of the Board of Directors are requested to be present for this meeting. 

    CAGGNI members are welcome to attend.

    Zoom Linkcaggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login. Attendees will need to insure their full name is visible, using the rename button if necessary.

    This meeting may convert to a hybrid live/remote meeting. If a live venue is chosen for a hybrid meeting, members will be notified.

    • 26 Feb 2022
    • email to newsletter @ caggni.org

    We would love to have you write an article for our newsletter!

    Members are invited and encouraged to submit material to newsletter @ caggni.org. You can write up whatever you think would be of interest to the group in 500-1,000 words (roughly) for the average-sized composition. Or send us smaller items, websites or tips. 

    We would especially welcome:

    • Preparation for library or archive research trips.
    • Research methodology and techniques.
    • How to request documents from the National Archives or other repositories.
    • Updates on commercial genealogical data sites.
    • Tips from the SIGs: RootsMagic + The Master Genealogist, Family Tree Maker, Reunion, DNA, Internet, Colonial and Storytellers.
    • What's ahead in computer technology?
    • Genealogy apps and practices for the iPhone, Android, etc.
    • Suggestions of blog sites or other genealogy sites of interest.
    • Submit a favorite ancestral or cemetery photograph.

     Send all submissions to newsletter @ caggni.org.

    (Note: CAGGNI does not claim copyright for photographs submitted by members; copyright belongs to the photographer.)

    • 12 Mar 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Webinar

    Reunion Special Interest Group - 12 Mar 2022

    Calling all Apple users!  Reunion is a genealogy software designed specifically for Macintosh and also available as an app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.  Learn the tips and tricks that will have you utilizing this highly regarded program to its fullest.

    Facilitator:  Bruce Christopher

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email reunion @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org. 

    Zoom Links: See caggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login.

    Zoom Attendees: Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

    Live vs Remote SIG Meetings in Q1 2022: All CAGGNI SIGs for Q1 are being scheduled as remote meetings. Should our venues open for meetings of our size, we may transition to hybrid offerings on a case-by-case basis. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for further announcements.

    • 19 Mar 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    Essential Resources for Jewish and Eastern European Genealogy

    by Alvin Holtzman

    JewishGen.org has a wealth of resources for Jewish Genealogy, essential for people with Jewish and/or Eastern European antecedents. CAGGNI member Alvin Holtzman will help us get started with this research and instruct us on the multiple databases available, including the invaluable Town Finder, and point us where to find further finding aids as well.  

    About Alvin Holtzman 

    Alvin Holtzman joined CAGGNI in 2019, attending most of our Program Meetings and many of our SIGs. Alvin has been researching his Jewish origins for many years and is expert in Jewish research.

    • 19 Mar 2022
    • 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
    • Webinar

    Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - 19 Mar 2022

    This interest group was originally formed to provide a forum for Family Tree Maker users to share their knowledge and build their expertise with Ancestry's FTM desktop software.

    This group continues to explore old and new features of Family Tree Maker software, now with developer MacKiev.

    Facilitator: Marty Acks

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email ftm @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org. 

    Zoom Links: See caggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login.

    Zoom Attendees: Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

    Live vs Remote SIG Meetings in Q1 2022: All CAGGNI SIGs for Q1 are being scheduled as remote meetings. Should our venues open for meetings of our size, we may transition to hybrid offerings on a case-by-case basis. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for further announcements.

    • 26 Mar 2022
    • email to newsletter @ caggni.org

    We would love to have you write an article for our newsletter!

    Members are invited and encouraged to submit material to newsletter @ caggni.org. You can write up whatever you think would be of interest to the group in 500-1,000 words (roughly) for the average-sized composition. Or send us smaller items, websites or tips. 

    We would especially welcome:

    • Preparation for library or archive research trips.
    • Research methodology and techniques.
    • How to request documents from the National Archives or other repositories.
    • Updates on commercial genealogical data sites.
    • Tips from the SIGs: RootsMagic + The Master Genealogist, Family Tree Maker, Reunion, DNA, Internet, Colonial and Storytellers.
    • What's ahead in computer technology?
    • Genealogy apps and practices for the iPhone, Android, etc.
    • Suggestions of blog sites or other genealogy sites of interest.
    • Submit a favorite ancestral or cemetery photograph.

     Send all submissions to newsletter @ caggni.org.

    (Note: CAGGNI does not claim copyright for photographs submitted by members; copyright belongs to the photographer.)

    • 26 Mar 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Schaumburg Library Main Floor - Tutorial Area

    Storytellers Special Interest Group - 26 March 2022

    Specific writing prompts are announced a few weeks prior to each session. Alternatively, you may wish to share something else you’ve been working on. Please bring two copies for sharing.

    Facilitator:  Marti Swanson

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email storyteller @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org. 

    • 09 Apr 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Webinar

    DNA Special Interest Group - 9 Apr 2022

    Today's Topic: Phasing, Imputing and Short Segments 

    We will review the white papers put out by the various companies that detail how they go beyond simple "half matching" to better weed out false matches and to make comparisons between different chipsets. The review will include Ancestry's Timber phasing algorithm and Family Tree DNA's process for teasing out endogamy. We'll also explore recent examinations of the accuracy around short segments.

    Today's Facilitator Michelle Wilson

    About the DNA SIG

    This group focuses on learning the methods for analyzing DNA test results. We study topics such as autosomal DNA, mitochondrial DNA, Y-DNA and surname projects, X-DNA and ancestral admixture results. We'll also investigate third-party tools for analyzing your raw data and comparing DNA and gedcom data with test kit results from companies besides the one you tested with.

    DNA can break down genealogical brick walls once thought impenetrable – but only if you know how.

    This SIG endeavors to be interactive and welcomes your questions. Get ready to put your DNA results to work for you!

    SIG Lead Michelle Wilson

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email DNA @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org. 

    Future Topics: If you have a topic you would like to present or see presented, please reach out to Michelle at DNA @ caggni.org.

    Zoom Links: See caggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login.

    Zoom Attendees: Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

    Live vs Remote SIG Meetings in Q1 2022: All CAGGNI SIGs for Q1 are being scheduled as remote meetings. Should our venues open for meetings of our size, we may transition to hybrid offerings on a case-by-case basis. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for further announcements.

    • 14 Apr 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Internet Special Interest Group - 14 Apr 2022

    About the Internet SIG:

    Internet genealogical services include Ancestry, Family Search, My Heritage, Find My Past, WikiTree and many others.  The Internet Special Interest Group intends to review questions about these services and have a dialog on the advantages and features of the services used by members.  This complements the features available from computer programs such as Family Tree Maker or RootsMagic that exploit the online databases available from these internet services.

    SIG Lead: Alan Wilson

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email internetsig @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org.

    Zoom Linkcaggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login.

    Zoom Attendees: Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

    Live vs Remote SIG Meetings in Q1 2022: All CAGGNI SIGs for Q1 are being scheduled as remote meetings. Should our venues open for meetings of our size, we may transition to hybrid offerings on a case-by-case basis. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for further announcements.

    • 16 Apr 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • TBA
    Register

    What's New in Technology

    by John Stryker

    John Stryker is back for our only annually recurring feature, What's New In Technology. John will review the latest hardware, apps, and websites, all with an eye towards turbo-charging your genealogy efforts. Don't miss this popular lecture.

    About John Stryker

    John Stryker is 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 was a member of the technology team for the all-virtual 2020 GeneaQuest. He holds a  B.S. from the University of Illinois and an M.S. from Northeastern Illinois University.

    Remote, Live or Hybrid?  This meeting is currently scheduled as a remote webinar, but will transition to a live / hybrid offering if conditions permit. Stay tuned to our Facebook page, newsletter, and this website for future announcements.

    • 16 Apr 2022
    • 12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Webinar

    RootsMagic and TMG Special Interest Group - 16 Apr 2022

    The RM + TMG SIG is for members interested in the operation and features of the computer programs for genealogy databases RootsMagic and The Master Genealogist.  

    This CAGGNI Group meets to discuss and share knowledge and experience in using computer programs to research, record, display and share genealogical data.  Also helping each other gain a better understanding of the programs and other useful related computer software.  Users of all levels are welcome to join this group.

    Facilitator: Larry Olson

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email tmg @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org.

    Zoom meeting infocaggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login.

    Zoom Attendees: Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

    Live vs Remote SIG Meetings in Q1 2022: All CAGGNI SIGs for Q1 are being scheduled as remote meetings. Should our venues open for meetings of our size, we may transition to hybrid offerings on a case-by-case basis. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for further announcements.

    • 23 Apr 2022
    • email to newsletter @ caggni.org

    We would love to have you write an article for our newsletter!

    Members are invited and encouraged to submit material to newsletter @ caggni.org. You can write up whatever you think would be of interest to the group in 500-1,000 words (roughly) for the average-sized composition. Or send us smaller items, websites or tips. 

    We would especially welcome:

    • Preparation for library or archive research trips.
    • Research methodology and techniques.
    • How to request documents from the National Archives or other repositories.
    • Updates on commercial genealogical data sites.
    • Tips from the SIGs: RootsMagic + The Master Genealogist, Family Tree Maker, Reunion, DNA, Internet, Colonial and Storytellers.
    • What's ahead in computer technology?
    • Genealogy apps and practices for the iPhone, Android, etc.
    • Suggestions of blog sites or other genealogy sites of interest.
    • Submit a favorite ancestral or cemetery photograph.

     Send all submissions to newsletter @ caggni.org.

    (Note: CAGGNI does not claim copyright for photographs submitted by members; copyright belongs to the photographer.)

    • 02 May 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Virtual meeting

    Colonial Special Interest Group - 2 May 2022

    Interested in exploring your Colonial roots? Then this is the special interest group for you!

    Tonight's Topic: Religions in the Colonies.

    • A list of the most common religions
    • When they came and where they settled and migrated - timeline
    • Where to find background on the religions
    • The law and restrictions to practice, within religions how issues were resolved, i.e., Quakers, Presbyterians
    • Where to find records

    Facilitators: Bob Allen and Mary Hoyer

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email colonial @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org. 

    Zoom Links: See caggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login.

    Zoom Attendees: Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

    Live vs Remote SIG Meetings in Q1 2022: CAGGNI SIGs for Q1 are being scheduled as remote meetings. Should our venues open for meetings of our size, we may transition to hybrid offerings on a case-by-case basis. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for further announcements.

    • 21 May 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Re-Evaluating the "Evidence"

    by Michael Lacopo

    When information passed on from researcher to researcher doesn't "add up," it's time to tear down the walls and build anew. This methodology lecture shows how erroneous conclusions can sneak into our research uncontested. This lecture is pertinent especially today with so many Internet family trees that get copy-pasted into our own research.  

    About Michael Lacopo

    Dr. Michael D. Lacopo is a retired small-animal veterinarian born and raised in northern Indiana.  He takes a scientific approach to his research as he does to his profession.  Researching since 1980, he has lectured internationally and written for numerous periodicals and journals.  A self-described “all-American mutt,” his research skills cover a broad range.

    • 21 May 2022
    • 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
    • Webinar

    CAGGNI Board Meeting - 21 May 2022

    All members of the Board of Directors are requested to be present for this meeting. 

    CAGGNI members are welcome to attend.

    Zoom Linkcaggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login. Attendees will need to insure their full name is visible, using the rename button if necessary.

    This meeting may convert to a hybrid live/remote meeting. If a live venue is chosen for a hybrid meeting, members will be notified.

    • 28 May 2022
    • email to newsletter @ caggni.org

    We would love to have you write an article for our newsletter!

    Members are invited and encouraged to submit material to newsletter @ caggni.org. You can write up whatever you think would be of interest to the group in 500-1,000 words (roughly) for the average-sized composition. Or send us smaller items, websites or tips. 

    We would especially welcome:

    • Preparation for library or archive research trips.
    • Research methodology and techniques.
    • How to request documents from the National Archives or other repositories.
    • Updates on commercial genealogical data sites.
    • Tips from the SIGs: RootsMagic + The Master Genealogist, Family Tree Maker, Reunion, DNA, Internet, Colonial and Storytellers.
    • What's ahead in computer technology?
    • Genealogy apps and practices for the iPhone, Android, etc.
    • Suggestions of blog sites or other genealogy sites of interest.
    • Submit a favorite ancestral or cemetery photograph.

     Send all submissions to newsletter @ caggni.org.

    (Note: CAGGNI does not claim copyright for photographs submitted by members; copyright belongs to the photographer.)

    • 28 May 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Schaumburg Library Main Floor - Tutorial Area

    Storytellers Special Interest Group - 28 May 2022

    Specific writing prompts are announced a few weeks prior to each session. Alternatively, you may wish to share something else you’ve been working on. Please bring two copies for sharing.

    Facilitator:  Marti Swanson

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email storyteller @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org. 

    • 11 Jun 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Webinar

    Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - 11 Jun 2022

    This interest group was originally formed to provide a forum for Family Tree Maker users to share their knowledge and build their expertise with Ancestry's FTM desktop software.

    This group continues to explore old and new features of Family Tree Maker software, now with developer MacKiev.

    Facilitator: Marty Acks

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email ftm @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org. 

    Zoom Links: See caggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login.

    Zoom Attendees: Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

    Live vs Remote SIG Meetings in Q1 2022: All CAGGNI SIGs for Q1 are being scheduled as remote meetings. Should our venues open for meetings of our size, we may transition to hybrid offerings on a case-by-case basis. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for further announcements.

    • 18 Jun 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • TBA
    Register

    The National Road: America’s First Highway

    by Kimberly Nagy

    The National Road extended from Cumberland, Maryland to Vandalia, Illinois.  It was built in the early 19th century to aid settlers in their westward migration.  Many of our Midwestern ancestors traveled on, and settled near, the national road.  Join us to learn all about this strategic highway and how your own ancestors may have used it in their westward migration.

    About Kimberly Nagy

    Kimberly Nagy, MD, holds a Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies and has been researching her ancestry for more than 40 years. A retired trauma surgeon, she now devotes all her time to her passion – genealogy, and is a popular lecturer throughout our region, where she focuses on Lineage Societies, the Great Lakes Staes, and Colonial New England.

    Remote, Live or Hybrid?  This meeting is currently scheduled as a remote webinar, but may transition to a live / hybrid offering if conditions permit. Stay tuned to our Facebook page, newsletter, and this website for future announcements.

    • 18 Jun 2022
    • 12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Webinar

    Reunion Special Interest Group - 18 Jun 2022

    Calling all Apple users!  Reunion is a genealogy software designed specifically for Macintosh and also available as an app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.  Learn the tips and tricks that will have you utilizing this highly regarded program to its fullest.

    Facilitator:  Bruce Christopher

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email reunion @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org. 

    Zoom Links: See caggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login.

    Zoom Attendees: Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

    Live vs Remote SIG Meetings in Q1 2022: All CAGGNI SIGs for Q1 are being scheduled as remote meetings. Should our venues open for meetings of our size, we may transition to hybrid offerings on a case-by-case basis. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for further announcements.

    • 25 Jun 2022
    • email to newsletter @ caggni.org

    We would love to have you write an article for our newsletter!

    Members are invited and encouraged to submit material to newsletter @ caggni.org. You can write up whatever you think would be of interest to the group in 500-1,000 words (roughly) for the average-sized composition. Or send us smaller items, websites or tips. 

    We would especially welcome:

    • Preparation for library or archive research trips.
    • Research methodology and techniques.
    • How to request documents from the National Archives or other repositories.
    • Updates on commercial genealogical data sites.
    • Tips from the SIGs: RootsMagic + The Master Genealogist, Family Tree Maker, Reunion, DNA, Internet, Colonial and Storytellers.
    • What's ahead in computer technology?
    • Genealogy apps and practices for the iPhone, Android, etc.
    • Suggestions of blog sites or other genealogy sites of interest.
    • Submit a favorite ancestral or cemetery photograph.

     Send all submissions to newsletter @ caggni.org.

    (Note: CAGGNI does not claim copyright for photographs submitted by members; copyright belongs to the photographer.)

    • 09 Jul 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Webinar

    RootsMagic and TMG Special Interest Group - 9 Jul 2022

    The RM + TMG SIG is for members interested in the operation and features of the computer programs for genealogy databases RootsMagic and The Master Genealogist.  

    This CAGGNI Group meets to discuss and share knowledge and experience in using computer programs to research, record, display and share genealogical data.  Also helping each other gain a better understanding of the programs and other useful related computer software.  Users of all levels are welcome to join this group.

    Facilitator: Larry Olson

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email tmg @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org.

    Zoom meeting infocaggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login.

    Zoom Attendees: Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

    Live vs Remote SIG Meetings in Q1 2022: All CAGGNI SIGs for Q1 are being scheduled as remote meetings. Should our venues open for meetings of our size, we may transition to hybrid offerings on a case-by-case basis. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for further announcements.

    • 14 Jul 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Internet Special Interest Group - 14 Jul 2022

    About the Internet SIG:

    Internet genealogical services include Ancestry, Family Search, My Heritage, Find My Past, WikiTree and many others.  The Internet Special Interest Group intends to review questions about these services and have a dialog on the advantages and features of the services used by members.  This complements the features available from computer programs such as Family Tree Maker or RootsMagic that exploit the online databases available from these internet services.

    SIG Lead: Alan Wilson

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email internetsig @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org.

    Zoom Linkcaggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login.

    Zoom Attendees: Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

    Live vs Remote SIG Meetings in Q1 2022: All CAGGNI SIGs for Q1 are being scheduled as remote meetings. Should our venues open for meetings of our size, we may transition to hybrid offerings on a case-by-case basis. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for further announcements.

    • 16 Jul 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • TBA
    Register

    Newspapers as a Genealogical Resource

    by Caron Primas Brennan

    Learn how to find and use newspapers to find information about your ancestors as well as the times they lived in. Some of the items to be found in newspapers includes obituaries, marriage and engagement announcements, birth announcements, legal cases, and ship passage information. We will learn how to find newspapers on line and in libraries and archives and cite your sources.

    About Caron Primas Brennan

    Caron Primas Brennan love history, biography, puzzles and a good mystery, which makes her perfectly suited to genealogy research. She belongs to several local and regional genealogy groups and is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and a Professional Member of APG. Caron is a long-time CAGGNI member and former board member, and currently serves as Society Liaison for ISGS. A popular speaker, she has been speaking at libraries and societies for over ten years.

    Remote, Live or Hybrid?  This meeting is currently scheduled as a remote webinar, but will transition to a live / hybrid offering if conditions permit. Stay tuned to our Facebook page, newsletter, and this website for future announcements.

    • 16 Jul 2022
    • 12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Webinar

    DNA Special Interest Group - 16 Jul 2022

    Today's Topic: TBA

    To Be Announced.

    Today's Facilitator TBA

    About the DNA SIG

    This group focuses on learning the methods for analyzing DNA test results. We study topics such as autosomal DNA, mitochondrial DNA, Y-DNA and surname projects, X-DNA and ancestral admixture results. We'll also investigate third-party tools for analyzing your raw data and comparing DNA and gedcom data with test kit results from companies besides the one you tested with.

    DNA can break down genealogical brick walls once thought impenetrable – but only if you know how.

    This SIG endeavors to be interactive and welcomes your questions. Get ready to put your DNA results to work for you!

    SIG Lead Michelle Wilson

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email DNA @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org. 

    Future Topics: If you have a topic you would like to present or see presented, please reach out to Michelle at DNA @ caggni.org.

    Zoom Links: See caggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login.

    Zoom Attendees: Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

    Live vs Remote SIG Meetings in Q1 2022: All CAGGNI SIGs for Q1 are being scheduled as remote meetings. Should our venues open for meetings of our size, we may transition to hybrid offerings on a case-by-case basis. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for further announcements.

    • 23 Jul 2022
    • email to newsletter @ caggni.org

    We would love to have you write an article for our newsletter!

    Members are invited and encouraged to submit material to newsletter @ caggni.org. You can write up whatever you think would be of interest to the group in 500-1,000 words (roughly) for the average-sized composition. Or send us smaller items, websites or tips. 

    We would especially welcome:

    • Preparation for library or archive research trips.
    • Research methodology and techniques.
    • How to request documents from the National Archives or other repositories.
    • Updates on commercial genealogical data sites.
    • Tips from the SIGs: RootsMagic + The Master Genealogist, Family Tree Maker, Reunion, DNA, Internet, Colonial and Storytellers.
    • What's ahead in computer technology?
    • Genealogy apps and practices for the iPhone, Android, etc.
    • Suggestions of blog sites or other genealogy sites of interest.
    • Submit a favorite ancestral or cemetery photograph.

     Send all submissions to newsletter @ caggni.org.

    (Note: CAGGNI does not claim copyright for photographs submitted by members; copyright belongs to the photographer.)

    • 23 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Schaumburg Library Main Floor - Tutorial Area

    Storytellers Special Interest Group - 23 July 2022

    Specific writing prompts are announced a few weeks prior to each session. Alternatively, you may wish to share something else you’ve been working on. Please bring two copies for sharing.

    Facilitator:  Marti Swanson

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email storyteller @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org. 

    • 01 Aug 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Virtual meeting

    Colonial Special Interest Group - 1 Aug 2022

    Interested in exploring your Colonial roots? Then this is the special interest group for you!

    Tonight's Topic: Occupations and Industries in the Colonies

    • A list and dictionary of occupations and their interdependencies
    • Illegal industries and timeframe of legal changes 
    • Trade - with Native peoples, other colonies, and with Europe
    • Timeline showing missing trades and their development
    • How War affected trade and supplies
    • Finding records, including guilds, organizations, indentures and apprenticeships

    Facilitators: Bob Allen and Mary Hoyer

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email colonial @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org. 

    Zoom Links: See caggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login.

    Zoom Attendees: Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

    Live vs Remote SIG Meetings in Q1 2022: CAGGNI SIGs for Q1 are being scheduled as remote meetings. Should our venues open for meetings of our size, we may transition to hybrid offerings on a case-by-case basis. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for further announcements.

    • 13 Aug 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Webinar

    Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - 13 Aug 2022

    This interest group was originally formed to provide a forum for Family Tree Maker users to share their knowledge and build their expertise with Ancestry's FTM desktop software.

    This group continues to explore old and new features of Family Tree Maker software, now with developer MacKiev.

    Facilitator: Marty Acks

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email ftm @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org. 

    Zoom Links: See caggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login.

    Zoom Attendees: Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

    Live vs Remote SIG Meetings in Q1 2022: All CAGGNI SIGs for Q1 are being scheduled as remote meetings. Should our venues open for meetings of our size, we may transition to hybrid offerings on a case-by-case basis. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for further announcements.

    • 20 Aug 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • TBA
    Register

    Publishing Your Genealogy Using Windows

    by Jacquie Schattner

    Publishing your family’s history? Written a rough draft? Considering self-publishing? What’s next? Time to prepare for publishing. Learn about templates, layouts, ideas to add interest to your manuscript, inserting family photos, three ways to source, indexing, and creating a beautiful cover. We'll discuss details on editing your manuscript and where to find help. Five steps will elevate your original manuscript to be publish-ready. Complete the steps and you will be thrilled with the results. 

    About Jacquie Schattner

    Jacquie Schattner is a long-time CAGGNI member, and former board member. Her specialties include the Benelux countries, Germany, Poland, and New York State. Jacquie lectures frequently throughout the Chicago area and beyond.

    Remote, Live or Hybrid?  This meeting is currently scheduled as a remote webinar, but may transition to a live / hybrid offering if conditions permit. Stay tuned to our Facebook page, newsletter, and this website for future announcements.

    • 20 Aug 2022
    • 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
    • Webinar

    CAGGNI Board Meeting - 20 Aug 2022

    All members of the Board of Directors are requested to be present for this meeting. 

    CAGGNI members are welcome to attend.

    Zoom Linkcaggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login. Attendees will need to insure their full name is visible, using the rename button if necessary.

    This meeting may convert to a hybrid live/remote meeting. If a live venue is chosen for a hybrid meeting, members will be notified.

    • 27 Aug 2022
    • email to newsletter @ caggni.org

    We would love to have you write an article for our newsletter!

    Members are invited and encouraged to submit material to newsletter @ caggni.org. You can write up whatever you think would be of interest to the group in 500-1,000 words (roughly) for the average-sized composition. Or send us smaller items, websites or tips. 

    We would especially welcome:

    • Preparation for library or archive research trips.
    • Research methodology and techniques.
    • How to request documents from the National Archives or other repositories.
    • Updates on commercial genealogical data sites.
    • Tips from the SIGs: RootsMagic + The Master Genealogist, Family Tree Maker, Reunion, DNA, Internet, Colonial and Storytellers.
    • What's ahead in computer technology?
    • Genealogy apps and practices for the iPhone, Android, etc.
    • Suggestions of blog sites or other genealogy sites of interest.
    • Submit a favorite ancestral or cemetery photograph.

     Send all submissions to newsletter @ caggni.org.

    (Note: CAGGNI does not claim copyright for photographs submitted by members; copyright belongs to the photographer.)

    • 17 Sep 2022
    • TBA

    Save the Date!



    • 24 Sep 2022
    • email to newsletter @ caggni.org

    We would love to have you write an article for our newsletter!

    Members are invited and encouraged to submit material to newsletter @ caggni.org. You can write up whatever you think would be of interest to the group in 500-1,000 words (roughly) for the average-sized composition. Or send us smaller items, websites or tips. 

    We would especially welcome:

    • Preparation for library or archive research trips.
    • Research methodology and techniques.
    • How to request documents from the National Archives or other repositories.
    • Updates on commercial genealogical data sites.
    • Tips from the SIGs: RootsMagic + The Master Genealogist, Family Tree Maker, Reunion, DNA, Internet, Colonial and Storytellers.
    • What's ahead in computer technology?
    • Genealogy apps and practices for the iPhone, Android, etc.
    • Suggestions of blog sites or other genealogy sites of interest.
    • Submit a favorite ancestral or cemetery photograph.

     Send all submissions to newsletter @ caggni.org.

    (Note: CAGGNI does not claim copyright for photographs submitted by members; copyright belongs to the photographer.)

    • 24 Sep 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Schaumburg Library Main Floor - Tutorial Area

    Storytellers Special Interest Group - 24 Sep 2022

    Specific writing prompts are announced a few weeks prior to each session. Alternatively, you may wish to share something else you’ve been working on. Please bring two copies for sharing.

    Facilitator:  Marti Swanson

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email storyteller @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org. 

    • 08 Oct 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Webinar

    RootsMagic and TMG Special Interest Group - 8 Oct 2022

    The RM + TMG SIG is for members interested in the operation and features of the computer programs for genealogy databases RootsMagic and The Master Genealogist.  

    This CAGGNI Group meets to discuss and share knowledge and experience in using computer programs to research, record, display and share genealogical data.  Also helping each other gain a better understanding of the programs and other useful related computer software.  Users of all levels are welcome to join this group.

    Facilitator: Larry Olson

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email tmg @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org.

    Zoom meeting infocaggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login.

    Zoom Attendees: Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

    Live vs Remote SIG Meetings in Q1 2022: All CAGGNI SIGs for Q1 are being scheduled as remote meetings. Should our venues open for meetings of our size, we may transition to hybrid offerings on a case-by-case basis. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for further announcements.

    • 08 Oct 2022
    • 12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Webinar

    DNA Special Interest Group - 8 Oct 2022

    Today's Topic: TBA

    To Be Announced.

    Today's Facilitator TBA

    About the DNA SIG

    This group focuses on learning the methods for analyzing DNA test results. We study topics such as autosomal DNA, mitochondrial DNA, Y-DNA and surname projects, X-DNA and ancestral admixture results. We'll also investigate third-party tools for analyzing your raw data and comparing DNA and gedcom data with test kit results from companies besides the one you tested with.

    DNA can break down genealogical brick walls once thought impenetrable – but only if you know how.

    This SIG endeavors to be interactive and welcomes your questions. Get ready to put your DNA results to work for you!

    SIG Lead Michelle Wilson

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email DNA @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org. 

    Future Topics: If you have a topic you would like to present or see presented, please reach out to Michelle at DNA @ caggni.org.

    Zoom Links: See caggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login.

    Zoom Attendees: Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

    Live vs Remote SIG Meetings in Q1 2022: All CAGGNI SIGs for Q1 are being scheduled as remote meetings. Should our venues open for meetings of our size, we may transition to hybrid offerings on a case-by-case basis. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for further announcements.

    • 13 Oct 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Internet Special Interest Group - 13 Oct 2022

    About the Internet SIG:

    Internet genealogical services include Ancestry, Family Search, My Heritage, Find My Past, WikiTree and many others.  The Internet Special Interest Group intends to review questions about these services and have a dialog on the advantages and features of the services used by members.  This complements the features available from computer programs such as Family Tree Maker or RootsMagic that exploit the online databases available from these internet services.

    SIG Lead: Alan Wilson

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email internetsig @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org.

    Zoom Linkcaggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login.

    Zoom Attendees: Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

    Live vs Remote SIG Meetings in Q1 2022: All CAGGNI SIGs for Q1 are being scheduled as remote meetings. Should our venues open for meetings of our size, we may transition to hybrid offerings on a case-by-case basis. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for further announcements.

    • 15 Oct 2022
    • 12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Webinar

    Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - 15 Oct 2022

    This interest group was originally formed to provide a forum for Family Tree Maker users to share their knowledge and build their expertise with Ancestry's FTM desktop software.

    This group continues to explore old and new features of Family Tree Maker software, now with developer MacKiev.

    Facilitator: Marty Acks

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email ftm @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org. 

    Zoom Links: See caggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login.

    Zoom Attendees: Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

    Live vs Remote SIG Meetings in Q1 2022: All CAGGNI SIGs for Q1 are being scheduled as remote meetings. Should our venues open for meetings of our size, we may transition to hybrid offerings on a case-by-case basis. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for further announcements.

    • 22 Oct 2022
    • email to newsletter @ caggni.org

    We would love to have you write an article for our newsletter!

    Members are invited and encouraged to submit material to newsletter @ caggni.org. You can write up whatever you think would be of interest to the group in 500-1,000 words (roughly) for the average-sized composition. Or send us smaller items, websites or tips. 

    We would especially welcome:

    • Preparation for library or archive research trips.
    • Research methodology and techniques.
    • How to request documents from the National Archives or other repositories.
    • Updates on commercial genealogical data sites.
    • Tips from the SIGs: RootsMagic + The Master Genealogist, Family Tree Maker, Reunion, DNA, Internet, Colonial and Storytellers.
    • What's ahead in computer technology?
    • Genealogy apps and practices for the iPhone, Android, etc.
    • Suggestions of blog sites or other genealogy sites of interest.
    • Submit a favorite ancestral or cemetery photograph.

     Send all submissions to newsletter @ caggni.org.

    (Note: CAGGNI does not claim copyright for photographs submitted by members; copyright belongs to the photographer.)

    • 07 Nov 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Virtual meeting

    Colonial Special Interest Group - 7 Nov 2022

    Interested in exploring your Colonial roots? Then this is the special interest group for you!

    Tonight's Topic: Interactions between Native Peoples and Settlers

    • A basic understanding of Native laws, customs and attitudes vs European ones
    • List of Native tribes in the Colonial region and their alliances
    • Timeline including when Europeans came, migrated, interacted (via marriage and trade) with the Natives, and Conflicts
    • Exploring record sets and collections

    Facilitators: Bob Allen and Mary Hoyer

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email colonial @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org. 

    Zoom Links: See caggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login.

    Zoom Attendees: Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

    Live vs Remote SIG Meetings in Q1 2022: CAGGNI SIGs for Q1 are being scheduled as remote meetings. Should our venues open for meetings of our size, we may transition to hybrid offerings on a case-by-case basis. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for further announcements.

    • 12 Nov 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Webinar

    Reunion Special Interest Group - 12 Nov 2022

    Calling all Apple users!  Reunion is a genealogy software designed specifically for Macintosh and also available as an app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.  Learn the tips and tricks that will have you utilizing this highly regarded program to its fullest.

    Facilitator:  Bruce Christopher

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email reunion @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org. 

    Zoom Links: See caggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login.

    Zoom Attendees: Please ensure your full name is visible. You may need to use the Rename function (at the upper right of the window where your face appears) if your full name is not shown. 

    Live vs Remote SIG Meetings in Q1 2022: All CAGGNI SIGs for Q1 are being scheduled as remote meetings. Should our venues open for meetings of our size, we may transition to hybrid offerings on a case-by-case basis. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for further announcements.

    • 19 Nov 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • TBA
    Register

    Al Capone and Eliot Ness: The Real Story of the Untouchables

    by Joseph Geringer

    In this thrilling presentation, Joseph Geringer—actor, author, and historian—details the government’s fight against Capone gunmen and their stranglehold on the Windy City. It’s much more exciting, and factual, than the movies. And YOU are there! This colorful discourse sweeps you back to the early 1930s; you can almost hear the rumble of streetcars, the syncopation of bluelight trumpets and the rat-a-tat staccato of tommy guns. And you’ll meet “Scarface Al” and the Justice Department agent who helped bring him down.

    About Joseph Geringer

    Joseph Geringer, who hails from the Southwest Side, has researched the subject for 35 years and even interviewed the last remaining member of Ness’ graft-free Untouchable squad, gathering rare input not found in books. He has appeared on The History Channel® and authored many magazine articles and a three-act play, Near To Me—An Irish Gangster’s Love Story, about Prohibition-era Chicago.

    Remote, Live or Hybrid?  This meeting is currently scheduled as a remote webinar, but will transition to a live / hybrid offering if conditions permit. Stay tuned to our Facebook page, newsletter, and this website for future announcements.

    • 19 Nov 2022
    • 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
    • Webinar

    CAGGNI Board Meeting - 19 Nov 2022

    All members of the Board of Directors are requested to be present for this meeting. 

    CAGGNI members are welcome to attend.

    Zoom Linkcaggni.org/Zoom-links. Access to this page requires a CAGGNI member login. Attendees will need to insure their full name is visible, using the rename button if necessary.

    This meeting may convert to a hybrid live/remote meeting. If a live venue is chosen for a hybrid meeting, members will be notified.

    • 26 Nov 2022
    • email to newsletter @ caggni.org

    We would love to have you write an article for our newsletter!

    Members are invited and encouraged to submit material to newsletter @ caggni.org. You can write up whatever you think would be of interest to the group in 500-1,000 words (roughly) for the average-sized composition. Or send us smaller items, websites or tips. 

    We would especially welcome:

    • Preparation for library or archive research trips.
    • Research methodology and techniques.
    • How to request documents from the National Archives or other repositories.
    • Updates on commercial genealogical data sites.
    • Tips from the SIGs: RootsMagic + The Master Genealogist, Family Tree Maker, Reunion, DNA, Internet, Colonial and Storytellers.
    • What's ahead in computer technology?
    • Genealogy apps and practices for the iPhone, Android, etc.
    • Suggestions of blog sites or other genealogy sites of interest.
    • Submit a favorite ancestral or cemetery photograph.

     Send all submissions to newsletter @ caggni.org.

    (Note: CAGGNI does not claim copyright for photographs submitted by members; copyright belongs to the photographer.)

    • 03 Dec 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Schaumburg Library Main Floor - Tutorial Area

    Storytellers Special Interest Group - 3 Dec 2022

    Specific writing prompts are announced a few weeks prior to each session. Alternatively, you may wish to share something else you’ve been working on. Please bring two copies for sharing.

    Facilitator:  Marti Swanson

    Guests: If you wish to join as a guest, please email storyteller @ caggni.org or webmaster @ caggni.org. 

    • 24 Dec 2022
    • email to newsletter @ caggni.org

    We would love to have you write an article for our newsletter!

    Members are invited and encouraged to submit material to newsletter @ caggni.org. You can write up whatever you think would be of interest to the group in 500-1,000 words (roughly) for the average-sized composition. Or send us smaller items, websites or tips. 

    We would especially welcome:

    • Preparation for library or archive research trips.
    • Research methodology and techniques.
    • How to request documents from the National Archives or other repositories.
    • Updates on commercial genealogical data sites.
    • Tips from the SIGs: RootsMagic + The Master Genealogist, Family Tree Maker, Reunion, DNA, Internet, Colonial and Storytellers.
    • What's ahead in computer technology?
    • Genealogy apps and practices for the iPhone, Android, etc.
    • Suggestions of blog sites or other genealogy sites of interest.
    • Submit a favorite ancestral or cemetery photograph.

     Send all submissions to newsletter @ caggni.org.

    (Note: CAGGNI does not claim copyright for photographs submitted by members; copyright belongs to the photographer.)

Past events

27 Nov 2021 CAGGNI December 2021 Newsletter Deadline
20 Nov 2021 CAGGNI Board Meeting - 20 Nov 2021
20 Nov 2021 A Bit of History – Life of Harriet Tubman
25 Oct 2021 Colonial Special Interest Group - 25 Oct 2021
23 Oct 2021 CAGGNI November 2021 Newsletter Deadline
16 Oct 2021 DNA Special Interest Group - 16 Oct 2021
16 Oct 2021 The Story of Richmond, IL, Settler William McConnell
09 Oct 2021 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - 9 Oct 2021
25 Sep 2021 Storytellers Special Interest Group – 25 Sept 2021
25 Sep 2021 CAGGNI October 2021 Newsletter Deadline
18 Sep 2021 CAGGNI R̴̴o̴̴a̴̴d̴̴ ̴̴T̴̴r̴̴i̴̴p̴ Cemetery Project 2021
08 Sep 2021 Internet Special Interest Group - 8 Sept 2021 DATE CHG
28 Aug 2021 CAGGNI September 2021 Newsletter Deadline
25 Aug 2021 Road Trip Committee Meeting - 25 Aug 2021
21 Aug 2021 CAGGNI Board Meeting - 21 Aug 2021
21 Aug 2021 What’s New in ArkivDigital
14 Aug 2021 DNA Special Interest Group - 14 Aug 2021
07 Aug 2021 Cemetery Research Project - Lutheran Emanuel Cemetery
26 Jul 2021 Colonial Special Interest Group - 26 July 2021
24 Jul 2021 Storytellers Is Back! – 24 July 2021
24 Jul 2021 CAGGNI Cemetery Research Project - Union Cemetery
24 Jul 2021 CAGGNI August 2021 Newsletter Deadline
21 Jul 2021 Road Trip Cemetery Project Education Meeting - 21 July 2021
17 Jul 2021 RootsMagic and TMG Special Interest Group - 17 July 2021
17 Jul 2021 The Other Census – U.S. State Censuses
10 Jul 2021 Reunion Special Interest Group - 10 July 2021
26 Jun 2021 CAGGNI Cemetery Research Project - Gravestone Readings
26 Jun 2021 CAGGNI July 2021 Newsletter Deadline
23 Jun 2021 Road Trip Committee Meeting - 23 June 2021
19 Jun 2021 DNA Special Interest Group - 19 June 2021
19 Jun 2021 Local Resources
12 Jun 2021 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - 12 June 2021
10 Jun 2021 Internet Special Interest Group - 10 June 2021
22 May 2021 Storytellers – 22 May 2021
22 May 2021 CAGGNI June 2021 Newsletter Deadline
19 May 2021 CAGGNI Cemetery Research Project - Education Meeting
15 May 2021 CAGGNI Board Meeting - 15 May 2021
15 May 2021 Technology Our Way
27 Apr 2021 Colonial Special Interest Group - 27 Apr 2021
24 Apr 2021 CAGGNI May 2021 Newsletter Deadline
21 Apr 2021 Road Trip Committee Meeting - 21 Apr 2021
17 Apr 2021 Reunion Special Interest Group - 17 Apr 2021
17 Apr 2021 Genealogy Vacation – Myth or Reality?
10 Apr 2021 RootsMagic and TMG Special Interest Group - 10 Apr 2021
07 Apr 2021 Road Trip Committee Meeting - 7 Apr 2021
27 Mar 2021 CAGGNI April 2021 Newsletter Deadline
20 Mar 2021 Emergency reschedule -- Maps and Genealogy
20 Mar 2021 Emergency reschedule -- Road Trip Committee Meeting - 20 Mar 2021
11 Mar 2021 Internet Special Interest Group - 11 Mar 2021
27 Feb 2021 Road Trip Committee Meeting - 27 Feb 2021
27 Feb 2021 CAGGNI March 2021 Newsletter Deadline
20 Feb 2021 CAGGNI Board Meeting - 20 Feb 2021
20 Feb 2021 WWI Record – Now What?
13 Feb 2021 DNA Special Interest Group - 13 Feb 2021
13 Feb 2021 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - 13 Feb 2021
08 Feb 2021 Colonial Special Interest Group - 8 Feb 2021
25 Jan 2021 Wild Apricot for Genealogy Societies
23 Jan 2021 Road Trip Committee Meeting - 23 Jan 2021
23 Jan 2021 CAGGNI Feb 2021 Newsletter Deadline
16 Jan 2021 RootsMagic and TMG Special Interest Group - 16 Jan 2021
16 Jan 2021 Making History Relevant
09 Jan 2021 Reunion Special Interest Group - 9 Jan 2021
26 Dec 2020 CAGGNI Jan 2021 Newsletter Deadline
05 Dec 2020 Road Trip Committee Meeting - 5 Dec 2020
28 Nov 2020 CAGGNI Dec 2020 Newsletter Deadline
21 Nov 2020 CAGGNI Board Meeting - Nov 2020
21 Nov 2020 Bobbie Coles portrays Hattie
14 Nov 2020 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Nov 2020
14 Nov 2020 DNA Special Interest Group - Nov 2020
24 Oct 2020 Road Trip Committee Meeting - Oct 2020
24 Oct 2020 CAGGNI Nov 2020 Newsletter Deadline
19 Oct 2020 Colonial Special Interest Group - Oct 19 2020
17 Oct 2020 RM + TMG Special Interest Group - Oct 2020
17 Oct 2020 Using History Lines to Tell Your Story
10 Oct 2020 Reunion Special Interest Group - Oct 2020
10 Oct 2020 Internet Special Interest Group - 10 Oct 2020
26 Sep 2020 CAGGNI Oct 2020 Newsletter Deadline
12 Sep 2020 GeneaQuest 2020: Frontiers in Genealogy
12 Sep 2020 GeneaQuest 2020 – Sponsorship
11 Sep 2020 CLOSED-GeneaQuest-GeneaUsBar
05 Sep 2020 GeneaQuest Committee Meeting - 5 Sept 2020
29 Aug 2020 GeneaQuest Committee Meeting - 29 Aug 2020
22 Aug 2020 GeneaQuest Committee Meeting - 22 Aug 2020
22 Aug 2020 CAGGNI Sep 2020 Newsletter Deadline
17 Aug 2020 Colonial Special Interest Group - 17 Aug 2020
15 Aug 2020 CAGGNI Board Meeting - 15 Aug 2020
15 Aug 2020 Reconstructing Communities Using Genealogical Resources
08 Aug 2020 DNA Special Interest Group - Aug 2020
08 Aug 2020 GeneaQuest Committee Meeting - Aug 2020
25 Jul 2020 CANCELED - Storytellers' Special Interest Group - Jul 2020
25 Jul 2020 GeneaQuest Committee Meeting - 25 Jul 2020
25 Jul 2020 CAGGNI Aug 2020 Newsletter Deadline
18 Jul 2020 RM + TMG Special Interest Group - Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020 Northern Illinois Coal Mining
11 Jul 2020 GeneaQuest Committee Meeting - 11 Jul 2020
11 Jul 2020 Reunion Special Interest Group - Jul 2020
11 Jul 2020 Internet Special Interest Group - Jul 2020
27 Jun 2020 GeneaQuest Committee Meeting - 27 Jun 2020
27 Jun 2020 CAGGNI Jun 2020 Newsletter Deadline
20 Jun 2020 Colonial Special Interest Group - Jun 2020
20 Jun 2020 It’s Not Online – The other 90% of records
13 Jun 2020 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Jun 2020
13 Jun 2020 GeneaQuest Committee Meeting - 13 Jun 2020
06 Jun 2020 GeneaQuest Committee Meeting - 6 Jun 2020
23 May 2020 GeneaQuest Committee Meeting - May 23 2020
23 May 2020 CANCELED - Storytellers' Special Interest Group - May 2020
23 May 2020 CAGGNI Jun 2020 Newsletter Deadline
16 May 2020 CAGGNI Board Meeting - May 2020
16 May 2020 What's New in Technology
09 May 2020 GeneaQuest Committee Meeting - May 2020
09 May 2020 Internet Special Interest Group - May 2020
25 Apr 2020 GeneaQuest Committee Meeting - Apr25 2020
25 Apr 2020 CAGGNI May 2020 Newsletter Deadline
18 Apr 2020 RM + TMG Special Interest Group - Apr 2020
18 Apr 2020 Travels with My Sister
11 Apr 2020 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Apr 2020
11 Apr 2020 DNA Special Interest Group - Apr 2020
28 Mar 2020 CANCELED – Storytellers' Special Interest Group - Mar 2020
28 Mar 2020 CAGGNI Apr 2020 Newsletter Deadline
21 Mar 2020 CANCELED - Colonial Special Interest Group - Mar 2020
21 Mar 2020 CANCELED - Amazing Genealogical Information Available on Social Media
14 Mar 2020 CANCELED - Reunion Special Interest Group - Mar 2020
29 Feb 2020 GeneaQuest Committee Meeting - 29 Feb 2020
22 Feb 2020 CAGGNI Mar 2020 Newsletter Deadline
15 Feb 2020 CAGGNI Board Meeting - Feb 2020
15 Feb 2020 One Hundred Dresses
08 Feb 2020 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Feb 2020
08 Feb 2020 DNA Special Interest Group - Feb 2020
08 Feb 2020 GeneaQuest Committee Meeting - 8 Feb 2020
18 Jan 2020 RootsMagic + TMG Special Interest Group - Jan 2020
18 Jan 2020 A Walk Down Memory Lane
11 Jan 2020 CANCELED — Reunion Special Interest Group - Jan 2020
11 Jan 2020 GeneaQuest 2020 Committee Meeting - Jan 2020
11 Jan 2020 Internet Special Interest Group - Jan 2020
23 Nov 2019 Storytellers' Special Interest Group - Nov 2019
16 Nov 2019 Amelia Earhart and Pot Luck Holiday Party
09 Nov 2019 GeneaQuest 2020 Committee Meeting - Nov 2019
19 Oct 2019 DNA Special Interest Group - Oct 2019
19 Oct 2019 Holy Cow! Where Are My Chicago Catholics Now?
12 Oct 2019 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Oct 2019
12 Oct 2019 Colonial America Special Interest Group - Oct 2019
28 Sep 2019 Storytellers' Special Interest Group - Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019 GeneaQuest 2020 Committee Meeting - Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019 Murder on the Meadow
09 Sep 2019 Road trip to Washington, DC
17 Aug 2019 Untying the Knot: Divorce Records
10 Aug 2019 Info session for Washington, DC, Road Trip participants
10 Aug 2019 DNA Special Interest Group - Aug 2019
10 Aug 2019 GeneaQuest 2020 Committee Meeting - Aug 2019
27 Jul 2019 Storytellers' Special Interest Group - Jul 2019
20 Jul 2019 RootsMagic + TMG Special Interest Group - Jul 2019
20 Jul 2019 The Art of Negative Space Research: Women
13 Jul 2019 Reunion Special Interest Group - Jul 2019
13 Jul 2019 Internet Special Interest Group - Jul 2019
15 Jun 2019 Max your research in Washington, DC
15 Jun 2019 Explore U.S. Church Records: Find Family
08 Jun 2019 GeneaQuest 2020 Committee Meeting - Jun 2019
08 Jun 2019 DNA Special Interest Group - Jun 2019
18 May 2019 Genealogy Trivia Game
11 May 2019 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - May 2019
11 May 2019 Storytellers' Special Interest Group - May 2019
20 Apr 2019 Reunion Special Interest Group - Apr 2019
20 Apr 2019 GeneaQuest 2020 Committee Meeting - Apr 2019
20 Apr 2019 Making the Back Story Come Alive (WEBINAR)
13 Apr 2019 Internet Special Interest Group - Apr 2019
13 Apr 2019 RootsMagic + TMG Special Interest Group - Apr 2019
16 Mar 2019 Colonial America Special Interest Group - Mar 2019
16 Mar 2019 What's New in Technology for 2019?
09 Mar 2019 Storytellers' Special Interest Group - Mar 2019
16 Feb 2019 Pandemic 1918! Fighting Influenza during the Great War
09 Feb 2019 Reunion Special Interest Group - Feb 2019
19 Jan 2019 RootsMagic + TMG Special Interest Group - Jan 2019
19 Jan 2019 Internet Archive: The Amazing Genealogical Resource You’re Not Using!
12 Jan 2019 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 DNA Special Interest Group - Jan 219
17 Nov 2018 WWI General Charles G. Dawes and Holiday Party
10 Nov 2018 Internet Special Interest Group - Nov 2018
10 Nov 2018 Storytellers' Special Interest Group - Nov 2018
20 Oct 2018 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Oct 2018
20 Oct 2018 UnChopping Down my Johnson Family Tree with DNA & Research
13 Oct 2018 RootsMagic + TMG Special Interest Group - Oct 2018
13 Oct 2018 DNA Special Interest Group - Oct 2018
15 Sep 2018 Internet Special Interest Group - Sep 2018
15 Sep 2018 Beyond the Records: Putting Flesh on the Bones of Your Civil War Ancestors
08 Sep 2018 Reunion Special Interest Group - Sep 2018
08 Sep 2018 Storytellers' Special Interest Group - Sep 2018
18 Aug 2018 Beyond the Census
11 Aug 2018 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Aug 2018
11 Aug 2018 DNA Special Interest Group - Aug 2018
21 Jul 2018 RootsMagic + TMG Special Interest Group - Jun 2018
21 Jul 2018 Using Social History to Build an Ancestor's Story
14 Jul 2018 Reunion Special Interest Group - Jul 2018
14 Jul 2018 Storytellers' Special Interest Group - Jul 2018
14 Jul 2018 Internet Special Interest Group - Jul 2018
23 Jun 2018 GeneaQuest 2018
16 Jun 2018 DNA Special Interest Group - Jun 2018
19 May 2018 Gone but not Forgotten
12 May 2018 Storytellers' Special Interest Group - May 2018
21 Apr 2018 Reunion Special Interest Group - Apr 2018
21 Apr 2018 "Preserve Your Ancestor's Legacy: Write Their Life Story"
14 Apr 2018 RootsMagic + TMG Special Interest Group - Apr 2018
14 Apr 2018 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Apr 2018
17 Mar 2018 Internet Special Interest Group - Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018 What's New in Technology for 2018
10 Mar 2018 Storytellers' Special Interest Group - Mar 2018
17 Feb 2018 Tracing Your WWI Immigrant Ancestors in "Alien Papers"
10 Feb 2018 Reunion Special Interest Group - Feb 2018
20 Jan 2018 RootsMagic + TMG Special Interest Group - Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018 Brick by Brick: Tracing Your Home's History
13 Jan 2018 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Jan 2018
13 Jan 2018 DNA Special Interest Group - Jan 2018
18 Nov 2017 Annual Holiday Potluck and Abraham Lincoln
11 Nov 2017 Reunion Special Interest Group - Nov 2017
11 Nov 2017 Storytellers' Special Interest Group - Nov 2017
28 Oct 2017 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Oct 2017
21 Oct 2017 Internet Special Interest Group - Oct 2017
21 Oct 2017 The Real "Devil" in the White City - New Revelations about Dr. H.H. Holmes
14 Oct 2017 RootsMagic + TMG Special Interest Group - Oct 2017
14 Oct 2017 DNA Special Interest Group - Oct 2017
16 Sep 2017 Reunion Special Interest Group - Sep 2017
16 Sep 2017 Hunting for Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals
09 Sep 2017 Storytellers' Special Interest Group - Sep 2017
19 Aug 2017 Bringing Life to Our Ancestors: Manuscript Collections
12 Aug 2017 Internet Special Interest Group - Aug 2017
12 Aug 2017 DNA Special Interest Group - Apr 2017
22 Jul 2017 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Jul 2017
15 Jul 2017 RootsMagic + TMG Special Interest Group - Jul 2027
15 Jul 2017 Are You Related to Someone Famous?
08 Jul 2017 Storytellers' Special Interest Group - Jul 2017
15 Jun 2017 SPECIAL EVENT: 2017 Road Trip – Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN
10 Jun 2017 Internet Special Interest Group - Jun 2017
10 Jun 2017 DNA Special Interest Group - Jun 2017
20 May 2017 WikiTree, the Free Global Family Tree
13 May 2017 Storytellers' Special Interest Group - May 2017
22 Apr 2017 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Apr 2017
22 Apr 2017 Getting the Most out of the Allen County Road Trip
15 Apr 2017 Reunion Special Interest Group - Apr 2017
15 Apr 2017 Researching Italian Records
08 Apr 2017 GENEA QUEST 2018 Committee Meeting
08 Apr 2017 RootsMagic + TMG Special Interest Group - Apr 2017
18 Mar 2017 Storytellers' Special Interest Group - Mar 2017
18 Mar 2017 What's New in Technology for 2017?
11 Mar 2017 Internet Special Interest Group - Mar 2017
18 Feb 2017 New Sources for British Isles Research
11 Feb 2017 Reunion Special Interest Group - Feb 2017
21 Jan 2017 RootsMagic + TMG Special Interest Group - Jan 2017
21 Jan 2017 Navigating the Illinois State Archives
14 Jan 2017 GENEA QUEST 2018 Committee Meeting
14 Jan 2017 DNA Special Interest Group: Special Presentation
10 Dec 2016 Storytellers' Special Interest Group - Dec 2016
19 Nov 2016 Over There: The War to End All Wars
12 Nov 2016 The Master Genealogist User Group -Nov 2016
15 Oct 2016 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Oct 2016
15 Oct 2016 Try It: Illinois
08 Oct 2016 CANCELED – Reunion Special Interest Group - Oct 2016
08 Oct 2016 DNA Special Interest Group - Oct 2016
17 Sep 2016 DNA and the Genealogical Proof Standard
10 Sep 2016 Storytellers' Special Interest Group - Sep 2016
20 Aug 2016 Creating and Sustaining Your Family Newsletter: Genealogy-Rich Source Material
13 Aug 2016 Reunion Special Interest Group - Aug 2016
13 Aug 2016 The Master Genealogist User Group - Aug 2016
23 Jul 2016 Storyteller's Special Interest Group - Jul 2016
16 Jul 2016 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Jul 2016
16 Jul 2016 Who Got the Family Album? Digitizing and Sharing Family Artifacts
09 Jul 2016 DNA Special Interest Group - Jun 2016
18 Jun 2016 GeneaQuest 2016 - Genealogy Detectives
21 May 2016 Find A Grave - A Wonderful Website
14 May 2016 Storyteller's Special Interest Group - May 2016
14 May 2016 The Master Genealogist User Group - May 2016
16 Apr 2016 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Apr 2016
16 Apr 2016 Mapping It: A DIY Tutorial
09 Apr 2016 Reunion Special Interest Group - Apr 2016
09 Apr 2016 DNA Special Interest Group - Apr 2016
19 Mar 2016 What's New in Technology for 2016
12 Mar 2016 Storyteller's Special Interest Group - Mar 2016
20 Feb 2016 Uncle Jake's Farm: Federal Land A - Z
13 Feb 2016 Reunion Special Interest Group - Feb 2016
13 Feb 2016 The Master Genealogist User Group - Feb 2016
16 Jan 2016 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Jan 2016
16 Jan 2016 Publishing Your Book
09 Jan 2016 DNA Special Interest Group - Jan 2016
21 Nov 2015 Visit with Ben Franklin & Annual Potluck Social
14 Nov 2015 The Master Genealogist User Group - Nov 2015
17 Oct 2015 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Oct 2015
17 Oct 2015 Lost Children: Orphans, Vagrants, Delinquents, Half-Orphans, Dependents, Surrendered, Adopted
10 Oct 2015 Reunion Special Interest Group - Oct 2015
10 Oct 2015 DNA Special Interest Group - Oct 2015
19 Sep 2015 PhotoShop and Document Restoration
12 Sep 2015 Storyteller's Special Interest Group - Sep 2015
15 Aug 2015 Cantigny Tours and Picnic!
08 Aug 2015 Reunion Special Interest Group - Aug 2015
08 Aug 2015 The Master Genealogist User Group - Aug 2015
18 Jul 2015 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Jul 2015
18 Jul 2015 Pinning Down Your Past: Adding Social Media to Your Genealogy Repertoire
11 Jul 2015 DNA Special Interest Group - Jul 2015
20 Jun 2015 Reunion Special Interest Group - Jun 2015
20 Jun 2015 A Guide to Overseas Genealogy
13 Jun 2015 Brochure Committee Meeting
13 Jun 2015 Storyteller's Special Interest Group - Jun 2015
16 May 2015 Researching at Appomattox Court House: Genealogy through the lens of the Civil War
09 May 2015 Presenter's Workshop
09 May 2015 The Master Genealogist User Group - May 2015
23 Apr 2015 SPECIAL EVENT: 2015 Road Trip - Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison WI
18 Apr 2015 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Apr 2015
18 Apr 2015 Where Did I Put Grandpa?
11 Apr 2015 Reunion Special Interest Group - Apr 2015
11 Apr 2015 2nd Saturday Workshop: Preparing for CAGGNI Roadtrip to Wisconsin Historical Society
21 Mar 2015 What's New in Technology for 2015
14 Mar 2015 Storytellers' Special Interest Group - Mar 2015
21 Feb 2015 The Wisconsin Historical Society Library & Archives: What is in it? Everything!!
14 Feb 2015 Reunion Special Interest Group - Feb 2015
14 Feb 2015 The Master Genealogist User Group - Feb 2015
17 Jan 2015 The Day That Lived in Infamy. Navigating World War II Military Records
17 Jan 2015 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Jan 2015
10 Jan 2015 DNA Special Interest Group - Jan 2015
15 Nov 2014 Share, Show & Tell: CAGGNI's 2014 Holiday Social & Potluck
08 Nov 2014 The Master Genealogist User Group - Nov 2014
18 Oct 2014 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Oct 2014
18 Oct 2014 Dating Photographs Through Costume
11 Oct 2014 Reunion Special Interest Group - Oct 2014
11 Oct 2014 2nd Saturday Workshop: Going Electronic - Making the Leap
20 Sep 2014 Getting the Most Out of InternetArchive.org
13 Sep 2014 2nd Saturday - Storyteller's Group - Sept 2014
16 Aug 2014 Researching Your Chicago Ancestors
09 Aug 2014 Reunion Special Interest Group - Aug 2014
09 Aug 2014 The Master Genealogist User Group - Aug 2014
19 Jul 2014 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Jul 2014
19 Jul 2014 New Tools for Finding Old Stuff
12 Jul 2014 2nd Saturday - Storyteller's Group - Jul 2014
21 Jun 2014 Technological Advances in Polish-American Genealogy
14 Jun 2014 Reunion Special Interest Group - Jun 2014
14 Jun 2014 Second Saturday Workshop - Genealogy Basics Part 2
17 May 2014 GeneaQuest - The Future is Now
10 May 2014 The Master Genealogist User Group - May 2014
19 Apr 2014 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Apr 2014
19 Apr 2014 Billion Graves
12 Apr 2014 Reunion Special Interest Group - Apr 2014
12 Apr 2014 2nd Saturday Workshop: Enrich Your Stories with Multi-Media
15 Mar 2014 What's New in Technology for 2014
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22 Feb 2014 "Planting" Your Family Tree Online" (Setting Up Your Family History Website, Part II)
08 Feb 2014 Reunion Special Interest Group - Feb 2014
08 Feb 2014 The Master Genealogist User Group - Feb 2014
18 Jan 2014 The Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group - Jan 2014
18 Jan 2014 French Genealogy is Easy - Merci Napoleon
11 Jan 2014 Second Saturday - Genealogy Basics
07 Dec 2013 CAGGNI Planning Session
16 Nov 2013 Membership Program: Famous First Ladies | Annual Business Meeting | Family Favorites Potluck Social
09 Nov 2013 The Master Genealogist - Special Interest Group - Nov 2013
19 Oct 2013 The Family Tree Maker - Special Interest Group - Oct 2013
19 Oct 2013 Membership Program - Paths to the Past - CAGGNI goes on TV!
12 Oct 2013 Reunion - Special Interest Group - Oct 2013
12 Oct 2013 2nd Saturday Workshop Series: Video Storytelling
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21 Sep 2013 Evernote for the Genealogist
14 Sep 2013 2nd Saturday Workshop Series: Preparing for CAGGNI Roadtrip to Newberry Library
17 Aug 2013 Membership Program - Getting Started in (on-line) Genealogy
10 Aug 2013 Reunion - Special Interest Group - Aug 2013
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20 Jul 2013 The Family Tree Maker - Special Interest Group - Jul 2013
20 Jul 2013 Membershp Program - 18th & 19th Century English Parish Records
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19 Jan 2013 The Family Tree Maker - Special Interest Group - Jan 2013
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20 Oct 2012 The Family Tree Maker - Special Interest Group - Oct 2012
20 Oct 2012 Membership Program - What's New at Family Search
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13 Oct 2012 2nd Saturday Workshop Series: Flip-Pal Workshop
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05 Oct 2012 CAGGNI 2013 Dues Resolution
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15 Sep 2012 Membership Program - The Genealogist's Electronic Toolbox by John Stryker
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21 Jul 2012 The Family Tree Maker - Special Interest Group - Jul 2012
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16 Jun 2012 Membership Program - Deep Ancestry: Beyond the Paper Trail
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21 Apr 2012 The Family Tree Maker - Special Interest Group - Apr 2012
21 Apr 2012 Membership Program - Setting Up Your Family History Website
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18 Feb 2012 Membership Program - 1920's: They Weren't All Gangsters!
11 Feb 2012 The Master Genealogist - Special Interest Group - Feb 2012
21 Jan 2012 The Family Tree Maker - Special Interest Group - Jan 2012
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19 Nov 2011 Membership Program - The Search for Civil War Surgeons: A Personal Quest
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15 Oct 2011 Membership Program - Google Earth
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16 Jul 2011 Membership Program - Hello, PERSI
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25 Jun 2011 MAC Reunion Users Special Interest Group - June 2011
20 Jun 2011 CAGGNI Fundraiser - California Pizza Kitchen
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18 Jun 2011 Membership Program - Genes for the Genealogists
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21 May 2011 Membership Program - Chicagoancestors.org.
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20 Mar 2011 CAGGNI Social Fundraiser
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16 Oct 2010 Membership Program - Riding the (Genealogical) Rails in Chicago
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18 Sep 2010 Membership Program - Medical Family Tree
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21 Aug 2010 Membership Program - Liven Up Your Family History with Images
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20 Mar 2010 Membership Program - What's New In Technology for 2010
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20 Feb 2010 Membership Program - Short Subjects
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12 Dec 2009 Membership Program - 2010 Planning Session
21 Nov 2009 Membership Program - How to Use eBay to Locate Genealogical Illustrations
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24 Oct 2009 Illinois State Genealogical Society Fall Conference
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