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Membership Program - Breaking Down a Brickwall

  • 20 Nov 2010
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Schaumburg Township District Library
Breaking Down a Brickwall: How I Found the Marriage Record of My Irish Great-Great Grandparents - Nancy R. Thomas

This case study explores how listening to family stories can lead your research from known facts to the unknown. Using newspapers, census records, church records, online indexes, and maps can result in the breaking down of a major brick wall.

Biographical info:

Nancy R. Thomas is currently the President of the DuPage County Genealogical Society, a position she also held 29 years ago. A retired Professor/Reference Librarian at the College of DuPage, Nancy has been searching for her ancestors and her husband's for over 30 years. She recently published The Roeser Family: Ancestors and Descendants for a family reunion using Family Tree Maker 2010 software. A recent trip to the British Isles provided a chance to visit with a second cousin of her husband's, who lives in England, and exchange pedigree charts. Nancy and her husband have three daughters and four grandchildren.

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