The North Suburban Genealogical Society
Preserving the Past
Future Generations


Our goals are to promote an interest in genealogy, to instruct our members in careful,
documented research and to publish genealogical and historical information in
a newsletter six times a year.  Non-members are welcome to attend our meetings.
See below for meeting information and topics.
For questions about our group, please contact: NSGS@nsgsil.org
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 See you at the 

Glenview Public Library

1930 Glenview Road, Glenview

September 12, 2015

1:00 p.m.

   Cemetery Sleuthing
Presented by

Patricia Desmond Biallas

Searching for ancestors in local cemeteries is not for the faint of heart, but ghosts and goblins are the least of your concerns. Missing gravestones, mis-marked markers, and gravestones that were never engraved lead to discoveries that are thrilling, disappointing and mysterious, in turn.

What to expect, what not to expect and preparing for the unexpected are all covered in this “How To” of cemetery sleuthing. Etiquette, safety, and working with the cemetery office staff, will also be covered, as will tips on maintaining an attractive gravesite for your ancestor.

Whether you’re just getting started in cemetery research or you’ve been doing it for a while, you’re sure to enjoy some fascinating stories and gain valuable tips as Pat shares her experiences in sleuthing our Chicago cemeteries.

Handout:  Please print and bring to the meeting


      Monthly meetings are held on the second Saturday of January through October, unless otherwise listed at the

Northbrook Historical Society

1776 Walters Ave.

Northbrook, Illinois

            Take the ramp under the Northfield Inn sign to the                           lower level Northfield Room. 



Want to join?  
Download a Member Application from the link in the left
 column. Follow the instructions and send the completed form and your check to the address on the form. Or, bring them to the next meeting.

The Genealogy Room at the Winnetka Library is closed. Need help getting started with your genealogy, or solving a genealogical problem come to a monthly meeting and meet others willing to help you. 


Upcoming events


10 Sep 2015 10:00 AM • Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road
12 Sep 2015 1:00 PM • Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview
10 Oct 2015 1:00 PM • Northbrook Historical Society, Lower Level, 1776 Walters Ave., Northbrook IL
12 Nov 2015 10:00 AM • Glenview Public Library
14 Nov 2015 11:30 AM • Glenview Park District Golf Course CAFE Restaurant






The North Suburban Genealogical Society,   P.O. Box 3032,   Glenview IL  60025            Email: NSGS@nsgsil.org
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