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The CGS Board of Management meetings occur 10am to 12pm at the Newberry Library, when there is a program scheduled there on that date. Meetings are free and open to our members and visitors.

All of our programs are free unless noted, and visitors are always welcome! We look forward to seeing you there!

September 13


CGS 2014 Fall Genealogy Seminar featuring

Judy G. Russell, JD, CGsm, CGLsm

Registration: 9:30a.m. Programs: 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Arlington Heights Memorial Library - Hendrickson Room, 2nd Floor

The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell will be speaking on September 13, 2014 at the all-day CGS 2014 Fall Genealogy Seminar. Come hear her speak on early American women in legal records, the pros and cons of DNA testing, and the legal rights and responsibilites of today's genealogists. See the flyer for more details.

Seats are limited, so register today!

Register for the Seminar and pay online here!

October 4


Ogilvie Transportation Center

The Great Chicago Fire Bus Tour

Chicago Fire

Back by popular demand! Join us on a tour of Chicago as we visit sites central to that infamous raging fire of 1871. See the full agenda here. Our tour guide will be our own incredible Craig Pfannkuche. If you have attended one of Mr. Pfannkuche's tours before then you will be one of the first to sign up. If you have never attended one of his tours, you don't know what you are missing. Seats will fill quickly! Register and pay online here OR print and mail the reservation form here.

November 1

Chicago's Greatest Year: 1893

The White City and the Birth of a Metropolis

white city

A presentation by Joseph Gustaitis. More details soon.

December 6

The Crash: How one Chicago Family Navigated Personal and Financial Loss in the 1930s

great depression

A presentation by Patricia Desmond Biallas. More details soon.

February 7, 2015

The Right Stuff: Family Histories with Substance and Appeal

A presentation by Debra Mieszala. More details soon.

March 7, 2015

Hidden Resources


Highlighting small museums, societies, and libraries with genealogical materials. More details soon.

April 4, 2015

Chicago House History Research


A presentation by Lesley Martin. More details soon.