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
   We are a proud FGS member! FGS web site 

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Monthly meetings are held on the second Saturday of January through October, 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.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

1:00 P.M.

 Northbrook Public Library

1225 Cedar Lane

Map to the Northbrook History Museum

Creating and Sustaining Your Family Newsletter

Presented by Janis Minor Fort√©

The value of family newsletters is documented in the vast array of newsletter collections housed in local, state and national libraries, and archives across the nation. Family newsletters provide a rich source of historical information on the growth, development and achievement of a family. From first person interviews to documentation of family events, these treasured publications provide a ‘geographic narrative and photo-genealogy’ of kinship and extended family groups. Following the death of an elder, boxes of family newsletters are often found in the attic or basement of the ancestral home in grandma’s keepsake trunk.

This lecture will discuss ‘the business of the newsletter’. The administrative, management and operational policies, along with the critical issues of designing an impactfull publication are just some of the mandatory dictates. The mission statement along with decisions of whom or what is on the front page are all considerations of importance in family dynamics. The lecture will also present a variety of design formats. From Microsoft Word Doc, to Google forms, to Desktop Publishing, it’s your format choice. Managing the layout, controlling the format and structuring content are issues that require on-going oversight.

Meeting locations

Northbrook Public Library

1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, Illinois.

Map to the Northbrook Library

Glenview Public Library

1930 Glenview Road,  Glenview, Illinois

   Map to the Glenview Library  


Northbrook History Museum

1776 Walters  Ave., Northbrook, Illinois. Lower level 1

Take ramp on park side of building to lower level.

Map to the Northbrook History Museum

  Some meeting handouts are available 
                   on the  Meeting Handouts page.                   

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. Volunteers are available to help you solve a problem or get started with your genealogy research. Volunteers are available weekly in Glenview and monthly in Northbrook. 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 Aug 2018 1:00 PM • NBHS History Museum, 1776 Walters Ave, Northbrook
04 Sep 2018 6:30 AM • 1776 Walters Ave. in the lower level. All members are welcome to attend.
08 Sep 2018 1:00 PM • Northbrook Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook
10 Sep 2018 1:00 PM • The Book Market at the Glen, 2651 Navy Blvd, Glenview, IL
10 Sep 2018 7:00 PM • NBHS Heritage Center, 1812 Chapel Court, Northbrook
13 Oct 2018 1:00 PM • Northbrook Historical Society - 1776 Walters Ave. - Lower Level
30 Oct 2018 6:30 PM • 1776 Walters Ave. in the lower level. All members are welcome to attend.
03 Nov 2018 11:30 AM • Glenview Park Golf Club Cafe, 800 Shermer Road, Glenview






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