The North Suburban Genealogical Society
Preserving the Past
Future Generations


Event Calendar

Please join us at the following events.

Upcoming events

    • 05 Jul 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • 1776 Walters Ave., Northbrook, IL

    Board Meeting

    • 08 Jul 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL

    Ginger Frere

    Adding Context: Social History for Genealogists

    Learn how to add depth and greater human interest to your family stories by including the social settings in which your ancestors lived. We will discuss the value of adding social context to family stories, review samples of narratives where context is provided, and look at some published social histories to determine where and how to find materials of interest to genealogists.

    Ginger Frere, MLIS, MBA, is a professional researcher and a member of the Chicago Genealogical Society, the Illinois Genealogical Society, the National Genealogical Society and the Association of Professional Genealogists.

    • 12 Aug 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook IL

    Tina Beaird

    Illinois State and County Resources

    Illinois Digital Resources - Did you know that Illinois offers several websites for finding your Land of Lincoln ancestors?  From vital records databases, to maps, to phone directories and yearbooks, Illinois has it all! Find out how to dig into these resources and get to know your Illinois ancestors.

    Illinois County Resources Primer - Illinois is comprised of 102 counties. These county genealogical records are often housed in multiple locations with many historically significant collections living in various universities, archives and historical societies scattered across the state. Tina will help you mine these records to find information on your Illinois ancestors using vital records, land patents, justice of the peace records and much more.

    • 05 Sep 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • 1776 Walters Ave., Northbrook, IL

    Board Meeting

    • 09 Sep 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL

    Theresa Steinkamp McMillin

    So, You’ve Found Your German Town of Origin, Now What?

    Finding your ancestor's town of origin can be exciting, indeed. Once this piece of information is found, you might be left wondering how to get records from the other side of the ocean. This lecture focuses on how to get records for German towns. Highlights include:

    • Verifying the location of the town

    • Strategies for identifying misspelled town names

    • Finding historical jurisdictions for that town

    • Finding records for that town

    • Useful aids for reading those records

    • Tips for hiring a professional genealogist in Germany, when necessary

    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook IL

    Maureen Brady 

     Tapping the Power of FamilySearch.org

    Maureen's presentation will provide a "tour" of the website and will also discuss search strategies and helpful hints for organizing your research time at Family Search®.

    Maureen Brady is a former school librarian and computer educator. She has over 25 years experience with family history research, is a professional genealogist and owner of Bare Roots Genealogical Services.  Maureen has made numerous presentations to Illinois and Wisconsin genealogical societies, libraries, conferences, and workshops, as well as presenting at the 2002 National Genealogical Society Conference.  She is co-director of the Crystal Lake, IL Family History Center and is a member of many genealogical and family history societies in the U.S. and Scotland.

    • 06 Nov 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • 1776 Walters Ave., Northbrook, IL

    Board Meeting

    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 11:30 AM
    • TBD

    Annual Luncheon

    H a p p y   B i r t h d a y , I l l i n o i s !

    1818 - 2018


Past events

10 Jun 2017 Ancestry.com Tips and Techniques
16 May 2017 Harold Washington Library tour
13 May 2017 How Genealogy is Healthy for You
08 May 2017 Board Meeting
08 Apr 2017 The Day That Lived in Infamy: Navigating Basic WWII Records
11 Mar 2017 Genealogy Research - Beyond the Basics
06 Mar 2017 Board Meeting
11 Feb 2017 The Chicago 1893 World's Columbian Exposition: What Remains and New Links to H. H. Holmes
14 Jan 2017 Writing Family History: Using Narrative in Genealogy
12 Nov 2016 Annual Luncheon
07 Nov 2016 Board of Directors meeting
08 Oct 2016 Get the Scoop: Interviewing to Gather Family Stories
10 Sep 2016 How I Use DNA in My Genealogy Research
06 Sep 2016 Board of Directors meeting
13 Aug 2016 Finding Daddy
09 Jul 2016 Show and Tell
05 Jul 2016 Board of Directors meeting
11 Jun 2016 Researching Colonial American Ancestors
14 May 2016 Navigating the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Archives
09 May 2016 Board of Directors meeting
09 Apr 2016 Mapping Your Migrating Ancestors
12 Mar 2016 DNA, Behind the Scenes
07 Mar 2016 Board of Directors meeting
13 Feb 2016 Truth or Fiction? Unraveling a Family Yarn
09 Jan 2016 Discovering Your UK/Irish Roots Online: Websites and Resources for English, Welsh, Irish and Scottish Ancestry
14 Nov 2015 Annual Luncheon
12 Nov 2015 Board of Directors meeting
10 Oct 2015 Sound Research Practices: Sources and Citations
12 Sep 2015 Cemetery Sleuthing
10 Sep 2015 Board of Directors meeting
01 Aug 2015 Genes for Genealogists
11 Jul 2015 Why You Should Write
09 Jul 2015 Board of Directors meeting
13 Jun 2015 Unbroken
09 May 2015 Pinning Down Your Past: Adding Social Media to Your Genealogy Repertoire
07 May 2015 Board of Directors meeting
11 Apr 2015 NSGS Panel Discussion
14 Mar 2015 Researching at the Appomattox Court House
14 Feb 2015 Ancestry.com Primer
10 Jan 2015 Who Will Look At Your Genealogical Collection?
08 Nov 2014 Annual Luncheon
06 Nov 2014 Board Meeting
11 Oct 2014 Mining the National Archives
13 Sep 2014 Write Your Family History NOW!
11 Sep 2014 Board Meeting
09 Aug 2014 Naturalization – Beginning of Your U.S. Family Heritage
19 Jul 2014 Using Family Tree Maker
17 Jul 2014 Board Meeting
14 Jun 2014 Spreadsheets 101: Excel, The Genealogist Underutilized Tool
10 May 2014 18th and 19th Century English Parish Records
12 Apr 2014 Swab Your Cheek: How to Make the Most Out of DNA Kinship Results
08 Mar 2014 Reading Between the Lines of the City Directory
08 Feb 2014 Military Genealogy
11 Jan 2014 When Life Becomes A Myth: History, Myth and Family Stories
09 Nov 2013 Annual Luncheon
09 Nov 2013 Annual Luncheon
07 Nov 2013 Board Meeting
12 Oct 2013 No Birth Certificate - No Problem
12 Sep 2013 Board Meeting
07 Sep 2013 What's New in Technology
10 Aug 2013 Where Did I Put Grandpa?
20 Jul 2013 Hiring a Professional Genealogist
11 Jul 2013 Board Meeting
08 Jun 2013 Breaking Down a Brick Wall: A Case Study
11 May 2013 Cobbler, Tailor, Trunkmaker: How My Grandpappies Made A Living
09 May 2013 Board Meeting
13 Apr 2013 Lessons From A Snoop
09 Mar 2013 Space Time for Family Historians
07 Mar 2013 Board Meeting
09 Feb 2013 What Is “The Cloud” and Why Do I Care?
12 Jan 2013 Finishing the Story: Tracing the Life of A Deceased Soldier
10 Jan 2013 Board Meeting
08 Dec 2012 NO MEETING
10 Nov 2012 Annual Luncheon
08 Nov 2012 NSGS Board Meeting
13 Oct 2012 Finding Grandma's European Ancestors
08 Sep 2012 The Secret Message in Lincoln Watch - Case Study
06 Sep 2012 NSGS Board Meeting
11 Aug 2012 Loyalist, foreign protestants, and Canadians: tracking your once or future ancestors north of the border
21 Jul 2012 Hunting for Henry - A Case Study Using Collaterals
12 Jul 2012 NSGS Board Meeting
09 Jun 2012 Accessing Newspapers Online
12 May 2012 Social Networking for Genealogists
10 May 2012 NSGS Board Meeting
14 Apr 2012 Dating Photographs Through Clothing
10 Mar 2012 Using Family Search Web Site for Genealogical Research
08 Mar 2012 NSGS Board Meeting
11 Feb 2012 Using a Digital Camera and Scanner in Genealogical Research
14 Jan 2012 Mapping the Past: Navigating your family history with maps
12 Jan 2012 NSGS Board Meeting
12 Nov 2011 Annual Luncheon
10 Nov 2011 NSGS Board Meeting
08 Oct 2011 Compiling Your Medical Family Tree
08 Sep 2011 NSGS Board Meeting
13 Aug 2011 Courthouse Research: Where Do I Start?
16 Jul 2011 Byron Kinney: Unbroken
14 Jul 2011 NSGS Board Meeting
11 Jun 2011 Solving German Ancestry Problems Teresa McMillin
14 May 2011 Software Programs Panel Discussion
12 May 2011 NSGS Board Meeting
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