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Chicago Fire Bus Tour Sold Out!

Our Chicago Bus Tour has sold out. Have fun everyone!/p>

7 September 2014

Chicago Fire Bus Tour Rides Again!

Back by popular demand! Join us on a tour of Chicago as we visit sites central to that infamous raging fire of 1871. See the full agenda here.Our tour guide will be our own incredible Craig Pfannkuche. If you have attended one of Mr. Pfannkuche's tours before then you will be one of the first to sign up. If you have never attended one of his tours, you don't know what you are missing. Seats are sold out!

18 July 2014

Marsha joins the CGS team

One of our recent speakers Marsha Peterson-Maass is taking over publicity for CGS. Marsha is a forensic genealogist and lecturer since 2003, including at our beloved Newberry Library. We're glad to have you, Marsha!

24 February 2014

The Legal Genealogist Will Be in Chicago!

The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell will be speaking on September 13, 2014 at the all-day CGS 2014 Fall Genealogy Seminar at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Come hear her speak on early American women in legal records, the pros and cons of DNA testing, and the legal rights and responsibilites of today's genealogists. See the flyer for more details.

Seats are limited, so register today!

Register for the Seminar and pay online here!

12 February 2014

Another Thank You!

Jaime Groetsema filled the Newsletter Editor position. Thank you, Jaime, and welcome aboard!

12 February 2014

Thank you!

A few positions on the Board had recently been vacated, but thanks to the initiative of our membership, two of them have been filled! A hearty thank you and welcome to Amanda Jensen and Leslie Schramer!

November 2013