Genealogy Society Meetings

Military Monday – Finishing the Story Lecture November 11

The Casa Italia Genealogy Department will present Finishing the Story as part of our monthly genealogy programming. Tracing the life of a deceased military soldier (Soldier Dead) can be challenging. Through three World War I and World War II case studies, learn about records and resources available to help you write the stories of your […]

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New Lecture Dates Added!

Have you heard my Finishing the Story lecture? If not, see where I’m presenting this year! A few new lecture dates have been added to my Events page on my website. Please take a look and join me at one of the area society meetings! Feel free to contact me to speak at your library […]

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Generations Collaborates with Casa Italia Chicago

Casa Italia Chicago Creates Genealogy Department Chicago, Illinois – January 4, 2013: Jennifer Holik of Generations collaborates with staff at Casa Italia Chicago to create a new genealogy department. The mission of the Genealogy Department is to collect, catalogue and preserve vital records, documents, published materials, artifacts, and stories pertaining to the family history of […]

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Tuesday’s Tip – A Hidden Genealogy Resource in Chicago

Saturday I presented my social media presentation to the South Suburban Genealogical & Historical Society in Hazel Crest, IL. If you have ancestors who lived in this area of Cook County or worked at Pullman, you absolutely must check this group out. They have a fabulous research library and house some Pullman employee records which […]

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Follow Friday – Tony’s Genealogy Blog

Do you follow Tony’s Genealogy Blog? Tony is a librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library in the Chicagoland area who runs an amazing genealogy group. He is a one-man show who provides incredible resources. Marian Pierre-Louis also wrote a post about Tony and my article. You can read it here: I Wish There Were […]

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Genealogical & Historical Societies Need To Provide Benefits For Distance Members

At FGS 2011 last week I had a conversation with a President of a Genealogical Society in SW Missouri about research, the society’s benefits, etc. I had tried to meet this person in May when I spent the month down in SW Missouri but we were unable to meet up. He suggested I join the […]

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