Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Historical Military Records at the National Archives at Chicago

Learn about the historical military records at the National Archives in this upcoming workshop.

Historical Military Records

When: Saturday, April 12, 2014 – 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 
Where: National Archives at Chicago, 7358 S. Pulaski Road in Chicago

From the Revolutionary War to the recent past, the National Archives maintains service and pension
records for the men and women of the armed forces. Learn where these records are located, what
information is necessary to order the file, and how to place an order. This class will also address privacy and access.

To reserve your spot, send your name and contact information to Kris Maldre Jarosik, Education
Specialist, via e-mail at Upon receipt we will confirm workshop registration with an e-mail.

National Archives at Chicago Public Programs Calender

Monday, March 31, 2014

CGS Program: Speed Dating for Genealogists

The Chicago Genealogical Society invites you to attend our first Saturday of the month program this Saturday, April 5th at 1:30 p.m. Our program will be Speed Dating for Genealogists.

Back by popular demand! Come and participate in an exciting and fun program. Bring your “brick wall” research questions and you will have an opportunity to ask an expert. You will only have a limited time for each question. SPEED is the key, so be clear and specific with your questions. Participate and also learn from other members as they get help on their “brick walls”. It will be an interactive and enjoyable program. Our Expert Panel:

Jeanne Larzalere Bloom CGSM
A full-time professional researcher specializing in Chicago and Cook County research

Julius Machnikowski
Clerk at the Circuit Court of Cook County Archives and specializes in Polish genealogy.

Craig Pfannkuche
Independent research professional and President of Memory Trail Research, Inc.

Matt Rutherford
Curator of Genealogy and Local History at the Newberry Library.

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).