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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

Zion Genealogical Society General Meeting, October 21st, 2013

There were 42 in total in attendance, including 33 members and 9 guests at our October meeting. The meeting started with an announcement that the stained glass window given to Joanne Layne is on display and available for members to participate in a raffle.

Our speaker Teresa McMillin began her segment on German research; So You Have Found Your German Town of Origin, Now What? Teresa's presentation was very interesting. She shared helpful information on how to access and review maps and Gazetteers, including the Meyers Gazetteer. She shared some helpful books and websites to aid in German research; like the Family History Library, German Town Information and States of the Holy Roman Empire.

Our general meeting started at 8:10 pm after a brief break for refreshments.

Teresa Hatten
Updated November 12, 2013