MONDAY - NOV. 17, 2014
OH WHERE OH WHERE ARE MY ANCESTORS FROM?
Finding your immigrant ancestorís
Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CGSM
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Teresa has over thirteen years of genealogical research experience focused primarily on German immigrants in Illinois and the Midwest. She specializes in translating German church records written in the old German script and Illinois research.
Residing in the Chicagoland area, she has easy access to many significant research facilities: Cook County Recorder of Deeds; Cook County Circuit Clerk Archives; National Archives-Great Lakes Branch; Newberry Library; Chicago History Museum, just to name a few.
Teresa has invested in a quality education. She is a multi-year attendee of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR). She regularly attends genealogical conferences, both locally and nationally. To assist with her focus on German research, she has completed two years of college-level German and continues to study the language.
ABOUT THE TOPIC
The holy grail of genealogical research is finding your immigrant ancestorís town of origin. Have you spent years trying to find this information have not been successful as of yet? Teresa will share some strategies that might help you break down that brick wall.
Highlights covered will be:
- What basic information you should have for your ancestor
- More obscure information that might be available
- Branching out beyond your ancestor
- Organizing and documenting your research
Beach Park Village Hall
11270 Wadsworth Rd - Lower Level
Beach Park, IL 60099
7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
8:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
8:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
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NO MEETING IN DECEMBER
Next Meeting: January 2015