Welcome to CAGGNI!

Coming in October...

2nd Saturday Workshop:

Going Electronic - 
Making the Leap

Presented by
Nancy Reese

Saturday, October 11th
10:30 am

Schaumburg Township Public Library

Have you been reluctant to cut the tie to paper? Not sure about using a flash drive or storing documents on the cloud? Want to scan old documents but not sure how to start? Debating between Flip-Pal and a digital camera?

Bring your ideas and questions – this is a sharing session!


Attention MAC Users!
A Special Interest Group Meeting

Facilitated by Marscha Chenoweth

Saturday, October 11th
1:00 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


CAGGNI Proudly Presents...

Dating Photographs
through Costume

Presented by Ellie Carlson

Saturday, October 18th
10:30 am

Schaumburg Township Public Library

“Some people are married to their jobs, Ellie date costumes.” Family photographs are hard to date once the generation pictured has passed away. Determining an approximate date for an unidentified photo may help you to know whether the woman is your grandmother or your great-grandmother. This is where costume dating can be helpful. Fashion, especially women’s fashion, was very distinctive in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Becoming familiar with certain popular silhouettes enables one to assign a date range to a photograph, thus helping to identify those pictured. Basic facial recognition will also be covered which will help identify the same person in several photos over time. There are some good, easy tricks which you will learn in this workshop-format presentation. Please send photographs you want “dated” to programs@caggni.org and Ellie will try to date them for you using the techniques outlined in the presentation.


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

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
25 Oct 2014 • email to newsletter@caggni.org
08 Nov 2014 10:30 AM • 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.

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