The North Suburban Genealogical Society
Preserving the Past
Future Generations


Event Calendar

Please join us at the following events.

Upcoming events

    • 16 Jul 2018
    • 10:00 AM

    June meeting for the Morning Writers Group

    Writers Groups are a valuable benefit for members but guests are welcome to "test drive" and sit in on a session.

    Meetings are normally held at 10am on the 3rd Monday of each month.

    Contact Tina Johnston at 312-617-1244 with questions.

    • 16 Jul 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • NBHS Heritage Center, 1812 Chapel Court, Northbrook

    June meeting for the Evening Writers Group

    Writers Groups are a valuable benefit for members but guests are welcome to "test drive" and sit in on a session.

    Meetings are held at 7pm on the Monday after the monthly general meeting.

    Contact Bill Nemmer at treasurer@nsgsil.org with questions.

    • 28 Jul 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • NBHS History Museum, 1776 Walters Ave, Northbrook

    June meeting for the DNA Discovery Group

    The DNA Discovery Group is a valuable benefit for members but guests are welcome to "test drive" and sit in on a session.

    Contact Judy Hughes at webmaster@nsgsil.org with questions.

    • 11 Aug 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview

    Rediscover Your WWI Soldier’s Experience

    Tina Beaird from the Plainfield Library

    Many federal WWI personnel records were destroyed in a National Archives fire in the 1970s. Tina offers ways to locate copies of peripheral federal military records and provides solutions for recreating some of the lost history in these “fire” records by also using local government documents, newspapers and base records.

    • 13 Aug 2018
    • 1:00 PM

    August meeting for the Afternoon Writers Group

    meet at George Martin's home for Aug, 2018, 

    contact George ( Newsletter@nsgsil.org ) for directions.

    Writers Groups are a valuable benefit for members but guests are welcome to "test drive" and sit in on a session.

    Meetings are normally held at 1pm on the 2nd Monday of each month.

    Contact Barbara Garrison at 847-256-2958 for notification or questions.

    • 04 Sep 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • 1776 Walters Ave. in the lower level. All members are welcome to attend.

    All members are welcome to attend board meetings.

    • 08 Sep 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Northbrook Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook

    Creating and Sustaining Your Family Newsletter

    Presented by Janis Minor Forté

    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 impactful 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 oversite.

    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Northbrook Historical Society - 1776 Walters Ave. - Lower Level

    Members Show and Tell”

    Learn from fellow North Suburban Genealogical Society members about research techniques, useful mobile apps, and other tools and hear about examples of successful research experiences from our own members.

    • 30 Oct 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • 1776 Walters Ave. in the lower level. All members are welcome to attend.

    All members are welcome to attend.

    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 11:30 AM
    • Glenview Park Golf Club Cafe, 800 Shermer Road, Glenview

Past events

14 Jul 2018 FamilySearch® - Preserving Your Family History on Family Tree
09 Jul 2018 Afternoon Writers Group
30 Jun 2018 DNA Discovery Group
18 Jun 2018 Morning Writers Group
11 Jun 2018 Evening Writers Group
11 Jun 2018 Afternoon Writers Group
09 Jun 2018 Discovering your UK/Irish Roots Online
12 May 2018 Jewish Genealogy, Online Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland
14 Apr 2018 Glenview Naval Airbase - Hangar One Foundation
10 Mar 2018 The Most Helpful Genealogy Tools You’ve Never Used
10 Feb 2018 Using DNA Test Results in the Genealogical Proof Standard
13 Jan 2018 Looking for European Roots
11 Nov 2017 Annual Luncheon
06 Nov 2017 Board Meeting
14 Oct 2017 Tapping the Power of FamilySearch.org
09 Sep 2017 So, You've Found Your German Town of Orgin, Now What?
05 Sep 2017 Board Meeting
12 Aug 2017 Illinois State and County Resources
08 Jul 2017 Adding Context: Social History for Genealogists
05 Jul 2017 Board Meeting
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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