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CAGGNI Proudly  Presents


Storyteller's Special Interest Group

With Marti Swanson

June 13, 2015
10:30 AM

CAGGNI's Storyteller's Special Interest Group is for those interested in the DOING of family history writing and storytelling.  Do you need an assigned topic?  Do you need deadlines to help get you motivated?  Then join this group. 

The Storyteller's group is dedicated to writing family stories for sharing with family members and others.  Preserve your family's history legacy by writing and sharing your story.

A Guide to Overseas Genealogy

Jacquie Shattner

June 20, 2015
10:30 AM

Crossing the pond is easier than you think. We’ll present the history of immigrant travel into the US and how to find genealogical records in most European countries. A list of books and over 70 American and European websites for genealogical research and a guide for translating records will be provided.


CAGGNI member Jacquie Schattner has been doing genealogical research since 1996. 

Attention MAC Users!
A Special Interest Group Meeting

Facilitated by Bruce Christopher

June 20, 2015
12:45 PM

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



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 picnicing at Cantigny on August 15!  Read all the details here.

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.

13 Jun 2015 10:30 AM • Schaumburg Public Library
13 Jun 2015 11:00 AM • Schaumburg Township District Library - Night Conf. Room
13 Jun 2015 12:45 PM • Schaumburg Public Library
20 Jun 2015 10:30 AM • Schaumburg Public Library
20 Jun 2015 12:45 PM • Schaumburg Public Library
27 Jun 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.

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