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 CAGGNI Proudly  Presents


Attention TMG Users!
A Special Interest Group Meeting

The Master Genealogist
Facilitated by Sandy Imyak

Saturday, August 8th
10:30 am

Schaumburg Township Public Library

Chicago Area TMG Users Group - All level of users are welcome to join!

The Master Genealogist (TMG) software product is a very flexible and powerful package; many different techniques are possible when using this software. This interest group was formed to provide a forum in the Chicagoland area for TMG users to build their knowledge and share their experience with the product.

If you have a laptop, please bring it with you. Learning software is considerably enhanced in a hands-on environment.

Attention MAC Users!
A Special Interest Group Meeting

Facilitated by Bruce Christopher

Saturday, August 8th
12:45 pm

Schaumburg Township Public Library

Reunion is a genealogy software designed specifically for Macintosh and also available as an app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Learn the tips and tricks that will have you utilizing this highly regarded program to its fullest.

Click here for more information regarding Reunion

Plant Name


by Dr. Paul Herbert

Saturday, August 15th

10:30 - 12:30

Cantigny Park

1S151 S Winfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189

Come for a tour of the Cantigny in Wheaton!  We will visit the archives, the 1st Division Museum and the McCormick house.  Even if you don't have an ancestor in the 1st Division, tips on how to research in a military archive will be given.  Retired and active military personnel receive free admission!  

12:45 -

Stay for the family picnic after!  Bring the kids - the whole family is invited - for CAGGNI's 2015 picnic to be held at Cantigny.

Please use the registration link if you plan on attending either the tour or the picnic.  Boxed lunches are available for pre-order see the Registration link.  REGISTER BY AUGUST 1st to guarantee your boxed lunch choices.

Cantigny Park is located at 1S151 S Winfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189.  Directions. Cantigny Park Website.

Plan on the whole group meeting in the lobby of the First Division Museum at 10:30 AM***





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.




CAGGNI goes touring and picnicking to Cantigny Park on August 15!  This is a registered event, free to all CAGGNI members and their families.  Sign up here for the tour and for your optional picnic boxed lunches.  Register by August 1st to guarantee your boxed lunch choice.

GeneaQuest is back!  Save the Date for GeneaQuest 2016, CAGGNI's semi-annual all-day Conference, June 18, 2016 in Schaumburg.  Stay tuned for more info! 

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

08 Aug 2015 10:30 AM • Schaumburg Public Library
08 Aug 2015 12:45 PM • Schaumburg Public Library
15 Aug 2015 10:30 AM • Cantigny Park, 1S151 S Winfield Road, Wheaton, Illinois
22 Aug 2015 • email to newsletter@caggni.org
12 Sep 2015 10:30 AM • Schaumburg Public Library
12 Sep 2015 12:45 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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