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: Stephanie Jones
1st VP/Program Chair: Stephanie Pierce Carbonetti
2nd VP/Membership Chair: Ginger Frere
Treasurer: Wayne Weber
Recording Secretary:   Julie Benson
Corresponding Secretary: Craig Pfannkuche
Director: Joan Billingham
Director: Thomas Mackowiak
Director: open
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 Disaster Society:  Ted Wachholz
Hospitality: Thomas Mackowiak
Mail Distribution: Jeanne Larzalere-Bloom
Education/Outreach: Ginger Frere

Funeral Home Records: open

Newsletter:  Grace Horner

Publicity/Social Media:  Stephanie Pierce Carbonetti

Quarterly Editor: Stephanie Pierce Carbonetti 

Webinars: Stephanie Jones

Website: Caron Brennan

Chicago Genealogical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Address: PO Box 1160, Chicago, IL  60690-1160

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