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Tracing a Chicago Family‘s Roots: A Case Study

  • 8 Jan 2024
  • 7:00 PM
  • Webinar


Chicago area family history research can be a challenge due to historical events and the physical size of the area and population.  Using her own Chicago area research, Maureen Brady will present strategies for tackling these problems.  She will demonstrate how she has used family stories, the census, church and civil records and the Internet to put together 5 generations of her Chicago Irish family.

Maureen Brady, a former school librarian and computer educator, has forty years experience with family history research.  She has traced her Scottish roots back to the end of the 17th century and beyond, and has also pursued Chicago and the Midwest, the trans-Allegheny U.S., Quebec, Irish and Swedish research.  Maureen has made numerous presentations to genealogical societies, libraries, conferences and workshops throughout the U. S., as well as presenting for the Brigham Young University Library family history webinar series.

She is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, as well as a life member of the Aberdeen and Northeast Scotland Family History Society and the Ohio, Chicago and McHenry County (Illinois) Genealogical Societies.  She is also active in the Kentucky, Middle Tennessee and Lake County (Illinois) Genealogical Societies, and the British Interest Group of Wisconsin & Illinois , and the Chicago Scots Genealogical Group.

This presentation will be recorded and available in the members section on the CGS website.

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. 

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

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