Due to unforeseen circumstances the DNA Doubleheader Webinars scheduled for Saturday 3 December has been cancelled and will be rescheduled soon
DNA Doubleheader - Two DNA Webinars in One Afternoon
3 December @ 1:00pm & 2:30pm
Join us for this special afternoon to learn about DNA with Karen Stanbary, MA, LCSW, CG®, BCG Trustee.
1:00pm – Why Test My DNA When I Already Know My Ancestors? Explore the many ways DNA test results confirm and advance documentary research.
2:00pm – 30-minute break
2:30pm – Case Study---Who are Katey's Biological Parents? Ancestry DNA Match Lists and A Deep Dive into Documentary Records Confirm a Biological Relationship and Extend the Proof Back Generations
A case study demonstrates research strategies integrating evidence from documentary and genetic sources to prove genetic relationship conclusions. Common mistakes in atDNA analysis are explored.
Karen Stanbary, CG®, holds the Certified Genealogist credential. She lectures nationally on the use of DNA test results in genealogical problem-solving, always within the framework of the Genealogical Proof Standard. She is a Trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists and chairs that organization’s DNA Committee.
Cost: $10 members (that’s only $5/per webinar!)
No refund after November 26, 2022. The online payment service fee of $1.50 will be deducted from refunds. These presentations will not be recorded. Handouts will be provided to registrants only.
Search vs. Research with speaker Barbara Coakley
Searching is just one step in the process of researching your family history. A case study based on a family story from Chicago in the 1920’s demonstrates the research process from beginning to end - how to develop a research goal, plan the research, document results, and preserve your findings.
Barbara Coakley’s interest in her family history began over 30 years ago when she was given an envelope of family papers. Her journey to discover the stories of her ancestors has taken her to homelands across the US and Europe. Barbara is Vice President of Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries and edits their newsletter. She is an alumni of ProGen, IGHR, TIGR, GRIP, SLIG and NIGR. Barbara has been teaching genealogy classes at Collin College since 2008 and has done presentations for a number of genealogy societies in North Texas, Washington, Illinois and England.
Registration is required via the Chicago Genealogical Society website under Events. Registration will close 1 hour prior to the event. The meet-up will take place virtually via ZOOM. All people registered will receive an email the morning of the event with log-in instructions and a link. This information is not to be shared.
Note: This webinar is FREE for CGS members. Non-Members can register for the event for $10. No refunds.
Researching Chicago Ancestors from Afar with Nancy E. Loe
Did your native and immigrant ancestors settle in Chicago, but you live in another location? Metropolitan areas can present a different set of research challenges. Learn how to find both traditional and unusual resources, including free and low-cost alternatives for Cook County vital records, searching Chicago newspapers, essential print and online resources, and finding immigrant and ethnic ancestors in Cook County.
After a long professional career in academic archives and genealogy libraries, Nancy E. Loe, MA, MLS, is now a genealogy educator, researcher, and writer. She specializes in U.S. and European research, and provides expert guidance on information management and research skills.
Her website, sassyjanegenealogy.com offers a blog, free monthly newsletter, and e-books on genealogy research.
Nancy has appeared on PBS's American Experience, at NGS, RootsTech, and numerous genealogy conferences and webinars in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. All eight of her great-grandparents left Europe and migrated to Chicago between 1880-1912.
Open Mic Meet-Up
Join us to share your discovery or watch and listen to others share their successes. You have a research problem? Come and ask the group. Maybe someone will have a suggestion to further your research. A great opportunity to learn!
This meet-up will have a host to run the Zoom and to give the opportunity for everyone to share as time permits. If you plan to share a discovery or problem, please keep it to 5 minutes or less to allows others to also share.
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