Monday, February 24, 2014

Join Us, March 1! Free Program: Holy Cow! Where Are My Chicago Catholics Now?

Join Us this Saturday!

The Chicago Genealogical Society invites you to attend our first Saturday of the month program this Saturday, March 1st. Our program will be Holy Cow! Where Are My Chicago Catholics Now. Teresa Steinkamp-McMillin CGSM will be our speaker. The first Chicago Catholic church opened in 1833 and by 1900 there were about 140 Catholic churches in the city. Finding your Catholic ancestor's church records (baptism, confirmation, marriage and funeral) can be a daunting task without a few key pieces of information. This lecture will explain how to find the data necessary to tap into these valuable resources. Once potential churches are identified, the process of finding the records for that church and timeframe will be explained.

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin is a Board-certified GenealogistSM. In addition to core experience in genealogical research, she specializes in German genealogy (ancestors who lived in any area of the United States or Europe, but with German origins). She also specializes in helping people with Cook County genealogy including Chicago and other areas of the Midwest. She has helped many people find answers to their questions about their heritage. Her website is

The program will be at the Newberry Library, 60 West Walton, Chicago, and begin at 1:30 p.m. The program is free. The Newberry does not have a visitor parking lot. However there is metered parking and garage parking available in the neighborhood. The following garage offers discounted parking to Newberry patrons. Remember to bring your parking ticket with you so it can be validated by the Newberry security guard. 100 West Chestnut Street: Enter on Clark Street; $8 (0-6 hours) and $9 (6-8 hours).

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