MONDAY, March 17, 2014
CELEBRATING OUR 35th ANNIVERSARY
Members Encouraged To Bring Guests
For A Chance To Win A Prize
ANNUAL WHITE ELEPHANT SALE
WHEN A LIFE BECOMES A MYTH
History, Myth and Family Stories
By: Dan Hubbard
ABOUT OUR ANNUAL WHTE ELEPHANT SALE
Members donate genealogical materials to the society to re-sell to those who may be in need of those materials at a very reasonable price. Come shop with us, you just may find something you need or want for your family history search.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Dr. Daniel Hubbard started researching his family history when he was 11. A former particle physicist who lived in Europe for 20 years, he is a full-time genealogist, writer and book designer. He is vice president of the Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society and on the Genealogy Advisory Board of Chicago’s Swedish-American Museum.
Dr. Hubbard is a full-time professional researcher who has been researching almost as long as he can remember. Inspired by family stories and a pair of genealogist aunts, he began to seriously conduct family history research at about eleven years of age. He spent eight years at CERN outside Geneva, Switzerland learning to handle very large research projects while performing research in particle physics (Ph.D. University of Michigan, Post-doc Harvard).
After living in Sweden for eleven years during which he was a software designer, strategic product manager and editor of technical documentation, he returned to the U.S. to fulfill his passion for family history. Daniel now combines his skills in technology, genealogy, complex research, the organizing of large amounts of information, writing, editing and book design to assist clients with their family history projects. He works with a variety of clients on projects including untangling problems in Swedish immigration and ancestry, analysis of 19th century letters and photographs, and extensive research into colonial families. He is vice president of the Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society and on the Genealogy Advisory Board of Chicago’s Swedish-American Museum.
Daniel says his goal as a speaker is always to inform in a memorable and entertaining way. He likes to come at my topics from slightly unusual angles making speaking more fun and hopes this technique encourages people to take a fresh look at each subject.
ABOUT THE TOPIC
This talk is about an odd and dramatic family tale and the reconstruction of a life. The tale showed how a life slowly converted to a myth over the generations. Using genealogy and history to reconstruct this life, what seems to have happened revealed from the very beginning the life that was not so far from a storyline of a myth. In the end, this life came full circle from story to research to storytelling.
Beach Park Village Hall
11270 Wadsworth Rd - Lower Level
Beach Park, IL 60099
White Elephant Sale
6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
8:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
The ZION GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY research materials are housed at the Zion-Benton Public Library for the public's use.
Our workshop volunteers are at the Zion-Benton Library on Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.
Our quarterly newsletter The Illuminator is published in February, May, August and November.
Articles may be submitted online to the Editor or mailed to the Society at: 2400 Gabriel Avenue, Zion, IL 60099.
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SOCIETY 1940 INDEXERS
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