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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 held in November at another location. 

Everyone is welcome!

Date Program Speaker

14 Jan 2014

Beginning Scottish Research

Maureen Brady
11 Feb 2014

So You've Found Your German Town of Origin - Now What?

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG
11 Mar 2014

Mining the Genealogy Resources of the County Clerk's Office

Willard Helander, J.D.
Lake County Clerk
8 Apr 2014

Examine Jewish and Other Roots

Jewish Heritage Preservation Society

Program Description

January 14, 2014:  Beginning Scottish Research - Maureen Brady

February 11, 2014:  So You've Found Your German Town of Origin - Now What? - Teresa Steinkamp McMillin

Finding your ancestor's town of origin can be exciting, indeed.  Once this piece of information is found, you might be left wondering how you go about getting records from the other side of the ocean.  This lecture focuses on getting records from German towns.  Highlights include:

  • Verifying that you have a town that truly exists and where it is located
  • Strategies for identifying misspelled town names
  • Finding the historical governmental jurisdictions and records for that town
  • Useful aids for reading these records will be discussed 
  • Tips on hiring a professional in Germany, should that be necessary

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin is a Certified Genealogistsm who specializes in German-American and Midwest research, as well as reading German script.  She 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. She was the 2007 recipient of the National Genealogical Society's Home Study Course, which she has completed.  Teresa is the co-president for the Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists.

March 11, 2014:  Mining the Genealogy Resources of the County Clerk's Office. - Willard Helander

Willard Helander will be present the many resources that the County Clerk's Office has available to the genealogist.

April 8, 2014:  Examine Jewish and Other Roots - Jewish Heritage Preservation Society

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