01 September 2014

The Fox Valley Genealogy Society will present Steve Szabados speaking on "Naturalization: Beginning of your U.S. Family Heritage" on Thursday, September 11, at 7:30 pm at the Naperville Municipal Center, lower level, Room B & C, 400 S Eagle St, Naperville IL. Info at http://www.ilfvgs.org/

21 August 2014

Where We Came From and Where We Went, State by State
The New York Times

Updated charts show two views: where people who live in each state were born and where people who were born in a state moved to.

Foreign immigration is a hot topic these days, but the movement of people from one state to another can have an even bigger influence on the United States’ economy, politics and culture. Americans have already seen this with the Western expansion, the movement of Southern blacks to Northern cities and the migration from the Rust Belt.  http://www.nytimes.com/upshot/
Check out the Fox Valley Genealogy Society updated Local Names Index. They've recently added another 6500 names from Naperville newspapers dating from 1850 to 1943, bringing the total to over 46,000 names of people who lived in Dupage, Kane, and Kendall counties that can be found in local cemeteries, church records, newspapers, and historical documents.

19 August 2014

Genealogist Robin B. Seidenberg will speak on “Treasures in Print: Finding and Using Historical Newspapers” at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois’ meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook. Info: http://www.jgsi.org/calendar