The Chicago Genealogical Society is kicking off their 50th Anniversary with TWO spectacular events in TWO months!

The Society’s first event will be a special two presentation day on April 1, 2017 – Don’t Be FOOLED By Your Genealogy! Chicago Genealogical Society welcomes writer and genealogist Harold HendersonCG.

Harold HendersonCG has been a professional writer since 1979, a professional genealogist since 2009, and a board-certified genealogist since June 2012. He lives and works in northwest Indiana and serves as a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. He has lectured nationally and published articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, and several state and local publications — including Of Wealth and War: Samuel Lowe Writes Home,Chicago Genealogist 41 (Winter 2008-2009): 57-63. At any given time he would probably rather be reading a grantor index.

Harold was also the 1st place winner for the Chicago Genealogical Society’s 2015-16 Writing Contest. You can read his article in the Chicago Genealogist 49 (Fall 2016): 3-13.

Presentations:

“Are We There Yet?” Name-changing Ancestors, Proof and the Genealogy Police – Follow the Chilcote trail from the 1900 Chicago census to an unmarked grave in a country cemetery – and decide when there’s enough evidence for proof. Seven research lessons will be highlighted along the way that can be applied in more difficult cases. (12:30pm)

Why We Don’t Write – And How We Can – We need to write in order to: prove our families, preserve our work, and propagate our information. Many genealogists dread this task and postpone it too long. But we can find the time — and learn how to write better and enjoy it more. (1:45pm)

These free presentations will be at the Newberry Library in Chicago at 12:30pm and 1:45pm on April 1, 2017. Note this is an earlier start time. Hope to see you Saturday!

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Chicago Genealogical Society Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebration on April 1st
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