Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society
LCIGS Monthly Meetings
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January 8, 2013:
History of Lake County - Jennifer Hart
Jennifer Hart is a Museum Educator from the Lake County Discovery Museum. She received her undergrad in History and Museum Studies from Michigan State and her Masterís in Education from DePaul University. Being a transplant from Michigan, she has enjoyed getting to know the local and state history of Illinois and sharing it with others.
February 12, 2013:
Vernon Township: The Birthplace of Lake County - Lisa Marie Smith
Lisa Marie Smith grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Her love of writing and history first came together in the seventh grade when she wrote a play about the American Revolution for her social studies class to perform. After having taught for a short time in Florida, she found her way back to the familiar surroundings of Illinois. She has served as a childrenís librarian and school liaison for more than the past two decades at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire, working with countless area children.
March 12, 2013: Lake County
Archives - Diana Dretske
Diana Dretske is the Lake County Historian and Collections Coordinator for the Lake County Discovery Museum. She is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illinois State Historical Society for making outstanding contributions in promoting, preserving and commemorating Illinois history. Ms. Dretske chairs the Lake County Historical Alliance, a consortium of local museums and historical societies, and is the author of three Lake County history books, including one on the U.S. Army post at Fort Sheridan.
April 9, 2013: Final Resting
Place: The Stones Tell a Story - Jane Haldeman
Jane Haldeman is co-owner of Itís Relative, www.itsrelative.net, a genealogical service business providing lectures, workshops, research and consultations. She is President, Illinois State Genealogical Society, past President, Fox Valley Genealogical Society and Registrar for the Fort Payne Chapter NSDAR. Jane lives in the suburbs of Chicago and has been researching family history for over 20 years. Her lectures focus on technology as applied to genealogical research.
May 14, 2013: Breaking Down a
Brick Wall: How I Found the Marriage Record of My Irish Great-Great Grandparents
- Nancy R. Thomas
Nancy R. Thomas has been President of the DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society from 1979-1981 and again from 2009-2013. She is also currently Vice-President of CAGGNI (Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois). A retired Professor/Reference Librarian at the College of DuPage, Nancy has been searching for her ancestors and her husband's for over 30 years. She published The Roeser Family: Ancestors and Descendants for a family reunion using Family Tree Maker software.
June 11, 2013: The Genealogy
Research Process - Sarah A. V. Kirby
July 9 2013: Military
Genealogy - Tina Beaird
Tina Beaird is the Genealogy and Local History Librarian at the Plainfield Public Library. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree with a specialization in Archives/Preservation from Dominican University. Tina has won multiple research and digitization grants to preserve and digitize historic documents and photographs. She lectures at the national, state and local level on topics including genealogical research, photo preservation and archival preservation. Tina has been doing genealogical research for over twenty years and has offered professional assistance to researchers for over 10 years.
August 13, 2013: Reading
Between the Lines of the City Directory - Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG
Teresa Steinkamp McMillin is a Certified GenealogistSM who specializes in German-American and Midwest research, as well as reading German script. She has been interested in genealogy since she was a child and currently has many satisfied clients. She presents genealogical lectures for local societies and national conferences.
10 September 2013: When
a Life Becomes Myth: history, myth and family stories - Dr. Dan Hubbard
Dr. Daniel Hubbard has been seriously researching his family history since he was 11 years old. He is a former particle physicist who lived in France and Sweden for 20 years before returning to Libertyville with his family. He is now a full-time professional genealogist, book designer and writer. He is the owner of Personal Past (www.thePersonalPast.com) with research concentrating on American, Canadian and Swedish records. He is President of the Lake County Genealogical Society and a member of the Nordic Family Genealogy Advisory Board at the Swedish-American Museum in Chicago.
October 8, 2013: Synopsis
of Researching the Forbidden - Terri O'Connell
Terri O'Connell is a professional genealogist, lecturer and freelance writer who has been researching her family roots since the 1990's. Her primary research focuses are Irish and Midwestern United States genealogy. Terri is the Co-founder and Executive Director of the In-Depth Genealogist, a digital community for all genealogists.
Cyndi Ingle Howells is the creator of the popular website CyndisList.com, a categorized index to more than 327,000 online resources. Cyndi, a genealogist for more than 33 years, is a past member of the board of directors for the National Genealogy Society. Cyndi is and internationally-known speaker. She has lectured for FGS, NGS, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, GENTECH, Brigham Young University, the American Library Association and numerous local genealogical societies in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Cyndi has authored numerous articles and three books.
Ginger Frere, MLIS is a professional genealogist and speaker with a variety of research interests, including Chicago history and the creation of online tools for genealogists. In addition to working with clients, she works as a part-time genealogy reference librarian at the Newberry Library, where she is co-director of the ChicagoAncestors.org website.
Updated: September 09, 2013