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Evening meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the following months at 7:00 p.m.:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October. 

Meetings are held at the Mundelein Park district, 1401 N. Midlothian, Mundelein, IL in the first building just north of the library.  The annual conference in November is held at another location. 

Everyone is welcome!

Date Program Speaker

12 Jan 2016

Tapping the Power of Family Search®

Maureen Brady
9 Feb 2016

Read the Tabloids:  German Church Records

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin CG
8 Mar 2016

Winding Your Way Through the Web:  Popular Sites for the Genealogist

Ginger Frere

Program Description

January 12, 2016:  Tapping the Power of Family Search - Maureen Brady

Maureen's presentation will provide a "tour" of the website and will also discuss search strategies and helpful hints for organizing your research time at Family Search®.

Maureen Brady is a former school librarian and computer educator. She has over 25 years experience with family history research, is a professional genealogist and owner of Bare Roots Genealogical Services.  Maureen has made numerous presentations to Illinois and Wisconsin genealogical societies, libraries, conferences, and workshops, as well as presenting at the 2002 National Genealogical Society Conference.  She is co-director of the Crystal Lake, IL Family History Center and is a member of many genealogical and family history societies in the U.S. and Scotland.

February 9, 2016: German Church Records - Teresa Steinkamp McMillin

German church records are a key resource for determining our ancestors' family relationships. Sometimes, though these records deliver extra information that was not required.  In these instances, they read similar to modern-day tabloids.

  • Make sure to read all of the fine print in a record.  The juicy details hide there.
  • Consider the new research opportunities implied.
  • Consider the underlying social implications of the information found.
  • Learn how laws in some areas increased rates of illegitimacy.

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin is a Certified Genealogist 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 has actively researched her German ancestry, as well as her husband's Chicago Irish roots.  She presents quality genealogy lectures for local and national organizations.  She has attended the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and has taken college-level German courses.  Teresa was the 2007 recipient of the National Genealogical Society's Home Study Course, which she has completed.  She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, as well as many local genealogical societies.  She is the co-president for the Northwest Suburban council of Genealogists.

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March 8, 2016 - Winding Your Way Through the Web:  Popular Sites for the Genealogist - Ginger Frere

Ginger is a reference librarian in the Genealogy and Local History Section at the Newberry Library in Chicago, where her responsibilities include providing reference services.

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Updated: February 07, 2016