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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 NWSGS Meetings

The Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society 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

2 PM Sunday August 10, 2014 PGSA Quarterly Meeting

Marek Suszko will present "The 1944 Warsaw Uprising: its legacy for Poland"

This year marks the seventieth anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, one of the most heroic and tragic events in modern history.  The goal of this short presentation is twofold: to present the Warsaw Uprising in a historical context, and to assess its broad legacy for Poland and the world.
Marek Suszko is a Polish-American historian. He teaches Polish and European history at Loyola University Chicago his research focuses on Polish history, including the history of socialism and modern Poland and he is currently working on his book on Polish history from 1945 to 1956.

There is plenty of 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

Polish Museum of America 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL

August 27-30th Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference 2014

Join the nation's genealogists in San Antonio August 27-30th for "Gone to Texas."
Local hosts are the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society (SAGHS) and the Texas State Genealogical Society (TSGS).
• Some of the leading genealogists in the United States will present over 160 educational sessions on records, strategies, and tools for genealogists of all levels.
• Ten different sponsored luncheons will provide opportunities for networking.
• The Exhibit Hall will feature 30-minute demos and presentations in addition to vendors showcasing technology and resources to benefit genealogists as they research their family history and tell their stories.
• Member Societies can promote their benefits in Society Showcase, a section of the exhibit hall especially designed for our members.
• Special events take you to the Institute for Texan Cultures and La Villita for A Night in Old San Antonio.

Additional hotel rooms are available at the Marriott Rivercenter for the FGS 2014 Conference.
The Marriott Rivercenter is at 101 Bowie Street on the banks of the River Walk and near the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
Reserve your room by calling the hotel directly at 1-210-223-1000. Be sure to mention FGS to receive the conference rate.

Visit the FGS 2014 Lodging webpage for more information.

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

200 East Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

Saturday, September 6, 2014 10:00 am Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society Meeting

Note: NWSGS was formerly called Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists.

"Truth or Fiction: Unraveling a Family Yarn" Speaker: Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG

George Teeling was a nineteenth century Irish immigrant in Chicago who was featured in family lore. Researching the tale surrounding him proved that much of the story was false. Research led to many surprising discoveries, perhaps more interesting than the original family tradition. This engaging lecture will discuss the research process; a wide array of sources; and overcoming anglicized names to arrive at the truth of George Teeling and his family.

Doors open at 9:00 a.m. for casual discussion and sharing of research.

For more information: www.nwsgenealogy.org

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

1 PM Saturday, Sept 13, 2014 The North Suburban Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

"Write Your Family History NOW!"

We genealogists are very good at doing research and collecting many facts about our families. For any of a number of reasons, however, most of us delay publishing the results of this research.
Mike Karsen shows how you can publish your findings in books that vary from a simple 30 pages to one that contains detailed biographies and places your family in historical context.
Your goal should be to organize your findings and share them with your family as soon as possible.

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 with entance ramp under the Northfield Inn sign to the lower level Northfield Room.

Website: http://nsgsil.org

Northbrook History Museum

1776 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Fox Valley Genealogical Society's 21st Annual Conference

"Sleuthing Strategies to Solve Family History Mysteries" Presented by Lisa Louise Cooke.

Lisa Louise Cooke is the producer and host of Genealogy Gems Podcast, an online genealogy audio show at www.GenealogyGems.com. She is also a noted international genealogy speaker,
a writer for Family Tree Magazine, and the author of a genealogy blog, multi-media materials and several genealogy strategy books.
The one-hour interactive lecture topics will be:
• How to Reopen and Work a Genealogical Cold Case
• Ultimate Google Search Strategies and Tips
• Get the Scoop on Your Ancestors with Newspapers
• Genealogy on the Go with the iPad and Tablets

Continental breakfast and lunch are included.

FVGS website: http://www.ilfvgs.org/index.php/education/conference

Grace United Methodist Church, 300 E. Gartner Road, Naperville, Illinois.

For directions go to www.peopleofgrace.org/directions

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