(MCIGS) McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society monthly meetings are held at
The Pointe, 5650 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 (next to Target) at
7:00 pm on the 2nd Thursday each month.
They are free and open to the public.
NOTE: The bus trip to the Black Pointe Estate is for MCIGS members only.
McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 184, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60039-0184
McHenry County IL Genealogical Society
A 60-Minute Crash Course: Beginning Genealogy Using Accredited Methods
Marsha Peterson-Maass August 11, 2016
This is a fun look at accredited basics and research methodology suitable for everyone. If you’re a beginner you’ll take away a sense of what you need to be doing in your research. If you’re an experienced genealogist you might be surprised to discover how much of the accredited methodology you only “sort of knew” and that knowing the accredited research precepts can actually help revitalize your current search.
Time Travel with Google Earth – This will be a “live” Webinar presentation
Lisa Louise Cooke September 8, 2016
Get ready to experience old historic maps, genealogical records, images, and videos coming together to create stunning time travel experiences in the free Google Earth program. We’ll incorporate automated changing boundaries, and uncover historic maps that are built right into Google Earth. Tell time travel stories that will truly excite your non-genealogist relatives! You’ve never seen anything like this class! Lisa Louise Cooke is the Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, an online genealogy audio show at www.GenealogyGems.com.
Resurrecting a Cemetery Paula Pickrel and Glenda Ziegler October 13, 2016
Using genealogical research methods, dowsing rods and spades, professional cemetery conservators, Paula Pickrel and Glenda Ziegler, have literally unearthed the stories and the graves of several Illinois pioneers. Join the sisters as they share their cemetery experiences and provide tips for digging up your ancestors’ graves. In the past five years, the sisters have completed the restoration and documentation of three abandoned cemeteries, repaired hundreds of headstones and co-authored a gravestone repair manual.
Black Point Estate Tour & Victorian Death and Mourning Program
Bus Trip – Sunday, October 16, 2016, Lake Geneva,WI
A unique private house & garden tour/program at Black Point Estate, Lake Geneva, WI. The house, built on Geneva Lake in 1888 for the Chicago beer Baron, Conrad Seipp, is a Queen Anne Victorian summer cottage that was enjoyed by four generations of his family. The program, “Angels Carried Them Away: Death and Mourning in the Victorian Era, (1876-1912)” will be presented by Steven Person, a local Walworth Township funeral director.
Liven Your Family History With Images
Mike Karsen November 10, 2016
Family histories can contain phenomenal research with every event documented and sourced with precision but yet no one is interested in reading it. This is because they need to be more than just names and dates, they need to be vehicles for “Time Travel” taking us back to the days when our grandparents and great-grandparents lived and raised their families. These images to bring them to life and make the story real. This presentation illustrates how to “liven up” your family history with images of people, places, and events that will make the reader keep flipping the pages to be drawn back in time.
MCIGS PROGRAMS_AUG-NOV 2016