Thursday, March 28, 7-8:30 pm
“Finding Your Chicago Ancestors” with Grace Dumelle
McHenry Public Library
809 North Front Street
McHenry, IL 60050
Contact: Colette Leeser-Freeman, Adult Services Librarian & Adult Programming Coordinator
Learn the challenges of searching for Windy City relations, such as address and street name changes and scores of unindexed newspapers. Then discover some resources family historians often overlook: fire insurance maps, inquest records, and probate cases. Grace will answer questions and offer copies of her book, Finding Your Chicago Ancestors, after the program.
Friday, March 29, 11 am to 4 pm
Christina Bannon, Regent of the Chicago Chapter of the DAR, will be at the Newberry to provide lookups in the DAR’s database and offer advice on the application process. She has won National Awards for her genealogy and membership work as a Genealogy Consultant and Volunteer Genealogist with the DAR. Christina focuses on improving the quality of applications submitted and has recruited over 130 women into DAR membership since 2009.
Appointments are not required but are helpful firstname.lastname@example.org. Ask at the 2nd floor circulation or genealogy reference desks for Christina’s location.