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CAGGNI Proudly Presents

TMG & Reunion

Special Interest Groups

Saturday, 13 February 2016

@ Schaumburg Public Library 

10:30 a.m., TMG SIG –

Special presenter Ralph Beaudoin will demonstrate how the internet search tools found in Roots Magic and Legacy Family Tree can help augment the capabilities of The Master Genealogist. He will provide an overview of the two products along with Web Hints, Family Tree matching, Web Searching and Research Guidance. Includes a >>Handout<<.

12:45 p.m., Reunion SIG –

Facilitator Bruce Christopher will lead a discussion of the latest news and tips for Reunion genealogy software designed specifically for Macintosh and also available as an app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.  

Uncle Jake's Farm:
Federal Land A - Z  

by S. Elizabeth Ross

Saturday, 20 February 2016
10:30 a.m.

@ Schaumburg Public Library 

In this day of a skills based economy, we 21st Century people tend to forget that for most of history, wealth was owning land.  In the United States, incredible amounts of Federal land turned into the farms and towns of Ohio, Indiana, Montana and all the other Federal land states. Follow the history of this land, how it ‘came to be,’ learn the ways it could move from Uncle Sam to ‘Uncle Jake’ and discover what these records offer the genealogist.

S. Elizabeth Ross presents on many topics, with special interest in census & land records, research & organizational techniques.  She founded and runs “2nd Saturday Genealogy” for the Forest Park Library and writes a column for the CAGGNI newsletter. She is secretary for National Institute on Genealogical Research Alumni Association (NIGRAA) and is President of ClanRossAmerica.  She indexed “The History of Belle-Rive & Dahlgren, IL” (1998, available on-line). Her family tree includes 1890 German immigrants to Chicago, early Scots-Irish, Civil War, Revolutionary War & Mayflower folk.






Writer's Workshop

Presented by
Kate Thommes and Nancy Thomas

Saturday, March 8th
10:30 am

Schaumburg Township Public Library

Get inspired to get started writing about your family and the research you have accomplished. Tips will be given and time to begin writing will be offered.



2016 Renewal Season is wrapping up. 

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New joiners: Join CAGGNI now (at left) to take advantage of a full year of CAGGNI benefits. Your next renewal will not be due until January 2017.

GeneaQuest is back!  Save the date 
for GeneaQuest 2016, CAGGNI's biennial, all-day Conference, 18 June 2016, in Schaumburg.

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

13 Feb 2016 10:30 AM (CST) • Schaumburg Public Library
13 Feb 2016 12:45 PM (CST) • Schaumburg Public Library
20 Feb 2016 10:30 AM (CST) • Schaumburg Public Library
20 Feb 2016 2:00 PM (CST) • GoToMeeting
27 Feb 2016 (CST) • email to newsletter@caggni.org
12 Mar 2016 10:30 AM (CST) • 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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