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Using the Find My Past Website with Maureen Brady
Saturday, March 7
Using the Find My Past Website with Maureen Brady  (Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Wheaton Public Library, Lower level, Meeting Room A
For those with roots in Great Britain and Ireland, the Find My Past website (findmypast.com) offers a “gold mine” of original records and indices.  Included in the resources are a large number of military databases, the census returns of England & Wales and many Church of England parish records.  This presentation will examine the main databases and offer suggestions for navigating the website.
 
Please register online at wheatonlibrary.org using the ‘Programs and Events’ calendar or call 630-868-7520.
 
Each class is $10, payable with check or cash at the class. 
Registration is requested, but not required. 


45th Annual Conference
Saturday, March 14
45th Annual Conference  (Conference)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
NIU Conference Center, Naperville, IL
 
Getting Back to Basics
 
March 14, 2020
 
See all the details in Events on the left-side navigation menu.
 
 


Warrants & Patents & Deeds, Oh My! with Dr. Dan Hubbard
Saturday, March 21
Warrants & Patents & Deeds, Oh My! with Dr. Dan Hubbard  (Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Wheaton Public Library, Lower level, Meeting Room A
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.
 
Please register online at wheatonlibrary.org using the ‘Programs and Events’ calendar or call 630-868-7520. 
 
Each class is $10, payable with check or cash at the class. 
Registration is requested, but not required. 



Navigating the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Archives with the History Cop, Raymond Johnson
Saturday, April 4
Navigating the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Archives with the History Cop, Raymond Johnson  (Class)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Wheaton Public Library, Lower level, Meeting Room A
The Circuit Court Archives are a great, often overlooked resource. This class concentrates on a practical approach to on-site court research including civil, law and chancery cases, divorces, wills and probates, county naturalizations, declarations of intentions, criminal cases and burnt records.
 
Please register online at wheatonlibrary.org using the ‘Programs and Events’ calendar or call 630-868-7520.
 
Each class is $10, payable with check or cash at the class. 
Registration is requested, but not required. 


American Migration Trails Westward by Steve Szabados
Wednesday, April 15
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
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.