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Issuing Citations (That Help “Prove” Your Genealogical Research) with Laura Street Chaplin
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Issuing Citations (That Help “Prove” Your Genealogical Research) with Laura Street Chaplin  (Monthly Meetings)
6:45 pm to 8:45 pm
Wheaton Public Library (lower level), 225 N. Cross Street, Wheaton, Illinois
Using Dr. Thomas W. Jones’ book: Mastering Genealogical Proof, as a template and resource, this presentation explores in a hands-on format how to build essential source citations to document the sources we have used in our research.  Learn why  citations are so essential, as well as the 5 Ws of citations, how to craft 2-part citations, and details on the various types of citations.  Review the basic genealogical underpinnings that must be understood and implemented in order to build excellent citations.  These include:  the GPS plus fundamental background concepts such as characteristics of good research questions.  We will also work with the 3x3 Evidence Analysis Process (Elizabeth Shown Mills) to understand Source, Information, and Evidence and how they impact each other as well as your citations.  Bring your own thoughts and be prepared to talk to your neighbors during this fun approach to issuing your own citations! 



Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Planning an Ancestral Trip with Terri O'Connell  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Wheaton Public Library (lower level), 225 N. Cross Street, Wheaton, Illinois
Planning an Ancestral Trip can take a lot of time. This lecture will touch on how you will know the time is right, as well as places you should add to your list, and if / when you should involve a travel agent.



44th Annual Conference
Saturday, March 9, 2019
44th Annual Conference  (Conference)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
NIU Conference Center, Naperville, IL
 
See details and registration in EVENTS
 
 



Mapping the Past: Navigating your family history with maps with Dr. Daniel Hubbard
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Mapping the Past: Navigating your family history with maps with Dr. Daniel Hubbard  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Wheaton Public Library (lower level), 225 N. Cross Street, Wheaton, Illinois
Mapping the Past looks at different types of maps and how to use them to understand your ancestors' towns and migrations; changing borders and extracting data and even names from maps.



Dusting Off Those Old Court Records with Jane G. Haldeman
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Dusting Off Those Old Court Records with Jane G. Haldeman  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Wheaton Public Library (lower level), 225 N. Cross Street, Wheaton, Illinois
More than birth, death, and marriage records are waiting to be discovered in the courthouse. Wills, probates, deeds, and court cases are some of the wonderful information and stories to be found in in those dusty old books. Learn what records are available, where the records can be found, and what to do to get ready for that courthouse trip.