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Reconstructing Your Soldier's WWI Experience with Tina Beaird
Wednesday, January 17
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.



Investigating Your Family History with the History Cop, Raymond Johnson
Saturday, February 17
Investigating Your Family History with the History Cop, Raymond Johnson  (Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Wheaton Public Library, Large Meeting Room, Lower Level
Join professional genealogist, author, and local historian Ray Johnson for a look at beginning the investigation into your family history. Topics include where to start, census records, naturalization and immigration records, vital records, newspapers and cemetery research.
 
Click here to register online at wheatonlibrary.org or call 630-868-7520.
 
Attend any or all classes. Each class is $10, payable with check or cash at the class.
Registration is requested, but not required.


Untying the Knot: Divorce Records with Kimberly Nagy
Wednesday, February 21
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.


FamilySearch.org: The Ultimate, Free, Online Genealogy Resource with Maureen Brady
Saturday, February 24
FamilySearch.org: The Ultimate, Free, Online Genealogy Resource with Maureen Brady  (Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Wheaton Public Library, Large Meeting Room, Lower Level
FamilySearch.org is the largest, free genealogy resource on the internet.  Learn why to create an account, how to search the records, add photos, stories and documents, access FamilySearch’s digitized books, get help and search the catalog.
 
Click here to register online at wheatonlibrary.org or call 630-868-7520.
 
Attend any or all classes. Each class is $10, payable with check or cash at the class.
Registration is requested, but not required.



FamilySearch.org Part 2: Family Tree with Maureen Brady
Saturday, March 3
FamilySearch.org Part 2: Family Tree with Maureen Brady  (Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Wheaton Public Library, Computer Lab, 2nd floor
Learn how to create and use FamilySearch’s Family Tree.
 
Click here to register online at wheatonlibrary.org or call 630-868-7520.
 
Attend any or all classes. Each class is $10, payable with check or cash at the class.
Registration is requested, but not required.


43rd Annual Conference
Saturday, March 10
43rd Annual Conference  (Conference)
NIU Conference Center
 
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DNA: Behind the Scenes with Genealogist Dan Hubbard
Saturday, March 17
DNA: Behind the Scenes with Genealogist Dan Hubbard  (Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Wheaton Public Library, Large Meeting Room, Lower Level
DNA testing has become part of genealogy. What are the different tests? Why do they tell us different things? Where did we get the different components of our genetic heritage? How can DNA testing be used to attack genealogical problems? In short, what do you need to know to start to think about DNA?
 
Click here to register online at wheatonlibrary.org or call 630-868-7520.
 
Attend any or all classes. Each class is $10, payable with check or cash at the class.
Registration is requested, but not required.



Oh Where, Oh Where Are My Ancestors From? with Teresa McMillin
Wednesday, April 18
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
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.