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Here are some of the great speakers and topics we have for upcoming meeting. Come meet with us. Guest are always welcome!

Maureen Brady – Family History Research in Illinois and Wisconsin
Jason Kruski – Advanced Polish Research

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If you are looking to get organization tips, I'm presenting online at Indian Trails Library tonight at 7:00pm. You can register at their website. Sorry this is last minute, but I thought you needed a library card - turns out anyone can join. Busy week...
7:00 pm tonight at the Palatine Library. Open to anyone with an email address. If you missed it at Prospect Library, or want a review, register at the library's website.
There is no one size fits all method to what sometimes becomes, on again-off again life history gathering and recording effort. Inconsistent efforts in our sometimes busy, or distractible lives challenges us to be more dedicated and diligent. Beating ourselves up coming to terms with our procrastination might not be the pathway toward progress. I intend via my blog, or Facebook posts to prompt awareness and work at nudging or reminding. My hope is to review available resources on the topic and share ideas to help us keep moving onwards. I hope to focus on reinforcing the value of our efforts. I will supplement my own 16 years of experience with Amazon Book: My Maja A Grandson’s Tribute with other contemporary resources. Contributions from group members will be encouraged, invited and shared.what do you think of my idea? Some resources I might review:
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My good friend Don Grossnickle has completed his book My Maja, A Grandson's Tribute. I was honored to be able to preview it. It will be available on Amazon starting August 1st. It is an amazing example of documenting our ancestor's story and keeping their memory alive for future generations - something that we have discussed at many meetings. This is a great example to help you jump start YOUR family story. Start with one person and tell their story. It's also a great example to show how to showcase your heirlooms, photos, documents and genealogy treasures.

Contact Martha Allen or myself if you would like to discuss your family story at one of our premeetings or one of our informal Zoom meetings. We can't wait to hear it!
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