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Fox Valley Genealogical Society Conference: Church or Court: Where did Grandma Go
Saturday, October 1
Fox Valley Genealogical Society Conference: Church or Court: Where did Grandma Go  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Grace United Methodist Church , 300 E. Gartner Rd., Naperville, Illinois
On Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Fox Valley Genealogical Society, Naperville, Illinois, will present our annual all-day conference at Grace United Methodist Church, Naperville. The featured speaker will be David McDonald, CG®.
 
David is a Certified Genealogist® who is a trustee and past president of the Board of Certification of Genealogists. David is a former director of the National Genealogical Society and past editor of the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society newsletter. An ordained Protestant minister his specialties include the Midwest, migration patterns across the United States, religious records and denominations. He has lectured widely in the Midwest on various genealogical topics.
 
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn new clues and insights to assist you in going beyond vital records.
 
The conference theme is Church or Court: Where did Grandma Go?
 
David McDonald, CG® will present four lectures entitled:
 
1. Illinois Migration & Settlement Patterns
 
2. Lutherpalians & Presbygationalists: Where did Grandma’s Church Go?
 
3. Reach for the Power Tools: Record Transcription & Analysis
 
4. The Other Side of the Courthouse: Criminal & Civil Court Records
 
Genealogy vendors will be on-site. Door prizes are also featured. Muffins and coffee before 9 a.m. and boxed lunch are included. Grace United Methodist Church is at 300 E. Gartner Rd., Naperville, Illinois, conveniently located just east of Washington Street (north of 75th Street and west of Naper Boulevard).
 
Please direct questions concerning the conference to (630) 857-3452 or send an email to conference@ilfvgs.org. We invite you to visit the FVGS website at www.ilfvgs.org for conference information and registration.


Saturday, October 1
Why Am I Stuck? 10 Solutions to Common Genealogical Brick Walls  (ISGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am
Arlington Heights Senior Center 1801 W. Central Road Arlington Heights, Illinois
Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society
 
Why Am I Stuck? 10 Solutions to Common Genealogical Brick Walls - Marsha Peterson-Maass
 


Saturday, October 8
Get the Scoop: Interviewing to Gather Family Stories  (ISGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm
1776 Walters Ave., Northbrook, IL
Get the Scoop: Interviewing to Gather Family Stories
presented by Diane Dassow
 
If genealogy outlines the roots and branches of our family trees, we can add foliage with personal history—the stories behind the dates and facts. Learn how to successfully use interview techniques to gather information and stories from your family members. We’ll cover how to prepare for and record an interview, what questions to ask, how to make yourself and your interviewees more comfortable, as well as how to begin and end an interview session.
 
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Monthly meetings are held on the second Saturday of January through October, unless otherwise listed at the
Northbrook Historical Society
1776 Walters Ave.
Northbrook, Illinois
 
Lower level - Take ramp on park side of building
 


WEBINAR: Midwestern Gems: Back Issues of Genealogical, Historical and Sociological Journals
Tuesday, October 11
WEBINAR: Midwestern Gems: Back Issues of Genealogical, Historical and Sociological Journals  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4021548811025038081
Presenter: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGS

Date: October 11, 2016, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Many years of social history, local/state history, military, and other serials aid in studying migration, land, military, churches, railroads, cemeteries, and other aspects of Midwestern ancestry. A plethora of FREE specialized finding aids, print and online access, and indexes exist. A journal might not mention a specific ancestor but may tell the story of a battle, town disturbance, or dispute in which an ancestor took part or observed. It might detail the history of a business or of a cemetery and list early burials.

Registration:
 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4021548811025038081



Saturday, November 5
Research Practices: Sources and Citations  (ISGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am
Arlington Heights Senior Center 1801 W. Central Road Arlington Heights, Illinois
Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society
 
Research Practices: Sources and Citations - Ginger Frere
 


WEBINAR: Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis
Tuesday, November 8
WEBINAR: Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5160689038658812674
Presenter: George G. Morgan

Date: November 8, 2016, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Evidence comes in many forms and with varying amounts of content. This lecture focuses on studying evidence for reliable and less-than-reliable information. It begins with a discussion of types of source materials - original vs. derivative - and the differences between primary and secondary information, and goes on to address mixed content on sources. Print vs. electronic media are considered throughout, and evaluation of source citations to determine evidence weight and reliability is stressed.

Registration:
 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5160689038658812674



WEBINAR: Without the Hint - There is No Story
Tuesday, December 13
WEBINAR: Without the Hint - There is No Story  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3458035909419848194
Presenter: Bernice Alexander Bennett

Date: December 13, 2016, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Oral history, passing remarks and casual conversations can lead to a journey to discover the family story. The value of listening rather than discounting information can set the stage to crack a brick wall. Every family has a challenge to uncover the truth, and one important challenge is explore every little detail heard that will prove or disprove the information. This webinar is a case study of a casual conversation (a little hint) that opens the door to finding an amazing family story, which spans through an array of events and a myriad of records. 

Registration
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3458035909419848194