Chicago area family history research can be a challenge due to historical events and the physical size of the area and population. Using a case study of a Chicago Irish family that fled the Great Famine and settled in pre-Fire Chicago, this presentation will demonstrate strategies for tackling the challenges of Chicago area research and review record availability, repositories and online resources.
Maureen Brady has forty years experience with family history research, pursuing her Chicago, the trans-Allegheny U.S., Scottish, Quebecois, Irish and Swedish ancestors. Maureen has made numerous presentations to genealogical societies, libraries, conferences and workshops throughout the U.S., including presenting webinars for the Brigham Young University Library. In addition to various genealogical societies, Maureen is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and a life member of the Chicago Genealogical Society.
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