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McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society

www.mcigs.org

February 2021

ZOOM “Explore U.S. Church Records: Find Family” Jacquie Shattner

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Church records contain surprises, not just baptisms, marriages and deaths.  They provide clues to much more, including town of origin and immigration information, how active families were in their church, and their financial situation.  Churches predate government, and often have information on under-represented people; women, minorities, immigrants, and young children.  Learn how to identify your ancestor’s place of worship, access surviving records and solve problems such as maiden names and overseas birthplaces.

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March 2021

ZOOM- “Family History Research in Illinois & Wisconsin” Maureen Brady

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The families who came to Illinois and Wisconsin came from varied ethnic backgrounds and created a varied landscape of urban and rural environments. The records that were created by, and about, they reflect that variety, both in type and availability. This presentation will first examine the similarities between Illinois and Wisconsin family history resources and then look at the unique records of each state, including ethnic, religious, and governmental archives and repositories. The discussion will also include a brief review…

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April 2021

ZOOM “Allied with the Allies” Debra Dudek

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Debra will examine the abundant resources, service files, and information for service men and women who  served in Canadian, UK, Australian, and French forces during World War 1. The lecture will also examine  Red Cross records and resources in the US and abroad.

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May 2021

Zoom – “Voting Records: Genealogy’s Best Kept Secret” Pam Vestal

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Looking for a date of birth or death? When and where your ancestor became a citizen? Where he disappeared to or where he came from? Voting records may have the answer. These often-overlooked gems can be packed with genealogical information, and you won't believe what they can tell us about our ancestors!

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June 2021

Zoom – “40+ Sources for Finding Maiden Names” Katherine R. Wilson

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

40+ possible sources to consult when searching for a female ancestor’s maiden name. Discussion will include search tips for locating these sources.

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July 2021

Zoom – “2021 MCIGS Annual Summer Conference”

July 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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