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File Organization for Genealogy with Carole Magnuson
Saturday, October 21
File Organization for Genealogy with Carole Magnuson  (Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Wheaton Public Library, lower level, large meeting room
Information gathered from a multitude of sources is most useful and easily found when it’s organized in an orderly and logical way. This class will demonstrate various ways to organize a collection, reduce piles of paper, and put information in a format that can be used as a foundation for a family history book or CD/DVD. Evernote, the note-taking, organizing and archiving app will also be discussed.
 
Please register online at wheatonlibrary.org using the ‘Programs and Events’ calendar or call 630-868-7520.
The class fee is $10, payable with check/cash at the door.
Registration is kindly requested, but not required.
 


Internet Genealogy with Tina Beaird
Saturday, October 28
Internet Genealogy with Tina Beaird  (Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Wheaton Public Library, lower level, large meeting room
There is a colossal amount of family information on the Internet. Learn how to evaluate websites to find the most reliable sources, use subscription databases in tandem with free genealogy websites and find out what’s new in the online genealogy community.
 
Please register online at wheatonlibrary.org using the ‘Programs and Events’ calendar or call 630-868-7520.
The class fee is $10, payable with check/cash at the door.
Registration is kindly requested, but not required.
 



The Journey to America: Federal Passenger-Ship Records by Jeanne Larzalere Bloom
Wednesday, November 15
The Journey to America: Federal Passenger-Ship Records by Jeanne Larzalere Bloom  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Wheaton Public Library - Lower Level
We are a nation of immigrants and the debate about who to allow into the United States is not a new one. The information recorded on passenger ship records, where these records are located, and what they contain is based on the restrictions that resulted from these debates. 
 
Meet and greet 6:30 p.m.
Meeting/Program 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



Reconstructing Your Soldier's WWI Experience with Tina Beaird
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Reconstructing Your Soldier's WWI Experience with Tina Beaird  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Wheaton Public Library - Lower Level
Many federal WWI personnel records were destroyed in a National Archives fire in the 1970s. Tina offers ways to locate copies of peripheral federal military records and provides solutions for recreating some of your soldier's lost military history by using local government documents, newspapers and more.
 
Meet and greet 6:30 p.m.
Meeting/Program 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



Untying the Knot: Divorce Records with Kimberly Nagy
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Untying the Knot: Divorce Records with Kimberly Nagy  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Wheaton Public Library - Lower Level
There is a wealth of information to be found in divorce records including marriage dates, birth dates of the couple and their children, and locations. Beyond this, these records offer an insight into their personalities and possessions. This session will explore the process of finding divorce records as well as how to get the most information from those records.
 
Meet and greet 6:30 p.m.
Meeting/Program 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



43rd Annual Conference
Saturday, March 10, 2018
43rd Annual Conference  (Conference)
NIU Conference Center
 
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Oh Where, Oh Where Are My Ancestors From? with Teresa McMillin
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Oh Where, Oh Where Are My Ancestors From? with Teresa McMillin  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Wheaton Public Library - Lower Level
Finding your immigrant ancestor's town of origin is often considered the holy grail of genealogical research. With this piece of information, the family line can be extended across the ocean. Have you spent years searching for this elusive piece of information? This talk suggests many strategies that just might help you break down that brick wall. Highlights include:
  • Basic information you should have for your ancestor
  • More obscure information that might be available
  • Branching out beyond your ancestor, to friends, family and associates
  • Organizing and documenting your research
Meet and greet 6:30 p.m.
Meeting/Program 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



What's New on the Internet for Genealogists? by Caron Brennan
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
What's New on the Internet for Genealogists? by Caron Brennan  (Monthly Meetings)
6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Wheaton Public Library - Lower Level
There are new genealogy sites on the Internet every day.  This fast-paced presentation is a review of popular, new, little known, and perhaps unusual genealogy resources on the internet to help you in your research.

Meet and greet 6:30 p.m.
Meeting/Program 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.