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The Hidden Half: Women in History, Records, and Your Family by Liz Ross
Wednesday, September 16
The Hidden Half: Women in History, Records, and Your Family by Liz Ross  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Zoom Virtual Platform
The Hidden Half: Women in History, Records, and Your Family
Women make up about 50% of the population, but seem to present about 85% of the difficulties for genealogists. They are almost invisible legally, they change their surname at marriage, and in old age disappear into their children’s household. Yet, often, these very things assist the genealogist in tying together the generations, and  building the family both up and out.
 
Co-hosted by the DuPage County Historical Museum


Naturalization: The Path to U.S. Citizenship with Teresa Steinkamp McMillan
Saturday, September 19
Naturalization: The Path to U.S. Citizenship with Teresa Steinkamp McMillan  (Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom Virtual Platform
Naturalization: The Path to U.S. Citizenship
Naturalization, a process for becoming a United States citizen, has been in place since our country’s early history. Laws enacted and modified over time have resulted in changes to the process. This lecture discusses the history and procedural changes. Steps explaining how to find these records will be illustrated with examples.


Scottish Family History Research: In Your Own Backyard with Maureen Brady
Saturday, September 26
Scottish Family History Research: In Your Own Backyard with Maureen Brady  (Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom Virtual Platform
Scottish Family History Research: In Your Own Backyard
Learn the strategies of Scottish family history research, including the historical and geographical background of Scotland, language and naming patterns, record types and the comprehensive collection of records available through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and the Scotland’s People website.  Discover that much of Scottish family history research can be accomplished “in your own backyard”.
 



Warrants & Patents & Deeds, Oh My! with Dr. Dan Hubbard
Saturday, October 3
Warrants & Patents & Deeds, Oh My! with Dr. Dan Hubbard  (Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom Virtual Platform
Warrants & Patents & Deeds, Oh My!
Land records can be some of the most challenging records in genealogy but the discoveries found make the effort highly worthwhile. This class will look at some of the treasures found in land records, early property description systems, the process of acquiring and selling land and the documents produced.


Using Newspapers to Fill the Gaps in a Family Story by Maureen Brady
Saturday, October 17
Using Newspapers to Fill the Gaps in a Family Story by Maureen Brady  (Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Zoom Virtual Platform
Using Newspapers to Fill the Gaps in a Family Story
Local newspapers provided our ancestors with “all the news that’s fit to print”.  This presentation will review the major websites offering access to historical newspapers and search strategies for finding those nuggets of information that can break down brick walls or add color to our ancestors’ lives.


The War of 1812: Researching 'Second Revolution' Ancestors by Debra Dudek
Wednesday, October 21
The War of 1812: Researching 'Second Revolution' Ancestors by Debra Dudek  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Zoom Virtual Platform
The War of 1812 - Researching 'Second Revolution' Ancestors
Discover the stories and service of the military men of America's 'Second Revolution'.  Reaching beyond federal pension records, this lecture examines a range of resources spanning military registers, navy accounts, and prisoner of war records.



Scots Immigration to the U.S.by Bruce Allardice
Wednesday, November 18
Scots Immigration to the U.S.by Bruce Allardice  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Zoom Virtual Platform
Scots Immigration to the U.S.
Some books claim that Scots created the Western World as we know it. Certainly, Scotland plays a huge role in American life today, from Maxwell House Coffee to Campbell's Soup. In this presentation, Professor Allardice traces the origins and motives of the immigrants, and how they impacted the United States as we know it today.



Germaic Genealogy Tips & Tidbits by Dan Junglas
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Germaic Genealogy Tips & Tidbits by Dan Junglas  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Zoom Virtual Platform or Wheaton Public Library
Germanic Genealogy Tips & Tidbits
Let’s explore what is encountered when researching Germanic Ancestry and take a look at the many resources available



Researching Prussian and Pomeranian Genealogy in Poland by Jason Kruski
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Researching Prussian and Pomeranian Genealogy in Poland by Jason Kruski  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Zoom Virtual Platform or Wheaton Public Library
Learn more about the latest tools and techniques to build your family tree in the area of Poland once controlled by German authorities in the era of the Partition and before.



The 1950 US Federal Census – Are You Ready? by Thomas MacEntee
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
The 1950 US Federal Census – Are You Ready? by Thomas MacEntee  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Zoom Virtual Platform
The 1950 US Federal Census – Are You Ready?
Many genealogists remember the amount of excitement in April 2012 around the release of the 1940 US Census. Following the “72 Year Rule” for records at the National Archives, the results of the 1950 US Census will be made public on Friday, April 1, 2022. It’s never too early to prepare for this valuable data related to US genealogy research!
 



Introduction to Jewish Genealogy by Mike Karsen
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Introduction to Jewish Genealogy by Mike Karsen  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Zoom Virtual Platform or Wheaton Public Library
Introduction to Jewish Genealogy (or Why is This Genealogy Different from All Other?)
A question often asked is “Why is genealogy important to me?”  After understanding the personal value of connecting with our roots, we will explore what is unique about Jewish genealogy, what information we are looking for, and how to get started.  The rewards of this effort are many, lasting a lifetime and beyond.



Wednesday, May 19, 2021
DNA Matching & GedMatch by John Hayward  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Zoom Virtual Platform or Wheaton Public Library
DNA Matching & GedMatch
Using Personal DNA Success stories, his previous experience as a GEDMatch volunteer, and current role as a consultant to the Verogen, John Hayward will provide an overview of DNA Matching, the history of GEDMatch, and the tier 1 tools