2wq12 Genealogical Forum of Elmhurst, Illinois

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October 4, 2015
Sunday 3 p.m.
All are Welcome

"The Crash"
A Portrait of an
Irish-American Family in
Depression-Era Chicago

Program by Patricia Biallis

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 and 2016 Programs:

October 4 - The speaker will tell the true story of the struggles and survival of her family, the Donars,
during this time period in American History. She will also provide historical background information.

December 6 - Libraries and Genealogy Research Today: When and How They Can Offer Rewards - Susan M. Maltese, M.L.S.
This talk will cover situations in which libraries may have special rewards beyond the obvious commercial databases.
It will also touch on when there may be value in checking genealogical and historical societies.

February 1, April 3, June 5, October 2, December 4 2016 - 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:


Illinois State Genealogical Society - October 23-24 (Friday-Saturday) 2015
Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn
For more information/registration: Link to 2015 ISGS Fall Conference

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: Special genealogy reference assistance offered weekly by experiences volunteers
One Afternoone (DAR Members) and One Evening - To Confirm Dates and Times Link to "Genealogy" then "Events"
Classes offered periodically
Fall Classes Are Now Listed. Link to "Genealogy" then "Events": 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 (June-May)
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" - Under "Research by Subject" 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
New to EPL- A GENEALOGY CLUB - Monthly on the Third Thursday 7-8 p.m. (Upcoming dates 9/15, 10/20, 11/17 and 12/15)
Come to share tips and learn about new research tools

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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