Welcome to CAGGNI!

CAGGNI Proudly Presents


UnChopping Down my Johnson Family Tree
with DNA & Research

by Jeffrey Bockman

         10:30 a.m.

        Saturday, 20 Oct 2018

5555 Trillium Blvd., Hoffman Estates, IL

This presentation will explain how traditional research, the Johnson Surname Project and recruiting distant cousins for Y-DNA and at-DNA tests are verifying connections. Grandma might have been correct after all!

Jeffrey A. Bockman, lecturer and author of Give Your Family A Gift That Money Can't Buy / Record & Preserve Your Family's History, is a contributing editor and writer for the former Everton‘s Genealogical Helper, the Digital Genealogist, Heritage Quest Magazine, FGS Forum and more.    

Coming in November

WWI Gen. Charles G. Dawes 
and Holiday Potluck

by RJ Lindsey

         10:30 a.m.

        Saturday, 17 Nov 2018

       Schaumburg Township District Library

Gen. Charles Dawes: the 100th Anniversary of WWI

Come join CAGGNI for its traditional Holiday potluck and special presentation.

On the 100th anniversary year of the conclusion of the Great War, Chicago actor RJ Lindsey portrays WWI Gen. Charles G. Dawes, narrating a slide program detailing European royal families’ lineage, their politics and alliances that plunged the world into the Great War. With animated battle maps, Dawes examines major Western Front battles including the critical American victories. The general relates stories of several important political and military participants who will return for WWII.   

With a repertoire of 17 historical characters, RJ Lindsey has been presenting programs for 35 years. From England to Israel and across the United States, history has come alive.

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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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CAGGNI, P.O. Box 59567, Schaumburg, IL 60159-0567
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