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Saturday, November 8
Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society Fall Workshop  (ISGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center, Round Lake, IL
Old meets new in this exciting program! Learn about online sources, DNA, Midwestern records and resources, specialty newspapers, ways to record your research for yourself, and much more! Back by popular demand is Paula Stuart-Warren, CG(sm), Rounding out the program are Dr. Dan Hubbard and Debbie Mieszala, CG(sm). Per tradition, lucky attendees will walk away with great door prizes.
Early bird registration is $35 for LCIGS members, $40 for non-members, and $45 for everyone after October 25. Lunch is included in the registration fee and coffee and donuts will be available for purchase before the workshop.
For additional information about the conference or to register, visit the workshops page on the LCIGS website at, find us on Facebook (Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society) or email LCIGS. Doors open at 8am and the programs run from 9am to 3:30 pm.

Tuesday, November 11
Evaluating What You Have Found: The Third Stage of Research  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm
Presenter: Barbara Renick
Just because it is in print (in a courthouse record, a county history, a family history book, or published online) doesn't make it so. All too often we find tantalizing bits and pieces of our family trees in various sources. It takes knowledge and experience to carefully evaluate what you have found and to determine when further research and documentation is necessary. This lecture covers the evaluation of both compiled and original sources.
This webinar is sponsored by FamilySearch (

Thursday, November 13
Fox Valley Genealogical Society   (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:30 pm
Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL
Program: TBA

Saturday, November 15
“Exploring Your Swedish Roots 2014”  (ISGS Member Society Events)
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Swedish American Museum, 5211 North Clark Street, Chicago IL
Genealogy Open House - Meet one-on-one with experts for help with genealogy, translation of documents, location of a parish, and more. Come spend half an hour or all day. There is something for everyone. To request a time-slot for genealogy research and/or translations, please make a reservation at 773.728.8111 or via
Cost: $10 for members and non-members Refreshments available for purchase.

Thursday, November 20
Elgin Genealogical Society - "Fanning the Flames"  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library-Community Room, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, Illinois 60120
EGS 2014 Beginners Workshop Series
Elgin Genealogical Society announced its upcoming monthly workshops – each one will cover a different topic important to helping you further your research.  All EGS meetings are open to the public
For more information:

Tuesday, December 9
HeritageQuest Online - The Ins and Outs  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm
Presenter: C. Ann Staley, CG, CGL
HeritageQuest Online contains much more than just the Federal population census. If you are searching for immigration, naturalization, land grants, monetary claims, pensions, public works projects, military matters, vital records, parents, etc. you should take a look at this collection. This lecture will show what is available in this collection of databases.