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Welcome to CAGGNI!

CAGGNI proudly presents:

Making the Back Story Come Alive 


by Nicka Smith

10:30 a.m.

        Saturday, 20 April 2019

       Schaumburg Township District Library

Uniquely engage family members through the use of video to share the compelling and evocative stories. From short web clips to full-length documentaries, learn how to curate, craft and execute a strategy to get your family stories off of paper and into motion.

Nicka Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, host and documentarian with more than 19 years of experience as a genealogist. She has extensive experience in African ancestored genealogy, reverse genealogy and family reunion planning and execution. She is also an expert in genealogical research in the Northeastern Louisiana area, sharing genealogy with youth, documenting the ancestral journey and employing the use of new technology in genealogy and family history research.

Coming in May

Genealogy Trivia Game

by Robert Allen

10:30 a.m.

Saturday, 18 May 2019

       Location: TBA

Here's a chance to find out how much you and others know about the world of genealogy. We'll look at DNA, resources, databases, Internet sites, terms, organizations and special secrets about the hobby we all love so much.

Bob Allen received a B.A. in political science and an M.B.A. from the University of Kansas. He then graduated from the University of Texas Law School in Austin. He held positions with Container Corporation of America and Baxter Healthcare. 

Bob lives in Barrington with his wife, Audrey. They have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. He is the co-leader for CAGGNI's Colonial America SIG and recently served as treasurer of CAGGNI. He has been conducting genealogical research for 30+ years.

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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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