Welcome to CAGGNI!

CAGGNI Warmly Wishes You...

and a Prosperous New Year!

CAGGNI is taking a break from meetings to enjoy making new memories with our friends and families over this holiday season

Please join us in 2015 for more leading-edge presentations, motivating special interest groups, and stimulating workshops!  

Announcing a NEW
Special Interest Group Meeting

Facilitated by 
Al & Michelle Wilson

Saturday, January 10th
10:30 am

Schaumburg Township Public Library

CAGGNI is proud to announce Chicagoland's first genetic genealogy recurring special interest group. This group will focus on learning the methods for analyzing DNA test results. Throughout the year we will study autosomal DNA, mitochondrial DNA, Y-DNA and surname projects, X-DNA, and ancestral admixture results. We'll also investigate third party tools for analyzing your raw data and comparing DNA and gedcom data with test kit results from companies other than the one you chose to test

DNA can break down genealogical brick walls once thought impenetrable - but only if you know how.

The SIG will combine short 15-20 minute lectures with interactive workshop-style activities.

Get ready to put your DNA results to work for you!


Attention FTM Users!
A Special Interest Group Meeting

Family Tree Maker

Facilitated by Ann Ellen Barr

Saturday, January 17th
8:45 am to 10:00 am

Arlington Heights Senior Center

Family Tree Maker (FTM) software product is the top selling software product for building, customizing, searching and sharing family history. This interest group was formed to provide a forum in the Chicagoland area for FTM users to share their knowledge and build their expertise with the product.

Meetings are held after the regular program meeting, unless otherwise indicated. Check at the library for meeting room location.

Meetings are Q & A style, open forum. Bring your questions!

See you there!

Notice: This meeting will be held at the
Arlington Heights Senior Citizen Center 
1801 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights

Note:  8:45 am start time


CAGGNI Proudly Presents...

The Day That Lived in Infamy: Navigating World War II Military Records

Presented by Jennifer Holik

Saturday, January 17th
10:30 am

Arlington Heights Senior Center

All the records did not burn! Learn the basics of how to begin researching your World War II military ancestors. We will explore numerous military records, books, photographs, and family stories.

 Notice: This meeting will be held at the 
Arlington Heights Senior Citizen Center 
1801 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights

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

27 Dec 2014 • email to newsletter@caggni.org
10 Jan 2015 10:30 AM • Schaumburg Public Library
10 Jan 2015 12:45 PM • Schaumburg Public Library
17 Jan 2015 8:45 AM • Arlington Heights Senior Center
17 Jan 2015 10:30 AM • Arlington Heights Senior Center
24 Jan 2015 • email to newsletter@caggni.org


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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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