Friday, October 28, 2011

November 2011 Morning Meeting

It's hard to believe but November is nearly here. Hopefully, your Halloween festivities will leave you rested enough to join EGS for our November morning meeting on November 1, 2011 at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N Grove, Elgin, IL at 9:30 am.

We'll be discussing the How and Why of Genealogy Blogs. There is so much information, research tips, and interesting stories to be found in these blogs. If you've never visited one, be sure to come to find out how easy it is to find a favorite and follow. If you have some favorites, be sure to let us know the title so we can take a look. If you're interested in starting a blog of your own, we'll look at getting started.

Here's hoping I'll see you there!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Halloween Treat Coming Soon

Get ready for a fun Halloween event! 

For our October evening meeting - 20 Oct 2011, Gail Borden Public Library, 7:00 pm - Karen Myers will lead a sharing program, Things That Go Bump In the Night. There will be tales of ghosts, spooky cemetery happenings, and witches. Who could ask for more?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

EGS Writers' Group October

Calling all EGS writers! Have you been working towards your goal? Are you ready for the next sharing session? If not, it's time to get back to the keyboard because October 13, 2011 it coming soon.

We hope to see you at Gail Borden Public Library on 13 Oct 2011 at 6:30 pm in meeting room B. Whether it's a rewrite or new original words, we're all anxious to hear your latest work.

Come one. Come all.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fold3 Tutorials

Need some clarification on how to use Fold3? I received the following in an email this morning. Check out the links for some video training:

Three new video tutorials and a variety of help topics are now available in the Fold3 Training Center.

The first of several planned video tutorials include:
Each video is 4-5 minutes long and designed to provide tips and strategies to help you make the most of your Fold3 membership.
Report to the Fold3 Training Center to find one-page explanations of the most common how-to topics. Look for Uncle Sam on the lower right of the home page, or start directly from Keep checking back as we add more video tutorials and help topics.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October Morning Meeting 2011

A happy group of 42 members and guests were treated to a great program, Holy Cow! Where are My Chicago Catholics Now? presented by Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG yesterday morning.

Teresa presented a concise, clear, informative talk about finding Catholic ancestors in Chicago. After a brief history of Catholic Churches in the City and the various records created by the church, she provided excellent suggestions on how to find the person's address or Ward which is essential to locating the church where the records sought would most likely have been created. Also mentioned was where those records may be found today.

She discussed the dreaded 1909 street numbering change and where and how to identify those changes in reference to your ancestor.

Teresa, also, shared two case studies to show how the methodology was used and the stunning results.

Teresa suggests the following "book is a must-have for researching Chicago Catholics" -  Jack Bochar, Locations of Chicago Roman Catholic Churches, 1850-1990. Second edition. Sugar Grove, Illinois: The Czech & Slovak American Genealogy Society of Illinois, 1997. Gail Borden Public Library has this book in its collection.

Thanks Teresa for an interesting and enlightening program.