Mark your calendars for the Chicago Genealogical Society’s upcoming program for February and March 2018. You won’t want to miss these programs as CGS goes on the road and visits new locations. Join us!

February 3

DNA: A Power Tool in the Genealogist’s Tool Box

Our speaker will be Karen Stanbary, CG. DNA test results are so much more than ethnicity pie charts. Using real-life case examples, Karen will explore the practical applicability of DNA tests to everyday genealogical problems.

Karen Stanbary, CG, holds the Certified Genealogist credential. She lectures locally and nationally on the use of DNA test results in genealogical problem-solving, always within the framework of the Genealogical Proof Standard. She is a Trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists and chairs that organization’s Genetic Genealogy Standards committee.

Join us at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 North Clark, Chicago at 1:30pm for this program. Our program is free and there is complimentary parking at Foster and Ashland museum parking lot, Pay to Park on both Foster and Clark or CTA Foster Bus 92 and Clark bus 22. Check out the museum’s website for more details on the location and transportation.

You may wish to come early and visit their outstanding exhibit “The Dream of America: Swedish Immigration” which follows immigrants from the journey to the new world to building a life and community in Chicago. Note: exhibit fee is Adults $4; Children/students/seniors $3. The museum is open 11:00am to 4:00pm on February 3.

March 3

The Chicago Genealogical Society Meets South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society

We are visiting SSGHS at the Hazel Crest Municipal Center, 3000 West 170th Place, Hazel Crest, IL, and having a joint program. The meeting will be held in the SSGHS Library which is on the west end of the building (plenty of free parking). Presentation, tour and research time are all free. Check out the Society’s website for directions and library holdings.

10:00am – Presentation and tour of the Society’s non-circulating library with many regional sources and learn about the Pullman Collection. The SSGHS was organized in 1968 and focuses on south Cook and east Will Counties.

11:30am – Stay and research in the library. Open until 4:00pm.


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