NSGS
The North Suburban Genealogical Society
Preserving the Past
for
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.

For questions about our group, please contact: NSGS@nsgsil.org

See below for meeting schedule and topics. 

Check out the latest NSGS postings on Facebook.

 NSGS is a proud FGS member! FGS web site 

Monthly meetings are on the second Saturday of the month. An annual luncheon is held in November and there is no December meeting. Meeting locations change so please be sure to note where the meeting is held.

Scroll down for addresses and maps for each location.

Next Meeting:

Saturday, Oct 10, 1pm

Online Zoom Meeting 

The Zoom Link will be sent by e-mail notification

The Coded Census – Deciphering US Census Codes 

Presented by: Thomas MacEntee

Summary: As the US Census progressed, starting in the 20th century, the Census Bureau employed the use of various codes to categorize census data. Various types of codes covered education, employment, marriage, nativity and more. Understanding census codes can help you uncover more information about your ancestor and possibly assist in breaking down brick walls. Learn how to locate census code-related tools online and how to use them for a specific US census.

Description: Participants will learn this history of “coding the census” and how this information can improve genealogy research. Specifically we’ll cover the 1910 to 1950 US Census Population Schedules and the various codes employed. In addition, we’ll review the various census enumerator instructions to determine other notations and marks on the population schedules. Finally, we’ll cover how to take census code information and integrate it into your genealogy research results.

Outline

  • The History of the Coded Census
  • Online Tools to Decipher Census Codes
  • Enumerator Instructions and Census Codes
  • Tips and Tricks for Understanding US Census Codes
  • Resource List


Additional ONLINE Webinars

Due to the library closures, our meetings and those of many other societies are going online.

Here are some free online Genealogy webinars offered by other genealogy societies that may be of interest to our members. Check their websites for schedule and enrollment.

Family Tree Webinars - Various offerings

Click to Register


Our own NSGS Writers and DNA Explorers groups have Zoom Meetings scheduled for 2020.

Check the event list on the right panel for more information.

All are welcome. Members can automatically receive notices by modifying the "group participation" setting in their profile. Otherwise, if you would like to join the meeting, contact the following:

Afternoon Writers Group: Programs@NSGSIL.org

Evening Writers Group: Treasurer@NSGSIL.org

DNA Explorers: Webmaster@NSGSIL.org

For a complete listing of all the monthly meetings, please click on the  EVENT CALENDAR located in the left column above.

To see all dates for the small groups click on the SHOW DETAILS link under the group you are interested in attending

Meeting locations


Glenview Public Library

1930 Glenview Road,  Glenview, Illinois

   Map to the Glenview Library


Northbrook History Museum

1776 Walters  Ave., Northbrook, Illinois.

Take ramp on park side of building to lower level.

Map to the Northbrook History Museum


Northbrook Public Library

1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, Illinois.

Map to the Northbrook Library

   

Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue

Wilmette, Illinois

Meeting room is in lower level. 

Map to Wilmette Library


Most meeting handouts are available 
                  on the Meeting Handouts page.

  


JOIN US!  
              
Click on the Membership link in the left column. You can enroll online or print the form send it with your check to the address on the form (or bring to the next meeting)

In addition to sharing fellowship with like-minded genealogists at the monthly meetings, members receive an informative newsletter six time a year. An additional benefit of membership is the opportunity to participate in one of our three Writers Groups and our DNA Discovery Group. The groups meet monthly. Refer to the event list to the right for times and locations.
                                

We are pleased to partner with both the Glenview and Northbrook libraries to help you solve a problem or get started with your genealogy research.  Volunteers are available:

See Glenview Library Calendar for weekly Genealogy Room Hours.

Northbrook Library has Drop-in Genealogy 3-5pm on the first Wednesday of the month. See Northbrook Library Calendar

Or contact the libraries for specific hours.

Of course you are welcome to attend one of our monthly meetings and meet others willing to share their expertise.

Upcoming events

               

25 Sep 2020 1:00 PM • Virtual
07 Oct 2020 3:00 PM • Northbrook Library - 2nd floor
10 Oct 2020 1:00 PM • online Webinar
12 Oct 2020 1:00 PM • Google MEET
12 Oct 2020 7:00 PM • Virtual meeting
19 Oct 2020 10:00 AM • Presbyterian Home, Evanston
30 Oct 2020 1:00 PM • Virtual
04 Nov 2020 3:00 PM • Northbrook Library - 2nd floor
09 Nov 2020 1:00 PM • Google MEET
10 Nov 2020 6:30 PM • Virtual meeting
14 Nov 2020 • TBD
16 Nov 2020 10:00 AM • Presbyterian Home, Evanston
16 Nov 2020 7:00 PM • Virtual meeting
28 Nov 2020 1:00 PM • Virtual

                                         

                                           


 

 

 

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