My mom and I will be the keynote speakers at the Tinley Moraine Genealogists Conference, 28 AprilÂ 2007 at the Tinley Park Public Library, Tinley Park, Illinois. For anyone interested in attending, below isÂ some information on the conference.
Conference 2007 – Internet & Resource Centers
Tinley Moraine Genealogists
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Tinley Park Public Library
9:00 A â€“ 3:30 P
Location:Â The Tinley Park Public Library is conveniently located near Interstates 80 & 57 at 7851 Timber Drive (80th Avenue at about 181stÂ Street) â€“ exit Interstate 80 at Harlem Avenue north, turn left or west at the 1st stoplight, which is 183rdÂ Street, & then right at 80th Avenue. The Library entrance is just before you cross the Metra Rock Island railroad tracks. Park your car on the east side of the building, not in the front of the building.
On-site Registration and distribution of handout materials begins at 9:00 a.m.Â Speakers and Programs begin at 9:30 a.m. Genealogical materials, books and resource information will be available from vendors, other genealogy societies and resource centers at the Conference throughout the day.Â
Advance registration is strongly encouraged as computer sessions fill up quickly.Â Â
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- KEYNOTE: A Dozen Ways to Jumpstart Your Family History Project
Loretto Dennis Szucs, FUGAÂ &Â Juliana Szucs Smith (9:30 a.m.) The newest techniques and resources. Have questions about where to go next or interested in finding an easier way to solve a problem?
- German Research â€“ Changing Names and Finding Ancestral VillagesÂ Â
Patricia Reaves – Leaping the ocean to a little village or a big city in Germany can be a daunting task.Â People changed their
names or they referred to areas no longer on the map such as Prussia, Schleslan, Pommern, Schleswig, etc.
Patricia Reaves has many suggestions & strategies, plus she will help you with name changes & variations.
- Time Travel â€“ Back through Generations in Minutes
(Internet hands-on in the Computer Classroom)
Catherine Passas & Marria Blinn, Coordinators.Â Â (There is limited seating of 20 per class) This program will be offered three times during the day, so select a time most convenient for you to attend. It isÂ NOT an introductory class.Â It isÂ designed for the experienced or the occasional user and will let you search new internet sites to find family vital records of old and very recent ancestors.Â
- Research in States East of the Mississippi River
Jane Ehrenhart. For genealogy researchers of States East of the Mississippi River including Illinois the â€œThe Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library” (formerly called the Illinois State Historical Society) has extensive and one-of-a-kind genealogy sources. Jane Ehrenhart will give you guidance on solving your genealogy questions and puzzles
using the over 600,000 titles of books, maps, photos, & newspaper resources in this library.
- Critique and Highlights of Chicago Resource SitesÂ Â
Craig Pfannkuche. Ever wonder which of the many resource centers
in Chicago has the best collections of vital records and other records or documents that you need?Â For years Craig Pfannkuche has utilized many Chicago area libraries and resource centers in his writings andÂ Â research and knows which sites are the best for particular pieces of information.Â Only he could give this talk.
- Scanning Documents â€“ Tips & Suggestions
Eric C.M. Basir, “the photo restorer.” Learn the most efficient and most productive ways to scan those wills, documents, land deeds, photos, marriage and birth certificates and the many genealogy documents
you have in your files.
Registration fee is $35 and includes Registration, Handout Materials and Lunch. For more information, contact the Tinley Moraine Genealogists atÂ firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ or call 630-753-9807 for questions or more details.