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Sneak Peek at New Donated Collection

With over $4,300 recently raised from Chicago Genealogical Society members, followers, and Board of Directors, the entire collection of The Microphone newsletters (of the Western Electric Hawthorne Works facility located in Cicero, Illinois) has now been scanned. The result of the scanning project is that high-resolution, searchable images of the collection will be available to current members.

A small sample of the searchable newsletters – a sneak peek! – are now available on the public pages under Research.  In the future all the issues will be available through the Members Only section of the CGS website.

The balance of the collection will be made available later this year after CGS completes the conversion of their website (which will include more storage capacity for this and other collections).

To read more and see the sample issues, click here.


Commemoration of the 106th Anniversary of the Eastland Disaster

On Saturday, July 24, 2021 at noon, dozens of people will gather along the Chicago Riverwalk on the west side of Clark Street which is the exact site of the tragedy. Descendants of survivors, victims, and heroes will be present to share their families’ stories. 

For more details, click here.


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