Chicago Genealogical Society

About Us

The Chicago Genealogical Society exists to collect, preserve and perpetuate the records of our ancestors and to stimulate an interest in all of the people who contributed in any way, however great or small, in establishing Chicago and its surrounding areas.

The Chicago Genealogical Society (CGS) Calendar runs July to June.  Board members are elected at the Annual Meeting each June.

CGS Board meetings are open to members and are held at the Newberry Library on the first Saturday of the month at 9:00AM unless otherwise noted.

CGS Board Members

President: Julie Benson
1st VP/Program Chair: Kim Keiser
2nd VP/Membership Chair: Ginger Frere
Treasurer: Wayne Weber 
Recording Secretary: Stephanie Jones
Corresponding Secretary: Jill Weiss
Director: Joan Billingham
Director: Thomas Mackowiak
Director: Sydney Shaw
Director: Terri O’Connell

Advocacy: Scott Burgh

Ancestor Certificates: Craig Pfannkuche
Archivist and By-Laws: Wayne Weber
Cemetery Project: David von Ehrlicher

Conference Exhibits:  Joan Billingham

Eastland Society:  Ted Wachholz
Hospitality: Thomas Mackowiak
Mail Distribution: Jeanne Larzalere Bloom
Outreach: Barry Love
Publicity/Social Media:  Marsha Peterson Maass/Stephanie Pierce Carbonetti

Publication Sales: Stephanie Pierce Carbonetti
Quarterly Editor: Stephanie Pierce Carbonetti

Webinars: Jill Baumeister

Website: Caron Brennan


DNA Special Interest Group: Karen Stanbury



Chicago Genealogical Society is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.  Address: PO Box 1160, Chicago, IL  60690-1160

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