Monday, April 14, 2014

CGS Program: Speed Dating with Genealogists

The brick wall. Everyone has one in their family tree. Questions that only lead to more questions.

On Saturday, April 5th the Chicago Genealogical Society hosted four experts:
Jeanne Larzalere Bloom- Full-time professional researcher specializing in Chicago and Cook County research.
Craig Pfannkuche- Independent research professional and President of Memory Trail Research, Inc.
Julius Machnikowski- Clerk at the Circuit Court of Cook County Archives.
Matt Rutherford- Curator of Genealogy and Local History at the Newberry Library.

Everyone brought their toughest research questions to the Newberry Library. The room vibrated with the sharing of research tips and family history telling. The panel gave research tips, switching participants every 4 minutes. It was such fun! The expertise of the panel was astounding.

Every participant seemed to gain some tip about their research. It is always wonderful to gather together with those who have a passion for learning their genealogy.

Check out our video taken at the event! Thank you to all that participated.  Subscribe to our brand new YouTube channel!

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