Beginning Genealogy Classes in Chicago

Last fall the Chicago Genealogical Society started offering beginning genealogy classes that meet quarterly at the Harold Washington Library.

This year we have had two meetings so far, the first was a round table discussion. We had roughly 15 people in attendance that came armed with questions about researching their family. Though our focus was on beginning genealogy, most people had been researching for some time and they were interested in getting over their brick walls.

The second meeting was an in-depth look at FamilySearch and their background.

Our next meeting will be on May 30th at 1pm, the topic is  Tips and Tricks for Beginners. It will be hosted by CGS board member, Julie Benson. If you are needing some assistance and just beginning your genealogy research, this will be a good event for you.



About Terri

Terri O’Connell is a professional genealogist in the Chicago area, focusing on Midwestern United States Genealogy, with a main focus in Illinois and a special interest in Irish research. She is also the owner of Cruise Planners – O’Connell Cruise and Travel, a full service travel company. Their mission is to encompass the full family: vacations, reunions, and history travel. Terri is a travel enthusiast with a passion for genealogy and enjoys bringing the two together to assist her clients in their travel needs. You can find Terri online at, Terri is the Executive Director of The In-Depth Genealogist,

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