It’s not too late to celebrate the Chicago Genealogical Society’s 50th Year. Registration is still open here. Come join us as we celebrate this milestone in the Society’s history. The Society’s first meeting was on May 20, 1967, at the YMCA on LaSalle Street in Chicago. So what better then to have a celebration to mark this milestone exactly 50 years in May 2017!

Our speaker for this special event is genealogist, speaker and writer Tony Burroughs. His presentation will be 50 Years in Genealogy.

Tony is the founder and CEO of The Center for Black Genealogy. He is an internationally known genealogist who taught genealogy at Chicago State University for fifteen years. He researched Olympic Gold Medal sprint champion Michael Johnson’s family history and consulted on the Reverend Al Sharpton-Strom Thurmond genealogy and the Oprah Winfrey genealogy. His has consulted for several television programs including: Who Do You Think You Are?; African American Lives; The Real Family of Jesus and The History Detectives. Burroughs also consulted with the Chicago Public Schools, New York Public Schools, Chicago City Colleges and We are excited to have him help celebrate this milestone.

Additional celebration highlights:

  • 50 years Anniversary Video
  • Membership Special
  • A look at the Society’s Archives
  • Door Prizes
  • Honor past CGS Board Members
  • Celebratory Cake

Join us on May 6, 2017 – 1:00pm at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 North Knox Avenue, Chicago, IL. The Heritage Center offers plenty of free parking and easy access using public transportation. Direction information at: So mark your calendar and join us for this great celebration!

This event is FREE but registration is required. Please register here.

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