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Maureen Brady, a former school librarian and computer educator, has forty years’ experience with family history research. She has traced her Scottish roots back to the end of the 17th century and beyond, and has also pursued Chicago and the Midwest, the trans-Allegheny U.S., Quebecois, Irish and Swedish research. Maureen has made numerous presentations to genealogical societies, libraries, conferences and workshops throughout the U. S., as well as presenting for the Brigham Young University Library family history webinar series. She is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and a life member of the Aberdeen and Northeast Scotland Family History Society and the Ohio, Chicago and McHenry County (Illinois) Genealogical Societies. Maureen is also active in the Kentucky, Middle Tennessee and Lake County (Illinois) Genealogical Societies, the British Interest Group of Wisconsin & Illinois, and the Chicago Scots Scottish Genealogical Society.
"Little Egypt": Southern Illinois Research
After the American Revolution, the counties of southern Illinois were opened to settlement inland from the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Those early settlers very often migrated from across the Appalachian range and along the Ohio River, most often moving from Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and southern Indiana. They were followed by miners from the British Isles seeking the better opportunities this newly opened land offered. This presentation will look at the settlement of "Little Egypt" and discuss resources and strategies for successful research in this region of Illinois.
Tennessee Family History Research
Tennessee was one of the first states established after the American Revolution, and it provides a rich body of historical records. This presentation will offer a brief overview of Tennessee history and how that affects the availability of the records, online resources for Tennessee research and an overview of repositories and archives.
The Old Northwest: Researching the Great Lakes States
The Territory Northwest of the Ohio River was created in 1787 and lasted until 1800. From it, five states were formed: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin. This presentation will review the history of the "Old Northwest" and suggest research strategies for the territorial period, as well as for each of the subsequent states.
FamilySearch – The Digital Age
FamilySearch®, a free website sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, provides family history researchers with access to original digitized historical records from around the world and indexes linked directly to many of those records. Even experienced researchers often do not know how to locate FamilySearch’s full digitized records collections. This presentation will provide an overview of the digital records collection and suggest search strategies for locating the historical records.

John A. Logan College (Event Center)
Registration Fee: Members: $30 Nonmember $40 Walk ins $40
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM on Sat, 3 Aug 2024

Event Supported By

Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois (GSSI)
John A. Logan College (Event Center)
700 Logan College Drive
Carterville, Illinois 62918