Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Upcoming Meetings of the Kane County Genealogical Society (Illinois)

The Kane County Genealogical Society has a great slate of meetings for 2009.


Historic Preservation in Geneva

Speaker:  Karla Kaulfuss

When:  February 26

Karla will share details regarding preservation in one of the most well known historic communities in the Fox Valley.


Underground Railroad: The History We are Finding

Speaker: Kim Malay

When:  March 26

Learn more about the recent findings regarding the underground railroad and the Fox Valley citizens who supported it.


Spreadsheets 101: Excel ®, The Genealogist’s Underutilized Tool

Speaker: Jeanne Larzalere Bloom

When:  April 23

Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, noted genealogist, will discuss how to incorporate the use of the spreadsheet and analysis capabilities of this popular software product into your family research.


Crimes and Criminals: Stories and Research of the Fox Valley Area

Speaker: Ron Rawson, Archivist with the Geneva History Center

When:  May 28

Ron will share how to use one of the most infrequently used sources as well as share some interesting Kane county criminal cases.


Member's Night:  Research Discussion Groups

When:  June 18

Members and guests will have the opportunity to meet in small, topic focused discussion groups. Attendees are welcome to bring their research materials.


Identifying Unknown Photos with Lostandfoundphotos.net

Speaker: Eric Basir of PhotoGrafix

When:  July 23

Eric will share insight in the various uses of this unique website.


Linking Your Family with Famous People

Speaker: Margaret Mackle Kapustiak

When:  August 27

We all imagine that our families are linked in some way to the fabulously famous. Margaret Kapustiak will share ideas on bringing the imaginary to reality.


German Genealogy

Speaker: Patricia Reeves

When:  September 24

German connections are quite common. Come learn how to make the most of your German connections.


So, You’ve Found Your German Town of Origin—Now What?

Speaker: Teresa McMullin

When:  October 22

Learn the next steps in taking your research back to the “Old Country."


All meetings are at 7:30pm at the Geneva History Center (first floor meeting room), 113 S. Third St. in Geneva.  If you're in the area, be sure to attend!  I know I'll be planning my research trips around some of these!!

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