02 February 2012

Metro Chicago

Having worked on my family's history for over 40 years (I started in grade school, honest!) I've reached that point where I have to ask, "What happens to all the information I've collected when I'm gone?" My family has always been supportive of my "hobby" but none of them share my need to find my scattered cousins and tell their stories.

I had the opportunity to listen to the RootsTech 2012 Conference, Feb 2-4, 2012. (Thank you so VERY much for the live stream all three days!) The idea seems to be to create a unique identifier for every person who has ever lived—or at least those who appear anywhere online or in a database—so that the same individual can be identified in multiple records and images. Such a forward-thinking goal makes it very important that I clean up the content I have (yeah, yeah, citations) and that I get that information online. 

So, as others have already done, I'm posting what I have discovered while researching my extended family. My father's side settled in Milwaukee; my mother's side—and my husband's—in Chicago.

I'm also posting Webinars and Events that pertain to Metro Chicago. There isn't a single place to get all event information, so I'm adding to the chatter in the hope that more people will see an announcement that interests them and attend. As good as blog summaries may be, they can't provide the experience of attending a genealogy meeting.

Metro Chicago Genealogy, established 1967. I hope you learn something new that helps your search. — Denise Pagel Moskovitz
P.S. You can see the full-sized map at http://www.flickr.com/photos/10461908@N03/5785040748/sizes/o/in/photostream/