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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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SATURDAY
SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL:
Finding Ancestors Amid the Rubble Of
Disaster and Misfortune
&
MAKE COLLATERAL SEARCHES PAY OFF

Presented by: Thomas MacEntee
via Webinar

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Thomas MacEntee is a genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community. Utilizing over 25 years of experience in the information technology field, Thomas writes and lectures on the many ways blogs, Facebook and Twitter can be leveraged to add new dimensions to the genealogy experience. As the creator of GeneaBloggers.com he has organized and engaged a community of over 2,800 bloggers to document their own journeys in the search for ancestors.

ABOUT THE TOPIC

IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL:
Finding Ancestors Amid the
Rubble Of Disaster and Misfortune

SUMMARY: Our ancestors persevered in spite of disaster and misfortune so that we could be here today to tell their stories. Learn how to locate evidence of their experiences and how to add their first-hand accounts to that body of evidence.

DESCRIPTION: Horatio Spafford, author of the hymn It Is Well With My Soul, overcame immense tragedy, misfortune and disaster (the death of his only son, the Great Chicago Fire, a shipwreck which killed his four remaining daughters) to not only stay true to his values but to help others and still keep a positive outlook on life. How did our ancestors persevere and survive in the face of disaster – natural, manmade and financial – so that we could be here today to tell their stories? Learn how to not only locate your ancestors amidst the rubble, but give voice to their stories.

MAKE COLLATERAL SEARCHES PAY OFF

SUMMARY: While you may think you’ve hit a brick wall with your research, have you tried using cluster and collateral search strategies to look for an opening? Researching non-direct relations as well as those friends and neighbors in your ancestors’ network can pay off in ways you might not imagine.

DESCRIPTION: Learn why researching those in-laws, “shirt-tail cousins” and others who may not be a direct-line ancestor as well as “friends, neighbors and associates” can help you break down your genealogy research brick walls.

Attendance is FREE however, registration is required. Register at www.zblibrary.info
or 847-872-4680 ext. 4

LOCATION
Zion-Benton Public Library
2400 Gabriel Ave
Zion, IL 60099

WEBINAR
9:30 A.M. to 10:30 P.M.
BREAK
10:30 A.M. to 11:00 P.M.
WEBINAR
11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.







The ZION GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY research materials are housed at the Zion-Benton Public Library for the public's use. Our society volunteers are at the Zion-Benton Library to assist you if needed on Monday mornings, from 10:00 to 12:00 Noon and on Tuesday & 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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OCTOBER 16, 2017
MAPPING YOUR MIGRATING ANCESTORS

Presented By
Tina Beaird

Explore what types of maps and property records exist for pinpointing your ancestor’s whereabouts across the United States.


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