This talk explores the lives of three Chicago families, two German and one Irish, and how their lives were touched by the Great Fire of 1871. Grace’s extensive research has unearthed numerous documents, lead her to descendants of survivors, and resulted in articles for the Chicago Genealogy Society and Illinois State Genealogy Society. You’ll learn about numerous sources that did survive the fire and how Grace put together all the research into compelling stories for publication.
About Grace Horner
Grace A. Horner is a retired computer programmer and a longtime member of CAGGNI and the Chicago Genealogical Society. She started helping her mother in the mid 1980s, so has done lots of old-style as well as online research. Grace has written numerous articles for CGS, ISGS and CAGGNI about her research and on how to prepare for research trips to several major genealogical libraries.
Presentation Style: Hybrid. Ms. Horner will be with us at the Arlington Heights library. However, space will be limited.
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