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10 AM to 1PM Wednesdays PGSA Research Help

Need a little help with your research?  Volunteers filling PGSA requests at the PMA library are also available to consult on genealogy questions and/or methods from 10am till 1pm. Additionally, you may work in the library until 7 pm. The library is open 1 to 7 pm on Wednesdays.

There is plentiful parking and it's free! Public transportation is available. (take the CTA 56 Milwaukee Avenue bus to Augusta or take the Blue Line to Chicago Avenue or Division Street)

Also, The Polish Museum Of America (with its great gift shop) is open from 11 to 4.  There are several restaurants nearby, including a Polish one.  For more information, email PGSAmerica@pgsa.org.

Also, Board Member Steve Szabados, is currently available at the Arlington Heights Library every Friday morning from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Whether you are just getting started or trying to solve a "brick wall,"  he should be able to help.  Steve also has quite an extensive
calendar of speaking engagements that take him from Kane County to DuPage County to Will County and even into Wisconsin.
His topics vary.  To see his schedule, go to:  http://steveszabados.com/calendar-of-events/ 

Library of the Polish Museum of America

984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL

3rd Saturday of every month 10:30 am - 12:30 pm CAGG-NI Monthly Meeting

Computer-Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois will meet to discuss methods and techniques to use computers in your genealogy research.

CAGGNI meets every third Saturday of every month except December. Visit the CAGGNI's website
www.caggni.org for specific meeting informaiton.

The link to our calendar page is: http://caggni.shuttlepod.org/

Schaumburg Township District Library

130 South Roselle Road

Schaumburg IL

10:30 am - 12:30 pm The Master Genealogist (TMG) CAGG-NI Users Group Meeting

This event repeats every month on the second Saturday.

The Chicago Area TMG Users Group will meet to explore The Master Genealogist software and how various members use it. This group is a SIG of CAGG-NI. Visit the TMG pages of CAGGNI's website http://caggni.shuttlepod.org/ for specific meeting information.

Schaumburg Township District Library

130 South Roselle Road

Schaumburg IL

9:00AM First Saturday of Every Month Meeting NWSCG Meetings

The NORTHWEST SUBURBAN COUNCIL OF GENEALOGISTS invites anyone interested in genealogical, biographical, or historical research- beginners or experienced researchers- to join us the first Saturday of every month (except Jun, Jul, Aug, Dec.)
Times: 9:00AM – Open Discussion
               10:00AM – Meeting
For any other information, please send inquiry and a stamped self-addressed envelope to:
P.O. Box 148
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056-9019

 Arlington Heights Senior Center
1800 W. Central Rd.,
Arlington Heights., IL

April 4th-5th, 2014 2014 Gene-A-Rama

Gene-A-Rama 2014 is hosted by the Manitowoc Genealogical Society.

Our main speaker will be Lisa Alzo. Also, there will be Grace Dumelle, Vickie Schnitzler, Kay Scholz and Edith Wagner.

For more information and a downloadable brochure: http://www.wsgs.org/

PGSA Board member Richard Lach and his wife Terry will be in attendance. Stop by our booth!

The Holiday Inn

4601 Calumet Ave,

Manitowoc, WI

10 AM Saturday, April 5, 2014 NWSCG Meeting

"The Care and Handling of Material of Enduring Value"- Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana will be at the next meeting of the Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists.

Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana is a Consulting Archivist, Genealogist and writer/lecturer. A trip to the Louvre Museum in Paris changed the direction of her life and lead her to the University of Illinois at Chicago where she earned a BA in Art History with a Certificate in Museum Studies. Since 2006, she has worked as a Consulting Archivist in a wide variety of archives from Shure,Inc. to the Union League Club of Chicago.
It was there that Laura's interest in genealogy was resurrected as she assisted researchers in their efforts to locate information about their relatives in the ULCC's collection.

This talk is about preservation and conservation issuess. Who will look at you genealogical collection? Think like an archivist and preserve your family history for generations to come!

Join us at 9:00 am, (Note the new time) prior to the presentation, for casual discussion or to exchange information with others who enjoy genealogy.
No prior registration needed. No fee required.

website: www.nwscg.com

The Arlington Heights Senior Center
1801 W Central Rd
Arlington Heights, IL

12 Apr 2014 10:30 AM CAGGNI 2nd Saturday Workshop Enrich Your Stories with Multi-Media

Facilitators:  Mary Hoyer &  Michelle Wilson

Bring your family history to life with video clips, photos, maps, audio, screen captures and animation.  Tools touched on will include MovieMaker,
Keynote, Audacity, Paint, memo recorder, etc.  We'll give a short of the basics, but this will be primarily an interactive practice session.

Techniq ues will be practiced during the workshop, giving you and opportunity to learn a particular capability on your device.

Bring your ideas, questions, stories started during our writer's workshops, documents, photos, and sound clips you'd like to incorporate.
And don't forget your tablet or laptop – this is a sharing session!

More information: http://caggni.shuttlepod.org/Default.aspx?pageId=354834&eventId=831977&EventViewMode=EventDetails

Schaumburg Public Library

Schaumburg, IL

Saturday April 12, 2014 1PM North Suburban Genealogical Society Meeting

The meeting will feature  Marsha Peterson-Maas "Swab Your Cheek: How to Make the Most Out of DNA Kinship Results"

Swab Your Cheek will help you make sense of today's three commercially available DNA tests (mtDNA, Y-DNA and nucDNA),
which ancestral lines of descent each test applies to, and what your current options are for networking to find DNA kinship matches
(including the accredited method for preparing your Pedigree Charts to share on those networking databases).

The meeting begins at 1:00 PM and is free and open to the public.  Guests are welcome and are invited to bring a friend and enjoy refreshments.
The meeting room is handicap accessible. Website: http://nsgsil.org

Northbrook History Museum
1776 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL

May 2-5, 2014 U.P.G.S. 2014 Biennal Conference (in liew of PGSA Fall Conference)

"Genealogy & Technology"  at the United Polish Genealgoical Societies Biennal Conference in Salt Lake City, UT

Speakers: D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS
Sonja Hoeke-Nishimoto, AG-FHL
Ceil Wendt Jensen, MA, CG
Greg Nelson, FHL Eastern European Mgr.
Mark Olsen
Tadeusz Pilat, MLS, AG

And  enjoy the Wesoły Lud Folk Dance Ensemble!

For more information see our Homepage or the 2014 Winter Rodziny.

Toll Free: 800.366.3684 | Fax: 801.322.5057
E-mail: rooms@plaza-hotel.com
Website: http://www.plaza-hotel.com

Plaza Hotel, Salt Lake City
122 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9:30 am to 4 pm Genealogy Day Conference

The Fountaindale Public Library District is hosting its annual Genealogy Day Conference. This event is free, and registration is open to the public. The event will feature three fantastic speakers presenting the following programs:

Tina Beaird - Pinning Down Your Past- Social Media Meets Genealogy

Mark Hayes - Traveling While Dead -Documenting Your Ancestor's Journey to the Grave

Marsha Peterson-Maass - How Will I Ever Organize My Piles Into Files?

Participants will enjoy Door Prizes, Society Booths, Author Book Signings, and refreshments. Join us for a fantastic free program and learn the skills you need.

Registration begins Friday, February 14, 2014. Space is limited, please register online at www.fountaindale.org or by calling the library at (630) 685-4176.
 Participants are asked to bring a brown-bag lunch or preorder a lunch from Brooks Café.  Due to limited parking, please carpool or make arrangements to be dropped off for this event.

Fountaindale Public Library

300 W. Briarcliff Rd, Bolingbrook, IL
Phone: 1-630-759-21021-630-759-2102

May 3, 2014 through May 15, 2014 The Road Home

A special tour of Poland to reconnect with your roots
Polish Genealogy Society of Connecticut and the Northeast

The Road Home trip will leave from New York on 5/3/14 and return on 5/15/14.
The trip cost is $2,795* per person, double occupancy.  There will be an additional $350 fee for single occupancy.  The cost includes airfare between New York JFK and Warsaw, hotels, two meals daily, professional tour guide, private tour bus, and admission for scheduled attractions.You must sign up for the trip by January 2, 2014 and submit a $100 nonrefundable deposit and fill out the pre trip questionnaire. Payment for 50% of the trip (non refundable) is required by February 1, 2014.
Non refundable payment in full is required by March 1, 2013.
You must have a valid passport for this trip.
If you are traveling alone, would you want a roommate and save the single supplement charge?
Please let us know if you would like a roommate and we will try to accommodate you.

*Price Subject to change due to change in exchange rates or airline fees.

For more information email: dorena726@yahoo.com or see website: www.PGSCTNE.org

The Polish Genealogy Society of Connecticut and the Northeast

8 Lyle Street, New Britain, CT 06053

17 May 2014 8:00 AM GeneaQuest 2014

CAGGNI is proud to announce our First All Day Conference...with Thomas MacEntee and CAGGNI presenters.

Register now for CAGGNI's first ever day-long conference, GeneaQuest!  GeneaQuest 2014 features nationally-acclaimed genea blogger and genealogy-tech professional Thomas MacEntee.  Thomas's keynote address, "Genealogy: The Future Is Now" will present the programs, apps, and websites that are hot now and how you can prepare for the genealogy technology of the future.

Breakout sessions and computer labs featuring CAGGNI's own presenters Caron Primas Brennan, Nancy R. Thomas, John Stryker, Sandra Trapp and Michelle Bray Wilson will deep-dive into Genealogy Apps, Google Tools, Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Family Tree Maker, Genetic Genealogy, Picasa and Flip-Pal.

Join us also at GeneaQuest's exclusive GeneaUs Bar for informal discussion in your favorite genealogy or technology specialty area.

For more information: http://caggni.shuttlepod.org/GeneaQuest2014

Elgin Community College

Building E, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60123

June 7, 2014 ***NWSCG SPECIAL MEETING***


Arlington Heights Senior Center
1800 W. Central Rd.,
Arlington Heights., IL

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