June 1, 2014
Sunday 3 p.m.
All are Welcome

A Guide to
Overseas Resources

Program by
Jacquie Schattner


Meeting Schedule

When: The First Sunday of February, April, June, October, and December at 3 P.M.
Mark your Calendar for Upcoming Programs:

June 1 -
The program will cover the history of immigrant travel into the United States, and
how to find records in most European countries

October 5 - Swedish Research (Have Swedish Roots and Don't Know How to Get Started?) - Kathy Meade

December 7 - Going Beyond the Begats (Adding Biography to Your Genealogies) - Sarah Kirby

February 1, 2015 - TBA

April 5 - Topic TBA - Teresa McMillan

June 7 - TBA

Where:
MEETING LOCATION: Community Bank of Elmhurst, 330 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst IL 60126
(The Bank is located on the SOUTH side at Spring Road. There is a traffic light and a Shell station on the NE corner.
Enter front door and take stairs or elevator to second floor.
FRONT PARKING LOT FULL? Continue to more parking in back.)

Contact:
Genealogical Forum
P.O. Box 1068
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Elmhurst.genealogy@YAHOO.com
Further Information: Secretary Sharon Zarembka, 708/531-0449

The Genealogical Forum of Elmhurst is a family history club serving the Western suburbs of Chicago. The organization provides educational programs
and support for those doing genealogy. It also works to promote the study of genealogy, the gathering of
genealogical information, and the preservation and publishing of historical and genealogical materials.
(GFE is a Not-for-Profit 501(c)3 organization)

Other Opportunities and Events:

MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES

CAGGNI's First All Day Conference - May 17, 2014
"GeneaQuest: The Future is Now"
Elgin, Illinois at Elgin Community College
For further information:
Caggni.shuttlepod.org/GeneaQuest2014

GENEALOGY EDUCATION: Classes and Other Special Help

New to genealogy? Want help in getting started? Or interested in learning more?

****The Newberry (Chicago's Independent Research Library) "Genealogical & Local History Orientation" - Free and open to the public: First Saturday of each month at 9:30
Many subject guides and additional support also offered - Link to "Genealogy Research"
For further information and to verify classes: Call 312-255-3512

**** FAMILYSEARCH : Select "Get Help"- Online video classes and other help options

****Family History Center (Naperville): Classes offered periodically
Research help given by staff on various ethnic groups and types of materials
Check on FHC Website for upcoming classes and times when help is offered.: Naperville FHC

****Arlington Heights Memorial Library: Significant support with classes, blog, and special reference help
AHML Genealogy & Local History

****Wheaton Public Library: Genealogy reference assistance - Thursday 7-9 p.m.
Classes offered periodically
To Check for Classes Link to "Genealogy" then "Genealogy Classes": Wheaton Public Library

****And Be Sure to Check with Your Own Public Library or The One Next Door
Many are now offering genealogy classes, programs, and special help



Join the Genealogical Forum for 2014-15 (June-May)
Members - Please Renew Now
Membership Covers Cost of Speakers
and the Forum's Newsletter

Individual $24, Family (One address) $30

Send check, name(s), telephone,
e-mail & U.S. addresses
to Forum's address above

Useful Links:

Elmhurst Public Library

Link to "24/7 eLibrary" - Select "Biography & Genealogy"
Link to "Catalog" for books on genealogy, family history, and Elmhurst history; Also York Community High School yearbooks: 1922-

Ancestry Library Edition - Available only in Library; For information on use of Ancestry and other databases without EPL library card
E-mail: reference@elmhurst.org or call 630-279-8696

Elmhurst Historical Museum

Extensive range of Elmhurst history materials including newspapers

DuPage County Genealogical Society

Links to extensive DuPage County genealogical material; Link to "Research Resources
For information on County research provided; For more extensive research, name of researcher-for-hire

Chicago Genealogical Society

Links to Chicago and Cook County sites; Also Illinois and some general links

The Newberry (Chicago's Independent Research Library)

Extensive resouces for the United States; Family history librarians provide research support

Illinois State Genealogical Society

Links to general and specific Illinois sites; List of Illinois genealogy and historical organizations; Some general links

FAMILYSEARCH

Billions of names across 100s of collections
Indexes to historic and family records with extensive full text. Genealogy introduction, helps, and charts

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

Cyndi's Beginner's List
Lists sites on how to research family history both generally and for specific topics


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(Last updated May 12, 2014)

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