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.
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!!