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10 AM to 1PM Wednesdays and Fridays 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 on Wednesdays 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)

 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

Saturday, March 7, 2015 10:00 am NWSGS Monthly Meeting

"18th & 19th Century English Parish Records" Speaker: Sandra Trapp
Parish chests have been used since medieval times. Baptism, marriages, and burials weren't the only records that the parish chest held. Learn of resources that may provide information about your ancestors even if they weren't the gentry.
Sandra Trapp has presented numerous programs for various local genealogy organizations and libraries. She volunteers at the Naperville Family History Center as its Resources chairman and serves as a director of the Genealogical Forum of Elmhurst. She has been researching her ancestors, her husband's, son-in-law's and friends' families for 15 years.

Everyone welcome! -- No registration or fee is required    www.nwsgenealogy.org

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

May 17th, 2015 - 2:00 to 4:00 pm PGSA May Quarterly Meeting

A Brief History of the Russian Partition

In 1795 Poland disappeared from world maps and endured 123 years of foreign domination. The country was divided by and occupied by Germany, Russia and the Austro-Hungarian empire. This presentation is an overview of the causes and results of this occupation focusing on the Russian Partition.

Ola Heska is a native of Poland, fluent in Russian and English (and Polish, of course), with decades of experience in genealogical and archival research and translation. She is a PGSA member and has volunteered as a translator at our annual conferences. She is also a member of the Polish Genealogical Society in Warsaw (PTG) and is involved in their efforts to index church and civil records if the former Russian Partition.

Commentary and Question & Answer by Ola Heska.

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Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W Briarcliff Rd. Bolingbrook, IL

August 9th, 2015 - 2:00 to 4:00 pm PGSA August Quarterly Meeting

Drilling Down for DNA 

Mr. Bockman explores a variety of methods to discover the distant cousins whose DNA test results might help to get past a brick wall. he will discuss how DNA tests and DNA projects can help to overcome tough research problems. Based upon his article in Everton's Genealogical Helper September/October 2007.

Mr. Bockman is an experienced genealogy lecturer, author, and writer. He has applied his engineering, management, computer, and organizational development skills to help with the analyzing, problem solving and organization of records necessary for genealogical research. He has been doing genealogical research since 1987 and has been active in societies, society management, classes, and presenting lectures since 1994

Alqonquin Area Public Library, 2600 Harnish Dr. , Algonquin, IL

November 15th, 2015 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm PGSA November Quarterly Meeting

Poland in World War II  .... 

Poland was the first nation to fight German aggression in WW2. It supplied the fourth largest Allied armed forces behind the United States, Britain and Russia. In addition it organized the largest resistance movement of the war and made substantial contributions to final victory. This presentation will highlight the many contributions made by Poland and its people to advance the final defeat of Nazi Germany

James Pula is a Professor of History at Purdue University. He has authored a dozens books and is editor of Polish American Encyclopedia and the academic journal Polish American Studies

Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunston, Arlington Heights, IL

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