Zion Genealogical  Society of Lake County (Illinois, USA)

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Including the Neighboring Lake County Communities of:

Beach Park, Gurnee, North Chicago, Park City, Wadsworth, Waukegan, Wildwood, and Winthrop Harbor




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War of 1812 Contributor

MONDAY - NOV. 17, 2014

OH WHERE OH WHERE ARE MY ANCESTORS FROM? :
Finding your immigrant ancestorís

Presented by:
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

LOCATION
Beach Park Village Hall
11270 Wadsworth Rd - Lower Level
Beach Park, IL 60099

Speaker
7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Break/Socialize
8:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Business Meeting
8:30 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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