The Chicago Genealogical Society invites you to attend our first Saturday of the month program this Saturday, April 5th at 1:30 p.m. Our program will be Speed Dating for Genealogists.

Back by popular demand! Come and participate in an exciting and fun program. Bring your “brick wall” research questions and you will have an opportunity to ask an expert. You will only have a limited time for each question. SPEED is the key, so be clear and specific with your questions. Participate and also learn from other members as they get help on their “brick walls”. It will be an interactive and enjoyable program. Our Expert Panel:

Jeanne Larzalere Bloom CGSM
A full-time professional researcher specializing in Chicago and Cook County research

Julius Machnikowski
Clerk at the Circuit Court of Cook County Archives and specializes in Polish genealogy.

Craig Pfannkuche
Independent research professional and President of Memory Trail Research, Inc.

Matt Rutherford
Curator of Genealogy and Local History at the Newberry Library.

The program will be at the Newberry Library, 60 West Walton, Chicago, and begin at 1:30 p.m. The program is free. The Newberry does not have a visitor parking lot. However there is metered parking and garage parking available in the neighborhood. The following garage offers discounted parking to Newberry patrons. Remember to bring your parking ticket with you so it can be validated by the Newberry security guard. 100 West Chestnut Street: Enter on Clark Street; $8 (0-6 hours) and $9 (6-8 hours).

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CGS Program: Speed Dating for Genealogists