Stayin’ Local: Using Town and City Records in Your Research

Ginger FrereThe Chicago Genealogical Society invites you to attend our first Saturday of the month program this Saturday, February 6th. Our program will be Stayin’ Local: Using Town and City Records in Your Research. Our speaker will be Ginger Frere.

Genealogists often use records from the federal government, such as census and military records. We also use county records, such as property, court or vital records. But too many times we overlook unique local government records – and miss the golden nuggets they contain. Join us as we take a look at some of these genealogical treasure troves. Several great Chicago examples will be discussed.

A life-long Chicagoan, Ginger Frere MBA, MLIS, has been involved in family history for over 20 years. She has an extensive technical and training background with years of experience introducing people to technology. In addition to working with private clients, speaking and teaching seminars, Ginger was the co-developer of the website ChicagoAncestors, a free website for finding and sharing historical information about Chicago.

Ginger is also a contributor to the Chicago Genealogical Society’s monthly newsletter. She loves to share tips on Chicago research and new “finds”. Some of her recent articles include Missing Marriage Records, Chicago Collections: A Great New Resource for Chicago Researchers and Naturalization Petition: Not the Only Piece of the Naturalization Puzzle.

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). There is also several public transportation option to get to the Newberry.

We hope you can join us!

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