Welcome to CAGGNI!

Coming in September...

Storyteller's Writing Group
Marti Swanson

Saturday, September 13th
10:30 am

Schaumburg Township Public Library

This is a new group for those interested in the DOING of writing. Do you need an assigned topic? Do you need deadlines to help get you motivated? This group is dedicated to writing family stories for sharing with family members to ensure they don’t get lost.

The September topic is a memorable Christmas or other holiday. Set the scene: Who was there? When and where was the holiday celebrated?

Then tell what happened that made the day memorable. Include, where appropriate, sensory images: colors and shapes, sounds, odors, tastes (of holiday dishes), and perhaps touch details.

Be sure to tell why this day stands out in your memory. It may be because of the event itself, or perhaps something that happened later gave it extra meaning.

Print up 3 copies of your narrative for sharing with others. Your audience will have the opportunity to make suggestions for improvement as well as to enjoy your story before you share it with your family.



CAGGNI Proudly Presents

Getting the Most Out of InternetArchive.Org

Presented by Kristen McCallum

Saturday, September 20th
10:30 am

Arlington Heights Senior Center
1801 W. Central Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL

PLEASE NOTE the venue is changed to

same 10:30 am start time

The InternetArchive.org has a lot to offer genealogists, but it isn't always easy to find what you're looking for.  Learn how to use this amazing site to resurrect old web sites, browse census records and passenger lists, and search county histories. 


Upcoming events
Note: Monthly Meeting location will be confirmed 90 days in advance.

20 Sep 2014 10:30 AM • Arlington Heights Senior Citizen Center, 1801 W. Central Rd., Arlington Heights, IL
27 Sep 2014 • email to newsletter@caggni.org
11 Oct 2014 10:30 AM • Schaumburg Public Library
11 Oct 2014 1:00 PM • Schaumburg Public Library
18 Oct 2014 10:30 AM • Schaumburg Township Public Library
18 Oct 2014 12:30 PM • Schaumburg Public Library


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CAGGNI (The Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois) is a group of amateur genealogists who are committed to using technology and the internet more effectively in support of their research activities. 

Monthly meeting topics cover a broad range of subjects of interest in supporting genealogical activities including software, tools, techniques and methodologies.  Additionally, monthly newsletters, support for both computer and genealogy issues and Internet surname exposure are among the benefits of membership. 

A variety of genealogy software packages are used by the membership. Popular software includes Family Tree Maker (FTM), Ancestry.com public member trees, Genii, Reunion, Personal Ancestral File (PAF), and The Master Genealogist (TMG).  We are also interested in personal websites, digital photography, handheld apps, and other ways to share our family histories.

For questions about the group, comments, and suggestions contact secretary@caggni.org To report problems with the website contact webmaster@caggni.org.


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