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Census Data: More than Just a Population Count - Supplemental Schedules - On-line adds content

by Janis Minor Forté

         10:30 a.m.

        Saturday, 18 Aug 2018

       Schaumburg Township District Library

Every genealogist is familiar with Schedule I of the federal census as the official population count.  However, this schedule does not present the census in its entirety. In the form of supplemental schedules, from 1820 to 1880, this lecture presents skills to mastering techniques and finding aids and searching these schedules places the family in context with their environment.  The internet search and finding techniques demonstrated in this lecture improve record analysis skills and enable the participants to increase their case study content.  This lecture includes digitized selected state schedules that record specific time focused issues

Janis Minor Forté,is a researcher, writer and presenter who lectures at state, local and national conferences focusing on methodology, case study and problem solving and skill building.  

Coming in September

Beyond the Records: Putting Flesh on the Bones of Your Civil War Ancestors

by Karen Heinrich

         10:30 a.m.

        Saturday, 15 Sept 2018

       Schaumburg Township District Library

Over 3 million Americans were in uniform during the Civil War. It's becoming easier to find the facts of our ancestor's service, but how do we reconstruct their experiences? This presentation will show you how to fill in the blanks between the facts, allowing you to tell your ancestor's stories.

Karen Heintrich has a B.A. in liberal arts from the University of Illinois, a master of arts in History from Southern New Hampshire University and an masters of library science and information from Drexel University, PA. She is a member of the Association for Professional Genealogists and numerous genealogical and historical societies across the U.S. She has served several terms as board director, cemetery chair and as an archivist for state and local genealogical Societies. She has more than 17 years of research experience and has given numerous seminars, lectures and workshops at conventions, organizations, societies and libraries throughout Illinois.


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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.

For questions about the group, comments and suggestions, contact secretary @ caggni.org. To report problems with the website, contact webmaster @ caggni.org.

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