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A new year, a new beginning for our genealogical journey:

CAGGNI Events for 2023

In January, CAGGNI will proudly present:

Apprentices, Indentured Servants, and German Redemptioners

by Peggy Lauritzen 

10:30 a.m. CT

Saturday, 21 January 2023

Hybrid event – Zoom and
Schaumburg library, 130 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL

An estimated one-half of early immigrants came to America against their own will; some as indentured servants. Our ancestors arrived in many different ways as their lives touched the early colonies. Some voyages were planned, many were not. This lecture will examine the many different forms of servitude and indentureship in early America.

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, FOGS, has an amazing ability to bring laughter into the lives of her audience members. Peggy is a frequent lecturer at family history seminars and has presented at Brigham Young University and ICAPGen and taught Continuing Education classes at community colleges and The Ohio State University. She tested through ICAPGen to become an Accredited Genealogist, a credential she has maintained for 25 years.

Our speaker will join us via Zoom from Ohio. If you live in the Northern Illinois area, we will be booking the library and encourage you to join us for the best experience.

Please register: Apprentices, Indentured Servants, and German Redemptioners

Did you know that now is the best time to join CAGGNI?

Join now and you’ll enjoy all the perks of membership through the end of 2023. This includes access to meeting handouts, videos, current and past newsletters, and the online meeting links to CAGGNI Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

The program committee is working on an exciting lineup of presentations for 2023. Meetings in the coming year may be in-person only, online only or a combination of both (hybrid).

Please note, beginning in 2023, non-members will be charged a $5 guest fee for the Zoom link to regularly scheduled monthly meetings.

Per library policy, any guest attending meetings at the Schaumburg Township District Library will be welcome for no charge.


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CAGGNI (The Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois) is a group of amateur genealogists who are committed to effectively using technology and the internet in support of their research activities.  

Monthly meeting topics cover a broad range of subjects of interest, including software, tools, techniques and methodologies. Additionally, monthly newsletters, support for computer and genealogy issues and internet surname exposure are among the benefits of membership. 

A wide variety of genealogy software packages are used by the members as well online trees and database websites. We are also interested in personal websites, digital photography, handheld apps and other ways to share our family histories.

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