Saturday, December 28, 2013

Set your 2014 Calendar

The end of 2013 is nearly here and most of us are preparing our calendars for events coming up in 2014. Don't forget to mark the third Thursday of each month (except December) for the EGS Beginners' Genealogy Workshops. We'll be meeting at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N Grove, Elgin, IL at 7:00 pm. 

Don't think you're a beginner? Think again!! Every time we find a "new" person or a "new" location we need to go back to the beginning. Even those who have been researching for 20 or 30 years will find a review of the basics most enlightening.

Here's the schedule for the workshops:

  • Jan 16 -  Getting Started With Your Research
  • Feb 20 - Getting the Vitals Down – Birth, Marriage and Death Records
  • Mar 20 -  Turning Fiction to Fact: Using, Identifying, and Citing Sources
  • Apr 17  - Making Sense of the Census
  • May 15 - Organizing Your Research
  • Jun 19 -  Using Libraries to Continue Your Research
  • Jul 17 -   Analyzing and Tracking Your Research
  • Aug 21-  Using Websites to Help Your Research
  • Sep 18 - Digging into Land Records: The Neglected Resource
  • Oct 16-   Dusting off those Old Court Records
  • Nov 20-  Fanning the Flames
Can't make an evening meeting? Don't despair. EGS has morning meetings on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am also at the Gail Borden Public Library. There's lots of great information to be found at these meetings as well:

  • Jan 07 - Ellie Carlson presents Dating Photographs Through Clothing & Face Recognition
  • Feb 04 - Debra M. Dudek presents Beyond Ancestry
  • Mar 04- Jennifer Holik presents Stories of the Lost (Sequel to Finishing the Story)
  • Apr 01 - Jane Halderman presents From Land Records to Google Earth: Mapping Your Family’s
  • Place
  • May 06 -Sarah Kirby presents The Genealogy Research Process
  • Jun 03 - Thomas MacEntee presents 10 Ways to Jump Start Your Genealogy (webinar)
  • Jul 01 - TBA
  • Aug 05- Marsha Peterson-Maass presents Swab Your Cheek: How to Make the Most of DNA Kinship Results
  • Sep 02- Teresa McMillan presents Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Hanover Military Records
  • Oct 07- Matthew Rutherford presents Introduction to Genealogy at the Newberry
  • Nov 04-EGS Writers’ Group presents Telling Their Stories
  • Dec 03- Annual Meeting and Holiday Celebration

There you have it! Mark your calendars now. Set a reminder. We want to see you there!!

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