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The Basics of DNA Testing for Ancestry by Robert Sliwinski
Wednesday, September 18
The Basics of DNA Testing for Ancestry by Robert Sliwinski  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
DuPage County Historical Museum, 102 E. Wesley Street, Wheaton, Illinois
This presentation covers the basic information in an easy to understand format that helps empower the public to make informed decisions about DNA Testing for ancestry. Covered are the different types of DNA used and their origins, the tests available on the market, a guide to the testing companies and what to expect for your money. Testing companies covered include AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA, 23 and Me, My Heritage, Genographic 2.0, Living DNA, GPS Origins, and Helix. Tests covered include Y-DNA (Paternal), MtDNA (Maternal) and Autosomal (Family Finder, Relative Finder and AncestryDNA’s test).



An Introduction to WikiTree, the Free Global Family Tree by Marty Acks
Wednesday, October 16
An Introduction to WikiTree, the Free Global Family Tree by Marty Acks  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Wheaton Public Library (lower level), 225 N. Cross Street, Wheaton, Illinois
WikiTree is a free community of genealogists dedicated to growing an accurate single family tree using DNA and traditional genealogical sources. In this program, you will learn the key features of WikiTree, be shown how you can easily get started on the site and learn numerous tips and techniques to get the most out of your time on WikiTree.



Wednesday, November 20
Mining for Memories by Laura Kovarik  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Wheaton Public Library (lower level), 225 N. Cross Street, Wheaton, Illinois
Interviewing relatives is one of the first steps in most research plans. Learn how to move beyond just asking questions to gain insight into your relatives' lives.



Explore U.S. Church Records: Find Family by Jacquie Schattner
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Explore U.S. Church Records: Find Family by Jacquie Schattner  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Wheaton Public Library (lower level), 225 N. Cross Street, Wheaton, Illinois
Church records provide surprising information, not just baptisms, marriages and deaths. They provide clues to much more, including town of origin and immigration information, how active families were in their church, and their financial situation. Church records predate government records, and often provide information on under-represented people: women, minorities, immigrants, and young children.  You will learn how to identify your ancestor's place of worship, access surviving records and solve research problems such as maiden names and overseas birthplaces.  Come find out what new and exciting information you may find in church records!



Navigating Autosomal DNA Results and Contacting Matches by Robert Sliwinski
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Navigating Autosomal DNA Results and Contacting Matches by Robert Sliwinski  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Wheaton Public Library (lower level), 225 N. Cross Street, Wheaton, Illinois
Autosomal DNA testing such as Family Finder or Relative Finder are THE most available direct to consumer DNA test at affordable prices available from Ancestry DNA, 23 and Me and Family Tree DNA. I call these tests the “cousins test” and provides information about geographic ethnicity and cousin matches. Also covered are ways to navigate match results for each of the three companies and methods to contact matches.



Saturday, March 14, 2020
45th Annual Conference  (Conference)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
NIU Conference Center, Naperville, IL
 
 
SAVE THE DATE March 14, 2020
 
Details and registration will be updated in September 2019.
 
 



American Migration Trails Westward by Steve Szabados
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
American Migration Trails Westward by Steve Szabados  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Wheaton Public Library (lower level), 225 N. Cross Street, Wheaton, Illinois
America is a land of immigrants. Most arrived on the East coast and eventually pushed westward towards the Mississippi River and beyond. This migration was made possible by trails cut through the wildness and then the use of barges on the rivers. The number of new settlers increased after the American Revolution and was helped by the Erie Canal and the construction of the railroads.
 
The migration trails did more than open the door to the west. The need for more and better transportation led to the demand for more wagons, barges and more importantly for railroad equipment and supplies. This is more than the story of the settlement of the Midwest and western states but the explosive development of the Industrial Revolution in America. This program will try to show how our immigrant ancestors were one of the forces that caused all of this.



DPO Flow - – A Beginner’s Look at Organizing Digital Photos by Caroline Guntur
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
DPO Flow - – A Beginner’s Look at Organizing Digital Photos by Caroline Guntur  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Wheaton Public Library (lower level), 225 N. Cross Street, Wheaton, Illinois
Join Certified Photo Organizer Caroline Guntur of OrganizingPhotos.net for a closer look at how to best organize your digital photos! You will learn how to designate a digital photo hub (DPH), how to create a consistent file naming convention, and get help on figuring out your workflow. Additionally, you will understand the differences between referenced and managed files, and the learn the importance of backing up. Learning Objectives: Photo organization 101 Using a Digital Photo Hub (DPH) Managed vs. referenced files Creating a consistent file naming convention Figuring out your workflow How and when to back-up your files.