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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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War of 1812 Contributor

MONDAY - APRIL 20, 2015

Behind the Scenes

Presented by:
Dr. Daniel Hubbard


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.


In the news, we hear how the use of DNA can solve some case or mystery, so now genealogists are considering using DNA testing in their research, but what does it mean? Dr. Dan Hubbard will explore what DNA can and cannot do for genealogists. He will help you understand what the different tests are, what they can tell you, and how this can enhance 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.

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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Presenter: Jim Gibbons

Next Meeting: Saturday May 9, 2015
Zion-Benton Public Library

May 15 & 16 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
May 17 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
38211 N. North Avenue - Beach Park, IL

You Don't Want To Miss This!

Updated April 14,, 2015

Federation of Genealogical Societies Member vv Illinois State Genealogical Society Member