MONDAY - MAY 20, 2013
by: Craig Pfannkuche
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Craig Pfannkuche is President of Memory Trail Research, Inc. since 1993, and is the Genealogical Archivist for the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Historical Society since 1984. He is on the Board of Directors of the McHenry County, Illinois Genealogical Society and the Chicago Genealogical Society. He has presented numerous workshops at both the local and national level. Pfannkuche is a retired history and anthropology teacher and now lives in the Chicago area.
ABOUT THE TOPIC
Craig Pfannkuche will do a presentation about using railroad records in genealogical research. Railroad personnel records exist in the National Archives and railroad record archives located all over the United States. However, railroad personnel records generally do not exist before the 1850s. From 1870 to 1925 railroads were by far the largest employer of laborers and immigrant workers in the U.S. Craig will also present other ways to find these records besides archives.
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 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.
Map to Zion-Benton Library
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