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CAGGNI Proudly Presents

DNA Special Interest Group
Special Presentation:

A Genealogist Physician's View
of DNA
by David A. Stumpf, MD, PhD

Saturday, 14 January 2017
10:30 a.m.

Schaumburg Township District Library

Physicians and scientists have a unique view of genetic genealogy. Neurologists recognized peculiarities that disrupted Mendelian genetic concepts and lead to new insights relevant in medicine and genealogy. We will review genetic data resources, selected lessons from clinical genetics, recent scientific research and ways these might influence your genealogy research.

Dr. Stumpf is professor emeritus at Northwestern University. His research involves genetics, and he is board certified in neurology, pediatrics and clinical informatics. He is a lifelong genealogist with roots in the Netherlands (paternal) and across the American frontiers (maternal). His portfolio for certification by the Board for Certification of Genealogists is in review.


Newspaper Necessities
by Tina Beaird

Saturday, 21 January 2017
10:30 a.m.

Schaumburg Township District Library

Newspapers hold an astonishing amount of genealogical and local history information other than obituaries. Learn how to find the hidden gems in newspapers like claim day notices, cards of thanks, society news, tax notices and more. Learn how to locate digital copies of original newspapers as well as what online indexes and abstracts exist.

Tina Beaird is the genealogy/local history librarian at a midsize Chicagoland public library and owner of Tamarack Genealogy. She provides lectures on genealogical research, archival preservation and Illinois history at national, state and local conferences. 

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Upcoming events
Note: Monthly Meeting location will be confirmed 90 days in advance.

10 Dec 2016 10:30 AM • Lake Zurich Panera (430 S Rand Rd) in the back area under “Swanson”
24 Dec 2016 • email to newsletter@caggni.org
14 Jan 2017 10:30 AM • Schaumburg Public Library
14 Jan 2017 1:00 PM • Schaumburg Public Library
21 Jan 2017 10:30 AM • Schaumburg Township District Library,
21 Jan 2017 12:45 PM • Schaumburg Public Library


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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.orgTo report problems with the website, contact webmaster@caggni.org.


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