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CAGGNI proudly presents:

Pandemic 1918! 

Fighting Influenza During the Great War

by Tina Beaird 
10:30 a.m.

      Saturday, 16 Feb 2019

NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.**

More than 30 percent of Americans were estimated to have contracted the Spanish Influenza in 1918, and millions of people lost their lives. Explore the timeline of the outbreak and hear tales of how the U.S. Army, Navy and civilian population centers tried desperately to combat the disease. Discover resources for tracing your influenza victims through newspapers, government records, medical journals, hospital registers and more.

Tina Beaird, owner of Tamarack Genealogy, lectures on military research, genealogical methodology and archival preservation at national, state and local conferences. She is a governing board member of the Oswego Heritage Association, Northern Illinois Historical League and Illinois State Historical Records Advisory board. Tina volunteers her time with several local historical and genealogical societies scanning and indexing historic records.

Coming in March

What’s New in Technology?

by Ed Rosenthal

10:30 a.m.

        Saturday, 16 March 2019

       Schaumburg Township District Library

Ed Rosenthal will present his very popular annual survey of emerging technologies. Sharing of the insights he gains from keeping tabs on new developments in the omputing and digital imaging scenes will provide us all with a glimpse of what new tools will  soon be available to leverage in our favorite obsession — genealogy!

This will be Ed’s 20th CAGGNI annual “What’s New in Technology” presentation.

Ed Rosenthal has served several terms over the years as president of CAGGNI and has been doing family research for over 30 years with Family Tree, RootsMagic, Family Search and is excited about the “new kid on the block” My Heritage.  

He’s worked at Pepsi, Rockwell, Motorola and NEC directing engineering and software projects after previously spending over 20 years in the broadcast business building television facilities.  He is a certified Project Management Professional with a master’s degree in project management from Keller.

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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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