Welcome to CAGGNI!

CAGGNI Proudly  Presents

Facilitated by 
Al & Michelle Wilson

Saturday, July 11th
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!


 CAGGNI Proudly  Presents



Adding Social Media to Your Genealogy Repertoire

by Tina Beaird

July 18, 2015
10:30 AM

Many of us have used Facebook to find distant cousins and former high school friends. When it comes to Genealogy, lots of social media sites are popping up to help make searching for ancestors fun.  Join Tina for a fun session on how to use sites like Pinterest, Flikr, History Pin and more to find, identify and share ancestors.

Attention FTM Users!
A Special Interest Group Meeting

Family Tree Maker

Facilitated by Ann Ellen Barr

July 18, 2015
12:45 PM

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!



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.

11 Jul 2015 10:30 AM • Schaumburg Public Library
18 Jul 2015 10:30 AM • Schaumburg Public Library
18 Jul 2015 12:45 PM • Schaumburg Public Library
25 Jul 2015 • email to newsletter@caggni.org
08 Aug 2015 10:30 AM • Schaumburg Public Library
08 Aug 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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