More March Events

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 7-8 pm
Getting Started in Genealogy by Grace Dumelle
Warren-Newport Public Library District
224 North O’Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031-2606
Contact: Lauren Chilvers
847-244-5150 ext. 3070

Itching to explore your family history after you’ve seen those celebrity genealogy shows? Get off on the right foot with guidance on working backwards, talking with relatives, using the census, being a detective, and more. Handouts are provided. Grace will offer copies of her book, Finding Your Chicago Ancestors.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 7-8 pm
Getting Started in Genealogy by Grace Dumelle
Elmwood Park Public Library
1 Conti Parkway
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
708-453-7645
eps@elmwoodparklibrary.org

Itching to explore your family history after you’ve seen those celebrity genealogy shows? Get off on the right foot with guidance on working backwards, talking with relatives, using the census, being a detective, and more. Handouts are provided. Grace will offer copies of her book, Finding Your Chicago Ancestors.

Thursday, March 20th, at 7pm
Turning Fiction to Fact: Using, Identifying and Citing Sources by Ginger Frere
Elgin Genealogical Society
Gail Borden Public Library
270 N. Grove
Elgin, IL.
ElginGS@aol.com

If you’re a beginning genealogist or have ever scratched your head trying to identify a document in your old research files, this session is for you. Learn the basics of evaluating a document and the information it contains. Find out how to cite sources appropriately. Resources to guide you in becoming a better genealogist will also be discussed.

Saturday, March 22nd at 2pm
Winding Your Way Through the Web: Popular Sites for Genealogists by Ginger Frere
River Grove Public Library
8638 W Grand Ave.
River Grove, IL 60171
708-453-4484

The internet can be an overwhelming place for beginning genealogists. Which websites are reliable? Which will help you discover when great-grandpa was born or how he came to the United States? This session will introduce novice genealogists to several websites that will launch their cyberspace searches in the right direction.

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