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December 6, 2015
Sunday 3 p.m.
All are Welcome

Libraries and Genealogy Research:
How Libraries Can Offer
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Program by
Susan Maltese, M.L.S.

Meeting Schedule

When: The First Sunday of February, April, June, October, and December at 3 P.M.
(When Easter is on the first Sunday of April, meeting is on second Sunday)
Mark your Calendar Now for Remaining 2015-2016 Programs:

December 6 - Can't we just go to Ancestry--and Google--to find all our genealogy answers today?
This talk will provide cases where libraries provide access to materials not available elsewhere.
It will also give some examples from genealogical and historical societies and archives.

February 1 - Tales of Serendipity in Genealogical Research - Extraordinary luck? Mind-boggling coincidence?
"Experience the Magic of Genealogy" - Program by Delray Palmer
Does it sometimes seem that your ancestors wanted you to find them? Many genealogists have experienced this "magic"
Ms. Palmer will share amazing stories that have been documented about incredible experiences with remarkable research finds.

April 3, June 5- TBA

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.)

Genealogical Forum
P.O. Box 1068
Elmhurst, IL 60126
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:


DuPage Genealogical Society 41st Annual Conference - Saturday, March 12, 2016
NIU Conference Center, Naperville
For more information/registration: Select "Events" from Menu on Left for links to Conference Information and Registration

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 - Link to "Research" then "Research Guides" then "Genealogy"
For further information, genealogical reference help, and to verify orientation: Call 312-255-3512

**** FAMILYSEARCH : Select "Get Help" then "Learning Center" for online video classes.

****Family History Center (Naperville): Classes offered periodically
Check on FHC Website for classes (Select UPCOMING EVENTS)
Research help is offered by nationality and subject (Under Center Resources, see Staff Research Specialities): Naperville FHC

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

****Wheaton Public Library: Special genealogy reference assistance offered weekly by experienced volunteers.
To Confirm Dates and Times for Assistance: Select "Browse" then "Genealogy." Then select "Events" on left.
The Library also has many genealogy materials, especially local area. Select "Browse" then "Genealogy"
: Wheaton Public Library

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

Join the Genealogical Forum for 2015-16
Members - Please Renew Now
Membership Includes Covering 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 "eLIBRARY" - Select "Biography & Genealogy" for databases and other information on genealogy materials available
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

New to EPL- A GENEALOGY CLUB - Monthly on the Third Tuesday 7-8 p.m.
Come to share tips and learn about new research tools
Select "Adults" then "All Adult Programs"; Select "Calendar of Events" then "Search"
Enter "Genealogy" as Keyword. Will get Genealogy Club dates and also programs if available.

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 the research Society members provide; Names of researchers for hire for more exensive research

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


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