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Our Next Virtual Meeting
Maureen Brady – Family History Research in Illinois and Wisconsin
Becky Lowery – Researching at the Newberry Library

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Our First Virtual Meeting –  What have you been doing during the Shelter-In-Place order? Has it afforded you the opportunity to do any additional genealogy research? Have you found any great discoveries or broken down any of your brick walls?

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Tune in to our Facebook page on Monday, May 25 at 11 AM ET to join our Memo

By: Ron Park, MD, EVP of Health and DNA This week marks National Women’s He

To commemorate Memorial Day from home and the 75th anniversary of the end o

To our community,  The last several weeks have been an emotional journey. A

Ancestry® is a family and a community, even when we’re not together – which

Great blessings come from providing temple ordinances for our kindred dead.

If you have United States ancestry, it is possible that you have an ancesto

World War II dominated the first half of the 1940s as well as fashions in t

“We wish you peace and joy as you connect with those closest to you. We rem

Performing temple ordinances for family can be a joyful experience! And tod

Margaretha’s marriage record in Heiningen, Germany provided us with the nam

This year, in addition to honoring our brave soldiers who gave the ultimate

If you’re an adoptee or searching for an unknown parent or ancestor, AutoPe

No, I don’t quite have that many books – it just feels that way. Nor are my

Michael Haag was born on January 4, 1649, in Heiningen, Germany, the 6th of

In the United Kingdom along with its former colonies, the style of home con

Patten Free Library is located in Bath, Maine. Their Board of Trustees has

As we remember this Memorial Day the countless Americans over the decades w

With America entering ‘The Great War’ (WW One) in April 1917 and then by ea

National School Lunch Act was signed in 1946, the country’s first school fo

We are pleased to announce the addition of an exclusive death records colle

MyHeritage users from all over the globe have been letting us know how much

Who are the true heroes of 2020? We all know the answer: medical profession

One of the most celebrated films of the year, 1917 tells the harrowing tale

This Memorial Day, as people across the United States honor the memories of

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Hooray! Home access to Ancestry Library Edition from your local library's website has been extended through June 30, 2020 -- per Proquest:
"Access to Ancestry Library Edition has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. Remote access will be available until the end of June and will be re-evaluated monthly as needed."
As Promised - Here it is!! Choose ONE of three FREE courses. Discount Codes for 50% off ONE course (Six to choose from) and 15% off ANY ONE Package. Codes will expire at midnight on June 30, 2020. #onlineeducation #genealogy #familyhistory The National Institute for Genealogical Studies
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Looking for a genealogy class? Tonight at 7:00pm, I'll be teaching Exploring U.S. Church Records: Find Family through the Arlington Heights Library's zoom. You may register at []( Open to everyone. You do not need their library card. Hope to see you!
I created a book describing our sentimental household items that came from parents or grandparents. I wrote about it in my blog and I was very lucky that it was on several "best blog" lists this weekend. Here's the link if you want to read:
New genealogy show coming Tuesday nights on ABC.
Often those doing their genealogy don't want to take the time or spend the money to obtain a death certificate for their ancestor. Perhaps they already found the gravestone online or found the death date in an online index, and it doesn't seem important. However, death certificates can contain many....

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Past Meetings

NWSGS has monthly meetings where members and guest have the opportunity to hear and learn from members and featured speakers on topics that can assist you in your genealogical search,

Regina Yuill – Preparing to Write and Publish
Teresa McMillin -Naturalization Records
Jacquie Schattner – European and U.S. Newspapers and Directories