2wq12 Genealogical Forum of Elmhurst, Illinois

April 12, 2015
Sunday 3 p.m.
All are Welcome

Holy Cow!
Where Are My Chicago Catholics Now?

Program by
Teresa McMillin

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 for 2015 Programs:

April 12 Program - By 1900 there were about 140 Catholic churches in Chicago.
Finding sacramental records (baptism, confirmation, marriage, and funeral) can be daunting.
This lecture will explain how to find the data necessary to tap into these valuable resources.
How to identify potential churches and find their records will be explained.

June 7 - Genealogy Research Trips--More Than Just Records - Jeff Bockman

October 4 - TBA

December 6 - Libraries and Genealogy Research Today: When, Where, and How They Can Offer Rewards - Susan M. Maltese, M.L.S.

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 County Genealogical Society's 40th Annual Conference - Saturday, March 14, 2015
Northern Illinois University Conference Center, Naperville, Illinois
Registration Now Open: Link to "Events"

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 orientation: 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 classes (under UPCOMING EVENTS) and times when help is offered (under 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: Genealogy reference assistance on a regular basis: Link to "Genealogy" for current times
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" - Under "Research Resources" 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


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

Webmaster: Susan Maltese
(Last updated February 22, 2015)

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