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Three Chicago Families: Before and After the Great Fire

  • 18 Mar 2023
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Hybrid – Arlington Heights Memorial Library and Zoom


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Three Chicago Families: Before and After the Great Fire

*** Note change in venue***

by Grace Horner

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.

Live participants will have an opportunity to view Ms. Horner’s articles.

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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